Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68Rightly described as the ‘beautiful Blackdowns’, these hills have provided protection as far back as the Iron Age and evidence of hill forts, castles and World War II airfields remains. The highest point is Staple Hill and there are sharp valleys and springs. It is sparsely populated with no towns! The land is mainly used for pasture making it popular with walkers and nature lovers. Among the highlights are Otterhead Lakes and Nature Reserve famed for its wildflowers; Neroche Forest; Ferne Animal Sanctuary and the Wellington Monument built, in the shape of a bayonet, to celebrate the victory at Waterloo. Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovil Burrow Mump Eel smoking Montacute House 38 With such rich soil, it is no surprise there is a thriving local food culture with many new small-scale food and drink businesses springing up here. Somerset has a network of more than 8500 farmers and food producers, the largest in the UK. With regular farmers’ markets, farm shops and cafes there are plenty of opportunities to try ciders, cheeses and other treats made just round the corner. Not to be missed is the Brown and Forrest Smokery where you can sample the finest smoked eel. Don’t miss: Cadbury Castle, Mill on the Brue Activity Centre, Langport, Somerton - the former County town, Cricket St Thomas, Lollover Hill, Ham Hill Country Park.