The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Brandy Hill (SN213133; 205m)

The high point of Brandy Hill is a trig point which sits between the fences of a field and an adjacent communications mast compound, about 100m from the nearest road.

A handy hole in the hedge, and a step over a fence in disrepair, let me into the field and a minute later the trig was before me, requiring another step over a fence to get there. As the barbed wire and the top strand of the wire were no more, that was an easier barrier to negotiate.

My views in one direction were of the mast and the building in the compound. My view in the other direction was fog. I didn't tarry beyond the obligatory selfie:

The whole outing must have come in at around 300m, making me glad that we'd only made a 5-mile detour for this one.


  1. If the trig is out of reach but you can touch it with your walking pole does that count?

    1. In my opinion, yes. In the same way that when I finally make it down to Crowborough, I'll make do with standing in the road outside of the relevant house, rather than trying to get into their garden.