ALPINE ACCLIM(B)ATISATION

1609 Nottinghamshire

At the highest point in Nottinghamshire, on the Notts/Derby border by Newtonwood Lane, some of our Saturday ramblers gasp for air! In 2005 Nottinghamshire County Council declared the man-made mount of Silverhill Wood the highest point in the county when they unveiled a sculpture of a miner on the landscaped spoil heap. But using surveying grade GPS technology it was found that nearby Newtonwood Lane beat Silverhill by 0.70m (2ft), standing at 205m (673ft) above sea level. Before that, Strawberry Bank in Huthwaite had been thought of as the highest point at 203m (666ft).

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Derbyshire Dales Group