In pictures: Somerset’s breathtaking scenery from the sky

Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier and seafront.

Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier and seafront. - Credit: Archant

These stunning photos show what some of Somerset’s most famous landmarks look like from the air, as Mercury photographer Zak Ghent and reporter Grace Earl enjoyed a tour of the area courtesy of the Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club.

The Callow Rock Quarry in Shipham.

The Callow Rock Quarry in Shipham. - Credit: Archant

The plane flew directly over Burnham-on-Sea, as seen here.

The plane flew directly over Burnham-on-Sea, as seen here. - Credit: Archant

One of the region's busiest roads - the M5 motorway - looked oddly quiet here alongside Crook's Peak

One of the region's busiest roads - the M5 motorway - looked oddly quiet here alongside Crook's Peak. - Credit: Archant

This photo shows the neatly lined-up caravans of Brean Leisure Park.

This photo shows the neatly lined-up caravans of Brean Leisure Park. - Credit: Archant

As the plane headed back to the airport, we captured Barrow Gurney reservoir and Bristol city centre

As the plane headed back to the airport, we captured Barrow Gurney reservoir and Bristol city centre. - Credit: Archant

We would soon touch down on the runway of Bristol Airport, as seen here.

We would soon touch down on the runway of Bristol Airport, as seen here. - Credit: Archant

Blagdon Lake and Chew Valley Lake looked majestic in the sunlight.

Blagdon Lake and Chew Valley Lake looked majestic in the sunlight. - Credit: Archant

Cheddar Reservoir was eye-catching alongside its rural surroundings.

Cheddar Reservoir was eye-catching alongside its rural surroundings. - Credit: Archant

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