GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Crook Peak

6 miles (9 km)

Climb to Crook Peak from the village of Compton Bishop on this fine walk in the Mendip Hills. The hill and the adjacent Wavering Down are a splendid place for a walk with wonderful views over the countryside to the coast. The route uses part of the West Mendip Way to take you across the downs where you will reach a height of nearly 700ft. On a clear day you can see all the way to Brean Down and Porthkerry on the Welsh coast.
The area is a designated geologicalandbiological Site of Special Scientific Interest run by the National Trust. It consists of a variety of interesting flora including ancient woodland, calcareous grasslandand the pretty Cheddar Pink flower.
You can start the walk from the village of Compton Bishop which is only about a mile from Crook Peak. After visiting the peak you head east across Wavering Down passing Compton Hill on the way. At King's Wood you turn south and descend to the village of Cross on some nice woodland trails. At Cross, you turn west and follow footpaths back to Compton Bishop.
You can also start the walk from the car park at King's Wood. It's located off Winscombe Hill Road at the eastern side of Wavering Down.
The eastern end of the walk also comes close to Axbridge where you can visit Cheddar Reservoir and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge. These are both good options if you wish to extend your walk.

Crook Peak Postcode

BS26 2HF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Crook Peak OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Crook Peak Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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