Open Spaces and Things To Do

Open Spaces and Things To Do

Welcome to Combe St Nicholas

In and around the parish of Combe St Nicholas, there are a number of really interesting places to visit, including within the village itself, there is the 13th Century St Nicholas Church, then walk on up to Sunday School Wood situated next to our church. Why not then wander down Underway past our lovely old Village hall to visit the Underway Meade wildlife area. Looking slightly further afield, there is the History Museum in Chard the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Cricket St. Thomas Gardens, The Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford,  Forde Abbey and Gardens and Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

 

Fancy a good walk?

We are very fortunate to be totally surrounded by beautiful countryside and countryside walks, so download the routes, put your walking boots on and GO FOR A WALK!

All walks 1 – 9 are basically circular in design.  (Click here to download pdf with routes to follow).

Or if you fancy a bit further afield!  The Parish lies on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, (see Blackdown Hills AONB) and there are many fine walks locally. The Quantocks, Exmoor and the Somerset Levels are within easy reach.

The Somerset County Council website contains a lot of information about our Public Rights of Way. click here to have a look.

To have a look at the detailed map of these Public Rights of Way, click here.

Another good place for hundreds of local walks in our area is the Walking England website and for Somerset, click here.

 

Fancy a bit of retail therapy? well to start with there is Chard, our nearest town with its old Lace Mills etc. moving on to a much bigger County Town of Taunton, which is within easy to reach by car or bus. It has many leading retailers and places of entertainment, including the Brewhouse Theatre, for this and other local arts venues, please click below links,

Theatres and other venues, click below

Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Dillington House, Ilminster

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Swan Theatre, Yeovil

The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster

Organisations

Somerset Art Works

Concerts in the West

Towns and villages on the Dorset and Devon World Heritage Coast, about 15 miles away, include Lyme Regis and its Cobb where the famous film “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” was filmed. There are also Branscombe, Beer, Charmouth and Seaton, all great seaside places to visit and relax.

 

Combe St. Nicholas Parish Council