Events and Activities
Lark Hill is within easy reach of a wide range of local attractions to enhance your visit. The Bath and West Showground, ten minutes-drive away, has year-round events and exhibitions, while The Glastonbury Festival is also nearby. Several National Trust properties are close to hand, including Stourhead, Montacute House and Lytes Cary. For shoppers there is much to explore. Castle Cary and Bruton are both renowned for their range of privately-owned shops and services and locally-sourced produce is a particular feature of the area.
Walking and Cycling
The area is full of lovely footpaths, bridleways and cycleways for those seeking country walks and bike rides. These include three famous, long distance walks: The Macmillan Way, The Monarch’s Way and the Leland Trail. A popular ride for cyclists is the South Somerset circular cycle route which passes through Castle Cary.
The Newt in Somerset – an estate, newly opened to the public and within walking distance of Lark Hill, comprising a wide range of cultivated gardens and ancient woodland for you to explore. Daily garden tours are available but you are free to wander around at your leisure. Facilities include a restaurant, a cider bar and a food pantry.
Lark Hill has proved popular with wedding parties and guests attending celebrations at a number of beautiful, rural wedding venues in the area. These include Gants Mill, North Cadbury Court and The Longhouse.
Bruton is home to three well-known boarding schools, and parents of the boarders find Lark Hill an ideal place to stay when attending school functions or taking their children out on exeats. Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and Sexeys Secondary School.