Things to do in Somerset
Glastonbury and the surrounding areas are full of activities, and areas of outstanding beauty for guests at Old Oaks. Whether you enjoy nature, shopping, history, walking, cycling, landscapes, golf, beaches or anything else you care to think of, Somerset has it all and more.
Somerset Nature Reserves
Westhay Moor Nature Reserve and Shapwick Heath are a must for anyone that enjoys nature, birds and the outdoors and are just a short bike ride away. These beautiful wetland reserves have been created from old peat workings and now provide a habitat for all sorts of wildlife. In the winter months there are spectacular displays of Starlings in flight. There is also a healthy population of the much loved otter, and numerous species of birds and other mammals. To see more some images of the Somerset Levels, click here and here.
The Mendips make an excellent playground for all manner of outdoor activities, from caving to climbing, horse riding to mountain biking, walking to off-roading. Plenty of well-qualified organisations will allow you to try out something new or, if you already know what you're doing, they can help point you in the right direction for the best locations and perhaps to meet others who share the same interests.
For those who enjoy walking, the caravan park is surrounded by an extensive network of footpaths, the most popular being to the famous Glastonbury Tor (¾ mile) and to the town of Glastonbury itself (1½ miles from the site), but if you're a keen walker there are many more to choose from.
Old Oaks campsite is also an ideal base for cycling. Click through to our cycling page. Some excellent cycle routes, many quiet country lanes and the natural beauty of the Somerset Levels make the area perfect for exploring by bike. If you don't have room to bring your own, bikes can be hired locally for £10 per day and delivered to the park free of charge.