With: Marilyn #2
Without: A cloud in the sky!
Another fine Saturday, so another Marilyn. Black Down, in West Sussex, is a strange peak – tree covered and not massively peaky. 290m at the trig, fab views in both directions – including down to the previously mentioned Butser Hill.
No pics (apart from the GPS confirm), think there are two more Marilyns in West Sussex to tick off…
Black Down, West Sussex – Wikipedia
Black Down, West Sussex – National Trust
With: Height, sun!
Without: Some head cobwebs
Finally the rain stopped, and a beautiful clear day beckoned. What else is there to do when the sun is shining and there’s no work to do? Get high of course! It’s not spectacularly easy to get up very high without travelling a fair way from here, so in lieu of real height, prominence: Butser Hill, the only Marilyn in Hampshire. Gorgeous day, very quiet (when we arrived, although rammed by the time we left!) and just what was needed after days and days of being almost housebound by the rain.