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Somerset Levels

The Wetlands of the Somerset Levels, England.

The Somerset Levels (or Somerset Levels and Moors) is a sparsely populated wetland area of central Somerset, England, between the Quantock and Mendip hills. Willow has been cut and used on the Levels since humans moved into the area, and the extraction of peat from the Moors is known to have taken place since Roman times. Towns and villages in the Somerset Levels area include: Athelney, Burrowbridge, Langport, Wedmore, and Westonzoyland.

See also: Burrow MumpGlastonburyTaunton

Willows and Wetlands centre - Somerset levels

The Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre near Stoke St Gregory, Somerset, offers tours of the willow yards and basket workshops and explains the place of willow in the history of the Levels.

More about the county of Somerset