Picnics with a view

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 sites around Somerset? All these properties have beautiful views where you can see for miles around.

Dunkery View

For those up for a walking challenge Dunkery View, on Holnicote Estate, is the perfect spot if you enjoy a good walk before your picnic. It is the highest point on Exmoor at 519m and offers views over the Breacon Beacons to the north and Bodmin Moor.

Selworthy Beacon

Selworthy Beacon, also on the Holnicote Estate includes a walk through Selworthy woods up to the Beacon.  The Beacon is part of the South West Coastal Path and has a great seaside view. From the Beacon you can look out over the Bristol Channel to Wales and, in the opposite direction to Dunkery View.

Wellington Monument

The Wellington Monument is a great place to visit if you are interested in history. The monument was created as a tribute to the Duke of Wellington and his victories at the battle of Waterloo. It is situated on Wellington Hill on the edge of the Blackdown Hills with views out across Somerset. It is a great place to come for a picnic and fly your kite too.


Glastonbury Tor is an iconic Somerset landmark which offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels as well as a Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales. It is a beautiful place to walk, relax and unwind. If you come in June and July, keep an eye out for the Large Blue Butterfly, one of Britain rarest species.