Walks & Wildlife
There are many scenic walks right outside your door at Laburnum House. The Huntspill River Nature Reserve lies between Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea and runs the length of the Huntspill River from the Seaward Outfall Sluice to the Gold Corner Pumping Station.
The Huntspill River is an artificial waterway, being constructed in the early 1940’s to supply water for the Royal Ordinance Factory at Puriton. Its constructed nature is evident from the markedly straight course which it takes
through the Sedgemoor countryside. In 1954 it was incorporated as part of the Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve, by English Heritage. Although far from being designed as a wildlife preserve, it has become a notable haven for various, sometimes rare, species of birds, fish and insects.
Due to its fairly straight and uniform course, the River Huntspill is nationally recognised as a popular site for coarse fishing. As a result, it is highly popular with anglers and has been the venue for numerous match-fishing competitions over many decades.
Fishing on the River Huntspill. . . .
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Our clay pigeon shoot is especially designed for people of all abilities. Intermediate and top shots can be positioned in a way which makes the shoot very demanding. Whilst our little shoot is very informal, we have a 100% safety record – why not give it a try?
We charge from £35.00 for a 25 bird shoot, which includes guns and cartridges. Beginners can have one to one instruction by our resident coach, Joby, and the tuition fee depends upon the level of instruction required; tuition fee starts at £10.
To book a shoot or to arrange instruction, call Joby on (01278) 781830
Water Sports Activities
Laburnum House Lodge Hotel can offer a variety of water sports, having access to a 20 acre artificial sports lake located only a short drive from our hotel. Laburnum House can offer water skiing, Wake boarding, Jet skiing, fun aquatic rides and canoeing; with tuition to any level of experience. The lake features a challenging 6-buoy slalom course. All wet suits and necessary safety equipment included in hire fee. Please contact us for more information on these activities, and how they can be integrated into your stay here at Laburnum House.
Laburnum House can also offer exciting Pro Karting, on its own open air track. Our single engine karts are ideal for the person that wants to enjoy their first experience of Karting. All necessary tuition and safety equipment included in hire fee. Please contact us for more information on these activities, and how they can be integrated into your stay here at Laburnum House.