Wellington Monument approach
A striking landmark recently restored, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills.
The Wellington Monument stands as a tribute to the Duke of Wellington and his victory at the Battle of Waterloo.
Its prominent location on top of Wellington Hill, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, has led it to become a symbolic marker on a journey within the local area and to the wider South West.
In contrast to other memorials to the Duke, the Wellington Monument has a more informal countryside setting.
It can be approached along a path lined with beech hedgerows and is surrounded by a wildlife rich meadow.
This is an ideal place for a picnic or to fly a kite.
A one mile walk taking in the surrounding area is a rewarding way to see the beautiful Blackdown views.
Circular Walks, Walking