Nestling at the foot of the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, the parish of Compton Bishop comprises the settlements of Cross, Newtown, Rackley, Webbington and of course Compton Bishop itself.

Compton Bishop nestles in an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), visited by many who appreciate the beautiful breath-taking scenery. The parish has a network of more than 13 miles of well-used public footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths which provide a wonderful variety of routes with Crook Peak and Wavering Down dominating the sky-line. This area of The Mendip Hills is owned and cared for by the National Trust and provides a peaceful recreational space for all who visit.

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Want to be a BBC Egghead?

Cross Connection - famous for its Quiz Nights - have been asked to supply a team for BBC's Egg-Heads. If you think you'd like to have a go have a look at the invite

Click here for Eggheads Information


Want to be a Somerset County Councillor?

Passionate people looking to make a difference are being urged to stand for election to Somerset County Council in the local elections on 4 May next year.

The authority is hosting two welcome events for would-be councillors on the evenings of 9th and 30th  January. Held at County Hall in Taunton, they will be a chance to find out more about the role of a County Councillor and what is involved in standing to become one.

You don’t have to belong to a political party or have previous experience. We want people who can bring their life experiences into the council and bring the voice of the local community into its policy making and decision processes. Councillors are given allowances, be provided with IT equipment and offered training to help them in their role. 

To register for your place at the welcome events please contact us on 01823 357628 or by email (click here). More information on the Council’s website,  

The deadline for nomination papers for the County election is on 4th April 2017.



Teresa Hall will be talking about ‘The Winscombe Project’ next Wednesday, January 18th at the usual venue – Cross Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. (Click here for details).