Fabulous Mendips, Crooks Peak Walk January 2011



“Hi Pete,

Thank you for leading the walk yesterday. What a stunning day and a fantastic walk – thank you.
Kind regards,
Gill.”
“Hi Pete,
Thanks for a fabulous walk today and arranging the weather to be so perfect. Best wishes Chrissie.”

These are a couple of comments about The Taunton Leisure walk on the last Sunday in January, which started near Compton Bishop walked across the Somerset levels to Axbridge. Then up to the top of Fry’s Hill down Shute Shelf across the A38 up Wavering Down and to Crooks Peak and back to the cars; nine miles and 1500 feet of ascent(figures courtesy of Garmin and Memory Map).

We had 13 walkers including myself Pete the leader. I work in the Taunton shop three days a week and also lead the monthly walk. It was a wonderful day, the weather fine and not too cold; the views towards Axbridge Reservoir, Glastonbury Tor, Brent knoll, Steep Holm, the Welsh coast and Cardiff were fantastic. I even managed to arrange morning coffee at The Oak House Hotel who kindly opened a little early for us, Thanks to Hannah and Sunday’s staff for doing that.

Here is an outline map of the walk: please use an appropriate OS 1:25000 map to follow the walk.
This was the latest in our monthly walks, usually on the last Sunday of the month, contact me at the Taunton Shop for details.

Pete, Taunton Shop

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