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Crook Peak is a limestone hill situated in the Mendip Hills in the County of Somerset.

The thumnail picture 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'. Click or tap on the thumbnail to enlarge the picture. Other pictures of 'The Peak' and surrounding area can be viewed in our picture gallery section, click or tap here.

The Peak's Ordance Survey grid reference is ST387 553. There are two areas at the bottom of the hill for car parking, grid reference ST392 550, GPS:51°17.4840(N),  -2°52.3680(W). If you are using a 'sat nav' then a post code of BS26 2HW will get you to these car parks. These are situated on the road running along the southern edge of Crook Peak.

A moderate climb from the car park will bring you to 'The Razor' where we fly in south-westerly / southerly or north-easterly winds.  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 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.

We have produced an interactive Google map of our flying location. If you are using a mobile phone or tablet click on this link here and Google Maps will open into a new window. If you are using a PC, an interactive Google Map is produced below.  You can click on any of the icons for more information.  Clicking on the navigation buttons on the top left of the map allow you to zoom in and out or to scroll left/right/up/down  Clicking on the map buttons on the top right change the view to map, satellite image or contour lines of the hill.

For the interactive map click or tap the link here. Note: Opens into a new window.