Crook Peak is a limestone hill situated in the Mendip Hills in the County of Somerset. Its Ordance Survey grid reference is ST387 553, GPS: 51°17'54"N 2°52'48.4"W and using Just Three Words:

The picture above is of Crook Peak. The slope on the left going up to the summit is what we call the 'The Razor' and to the right of The Peak is the 'The Tump'. Using Just Three Words our main flying sites are as follows:

Pictures of 'The Peak' and surrounding area can be viewed in our picture gallery section, click or tap here. There is also a video showing an aerial view of the site.

There are two areas at the bottom of the hill for car parking:

A moderate climb from the car park will bring you to 'The Razor' where we fly in south-westerly / southerly. From the razor, there is a gentle climb to 'The Peak' giving outstanding views (weather permitting) of the Somerset Levels, the Mendip Hills, the Quantocks, South Wales and the Brecon Beacons.  Directly to the West of 'The Peak' is the 'West Face' which gives us good lift in westerly winds. To the north is a smaller 'North Face' (you've guessed it - flown in northerly winds).  The last slope is on Compton Hill which we call 'The Tump' and is flown in south-easterly winds.

It is advisable to wear good walking boots or shoes.  In Summer, the terrain is generally smooth and dry, but in Winter, it can get muddy and slippery on some of the popular paths.  In Summer, protection from the sun is advised.  In Winter, protection from the cold and wind is essential.  Note also that this beautiful area is free of any burger vans, and once at the top, the only refreshments available will be those that you bring with you.  Please also ensure that you keep the area looking unspoilt by taking all your litter home with you.