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Bikers666
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Viewing Glastonbury Tor from the Garth
Dec 01, 2017, 18:39
An interesting thing that the mound on the Garth with the trig point on resembles Glastonbury Tor. I was on the Garth today with a binocular and I'm fairly sure that I was able to view the Tor from the Garth with the tower just discernible.
Just checked Google maps and it seems I was looking along the correct orientation.
I'm going to return with a higher mag. bin to check it out.
I've thought I'd seen the Tor from Nash Point but couldn't make out the tower. I think the higher elevation from the Garth above the haze of the Severn makes the view clearer.
Has anyone else spotted the Tor from the Garth?
thelonious
218 posts

Re: Viewing Glastonbury Tor from the Garth
Dec 01, 2017, 18:56
About 60 km as the crow flies. Looks like the tor should be possible to see.

https://tinyurl.com/yccxctqc (Generated panorama from Garth Hill)

https://tinyurl.com/y8yo6bxl (Zoom view in direction of Glastonbury Tor)
Rhiannon
5228 posts

Re: Viewing Glastonbury Tor from the Garth
Dec 01, 2017, 21:10
That sounds fun!

You certainly get a good view of the tor from the M5, and that's low lying on the Somerset levels. So if you're raised up although further away - hey why not, it's such a distinctive shape isn't it.

The second picture on this page shows Brean Down and Steep Holm - with South Wales behind. That'd be the right direction for where you were looking from.

http://www.glastonburytor.org.uk/panorama.html
Bikers666
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Re: Viewing Glastonbury Tor from the Garth
Dec 01, 2017, 21:32
Hi Thelonious,
Thank you very much for those panoramic views. I think that looking across the Somerset levels there should't be higher elevations in between to prevent a view in decent seeing.
I'll report back as soon as clear skies permit
Cheers
Bikers666
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Re: Viewing Glastonbury Tor from the Garth
Dec 01, 2017, 21:48
Hi Rhiannon,
Thanks for your reply. I'll get back on the Garth when decent viewing allows with a bigger bin and tripod. I think that before the haze of pollution came the Tor would not have been difficult to see with the naked eye from the Garth.
Of course then I'll go to the Tor and search out the cairns on the Garth.
Many thanks
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