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Things to do in North Wootton, Somerset

The pretty village of North Wootton is to be found in the centre of the triangle formed by Wells, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet.

St Peter's Church © Rod Morris
St Peter's Church

The 1868 National Gazetteer described the village as ‘a parish in the hundred of Glaston-Twelve-Hydes, county Somerset, 2½ miles S.E. of Wells, and 3½ S.W. of Shepton Mallet.

Medieval Church Door © Rod Morris
Medieval Church Door

The village is situated at the entrance of a valley watered by two small rivulets, which turn several mills, one being employed for grinding bark for a tannery.

 

Saxon Font © Rod Morris
Saxon Font

The surface in the area is varied, and the soil a clayey loam intermixed with red marl'.

North Wootton Orchard © Rod Morris
North Wootton Orchard

The village today is a mixture of Farms and good quality homes for people working in the nearby towns, Bristol and even London.

Meadow on Long Drove © Rod Morris
Meadow on Long Drove

There is a small Medieval Parish Church, a large village pub, a Village Hall, a thriving Parish Magazine and a web site.

There are a number of very good quality Bed and Breakfast establishments and this area is popular with the rambling fraternity as the Monarch's Way passes through the village.

Somerset Levels in the Mist © Rod Morris
Somerset Levels in the Mist

This is a re-creation of Charles II's escape route after the Battle of Worcester and a very roundabout journey from Worcester to Shoreham, running for over 600 miles.

Scottish Flag over North Wootton © Rod Morris
Scottish Flag over North Wootton

North Wootton's old, stone built houses, babbling little river and picturesque orchards are all very photogenic and the footpaths are well sign-posted.

It is most certainly worth including in any itinerary when visiting Somerset.

Description by Rod Morris

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