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Tennyson Down, Freshwater

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Tennyson Down is a hill at the west end of the Isle of Wight just south of Totland. Tennyson Down is a grassy, whale-backed ridge of chalk which rises to 482 ft/147m above sea level. Tennyson Down 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'.
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  • It's a climb to the top but worth the effort. Walking from Totland to Freshwater Vis the NT carpark at Highdown is to be recommended. Enjoyable in all seasons, but wrap up if there s a chill in the.....  more »
  • This is an interesting place on so many levels. To the casual countryside walker it offers stunning views. For the biologist it has native (and relatively undisturbed) chalk downland biota and...  more »

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