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Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire

Ivinghoe Beacon
Ivinghoe Beacon is a hill that lies in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire, close to the county border with Bedfordshire . It is a prominent landmark standing at 757 ft above sea level. It is not, however, the highest point of the Chilterns, which actually occurs a few miles to the west of Invinghoe Beacon at Coombe Hill near Wendover . Ivinghoe Beacon is close to the villages of Ivinghoe and Aldbury in Buckinghamshire and the village of Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire . It is part of the Ashridge Estate and is owned by the National Trust . Ashridge Commons and Woods and the Ivinghoe Hills have been designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).

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The Chiltern Hills
The Great Ouse
Thames Valley
Vale of Aylesbury
Haddington Hill

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It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it. - GK Chesterton
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Flannan Isles Mystery Born - 1900, Retreat from Gallipoli - 1915, Bosman Ruling - 1995
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