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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Native Gentians and Bellflowers on an eight miles walk in the Surrey Hills today

Yellow Wort, Blackstonia perfoliata, (a native Gentian) with the view to Norbury Park where we walk later.
 It was about eight miles and lots of steep inclines from Burford Bridge in the glorious Surrey Hills on a circular walk to Box Hill, Juniper Top, Mickleham Down, (beer break at the very pleasant King William IV Bar & Pub, Byttom Hill, Mickleham, RH5 6EL), the Mole Valley - Norbury Park:
Bellflowers

Clustered Bellflower, Campanula glomerata

Harebells, Campanula rotundifolia

Autumn Gentian, Gentianella amarella just opening.

The view from Juniper Top to Norbury Park.

Clustered Bellflowers

Nettle-leaved Bellflower, Campanula trachelium in the woods of Norbury Park.

Yellow Wort

These chalk Downlands and woods are full of beautiful flowers and views with some strenuous hills to climb: an area that is well worth exploring again and again.

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