Nyland Tump

Nyland Hill - Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR596615

Nyland Hill – Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR596615

Nyland Hill

This may be a small hill but in this flat landscape it is a natural landmark.  It is even more special as there is a public bridleway followed by open access land all the way to the pot of gold at the top.

Rainbow at Nyland Hill - Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR59671

Rainbow at Nyland Hill – Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR59671

A few days earlier, and first thing in the morning, the hill sits in a sea of mist.

Nyland Hill across Cheddar Moor - Somerset, UK. ID BR58746

Nyland Hill across Cheddar Moor – Somerset, UK. ID BR58746

The day this picture was taken I was on the way to Wedmore to photograph a bench that has no view.  If it had been a couple of miles down the road it would be seeing this!

Nyland Hill across Cheddar Moor - Somerset, UK. ID BR58720

Nyland Hill across Cheddar Moor – Somerset, UK. ID BR58720

Heading back home through Bagley this hill was still surrounded by mist.

Nyland Hill - From Bagley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR58797

Nyland Hill – From Bagley, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR58797

From the Top

From the top there are long flat views across the Axe Valley towards Glastonbury Tor and the small City of Wells.

Draycott Moor - From Nyland Hill, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR59753

Draycott Moor – From Nyland Hill, Nr Wedmore, Somerset, UK. ID BR59753

A landscape of square fields, castles, rhynes, cattle and flood water.  It was these floods near Draycott Moor Drove that provided the reflections of the hills.

Cattle at Sweetmead Rhyne - From Nyland Hill, Nr Wedmore, Somerset,UK. ID BR59761

Cattle at Sweetmead Rhyne – From Nyland Hill, Nr Wedmore, Somerset,UK. ID BR59761

And Finally…

The hill back in the summer on a bike ride with some amazing clouds.

Nyland Hill - Nr Cheddar, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_9156P2

Nyland Hill – Nr Cheddar, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_9156P2

A sunset to end on, this one taken 15 years ago from the Lynchcombe nature reserve many miles away.

Sunset over Nyland Tump - From Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_1050

Sunset over Nyland Tump – From Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_1050

Question 

Why do maps and seemingly the entire internet call this Nyland Hill.  To me it has always been Nyland Tump.

More Information

https://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/hill-s-history-traced-in-new-book-4437328

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