This is the highest point in the area, 85m above sea level. The summit of Horsenden Hill is on the route of the Capital Ring walk and although it is steep in places the climb is worth it for the view. Neighbouring slopes are covered in the characteristic mock Tudor semis of suburbia but this area was set aside as a conservation area fairly early on. One ranger described it to me as a “green island” and a grazing project between July and October uses one of the fields on the slopes to control scrub and enhance diversity. Don’t be surprised if you encounter some friendly cows. Evidence of occupation in the Iron Age and Roman periods has been found here and much of the land around the hill was in agricultural use until the 20th century. The Wembley arch is visible from here. This is a short video of the view.
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