BOOK BERKSHIRE HOTELS

Lardon chase, Berkshire

Lardon chase is one of three adjacent properties owned by the National Trust , the other two being the Holies and Lough Down. Together the three properties cover 67 acres of downland and woodland in the English county of Berkshire on the edge of the Berkshire Downs near the village of Streatley . The area has a long history of occupation, with evidence of several ancient settlements as well as Neolithic and Iron Age forts. In recent years the area was used for motorcycle scrambling and the production of turf leading to wide scale destruction of the natural flora and fauna. Now it is gradually being returned to its natural state with the nurturing of chalk-loving species.

More British Natural features?

Other Berkshire Naturals

The River Thames
River Kennet
North Wessex Downs
Thames Valley
The Ridgeway
Goring Gap
Berkshire Downs
Greenham Common
Walbury Hill
River Pang

Brit Quote:
We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain. - Sir Tom Stoppard
More Quotes

On this day:
Scilly Naval Disaster 2000 Drown - 1707, First Plastic Surgery in Britain - 1814, Blantyre Mining Disaster - 1877, Crippen convicted at Old Bailey - 1910, George Blake Escapes from Wormwood Scrubs - 1966
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages