GMT20c – The Orwell Clunch Pit

By: snowgood

May 18 2020

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Category: Walking

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After squeezing may way up the steps running beside St.Andrews Church the Greenwich Meridian Trail popped out onto the slopes above Orwell.

Two children were trying to launch a kite, perhaps it was too heavy or maybe the breeze to light.

Somehow it wouldn’t take top skies.

I carried on climbing expecting to reach the summit.

Much to my surprise the path led through a kissing gate, and then opened up onto the Orwell Clunch.

In essence this is a crater like excavation which reminded me of the Lochnagar Crater I discovered whilst touring The Somme.

Unlike the void left by an allied mine at La Boisselle this crater was caused my locals digging up the soft chalk for use as a building material.

If you ever find yourself at a loose end near Cambridge, then this is a super site for a summer picnic.

That’s assuming such things are legal during lokdown!

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