TQ4651 : Greensand Way, Toys Hill

taken 10 months ago, near to Toy's Hill, Kent, Great Britain

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Greensand Way, Toys Hill
Greensand Way, Toys Hill
The Greensand Way

The Greensand Way is long distance walk of 108 miles (174 km) in Southeast England, from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent. It follows the Greensand Ridge along the Surrey Hills and Chart Hills. The route is mostly rural, passing through woods, and alongside fruit orchards and hop farms in Kent and links with the Stour Valley Walk near Pluckley in Kent.
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Toys Hill :: TQ4752

Toys Hill is more than 81 hectares of woodland owned by the National Trust. The area is designated an SSSI due to its abundant wildlife, and much of it is recognised as a Grade I site of national importance for nature conservation.
Toys Hill probably took its name in the Middle Ages from a local land-owning family. It is part of the Lower Greensand Escarpment which runs all the way along the northern side of the Weald, just to the south of the North Downs.
For hundreds of years it was a vital part of the local economy. Charcoal-burners, swineherds, gravediggers, cowherds and villagers, who gathered firewood and grazed their livestock here, depended on its resources. Charcoal pits can still be seen as you head north on the way-marked orange route.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 January, 2021   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 25 November, 2021
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4661 5167 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.7221N 0:5.9473E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4659 5168
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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