Saturday, 4 February 2012

Caldbec Hill

This is Kingsmead on Caldbec Hill in Battle. Reputedly it is here that King Harold made his camp before the Battle of Hastings.Rother District Council manage the site and there is public access.
It is easy to see why King Harold chose this spot, at 107 metres above sea level, the views are fantastic.
There is a wildflower meadow here too. It is currently being restored from pervious agricultural use.
This is the view looking toward Netherfield Hill. I have cycled up that hill and its steeper than it looks.
It was far too cold for any invertebrates to be out, but the birds were singing with gusto. Listen to a Robin singing at the RSPB Website

Finally, the moon in the eastern sky during daylight, a little celestial treat to complete a rather nice, if somewhat chilly day.

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