Cheriton Hill

4 May 2003

The fourth hill of the weekend was Cheriton Hill (188m/617ft), near Folkestone in Kent:

Summit of Cheriton Hill
A short walk through fields to the trig point was interesting, if only for the eight stiles I had to carry George over. However, the immediate summit wasn't particularly picturesque, with various pumping equipment. The trig is now over shadowed by a covered reservoir:

View from reservoir on Cheriton Hill
The view to the sea from the top of the reservoir.

Cheriton Eurotunnel terminal
A short distance away on the edge of the escarpment, the Cheriton Eurotunnel terminal is a huge scar on the landscape.

Train at Eurotunnel terminal
Centre picture a locomotive pulls a lorry-carrying train just arrived from France

France from Folkestone
Looking across the roofs of Folkestone, past a Martello Tower to the cliffs of France.

A pleasant couple of days, taking my English Marilyn tally to 24. Meanwhile, Lucy and Henry were winning "best of breed" for the second time.

Bank Holiday walks, May 2003



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