History

The Levels made the headlines in 2014 thanks to serious floods that submerged the area under several metres of water for much of the winter. In truth, the land here has always been flood-prone, but it's been claimed that the recent floods have been exacerbated by climate change.

Along with agriculture, many traditional industries survive on the Levels, including peat digging, reed harvesting and willow craft, which you can see in action at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre near Stoke St Gregory.