Tennyson Down - Isle of Wight
Tennyson Down is a hill at the west end of the island just south of Totland. I t is a grassy, whale-backed ridge of chalk which rises to 482 ft above sea level and is named after the poet Lord Tennyson who lived at nearby Farringford House for nearly 40 years. The poet used to walk on the down almost every day, saying that the air was worth 'sixpence a pint'. At the top of the Down at a height of 500 ft stands a huge granite cross commemorating the life of Tennyson.
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From New Forest, Dorset and Isle of Wight