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Good condition 2019-04-07 14:57 - TP6899 (White Sheet Hill)

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Several noisy motorcycles to disturb the natural peace. April is indeed the cruelest month. The cowslips are out.

White Sheet Hill. A ploughed field in April ©Thirdlight
Cowslips on White Sheet Hill First Cowslips I've seen this year. 7th April 2019©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-03-24 14:00 - TP3530 (Grovely Hill)

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Warm, springlike day brought out a few butterflies on Grovely Hill including this peacock which posed compliantly on a dandelion as I got reasonably close.

Grovely Hill
Peacock Butterfly on Grovely Hill Aglais io. The warm springlike weather in late March 2019 has brought out a few of these.

Good condition 2019-03-17 17:30 - TP2021 (Castle Ditches)

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Was last here in 1996. Sadly the ring of mature trees around Castle Ditches is being felled. Saw a lovely late winter sunset over the vale of Wardour. Early violets were in bloom and I saw wild primroses in bloom for the first time this year.

Good condition 2019-03-10 16:15 - TP5397 (Pentridge Hill)

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This is one of my favourite spots locally and one I discovered when walking the Jubilee way s few years ago, which runs past.. A loose cluster of pine trees and beech, with what could be earthworks and mounds on a hill top provides quite a mythical feel to the place. On the path up from Pentridge I saw early violets - the woodland spring flowers are going to be here before too long. Nice church at Pentridge with a memorial plaque to Robert Browning, the poet's great grandfather, who came from nearby Woodyates. Yet another literary connection with the area to go along with William Golding and others. Crows nesting noisily in the trees around the churchyard. Lovely views of Cranborne Chase on the way up and down.

Pentridge Hill looking North ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-02-24 13:49 - TP6593 (Trow Down)

FB Number: S2600   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Windy day. Byway to the South which leads to the site is currently under "voluntary restriction" to all motor vehicles owing to the condition of the path. However, several motorcycles and a couple of old beaten up 4x4s happily ignored that and added loud engine noise to what was otherwise a peaceful country experience. Saw my first dog's mercury of the year, a few lesser celandine and the odd wild daffodil. Heard a skylark ascending over a nearby field for the first time this year too.

Trow Down, not Crouch Down, ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-02-17 16:30 - TP2623 (Crouch Down)

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Crop in field but tractor tracks led to the trig point so I was able to go there without affecting the crop. Lovely views, especially of the Vale of Wardour to the West.

February 2019, 4:30 pm ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-02-10 15:00 - TP6271 (Sutton Down)

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Bright, cold, windy February day. Good long views in all directions


Good condition 2019-02-03 11:45 - TP3177 (Fir Hill)

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When it snows, figures made from chalk on distant hills disappear (see pic). Funny that. Luckily it doesn't snpw very often.

Fir Hill Plenty of hill but no fir to be seen.©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-01-27 12:00 - TP1399 (Bishopstone Down)

FB Number: S2209   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to miss as it is covered in moss and a little obscured by vegetation. It is on the West side of a hedge dividing two pig fields

Nature encroaching since the previous photographs ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-01-19 16:00 - TP5280 (Pale Ash)

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E-W Byway to South is currently under voluntary restriction from all motor vehicles "to prevent further damage". Good thing too. Nice semihidden trig point with partial coating of green moss and evidence of anumals tunnelling underneath it.

Semi-hidden between the hedgerows ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-01-13 13:30 - TP2372 (Compton Hut)

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Compton Hut January 13th 2019, 1:30 pm©Thirdlight

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