Elsie & Fleur

It’s National Picnic Week so here is a guide to some of our favourite picnicking spots in the West.

Ramscombe in Somerset
After a short drive through Great Wood, you will arrive at Ramscombe. There is plenty of space for a picnic or a barbeque and you can build up an appetite by going for a walk on one of the many trails.

Mouth Mill in Devon
An isolated cove, which can be reached via a short woodland walk, there are also the remains of an old limekiln. From Mouth Mill you can see the stunning Blackchurch Rock.

Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall
The Lost Gardens of Heligan include a series of walled gardens, exotic glasshouses and a two acre productive kitchen garden. There is a 22 acre jungle garden and a 30 acre Lost Valley. You’ll be spoilt for choice for somewhere to pop your picnic blanket down.

Corfe Castle in Dorset
The ruins of Corfe Castle in Dorset make an idyllic picnic spot. The castle was also the inspiration for Enid Blyton’s Kirren Castle in the Famous Five.

Glastonbury Tor in Somerset
Once you have made the steep climb to the top, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.

Minack Theatre in Cornwall
You couldn’t ask for a more dramatic place to have a picnic. This open air theatre has been carved into the cliffs with the sea as a permanent backdrop.

Written by Cherry Pullinger — June 16, 2017

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