Friday 26th July 2024, 11:00am-2:00am

Crook Peak, Mendip Hills


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Crook Peak, Mendip Hills.

A steep climb up to the the bit of the Mendips that you see as you drive up and down the M5.  Great views from over Brean Down to Wales, east towards Cheddar and across to the north Devon coast.   Weather permitting, we will stop for lunch at the top of the peak (please bring lunch with you) and therefore this walk will be around 3 hrs long.

Grayling - Bob Eade

Walk Leader: Alison Uren.

Target species: Grayling and limestone grassland species e.g Brown Argus, Marbled White.

Directions:  Meet at the parking area at OS Grid ref ST 392 550. (Nearest postcode BS26 2HJ)

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Public toilets:  Axbridge town square (Moorland St), Winscombe (Station Green entrance).

Information that applies to all our guided walks

  • New for 2024 - All guided walks need to be pre-booked.  Please contact the walk leader (up to 24hrs in advance).  Contact details (email and/or phone) are on the left hand side of this event page.
  • There is no charge for the walks. Children and beginners are especially welcome.
  • Butterfly Conservation members from other branch areas are welcome to join us.
  • No dogs please as some of the sites have livestock on them.
  • Except where indicated, all walks start promptly at 11.00 am; please take care to arrive in good time.  They are taken at an easy pace and we aim to finish around 1.00 - 1.30 pm.
  • Many sites include steep, rough or wet ground so stout shoes, boots or wellies are recommended. Please inform the walk leader if you have health problems that might affect you on the walk.
  • Please be aware of the growing risk of Lyme Disease and take appropriate precautions against ticks. (click here for more information about ticks and Lyme disease)
  • If the weather is wet or unseasonably cold and dull, the walk will be cancelled. If you have a query about the walk please phone the Walk Leader.