Lollover Hill

Lollover Hill - Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1797

Lollover Hill – Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1797

In the distance you can just make out Glastonbury Tor, the top of Lollover Hill has commanding views across Somerset.

The other day I walked along the ridge of Collard Hill.  Looking south I was drawn towards this hill above Dundon church.  Checking my map I discovered the top of the hill was open access so I had to pay it a visit.

The Path

A broad path leads up the hill from the small village of Dundon.  The part starts at the bottom of the hill below the church.

Lollover Hill - Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1828

Lollover Hill – Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1828

At the start the path is narrow and overgrown but once climbing up the hill it opens out with views back to the church.

Dundon - Somerset, Uk. ID 826_1823

Dundon – Somerset, Uk. ID 826_1823

The Top

At the top is grassland with a patchwork of hawthorn and blackthorn trees.  It reminded me of the Mendip Hills to the north – just as much wind!

Lollover Hill - Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1768

Lollover Hill – Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1768

The low sun created a wonderful texture.

Lollover Hill - Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1815

Lollover Hill – Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1815

Evening

I assumed I would be alone at the top.  But this is unlikely in a place as beautiful as this.  As the evening drew in we watched the sun draw its light across the fields.

Lollover Hill - Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1782

Lollover Hill – Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1782

The sun made the tree glow.

Lollover Hill - Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1804H

Lollover Hill – Dundon, Somerset, UK. ID 826_1804H

I should return to the hill in the heat of summer, and the winter’s snow.

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