Burrow Mump is a hill and historic site overlooking Southlake Moor in the village of Burrowbridge within the English county of Somerset. It is a scheduled monument, with the ruined church on top of the hill a Grade II listed building.
The hill stands at a strategic location overlooking the point where the River Tone and the old course of the River Cary join the River Parrett. Although there is some evidence of Roman visitation, the first fortification of the site was the construction of a Norman motte. It has been called King Alfred's Fort, however there is no proof of use by Alfred the Great. A medieval church was built on the hill in the 15th century. The current ruined church on top of the hill was built in 1793. The land and ruin were donated to the National Trust in 1946 as a war memorial.
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Gerard Harris | Jan 11, 2018
Nice attraction giving great views over the somerset levels. Free too! Burrow mump is quite a steep hill so isn't suitable if you are unable to climb a steep hill on rough ground. On wet days it could be slippery too. The car park is not huge but is normally adequate. The views from the top are good offering you a great view over the landscape of the Somerset levels.
DuncyDragon | Jan 1, 2018
Its an amazing place. One down side. Sheep poo. However the view is amazing and you can see the train track. Amazing.
Chris Jordan | Feb 1, 2018
A great walk, steep and muddy but stunning views, with Glastonbury torr in the distance.
Tracey Roderick | Feb 16, 2018
Very calming and relaxing. The dog loves it.
Sue Winter | Mar 13, 2018
A beautiful spot, stunning views out over the Somerset levels.
Paul Galley | Apr 11, 2018
Beautiful spot, a bit like a small Glastonbury tor but smaller and with no dope smoking hippies
James Wimpress | Apr 14, 2018
Amazing beautiful place with such lovely energy.
Thomas Martin | May 7, 2018
Very pleasant and beautiful place. Great for a picnic in the afternoon. What was slightly annoying was that there weren't any bins available.
Christian Silverton | Apr 30, 2018
Fantastic place to view Somerset at sunset! Disused remains of a church perched on top of on a steep hill... Not so good for wheel chair access I'm afraid..... Unless you're incredibly brave (or stir fry crazy). Apparently there was another church on this location prior to the ruin you see today. The current structure was donated and dedicated to fallen from World War II. It's a tranquil place and if you wanted to read a book in peace for half and hour or so hers not a bad choice. High enough to hear very little road noise too.
Keith Pittaway | Apr 20, 2018
Small free car park leading to a grassy field with the mump. Interesting for a half hour walk around.
The Greg | May 6, 2018
maybe not the best up close but nice from afar . if you are photographing full format you'd need 24mm or less.
Richard Cook | May 20, 2018
Nice ruin, and lovely views. Great for a stop off.
Howard Wightmoor | Jun 3, 2018
If you're into ruined churches on hills then this is the place for you. Great panoramic views of the Somerset levels and a truly lovely spot for a picnic. Not much in the way of shelter from the wind and rain so save it for a nice sunny day!
Joseph Lefley | Jun 24, 2018
Little known Historic ruin..Worth a visit if your in the area.Park and have a drink in the very quaint King Alfred pub.
David Thomas | Jun 17, 2018
Love the views from this place. Can see the whole of the flats from the top with plenty of parking.
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