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Monksilver

A small picturesque village on the border of Exmoor National Park at the foot of the Brendon Hills surrounded by woodland.

Entering the National Park Monksilver is a small village of less than 100 residents (with the smallest Parish Council in the country!) with a good local pub. The name simply means Monks Word taking its name from the Latin word ‘Silve’ meaning woodland.

The quiet lanes and extensive Rights of Way offer many opportunities to explore the local area and the Coleridge Way runs passes through the village. All Saints church incorporates a 12 century window, whilst most of the building is 13/14th century, dedicated in 1449 and mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

Top Highlights

  • Quiet village within the Brendon Hills area of Exmoor National Park
  • Easy access to superb walking and cycling
  • Coombe Sydenham County Park
  • Nearby is Cleeve Abbey and the West Somerset Railway


 

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