SU9036 : Boggy area at the head of the stream east of Gibbet Hill

taken 9 years ago, near to Hindhead, Surrey, Great Britain

Boggy area at the head of the stream east of Gibbet Hill
Boggy area at the head of the stream east of Gibbet Hill
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)
Saturday, 10 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9026 3602 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.9823N 0:42.7112W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 90269 35990
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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