Norton Summit - Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Norton Summit seems not so much a village as a locality at the top of a ridge immediately above Adelaide. On the other side of the ridge roads radiate out to other parts of the Hills, falling away to valleys except in one direction, and thus - to me anyway - creating a sense of precariousness. Despite this, the hamlet has several solid and pleasing buildings. It is named after Robert Norton an early settler.

The Scenic Hotel has long been a favourite watering hole for Adelaide residents, providing a fine panorama towards Gulf St Vincent. Some people enjoy the challenge of riding their bicycles up the steep but scenic road from the City so the Hotel is a welcome source of rest and refreshment. It was built by another early settler, William Sutton.

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