A prominent high point of the east Mendip Hills, Beacon Hill draws the eye. But it bears closer inspection too. A Roman road runs through it. The land is scattered with Bronze Age tumuli and scarred by quarrying activities spanning thousands of years. Deer graze beneath majestic beech trees, silhouetted against far reaching views across the Somerset levels and the bluebells are well known as one of the best shows in the district. It is a special place.

Standing Stone – Beacon Hill Woods. Photographer, Jeff Bevan.

The Beacon Hill Society acts as custodians of the wood, we provide a local voice to the Woodland Trust to help preserve and enhance the woods for future generations. Our challenge is to maintain its wild charms and yet encourage sympathetic use, so that as many people as possible can benefit from access to Beacon Hill Woods.

The wood is available for use by community groups and schools, if you wood like to use the wood for your event, please get in touch.

We hope browsing these web pages will encourage you to enjoy a visit to the wood and perhaps consider joining the Beacon Hill Society.