Bristol Nordic Walking Crook Peak Walk
Date: 
Sunday 10th March 10am
Meeting Point: 
The New Inn, Cross BS26 2EE
Whilst this walk is a stunning scenic walk for everyone, it is an excellent training walk for anyone training for the Bath Beat, Falmouth and Girona trips.  It combines woodland and riverside sections with two long steady uphill climbs to Crook Peak itself.

The spectaular 6 mile Crook Peak ridge walk is on the western edge of the Mendips and Crook Peak itself is one of the most distinctive features of the Somerset landscape.  In good weather there are stunning views of the Somerset levels, the Bristol Channel and the coast of south Wales.

Our walk will begin at Cross and head up through King's Wood, an ancient oak woodland now managed by the National Trust. Once through the woods you emerge onto Wavering Down with close cropped grass underfoot and attractive dry stone walling on your right.  The walking conditions are very good and the views begin to open out as you climb steeply to the trig point, where Crook Peak itself becomes visible.

Exmoor ponies graze this area, together with sheep and cows in the summer months and it is excellent for Nordic walking.  The wide path decends then ascends again to the rough-hewn crown of Crook Peak itself, which stands at 191m (627ft) above sea level. 

From this western most point the walk returns to Cross taking the lower paths.  They have the advantage of being more protected from the elements but can be a little boggy in places and there are a few stiles to negotiate. 

Read all about this wonderful area in an article in Countryfile magazine.

Walk Leader     Mel Mackintosh

Meeting place   The New Inn, Cross BS26 2EE. Click here for more info.  It is also a nice spot to have lunch.

Duration           3 hrs

Terrain              Good with some steep climbs

Dogs                 No

Cost                  £15 for members / £20 for non-members

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You will need to have been previously trained by a Nordic walking instructor to join this walk.

Please note we need a minimum of 8 to run this walk.