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Glastonbury Tor is quite a site from any angle. As you get closer it gets better and better but you need to be fit.I nicknamed it Heart Attack hill. My heart rate went through the roof. Make use of the seats on the way up...More
It would be interesting to know just how many do the climb of Glastonbury Tor in year. Well you can add two more. Walking from the town I would guess it's about an hour round trip,but of course depends how long is spent at the...More
I had a fantastic evening climbing up the Tor with the wind gusting and threatening while the sun was dipping into its pastel paintbox. it was an evening to be cherished. Hope your climb will be as magical.
We happened to be staying locally and hit it at the right time as the sun went down on a beautiful autumn evening. Well worth the climb up as we could see all the way to the coast- absolutely stunning!!
Blowing out of my @rse when I got to the top of Glastonbury Tor today (asthmatic with one lung doesn't help), what a view though and the town itself is a rare but nice experience of colourful hippies and paganism with a strong waft of...More
We took our 5 kids (age between 6 and 13) they loved climbing the mountain (as the kids called it) to get the the magical church at the top and the wonderful views! I’d definitely love to go back to this place especially at night...More
Hi Jane, I don't much like heights either, but the Tor is no problem. A five year old in flipflops can walk it. I'm 57 by the way and not that fit. There's a concrete path all the way to the top, with a step every four feet... More
Hi Jane, I don't much like heights either, but the Tor is no problem. A five year old in flipflops can walk it. I'm 57 by the way and not that fit. There's a concrete path all the way to the top, with a step every four feet or so (it ascends very gradually) and there are a couple of benches halfway up for a rest stop. (or you can simply plunk yourself down on the grass) There are no real hard drop-offs, just gentle slopes. Once you get to the top, it's quite a wide flat area, no crazy vertigo-inducing drops or anything like cliff edges etc. You can sit down on the grass if you feel like it. The view is lovely but quite gentle, not scary at all. (I must add that I refuse to go on any kind of rollercoaster ride, I am quite conservative in that way, yet I've never felt scared of the Tor.) I hope this is helpful!
It maybe advisable to wear wellies to climb the Tor due to the recent bad weather conditions, but normal flat shoes are usually ok as there is a path the entire way up to the top, but it is really steep, so take your... More
It maybe advisable to wear wellies to climb the Tor due to the recent bad weather conditions, but normal flat shoes are usually ok as there is a path the entire way up to the top, but it is really steep, so take your time as many people do the walk in stages as there are several benches to sit on, or the grass if its dry, have a great time as I really did find it worth the effort, the views from up there are amazing!