Sunday, 24 June 2012

Climbing Cley Hill

Cley Hill is about 2 miles out of town on the Frome Road



There is a small car park just off the road with a signpost to show the way.



Follow the farm track and you are soon climbing, only gradually at first.



At the bottom of the hill proper you pass through a cattle-gate where there is information about the history of the hill



Near the top, its actually a lot steeper than it looks



The views from the top are amazing, and well worth the 20 minute climb - south east over Warminster . . .



. . .westwards over Frome







. . . northeastwards over Little Cley Hill and on towards Westbury.






On the way back down now with Longleat Forest in front of us.



There are supposed to be several species of orchid growing here, I didn't spot any, so here is a wild rose instead.


We chose the driest day of the week for our walk, and we were extremely lucky that it was also not windy, so a very pleasant outing.

4 comments:

Mama Syder said...

Lovely photos Joy. Hill Forts are so interesting. Lovely part of the country xxx

Eileen said...

Cley hill - brings back memories of rainy day school trips! Every time we went there it poured and we got soaked.

Patricia said...

What a lovely walk Joy, the photos are excellent. You were lucky with the weather too.
Patricia x

Kat said...

Hi Joy, Just found 2 minutes to visit and realised you must be down the road from us if you're near Cley Hill! I will become a follower so I can have a proper nosey when I have more time. Love the sound of your photo challenges too! Love the photos Ive seen :) xx