Best time to visit
A great location any time of the year, with clear skies abundant in the winter providing great star gazing opportunities. In the autumn the heathers burst into purples and the gorse into yellow providing a riot of colour
Look out for
Lydeard Hill is a mix of species rich grassland and heathland. In spring and summer the hill is alive with heathland bird species such as stonechats, meadow pipits and the elusive Cuckoo. If you are lucky you may spot an adder before it dissapears into the heather.
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toilet, accessible toilet, cafe at Fyne Court approximately 3 miles away
Transport and parking
Parking at Lydeard Hill car park.
A number of rights of way and tracks are avaliable from the car park. Uneven terrain, including slopes and some cross-slopes.
Lydeard Hill is the gateway to the southern hilltops of the Quantock Hills. The views are some of the best in the hills with huge vistas across the Vale of Taunton to the Blackdown Hills and into Devon. From the car park there are many tracks from which you can explore the more open rugged uplands with Lydeard Hill being one of the main starting point for those that want to go to Wills Neck, the highest point in the Quantock Hills at 386m.