TQ6939 : High Weald Landscape Trail through the hop fields

taken 9 years ago, near to Horsmonden, Kent, Great Britain

High Weald Landscape Trail through the hop fields
High Weald Landscape Trail through the hop fields
High Weald Landscape Trail (HWLT)
The High Weald Landscape Trail (HWLT) is a 90 mile route between Horsham, West Sussex and Rye, East Sussex, designed to pass through the main landscape types of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It does not follow the highest ground, and the eastern section is only a few feet above sea level. It keeps to the northern edge of the High Weald except in the west where it runs close to the southern edge for a short distance.
It is a trail of regional importance supported by the High Weald Forum and local authorities in East and West Sussex, and Kent. The route is well signposted. It follows public rights of way and roads with the occasional permissive path.
The geology is alternating sandstones and clays, and the latter can be very muddy in wet conditions so boots are a must except in very dry weather. Some sections become very overgrown in summer with nettles and brambles.
Hop fields
A traditional Hop Field, or Hop Garden, was formed by rows of poles or strings 16 feet high. Modern fields are about 10 feet high. The hop plant starts growing in spring and grows up the pole or string, until September when it is harvested. Hops are dried and used for flavouring beer. …read more LinkExternal link
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TQ6939, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 April, 2010
Category
Hops, hop poles, hop fields   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 698 395 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.8136N 0:25.5555E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 698 395
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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