West Somerton - Blood Hills - East Somerton

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Starting at the Staithe in West Somerton, the path quickly heads into the surrounding fields and meadows. From this path through the meadows there is an occasional view to the nearby West Somerton Drainage Mill. The path then works its way up to the Blood Hills just south of Somerton.

The path over the Blood Hills takes you directly under the largest turbine in this wind farm, a 1.8Mw tower. Even with the splendid views around, the eye is always forced upward to the sails of the turbine. After walking alongside the road for a short distance, the route passes between the smaller turbines at the other side of the wind farm.

The name Blood Hills comes from a legend of the area. A long time ago a battle was fought on the hills, with hundreds of people involved. After the battle, so many people had died that their blood flowed down the hills like a river; a bit gruesome, eh!

From this side of the hill, there is a glorious view of the turbines with the towering Winterton Church in the background and the North Sea beyond. This is the final wide view of the surrounding landscape before heading downhill and back to the start.

England - East England - Norfolk - Broads

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, River, Wildlife

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