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Coombe Gibbet Hike & The Highest point in S E England

Hosted by the Consul of the London Countryside Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 06 Jul 10:00 - 18:00

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This is a hike that takes us into the dark history of this part of England.
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The Gibbet (A Gibbet is an instrument of public execution but gibbeting refers to the use of a gallows-type structure from which the dead bodies of criminals were hung on public display to deter other potential criminals), was erected in Protected content the purpose of gibbeting the bodies of George Broomham and Dorothy Newman and it has only ever been used for them.

The hike will follow three national trails in the area, heading south from Hungerford through Ham and onto Inkpen Hill, traverse across the ridge to the highest point of SE England

During the hike, Dorian will point out things of interest including but not limited to Gallows Down, Coombe Gibbet, Long Barrow, Fort


Distance: 21 km

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Hike pace: Brisk

Hike leaders: Dorian / Amit
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