New Calendar Challenge 2020 South East

With 2020 upon us we say goodbye to 2019 and the adventures we had, this year we have a calendar of the South East with some interesting destination.

January was a trip to The Ridges Finchamstead a National Trust woodlands nestled in southern Berkshire near the borders of Hampshire and Surrey, it is one of the oldest National Trust acquisitions having been cared for for more than a 100 years.

Points of interest

Simon’s Wood showcases one of the most recognisable features in the local landscape with an avenue of impressive redwood Sequoia trees (also known as Wellingtonia trees), planted in 1863. The course of the very much earlier Roman Road from London to Silchester, believed to be second century and now nicknamed the Devil’s Highway, can still be detected in Simon’s Wood. The intriguing mound at the centre of Ambarrow Hill will drive your imagination crazy wondering what could have caused it – archaeologists have been unable to confirm various theories.