On our recent family short break in Somerset we spotted Burrow Mump on our way from The Willow and Wetlands Centre. Set up in a commanding position on a small but steep hill, Burrow Mump has a church ruins on top of the hill. This is a Grade II listed building and Burrow Mump is a scheduled momument, a nationally important archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorized change. The land and ruin were donated to the National Trust in 1946 as a war memorial, commemorating the men and women of Somerset who gave their lives in the world wars.
As I mentioned the walk up to the top is steep and short, five minutes and you are up, but well worth it for the 360 degree views across the Somerset levels. There’s also room at the bottom for a game of frisbee and a picnic – win!
A nice place to visit if you are in the area, 30 minutes is ample time to allow to spend at Burrow Mump.
Parking is free and there are no toilets.
Take care when turning in to the car park, it’s on a sharp bend and you’ll need to slow right down and indicate in plenty of time.
Entry charge: Free
Other facilities: None
Time to allow to visit: 30 mins
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