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Sunday 26 April 2009

Wolstonbury Hill with early purple orchids, cowslips and wild garlic

After leading the 11.4 miles walk earlier in the day, I was anxious to see what was growing on Wolstonbury Hill, so I nipped up to take a look. The light was extraordinarily good.... this lovely view looking west to Chanctonbury Ring at about 16.30hr.
Danny House as I have never seen it so clear before, where the terms of the armistice were drafted by Lloyd George. This is a strange link to The Chattri (see next blog entry), which commemorates those poor souls from India who died in the first world war.
The cowslips on my favourite hill were a carpet of yellow as you look here towards Hurstpierpoint. You really have to click on these pictures to expand them to see the joy of these views.

Early Purple Orchids near the top of the hill looking towards the North Downs.
This is such a lovely hill. As you descend you can pass wild garlic in the woods on north facing slopes with emerging ferns in their fresh Spring finery.

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