SU2609 : View south-west from the north end of Acres Down, New Forest

taken 11 years ago, near to Newtown, Hampshire, Great Britain

View south-west from the north end of Acres Down, New Forest
View south-west from the north end of Acres Down, New Forest
The ridge of Acres Down, north-west of Lyndhurst, runs roughly north-south. It reaches no higher than about 90m but this is sufficient to give a commanding view over thousands of acres of the more wooded parts of the New Forest. From the southern end, in clear conditions, there is a fine view of the Isle of Wight, 20 or more miles away. The view shown here is from the northern end of the ridge, looking along the valley which runs between the Down and Wick Wood.

Further south a spur projects westward from the ridge. This is well-known in the bird-watching community as a 'raptor watchpoint' - there are many buzzards in the area, but at certain times of year there is also a chance of seeing scarcer species: Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus).

For a view along this valley at a very different time of year see Jim Champion's SU2609 : Valley between Acres Down and Wick Wood, New Forest.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 December, 2010
Category
Hillside > Hillside view   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 268 091 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:52.8681N 1:37.2168W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 269 094
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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