Somerset bed and breakfast accommodation
The Old Masonic Lodge B&B
The Old Masonic Lodge Somerset bed and breakfast b&b accommodation
B&B Accommodation in Somerset from £27 per room
The Old Masonic Lodge bed and breakfast, in the Somerset Market Town of Shepton mallet. A perfect place to stay when visiting the West Country. On route from Stonehenge to Wells Cathederal and 15 minutes from Glastonbury Tor.  Perfectly located for visiting the Royal Crescent Bath, Cheddar Gorge, the caves of Wookey and Concord at The Fleet Air Arm Museum.
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Walking and cycling on and around the Mendip Hills

For those seeking a slightly more energetic break the old Masonic Lodge bed and breakfast in Somerset is ideally situated. Less than 200 m from the front door, and you're onto the network of paths that criss-cross the Mendip Hills. With Bluebell Woods Iron Age hill fort's and views across the moors to Glastonbury Tor and beyond photo opportunities abound. In the next few pages, I will attempt to explain some of the walks with photos and maps.  Please feel free to ask if you would like dropping off somewhere for a more adventurous walk back to us time permitting, and a small contribution towards petrol. We are always willing to help.

windser Hill and ham Woods

From your B&B, turn left down Draycott Road, following the wall of the old priory for about 200 m go through the kissing gate into the meadow, now you'll notice that the path splits at this point. Take the right-hand path which leads up the hill at about 45° to the main path passing the corner of the cemetery. You will emerge at the top into a small field, which you walk straight across arriving in a much larger field, locally known as Satan's field with a clearly defined path, Exit the field over the stone stile in the far corner turning right onto Forum Lane . Proceed up Forum Lane for approximately 300 m until you reach a driveway leading to an equestrian centre. The path, you need to take is the one to your left following the edge of the field. But it's worth taking a short detore to the right to visit the tunnels of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway to do this take the path to the right, which leads you directly onto the railway. Turn left and the tunnels are a short way down the track. Back to the walk proper when you reach the far side of the field turn right onto the bridle track and walk to the end.  Bringing you out on ham lane turn right for 35 m, then turn left onto the footpath follow the path around the edge of the field until it starts descending down a series of steps into the old Windsor Hill Quarry, which is now completely overgrown with Woods and a haven for wildlife. The path can seem a little hard to define just stick to the left-hand side and you will start to descend into the little combe that forms ham woods. Stay on this gently descending path all the way through these delightful woods until you reach the gate at the bottom and the road. Turn left and follow the road for 150 m, taking the lane on your left after 750 m. The road bears sharply left.  And the footpath is to be found on the right. There are in fact, two paths that lead from this point. You do not want to take the right-hand one that descends down steeply.  Stick to the left one which crosses to fields and brings you out a sharp bend on ham lane east turn right and walk down the hill for 600 m until you reach Forum Lane.  Turning right and proceeding for 60 m you arrive at the horseshoe Inn for a well deserved pint of Somerset cider. On leaving the horseshoe retrace your steps and turn right, immediately behind the pub and proceed for 100 m, taking the left-hand fork, past a row of pretty little cottages, with the River Sheppey on your right you will arrive at a kissing gate pass through the gate and follow the path across the meadow, and you will be back where you started from, the Old Masonic Lodge bed and breakfast in Somerset. Total walk approximately 4 miles

Why suffer the pain of long traffic jams trying to get all the way to Cornwall, When you can stop in a Somerset bed and breakfast. Somerset the jewel of the West Country, Shepton Mallet sits in the centre of the county with all the major attractions, radiating around us
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