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Clay Pigeon Shooting

Podimore Shooting School
Never shot before but want to give it a try? A Have a Go session gives you a taster. One of the Instructors will make sure you have a great time, smash some targets and stay safe while doing so. Whether it’s a solo session or you have a group of friends looking to try it for the first time, let them give you a fun introduction to clay shooting. The price is inclusive of everything you will need: guns, cartridges, clays and hearing protection.
07888 697401 | www.podimore-shooting-school.co.uk | donbrunt@hotmail.com

Horse Riding

Drakes Farm Riding Centre
Drakes Farm, Ilton, Ilminster TA19 9EY (10 minute drive)
01460 929766 | www.drakesfarm.co.uk

Stockland Lovell Equestrian Centre
Running over 75 acres of natural terrain providing an excellent variety of fences, both portable and permanent, including two water complexes, banks, a sunken road, three sets of steps and various ditch combinations; obstacles range from BE Intro through to BE Novice. The cross country facility is further complemented by two dedicated schooling areas, one devoted to mini fences at approximately 1’’6”, ideal for young children and the novice rider and horse, the other from 2’3” upwards. The course is open for about ten months from February to November for schooling and pleasure hacking, subject to ground conditions and events.
Coultings, Fiddington, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1JJ (40 minute drive)
01278 652224 | www.stocklandlovell.com | info@stocklandlovell.com

Fishing

Langport
In Langport you can fish through the season in various spots along the river, brimming with all common coarse species except Barbel. Permits are available at Fosters Newsagency, Bow Street, Langport.. See the following website for more details on fees and memberships.
The River Parrett, Langport. (10 minute drive)
01935 420836 | www.gethooked.co.uk/fishing-venue/359/langport-and-district-angling-association

The Viaduct Fisheries
The Viaduct Fisheries is one of the prettiest and most natural commercial fisheries in the country. Six well-stocked lakes nestle in the beautiful Cary Valley. Constructed in the early eighties, the complex is very mature, with great character. This includes tree covered islands, lily beds, gullies and many marginal features. The stock is varied with many carp, including “species” to 28lbs; these are complemented with a healthy stock of ‘silvers’, by which we mean an impressive mix of bream, perch, tench, rudd and roach. Also present are large eels and the occasional chub. The fishery is professionally managed, fully pathed, with 136 proper timber constructed fishing platforms with plenty of safe car parking and disabled access.
Cary Valley, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6LJ (20 minute drive)
01458 274022 | www.viaductfishery.com | viaductfisheries@btconnect.com

Golf

Long Sutton Golf Club
Members, guests, golf societies and visitors are all assured of a warm and friendly welcome. Set in 118 acres, some 6352 yards in length and designed by Patrick Dawson, it is a par 71 course for men and par 72 for ladies. The course has matured and continues to evolve to create an even more exciting and pleasurable golf experience.
Long Load, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9JU (20 minute drive)
01458 241017 | www.longsuttongolf.com | info@longsuttongolf.com

Cycling

Parrett Trail Bikes
A family-run cycle hire firm operating at weekends from The Angel, Bow Street, Langport. Parrett Trail Bikes has a great selection of bicycles available to hire, including helmets, suitable for all the family.
07510 053746 | www.langport.life/parrett-trail-bikes

Smith & Evans Wines

See for yourselves where Smith & Evans Wines grow the grapes for their award winning sparkling wines. You can walk around the vineyard, which has views all the way to the Blackdown Hills and Exmoor. You can then sit down and taste some of the wines.
Higher Plot Farm, Aller Road, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0QL (15 minute drive)
01458 259075 | www.smithandevans.co.uk | info@smithandevans.co.uk

Cider Tasting

Harry’s Cider
Cider tasting can be found just down the road at Harry’s Cider in Long Sutton. They have a wide variety of local ciders including a new range of fruit ciders. Harry’s Cider Company, Littlefield Lane, Long Sutton, Somerset, TA10 9NS (20 minute drive)
01458 241324 | www.harryscidercompany.co.uk | info@harryscidercompany.co.uk

Cider Brandy Tasting

The Somerset Cider Brandy Company
In the ciderhouse there is cider and Somerset Cider Brandy to sample amongst the oak vats, barrels and presses – all the paraphernalia associated with 150 years of cider making. Visitors are welcome to come to the farm, open every day except Sunday, 9am-5.30pm.
Pass Vale Farm, Burrow Hill, Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock, Somerset, TA12 6BU (15 minute drive)
01460 240 782 | www.ciderbrandy.co.uk | apples@ciderbrandy.co.uk

Walking

Castle Neroche to Curland (4.5 miles)
A very popular walk crossing the earthworks of a Norman motte and bailey castle built in 1087. It follows public bridlepaths,tracks and green lanes. The route through the forest is well maintained as it descends into Curland providing spectacular views of the Quantock Hills.

