Blackdown Hill, Mendip Hills, Somerset, England, UK
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||51° North , 2° West (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~32km|
|UK National Grid Reference:||ST471575|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Blackdown is the highest point in the Mendips, rising to 325 m. The region is pockmarked with old mine shafts and spoil tips forming 'gruffy ground'.
The curious hummocks, tumps and straight lines on the summit are the remains of a World War II bombing decoy designed to draw enemy bombs by mimicking potential targets in nearby Bristol such as railway stations and marshalling yards.
2 valid minerals.
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