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The 360 degree view from hill-tops around the Somerset Levels

Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:21 on Wednesday 06 August 2014

Somerset Tourism Association has launched an online guide to six hill-tops that provide far-reaching views of the Somerset Levels

Burrow Mump, one of six hills featured in the new guide. Photo: GreentravellerBurrow Mump, one of six hills featured in the new guide. Photo: GreentravellerThe six hill-tops featured are: Glastonbury Tor, Burrow Mump, Lollover Hill, Crook Peak, Brean Down and Brent Knoll. The guides are published on the Visit Somerset website and app, with each including a location map, images, brief wildlife and historical information on each hill and a downloadable walk.

Sarah Jackson, Manager of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, said: “Views in and out of the Mendip Hills AONB are enjoyed and valued by many local people and visitors. We identified 6 hills, close to or offering views towards the Mendip Hills, as well as North Devon coast, Wales and Wiltshire, and all surrounding the Somerset Levels at the foot of the Mendip Hills AONB.

"Many local people will know of these hills but how many of us have actually been up all of them? A short climb is all that is needed to experience not only stunning 360˚ far reaching views but the effort and enjoyment in doing so will also contribute to peoples physical and mental wellbeing.’

"Working with Somerset Tourism Association we hope to encourage greater numbers of visitors to stay in the area. The 360˚ information on www.visitsomerset.co.uk aims to encourage visitors to enjoy Somerset’s stunning countryside and support local businesses that are so important to the rural economy and rural communities."

If you manage to climb all 6 hills and submit photos of your experience, you can claim a certificate sent as a record of your achievement.

>> Greentraveller's Guide to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

From Lullover Hill there are wonderful views of the Levels: nearby are Dundon Hill and the Polden Hills ridge, beyond which you can see the Mendip Hills. Photo: GreentravellerFrom Lullover Hill there are wonderful views of the Levels: nearby are Dundon Hill and the Polden Hills ridge, beyond which you can see the Mendip Hills. Photo: Greentraveller

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