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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