Walbury Hill

1 June 2002

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Stephen at the trig point on the top of Walbury Hill, near Newbury in Berkshire, at 297m (974 feet) above sea level, the highest point in south-east England, and the highest chalk in England. The views were extensive, but with no very obvious landmarks to be seen.

The Hill is the site of an ancient hill fort, and was obviously a considerable feat of construction in its day, having massive encircling banks and ditches.

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Lucy, with behind her the slightly lower Combe Down, site of a neolithic burial mound, and Combe gibbet, site of the double hanging of lovers George Broomham of Combe, and Dorothy Newman of Inkpen in 1676.

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A panoramic view west and north.


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