Somerset is a unique County covering 1333 square miles, steeped in folklore and legend.The County has a diversity of landscape including part of the Exmoor National Park, long sandy beaches, family resorts, intriguing follies, historic villages and market towns.Adopted as the motto in 1911, the phrase is taken from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.Somerset was a part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and the phrase refers to the wholehearted support the people of Somerset gave to King Alfred in his struggle to save Wessex from Viking invaders.The first known use of Somersæte is in the law code of King Ine who was the Saxon King of Wessex from 688 to 726, making Somerset along with Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset one of the oldest extant units of local government in the world.The Old English name is used in the motto of the county, Sumorsǣte ealle, meaning "all the people of Somerset".Its traditional border with Gloucestershire is the River Avon. Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills such as the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels.
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Five ranges of hills, the Levels and Moors (the flatlands of the County), sign posted trails such as the South West Coast Path, the Parrett Trail, Two Moors Way and the Taunton to Bridgwater Canal towpath make Somerset an attractive destination for families, walkers and cyclists.
Children will love to ride the donkeys on the beaches at Burnham-on-Sea or Weston-Super-Mare.