SP9713 : Fallen Giant – A victim of the Great Storm of 1987

taken 9 years ago, near to Aldbury, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Fallen Giant – A victim of the Great Storm of 1987
Fallen Giant – A victim of the Great Storm of 1987
In October 1987 a major storm (which Michael Fish famously got wrong in his TV weather forecast) swept over the area and a large number of Beech trees on the Ashridge Estate, such as this one, were felled. The way the roots have come away shows how shallow rooted these trees are.
See how the roots have changed a few years later SP9713 : Eroded old roots on Moneybury Hill, Ashridge
The Ashridge National Trust Estate
The Ashridge Estate covers a wide area of the Chiltern Hills on the Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire border, which provides open access to large woods and open grassland. There are many footpaths and bridleways - including part of the Ridgeway – and wonderful opportunities to observe wild life – including deer.
The Estate Office, Visitor Centre and Café are close to the Bridgewater Monument on Moneybury Hill, above the village of Aldbury.
The NT Ashridge web site: LinkExternal link
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SP9713, 141 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 March, 2009
Category
Trees > Tree stump   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 971 137 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.8096N 0:35.5013W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 971 136
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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