Hundreds of trees are to be cut down near Wellington Monument to open up the views.
The National Trust says it's taking action after residents said the trees obscured views to Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.
The work is part of a revamp which includes lighting the monument for special occasions.
Spectacular lightning illuminated the sky across much of the West Country overnight as storms rolled in.
This picture shows lightning striking Wellington monument in Somerset.
The monument is 175 feet tall and is situated at the highest point of the Blackdown Hills.
New lights will be switched on tonight to illuminate the Wellington Monument in Somerset.
It's 200 years today since the Duke of Wellington won his most famous victory, defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.
The monument will be lit up at ten o'clock tonight to mark the bicentenary.
Teething problems mean a new phone and pay system due to come into force today in parts of Somerset is not working.
The phone and pay app for smartphones was due to be operational in Taunton and Wellington. Somerset County Council says the company responsible is trying to fix it.
In the meantime motorists can call 01823 210302 to pay and this will also activate the app.
An 82-year-old pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in Wellington yesterday (Tuesday).
Phyllis Krasickyj, from West Buckland, died as a result of her injuries following the crash near the Blackbird Inn, on the A38 near West Buckland. It happened shortly after 5.30pm.
The car involved was a Citroen C3 Picasso travelling in the direction of Taunton. The driver stopped at the scene at spoke to police.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.
The body of a woman has been found by police searching for missing Ann Grisman.
Ann, who was 80, had been missing since Friday after going on a shopping trip to Taunton.
The discovery was made this morning in the Wellington area by a member of the public.
Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Police in Somerset are continuing to search for 80-year-old Ann Grisman who has been missing since Friday 28 November.
She was staying with relatives in Wellington - and was last seen in nearby Nynehead on Sunday 30 November.
Officers have been looking for her near the River Tone at Nynehead.
The daughter of an 80-year-old woman who's been missing since Friday has joined police searching for her mother.
Ann Grisman was seen in the village of Nynehead near Wellington yesterday and officers have been searching the area in the hope of finding her. They are also asking people nearby to check their sheds and garages in case she has found shelter there.
Her daughter, Sue Kemp, is extremely concerned.
The search for missing Somerset woman Ann Grisman has been refocussed on the village of Nynehead, near Wellington after reports of her being seen there following a shopping trip to Taunton.
The 80 year old went missing on Friday and police know that she arrived in Wellington by taxi with three other people and got out of the vehicle in the Waitrose car park. However, it is now thought that she did not get back into the taxi, contrary to earlier reports.
Ann is described as a white woman, aged 80, about 5ft 4ins tall with silver coloured hair. She wears glasses and when she went missing was wearing a red coat and red handbag.
A CCTV still of Ann shows her on the day she went missing. She did not have her medication with her.
Police are asking anyone who lives in Nynehead or the surrounding area to check garden outbuildings, sheds or garages.