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Climbs 2
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 191m a.s.l
Faces NW

Crampons on Crook Peak. © deepstar

Crag features

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.[1]

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.

Approach notes

King's Wood between Cross Plain and Shute Shelve Hill is owned by the National Trust operate a small car park

Guidebooks

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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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