08:45 2 Boot: Wellington Monument and Culmstock Beacon (20s & 30s)

Event Date: Sun 24 September 2017
Event Time: 08:45

12 miles

An exploration of the Blackdown Hills AONB, which will see us weaving between Somerset and Devon. Starting in Hemyock we will make our way to the Wellington Monument, an impressive 175ft structure which is the tallest three-sided obelisk in the world.

From here we will cross Black Down Common to Culmstock Beacon where one of a few surviving stone beacon houses can be found as well as a trig point. Weather permitting there will be views across the Blackdown Hills from this vantage point and views back over to the Wellington Monument as we circle back round to Hemyock.

Bring a packed lunch. Pub to finish.

Walk Leader: Jenny N (07933041775)

Meet: 08:45 at The Water Tower (Clifton)

Alternatively meet at 10:00 at Hemyock Car Park, Fore Street, EX15 3RF
Please contact the walk leader if you will be meeting them there.

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About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,