View from Leith Hill

No sign of Sevenoaks. Holmwood to Gomshall

26-Oct-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Holmwood to Gomshall

26-Oct-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Leith Hill Tower

From National Trust website: Leith Hill Tower, a fortified folly, is the highest point in the south east of England - the top of the tower being 317 metres (1,029 ft) above sea level. The 19.5 metre (64 ft) tower, built in 1765 by Richard Hull of Leith Hill Place, dominates the hilltop and commands magnificent views across the North and South Downs: to the north it is possible to see St Paul's Cathedral and to the south there is a panorama over the Weald to the English Channel. Amazingly, on a clear day, 13 counties are visible. When Richard Hull died in 1772, he was buried beneath the tower floor. Sadly the tower was soon looted and left to go to ruin. However, in 1984 the Trust refurbished the tower to provide a tea-room, information room and viewing room.

18-Oct-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Leith Hill

18-Oct-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Leith Hill

18-Oct-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Leith Hill

18-Oct-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Leith Hill Tower

From National Trust website: Leith Hill Tower, a fortified folly, is the highest point in the south east of England - the top of the tower being 317 metres (1,029 ft) above sea level. The 19.5 metre (64 ft) tower, built in 1765 by Richard Hull of Leith Hill Place, dominates the hilltop and commands magnificent views across the North and South Downs: to the north it is possible to see St Paul's Cathedral and to the south there is a panorama over the Weald to the English Channel. Amazingly, on a clear day, 13 counties are visible. When Richard Hull died in 1772, he was buried beneath the tower floor. Sadly the tower was soon looted and left to go to ruin. However, in 1984 the Trust refurbished the tower to provide a tea-room, information room and viewing room.

18-Oct-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Holmwood to Gomshall walk

A very pretty forest walk, quite close to London, and the view from Leith Hill, the highest point in the Southeast.

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The route for this walk is available in 2 formats.

for most handhelds and apps, including Orux, Locus and Backcountry Navigator

for Maps.me

How to use GPS data

The Android and iPhone apps, and GPS devices like the Satmap 20, work while you are out walking as the maps are stored on your device, i.e. they don't use 'data', and you don't need a signal (in practise, even with 4G, you will rarely have a signal while out walking.)

Orux Maps

£2.60 Recommended

Orux Maps is a cheap Android map app. Use it with OpenStreetMap mapping (free). How to do this.

Its a bit over-complicated to use. There is a free version on the Oruxmaps website.

Maps.me

free Recommended

Maps.me is a free Android and iPhone app. It uses OpenStreetMap maps, which are also free.

Easy to use. Works with our KML files.

Anquet OMN

£24/year Good

Anquet OMN is an Android and iPhone map app with an annual subscription. It comes with OS 1:25K and OS 1:50K mapping for Great Britain. Use discount code SWC20 at checkout for 20% off

Satmap Active 20

~ £480 Top of the Range

Satmap Active 20 is a dedicated, rugged, waterproof, walker's GPS device. £480 for GPS device and OS 1:50K mapping for Great Britain, or £680 with 1:25K.

Good but very expensive

OS Maps

£20/year Not yet mature

OS Maps Online - a website for planning routes, and an android/iPhone app with OS 1:25K and 1:50K mapping.

The app wasn't yet mature last time I tried it.

This Website (and many others)

free Planning only

Use a website, e.g. this one, for viewing OS or OpenStreetMap maps (free).

Requires web access, so cannot be used out walking.

Other Options

Locus and Backcountry Navigator are other popular map apps.

Hikesmith - new iPhone App by a London based developer

Bing Maps Aerial Imagery - view the route with low altitude photos.

Prices Updated: Mar 18