June 19th, 2007

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Brent Knoll, Somerset

For those of you from the UK, or who have visited the south-west of England when you have been to the UK, the hill called Brent Knoll, which sits next to the M5 motorway between Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater, will probably be familiar. It rises up out of the surrounding levels like a volcano. For those who come to my part of the world for their holidays, when you see Brent Knoll you know you are well on the way. 

On Saturday afternoon I decided that I would go to the village, also called Brent Knoll and climb the hill. I tried to think back. I knew I had climbed it once before and I worked out that it was when I was about seventeen or eighteen, I know what I did up there on that day too, oh how times have changed! 

It had been raining on and off for most of the previous week and the pathway to the top was very steep (in places) and very sticky (everywhere). Having said that, it wasn't a huge effort and didn't actually take very long and I only thought that I might die on this remote spot a couple of times (not bad for a hill climb these days!)

Anyway, on the way up and at the top I took photos. Would you like to see some of them? Of course you would. Here's a start.

On the way up. Sheep included for those people on my friends list who are fans of them.

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