1 June 2002
Stephen at the trig point on the top of Walbury Hill, near Newbury in
Berkshire, at 297m (974 feet) above sea level, the highest point in south-east
England, and the highest chalk in England. The views were extensive, but with no
very obvious landmarks to be seen.
The Hill is the site of an ancient hill fort, and was
obviously a considerable feat of construction in its day, having massive
encircling banks and ditches.
Lucy, with behind her the slightly lower Combe Down, site of a neolithic
burial mound, and Combe gibbet, site of the double hanging of lovers George
Broomham of Combe, and Dorothy Newman of Inkpen in 1676.
A panoramic view west and north.