TQ3613 : Plumpton Bostall

taken 8 years ago, near to Plumpton, East Sussex, Great Britain

Plumpton Bostall
Plumpton Bostall
The beginning of the long and at times steep climb up this bridleway to Streat Hill. Bostall is an old Sussex word for a track that heads up the northern scarp slope of the South Downs and was used for sheep droving between the pastures above and the fields and farms below. Many of the routes have become tracks now used as bridleways or footpaths, though a few have been surfaced and become part of the road network. Plumpton Bostall was little more than a bridleway until World War Two when the need to get the tanks and artillery up onto the training grounds on the Downs meant a concrete surface was applied and has remained in place ever since. The track is currently used as vehicular access to Streathill Farm from the B2116.
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TQ3613, 63 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
Category
Bridleway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 361 130 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.0740N 0:3.8755W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 362 131
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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