TL8464 : Sledging at St. Peter's Pit

taken 9 years ago, near to Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain

Sledging at St. Peter's Pit
Sledging at St. Peter's Pit
This is the favourite sledging spot for Bury St. Edmunds - one of the few steep slopes with public access. St. Peter's pit is basically rectangular, but a fenced off private site occupies one side, and another side is lightly wooded. Despite the use of two routes at right angles there are few collisions. The fence acts as a final stop, and depending on footwear can provide a necessary help on the return climb.

As well as plastic, wooden and metal runner sledges, improvised versions included carpet squares, plastic bags (including one girl wearing one like a short skirt), a tarpaulin with 7 riders, a blow-up jetski, crates fixed to real skis, skateboards with wheels removed, surf boards, and the rather unsuccessful bread tray visible here (It's the wrong way round you idiot).

What a brilliant way for children to get serious exercise and to very clearly enjoy it. And a great way to socialise.

Houses in Grove Park and the West Suffolk College can be seen behind.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 10 January, 2010
Recreational activity   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 844 645 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.9092N 0:42.0143E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 845 645
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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