Watlington Hill at Christmas Common

Watlington Hill at Christmas Common

Watlington Hill at Christmas Common is well known for the triangular, chalk, ‘white mark’ which can be seen for miles around. This unusual feature was carved into the hill in 1764 and as you are approaching the hill it looks like a church spire in front of you.

Watlington Hill at Christmas commonNo, the image to the right is not in the wrong place … read on to find the connection….

From Watlington Hill you can see fine views of Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Underneath you, you will find what made the ‘white mark’ of the triangular steeple because it is the chalk of the Chiltern Hills. It is also remarkable when you think that it is the vien that runs from the south eastern coast – all the way from the White Cliffs of Dover – and amazing geographical thought! It is typical of beech and Ash woodland, rolling hills, areas of outstanding beauty and all because of the chalk below.

Watlington Hill At Christmas Common

Here is a video I took on a day out there – it is not a professional job but it gives you a flavour!

To come and see our colleges of a thousand years old and then miss out on seeing the Chilterns where this rock accumulated on the sea floor about 70-80 million years ago would be a great shame. From tiny shell like creatures we now have a beautiful landscape to walk around and take in views to relax you.

Difficult to get to if you don’t have a car but it would be even worth hiring a car for the day to get up to Watlington Hill and the surrounding area. Take a picnic and watch the Red Kites fly majestically above you. Talk to the locals or even other visitors from around the world.

Go and Enjoy Watlington Hill at Christmas Common!

Diana

Diana

Diana

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