151. Black Down, 16th August, 2017
The last of three short walks up easy Southern Marilyns. This one was an easy stroll from the car park in Tennyson's Lane. (Alworth House, where the poet lived is very cllose by.) A couple of hundred yards up the track here you pass what looks like a n oddly situated OS trig point but actually turns out to be a National Trust honesty box to pay for the car park, just far eough away to be a real pain in the neck if you realise at this point your money is back in the car. There is a complicated labyrinth of paths and tracks in the woods so I thought I'll just make sure I stay near the crest of the right and keep heading south-ish. Sooner or later that way I'll come to the Temple of the Winds. Which I did. A small group of Belted Galloway cows were stood around, including a bull, all extrenely placid and chilled. From here I headed back north looking out for a track off to the left which crosses the crest of the riedge not far south of the trig point. I took this and followed it west. After a short way it reaches the crest of the hill and here a little path heads of north that took me to the trig point. After that I more or less retraced my steps back to the car park. Lunch with a friend in Haslemere then the grim motorway north.
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