Crook Peak, also known as the ‘Sleeping Giant’s Nose’, is set in the scenic, beautiful Mendips Hills and has spectacular views over Somerset.
Start out at King’s Wood (an ancient woodland now managed by the National Trust), follow the arrows, walking through large open areas with panoramic views of Somerset. When you and your pooch get to the summit, you can see Glastonbury Tor, Cheddar Gorge and the M5 winding around the countryside.
King’s Wood is an on the lead area, however, once you and your pup are out of the wood and on the farmer’s land, dogs can be let off lead if kept under close supervision as there are often sheep in the field. There are signs stating ‘your dog can be shot if found loose amongst livestock’, so please be aware and if you think your dog might chase sheep, it’s best to keep them on lead.
Just to walk up to the top is quicker than you might expect – less than an hour if you take a direct route.
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