SU9035 : Byway just east of Gibbet Hill

taken 8 years ago, near to Hindhead, Surrey, Great Britain

Byway just east of Gibbet Hill
Byway just east of Gibbet Hill
The surface had become so churned up by 4x4 vehicles that it was impassable when wet.
Hindhead Common :: SU8935
Hindhead Common, covering 647.5 ha (1,600 acres), an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The area is owned and managed by the National Trust. The common includes The Devil's Punchbowl.
Gibbet Hill SU8935 : Celtic Cross, Gibbet Hill, a sandstone hill (Greensand) with views across the Weald, marks the site where three highwaymen were hanged after murdering a sailor on Hindhead Common - the Sailor's Stone SU8935 : The Sailor's Stone, Hindhead Common commemorates the event.
Grazing on the heathland by commoners ended around the mid-1900s, which allowed the re-colonisation of birch, pine and bracken. The heath is dominated by heather, with bracken and Gorse. Older woods of oak, holly, ash and beech occur in some places. Woodpeckers can be seen in the woods, with a variety of birds on the heath. The common also supports a rich insect fauna, home to rare craneflies.
Sir Robert Hunter, co-founder of the National Trust, lived in Haslemere. Hindhead Common was one of the Trusts first properties.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 10 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9028 3589 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.9120N 0:42.6960W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 90318 35921
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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