SU7118 : Hilhampton Bottom

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Buriton, Hampshire, Great Britain

Hilhampton Bottom
Hilhampton Bottom
One of the maddest descents on the 2015 British Heart Foundation's ride across the full length of the South Downs Way - you can easily hit 35mph down this field, and probably top 45 if you tried. At least there's plenty of run-out room at the bottom, but you still wouldn't want to get it wrong halfway down at that speed. There are a variety of medieval field boundaries on the hillside, which help to make things a little unstable in places.
South Downs Way
The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath in Southern England and is one of Britain's National Trails. It runs for around 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in Sussex, with a small loop around Eastbourne. The South Downs Way passes through the South Downs, a beautiful area which is now a National Park. The path mainly follows old routes and droveways along the Chalk escarpment. The majority of the path is a bridleway and so can be used by horse-riders and cyclists too.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 23 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Paths  People, Events 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridleway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7164 1897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.9424N 0:58.8713W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 71660 18926
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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