Altitude 191m a.s.l
Crampons on Crook Peak. © deepstar
The site extends for some 5 km from west to east. Near its eastern end it is divided by a gap used by the A38 road and the disused Cheddar Valley railway line. From west to east the site includes these hills:
Crook Peak, reaching 191 metres (627 ft), a prominent feature from the surrounding landscape. Evidence of early human occupation includes a polished flint axe. A ridge to the south east of Crook Peak, known as 'The Razor', is used by the West Mendip Soaring Association to fly model aircraft in south-westerly / southerly or north-easterly winds.
o)Compton Hill, above the village of Compton Bishop
o)Wavering Down, reaching a height of 211 metres (692 ft)
o)Cross Plain, above the village of Cross
o)Shute Shelve Hill, east of the A38 road, reaching a height of 233 metres (764 ft), above the town of Axbridge and adjoining Axbridge Hill and Fry's Hill
Most of the site is owned by the National Trust.
A long-distance footpath, the Mendip Way, follows much of the northern boundary of the site.
King's Wood between Cross Plain and Shute Shelve Hill is owned by the National Trust operate a small car park
No guides found for this crag
|Walked up from North Quarry with Compton. Good breeze and got to summit in time to see sunset on shortest day of the year|
leland stamper - 21/Dec/14
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