Explore the enchanted Shervage Wood, Somerset

Children playing in woodland

Rumour has it that Shervage Wood, on the western side of the Quantock Hills in Somerset, was once home to a fire-breathing dragon called the Gurt Worm. The dragon was eventually defeated and cut into two halves.

There’s a lot to explore when you visit with the kids, but be careful where you tread – it’s said that the two halves of the dragon formed the Quantock Hills, so you’ll be walking an enchanted path.

Not far away is the magical Horner Wood. Here ancient trees are draped with mosses and rare lichens.