Picnic spots in the Somerset countryside

A view of Glastonbury Tor and grazing sheep on the slopes

We all love a good picnic on a sunny day. If you are looking for some new picnic spots this summer, then why check out these countryside sites around Somerset?


Selworthy is a picturesque village on the Holnicote Estate and a lovely place for a picnic. From the village you can explore the beautiful Selworthy woods and enjoy a cool walk in the shady on hot sunny day. This could be finished off with a picnic on the beautiful Selworthy Green.


Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument is situated on Wellington Hill on the edge of the Blackdown Hills with views out across Somerset. It is a great place to visit if you are interested in history as the monument was created as a tribute to the Duke of Wellington and his victories at the battle of Waterloo. If you wanted to book on the scaffolding tours and see the restoration work taking place at the monument.


Cheddar Gorge

Get a walk and some fresh air with a picnic on the top of Cheddar Gorge. The gorge is Britain’s largest gorge at almost 400 feet deep. It a famous Somerset landmark with amazing views both across the Somerset levels and down into the gorge. For a fun day out pack up a picnic and walk the gorge trail.


Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor is an iconic landmark in Somerset. It a great place to go for a picnic, you can walk up to the tower on top of the tor for a picnic with a view out of the Somerset levels and beyond. Alternatively, wander down to the Avalon orchards and have a peaceful picnic in the cool of the shade.