From easier and shorter distances to 15km+ there are many opportunities for walking either directly from the accommodation itself or within a short drive out and about at the wonderful National Trust parks. See the websites provided below for more information on local walks.
www.mapmywalk.com/gb/long-sutton-eng/ | www.somerton.co.uk/local-tourism/walks-around-somerton/

Pampering & Fitness

Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa
Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3HR (30 minute drive)
01823 433233 | www.cedarfalls.co.uk/cedarfalls

Rural Beauty
Rural beauty offers a professional, personalised, high standard of beauty treatments and massage therapies in a peaceful, tranquil therapy room. A mobile service is also available. We can also organise a spa day if required. Gemma at Rural Beauty can bring more therapists and offer a package designed for the individual group. Please note that treatments will need to be booked and paid for in advance. Rates are approximately £30 (per head), depending on treatments booked.
Somerton, Somerset, TA116JR (20 minute drive)
07817723651 | ruralbeauty@btinternet.com

Alison Underhill Massage
Having done 3 world tours with Tina Turner, 2 with Shirley Bassey, Joe cocker and Level 42 she has perfected her own unique style of deep tissue massage. As in all professions there are the good, bad and indifferent. Massage therapy is the same and if you go by her clients’ testimonials, Alison is not only unique in her approach to massage therapy but very good as well.
0784 922 7637 | www.alisonunderhillmassage.co.uk | alisonunderhill@live.co.uk

Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival, in June, of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts.

Top Things to Do for Children

Huish Leisure

Huish Leisure is a dual use leisure centre located at the heart of the Somerset Levels. The centre provides leisure services to the small towns of Langport and Somerton as well as surrounding villages and is within the commuting area for Taunton, Bridgwater and Yeovil. The Centre delivers a wide range and variety of sport and exercise opportunities for all age groups, abilities and interests. Catch the centre in the summer for the pool! Huish Episcopi Academy, Wincanton Road, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9SS (15 minute drive)
01458 250501 | www.huishepiscopi.net

Wall Eden Adventure

Offering a whole range of activities including canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, shooting and much more.
East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3PU (35 minute drive)
01278 786 488 | www.walledenadventure.co.uk

Channel Adventure

Channel Adventure offers a diverse range of adventurous activities, outdoor education and personal development programmes. Based on the edge of Exmoor National Park and with some of the country’s most stunning and exciting landscapes. Fully licensed and insured provider ensuring a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all. The friendly, professional and highly qualified staff are some of the best in the industry. From archery and axe throwing to coasteering and sailing, you won’t be disappointed with the great range of fun activities. See the website for more information on the full range of activities and locations.
0845 2996321 | www.channeladventure.co.uk | hello@channeladventure.co.uk

Haynes International Motor Museum

The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford in Somerset is the UK’s largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes, from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces, to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220 and the Ferrari 360.
Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH (30 minute drive)
01963 440 804 | www.haynesmotormuseum.com

Fleet Air Arm

One of the South West’s leading tourist attractions. We advise to allow four hours to see the whole Museum. Most visitors’ day out starts with exploring one or two of the Exhibition Halls, followed by lunch or coffee in the Swordfish Restaurant and the remaining Exhibition Halls in the afternoon. During a day out at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, you will see Europe’s largest naval aviation collection, the first British Concorde and the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.
RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT (for satnavs: BA22 8HW) (30 minute drive)
01935 840565 | www.fleetairarm.com

Black Rock Outdoors

Running multiple outdoor activities for schools, colleges and youth groups. The activities are suitable for a whole range of ages and abilities. This can be a one-off session or a range of activities over a day, several days, a week or a school term.
16 St Andrews Road, Cheddar, BS27 3NE (45 minute drive)
07860 586655 / 07780 929537 | www.blackrockoutdoors.co.uk | info@blackrockoutdoors.co.uk

Odeon Cinema 

State-of-the-art chain cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, plus family deals.
Heron Gate Retail Park, Heron Gate, Taunton TA1 2LP (15 minute drive)
0333 014 4501 | www.odeon.co.uk

Lyme Regis & West Bay Beaches

www.lymeregis.org/beaches.aspx
www.westbay.co.uk/beaches