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.

Hiking Weather

10 Day Forecast for Holmwood

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Sunshine gradually developing for most. Perhaps the odd shower later.

Today:

Early mist and low cloud will soon clear, with rather warm and often sunny conditions developing. However further cloud will spread east during the afternoon, with one or two heavy, perhaps thundery, showers developing. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy, with showers and isolated thunderstorms, gradually becoming confined to the far west during the early hours of Thursday. The odd clearer spell possible in the east by dawn Minimum Temperature 11C.

Thursday:

It will stay largely cloudy, although occasional warm sunny spells are possible. Further outbreaks of rain are likely, especially in the southwest. Chance of sunnier skies across Kent later. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy start Friday, although warm sunshine soon developing. Perhaps the odd thunderstorm later. Very warm, humid and generally sunny Saturday and Sunday, with a risk of further isolated thunderstorms.

Day 6 to 15

The Bank Holiday weekend will be mostly fine and sunny, after any early mist and fog has cleared. Scattered thunderstorms could affect southern and central areas at times however, with mist and low cloud possibly affecting the east coast. It will very warm or hot in the south and west, but often much cooler near eastern coasts. There will also be a brisk easterly wind across southern areas. Similar conditions will prevail into next week, but some longer spells of heavy, thundery rain may move northwards into central parts. Into the beginning of June confidence is low, but it will most likely remain overall drier and warmer than average. However there will be an increasing chance of more unsettled, cooler conditions developing.

Day 16 to 30

For the beginning of June there is low confidence in the type of weather pattern expected across the UK. Conditions are likely to become generally more unsettled as we head towards the middle of the month, with periods of rain or showers being more frequent and widespread. There will still be some more settled spells at times, these most likely in the south and southeast. Temperatures will probably be near or slightly above normal, but there is continued potential for further very warm spells.

Met Office : SE : 2018-05-23T01:41:11