This is the view from our bedroom window.
The tree covered rise centre right is Cop Heap, and the more distant hill top left is Arn Hill. I had worked out a route that meant we could climb both, and as Bank Holiday Monday looked to be warm and dry that was the day we picked to do the double climb. We had made a resolution earlier in the year to attempt a walk/hill climb each month, but after a very muddy walk in January and some pretty cold weather since, all our good intentions were thwarted, so we were both really looking forward to getting "out there".
We had to cross the railway to get to Cop Heap, so went via the Station.
(I forgot to check the camera settings before taking this shot, so sadly its a bit overexposed.)
There was a pretty straight path up the side of the hill, this shot doesn't quite capture the steepness of it.
The view from the top was well worth it though, you can see Cley Hill, another of our favourites, quite clearly in the distance.
Another view as we start to descend the other side
and now, in front, is Arn Hill, with the golf course Club House on the summit behind the rather conspicuous row of conifers planted as a wind break.
We walk the perimeter of the golf course, around the edge of Kidnappers Hole, with another favourite, Battlesbury Hill, in the distance.
Further round and the view across towards Westbury is looking decidedly yellow.
We saw several people out playing golf on this glorious day, these were a couple of teenage lads. What a view.
Having walked around most of the course we started our descent, though Arn Hill woods,
with the odd view back towards town.
As we reach the end of the woods we descend again towards the road,
and back over the railway.
Having now been walking for two hours without a sit down (there were no seats on the route and we hadn't taken our own folding chairs), we decided to stop in the park before going home.
I'm linking this post to Lucky Snapping in 2013, as this weeks prompt is The View.