Hundreds of trees are to be cut down near Wellington Monument to open up the views.
The National Trust says it's taking action after residents said the trees obscured views to Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.
The work is part of a revamp which includes lighting the monument for special occasions.
A serious accident has closed part of the M5, and drivers are being warned to expect delays.
Two cars collided in the incident, which happened between junction 27 Tiverton and junction 26 Wellington northbound.
Emergency services are on the scene.
One lane is closed on the M5 Southbound between J26 (Wellington) and J27 (Tiverton).
It's due to an accident involving three cars earlier this evening. A woman has been taken to hospital with chest pains.
The condition of the other drivers is unknown at the moment. The other lanes are open and Police say there's no suggestion of any significant delays.
The body of a woman has been found by police searching for missing Ann Grisman.
Ann, who was 80, had been missing since Friday after going on a shopping trip to Taunton.
The discovery was made this morning in the Wellington area by a member of the public.
Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Police in Somerset are continuing to search for 80-year-old Ann Grisman who has been missing since Friday 28 November.
She was staying with relatives in Wellington - and was last seen in nearby Nynehead on Sunday 30 November.
Officers have been looking for her near the River Tone at Nynehead.
The daughter of an 80-year-old woman who's been missing since Friday has joined police searching for her mother.
Ann Grisman was seen in the village of Nynehead near Wellington yesterday and officers have been searching the area in the hope of finding her. They are also asking people nearby to check their sheds and garages in case she has found shelter there.
Her daughter, Sue Kemp, is extremely concerned.
The search for missing Somerset woman Ann Grisman has been refocussed on the village of Nynehead, near Wellington after reports of her being seen there following a shopping trip to Taunton.
The 80 year old went missing on Friday and police know that she arrived in Wellington by taxi with three other people and got out of the vehicle in the Waitrose car park. However, it is now thought that she did not get back into the taxi, contrary to earlier reports.
Ann is described as a white woman, aged 80, about 5ft 4ins tall with silver coloured hair. She wears glasses and when she went missing was wearing a red coat and red handbag.
A CCTV still of Ann shows her on the day she went missing. She did not have her medication with her.
Police are asking anyone who lives in Nynehead or the surrounding area to check garden outbuildings, sheds or garages.