TF3244 : River Witham, Boston

taken 6 years ago, near to Boston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

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River Witham, Boston
River Witham, Boston
Looking north west from the public viewing gallery near the top of the tower of St. Botolph's Church, otherwise known as The Stump.
St Botolph's - Climbing the tower

If you are feeling energetic you can climb about 2/3 the way up Boston's famous landmark - the tower of St Botolph's church, known as The Stump.
There are over 200 steps to ascend to the gallery, and slightly fewer (but still over 200) to descend via a different staircase. The spiral staircases are in two halves each of about 100 steps, the higher rise being far narrower than the lower one. The rise and pitch of the individual steps varies and my thigh muscles were complaining by the time I got to the gallery ! As the tower is 272' tall, the gallery must be at about 180' elevation.
The views from the gallery are excellent, and apparently on a clear day such as this can be over 30 miles over the surrounding very flat countryside. At the time of our visit the northern walkway was closed off as the parapet wall was damaged - and you really wouldn't want to plummet from this height I can assure you!

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 March, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 8 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Religious sites  City, Town centre  Canals  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
River 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3239 4446 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.8683N 0:1.7723W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3265 4418
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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