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photoblog image Beacon Hill Re-visited  #2/4

Beacon Hill Re-visited #2/4

Last year I posted a short series taken at Beacon HIll, a popular spot on a very high point in Charnwood Forest, just South of Loughborough.  This short series was taken recently when we took our lunch up there on a nice sunny day.

 

This beacon basket featured in last years series but here it is shown in close-up.  The tree has featured on my SC postings several times in the past, indeed it is a very popular "lone tree" subject for local photographers, and the trig point at the top of the hill is also visible on the left.

Beacon Hill Re-visited #2/4

Last year I posted a short series taken at Beacon HIll, a popular spot on a very high point in Charnwood Forest, just South of Loughborough.  This short series was taken recently when we took our lunch up there on a nice sunny day.

 

This beacon basket featured in last years series but here it is shown in close-up.  The tree has featured on my SC postings several times in the past, indeed it is a very popular "lone tree" subject for local photographers, and the trig point at the top of the hill is also visible on the left.

comments (11)

What a fascinating spot Brian! I like the way you captured so many interesting points in one photo.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jun 2011, 07:28
Do they still light this on special occasions Brian?
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed when national events call for trails of beacons across the country this one is lit.
Good collection of verticals in this shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
it also looks a bit like a fire basket
Brian Walbey: And that is just what it is Chantal. Sometimes, during national celebrations, these are lit across the country on high points, hence the name of the place is Beacon Hill.
It's a bit tall for a BBQ Brian
Brian Walbey: Just think how many burgers you could barbecue in that Bill!
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 7 Jun 2011, 12:46
My first thought was 'must be difficult to get the rubbish in that bin'. I can see why that tree is popular especially with the wall and gate.
Brian Walbey: Lol. Thanks Aussie,
This is pretty cool!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jun 2011, 17:44
So I wonder why this was called Beacon Hill? wink LOL. Pleased to see one of our trip points still on the hill.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, and keep watching until Thursday?
Nice colour Brian and a well balanced shot.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks John.
Nice contrast of the natural and the artificial, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, I quite liked this particular point of view.
I would like to see this lit up on a special occasion, its mimicking the tree and tower smile
Brian Walbey: Yes, we've never been up there when it has been lit, I guess it would be seen from miles away, which of course is the point of course.

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