7 October 2015

Lower school enjoy a Sunday afternoon on Hambledon Hill

On 20th September, girls in the IIIrd and IVth form enjoyed a sunny Sunday afternoon on Hambledon Hill, just a few miles down the road from school. A National Trust conservation adviser took us on a memorable tour of the Iron Age ramparts, pointing out unusual flowers and fauna on the chalk grassland. The girls reached the top, with mouths smeared in blackberry juice, having spotted Hanford amongst the trees below. There were magnificent views of 5 counties from the trig point at the top, and even a sighting of the Isle of Wight. Most exciting of all, we were shown the Lady’s Tresses orchids and a rare Adonis Blue butterfly.