Countryside in South Somerset

We pride ourselves on the quality of the countryside in South Somerset and take measures to ensure it is preserved and protected.

Country parks and spaces

All three of our country parks have achieved Green Flag status, the benchmark of excellence, for their mix of wildlife, recreational opportunities, sustainability and public involvement.

Countryside education

Ham Hill Country Park is a fantastic site for both formal and informal visits for all groups - from schools and colleges to out of school clubs, community groups young and old, and all sorts of clubs and societies.

Public Rights of Way

Walking in the countryside is a great way to discover new places and enjoy the beauty of the British landscape.

Activities and events

Our countryside rangers organise events and activities at our parks for people of all ages.


Our Countryside team welcomes and supports practical conservation volunteers at all our main countryside parks.