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The Bincombe Beeches reserve derives its name from the magnificent line of beech trees, some between 150 and 200 years old, which majestically crown the town side of the hill.

Bincombe Hill dominates this old market town, giving spectacular views mainly unchanged for two centuries, with the fine, late medieval, hamstone parish church towering over the 18th and 19th Century buildings below. The amount of flora, fungi and fauna provides visitors to this modest site with a surprisingly rich feast of nature.

On an exceptionally clear day with the aid of binoculars, a 180 degree panorama from the northern slopes allows an uninterrupted sight line over the 36 miles between Bincombe and Beacon Batch, across Lopen to the Quantock and Mendip Hills. On the nearer skyline and more easily identifiable, there are views from the Greencombe Rack ridge in the West, to Hinton Church in the North, and the Chiselborough ridge in the East.

The reserve can be accessed from several footpaths including a steep path leading directly from the town centre signposted from the road in the north-east corner of Market Square. Disabled parking only is available at Beechwood Drive.

Please call Crewkerne’s Local Information Centre for a leaflet and more information.


  • Family friendly
  • Free Entry
  • Biodiversity diversity


Address Bincombe Beeches Nature Reserve, Crewkerne, UK