Six Somerset hills offering stunning 360˚ views of Somerset countryside and beyond are being promoted to visitors and local residents via Visit Somerset’s web site and new mobile phone app.
Visit Somerset’s- ‘Visit Somerset’s 360˚s’ web page and Visit Somerset’s 360º app button provide information on Glastonbury Tor, Burrow Mump, Lollover Hill, Crook Peak, Brean Down and Brent Knoll.
You can view a promotional video featuring Brean Down and see a location map, images, brief wildlife and historical information on each hill and download a walk up each hill.
Sarah Jackson, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Manager, said: “Views in and out of the Mendip Hills AONB are enjoyed and valued by many local people and visitors. We identified 6 hills, close to or offering views towards the Mendip Hills, as well as North Devon coast, Wales and Wiltshire, and all surrounding the Somerset Levels at the foot of the Mendip Hills AONB.
Many local people will know of these hills but how many of us have actually been up all of them? A short climb is all that is needed to experience not only stunning 360˚ far reaching views but the effort and enjoyment in doing so will also contribute to peoples physical and mental wellbeing.”
Working with Somerset Tourism Association we hope to encourage greater numbers of visitors to stay in the area.The 360˚ information on www.visitsomerset.co.uk aims to encourage visitors to enjoy Somerset’s stunning countryside and support local businesses that are so important to the rural economy and rural communities.
For those who manage to climb all 6 hills and submit photos of their experience a certificate will be sent as a record of their achievement.
Visit Somersets 360˚s partners are the Mendip Hills AONB, National Trust, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council and Somerset CPRE.