Monday, 3 June 2013

Ranmore Common


The beauty and Splendour of Ranmore Common taken from my back yard on a bright June Summer morning. The tiny distant  Spire in that  of St Barnabas peaking out above the trees. This Historic and might i add rather beautiful church was built by Sir Gilbert Scott for the Cubitt family consecrated in 1859. Now the secret of this special place apart from the Historic value, the superb surroundings, peace and tranquillity and not forgetting the superb views as far as Leith Hill and Gatwick Airport, is that the Teas and cakes served in the summer at St Barnabas are very special indeed. Many walkers and cyclists stop by for some light refreshments on route. For me a local Westcott resident the climb up to the top or the cycle ride to the top on a hot summers day is just spectacular. At the top of the common you can see the planes begin their descent into Gatwick.

Nearby steers field is the place with the views described below so bring a picnic and let the kids run around freely in the Surrey Countryside and its breathtaking views.

A truly magical place ...

Distant View of Church Spire St Barnabas Church Ranmore

This church was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and follows the simple
  "Early English" style from c.1400 with features of early French Gothic. 
 Amongst his projects were the Albert Memorial and St. Pancras Station in London. 
 The church was consecrated in in 1859. 

Also I will let you into a little secret.
 You can get tea and cake  between  2pm and 5pm Sunday afternoons in   July through to  September ,while you admire this historic church and gardens.

 Come and take a look

I am a regular visitor in the summer to this Church and tea stop very popular for cyclists and walkers and day trippers.

 All the money raised  from sales of books teas and cakes goes to support the local church St Barnabas at Ranmore and the people are so friend and marvellous,. so why not set out with your family from London and experience the views nearby over Ranmore Common.

Find this field at the top of Ranmore 

Then look down and you will see views extending to the South Downs as mentioned below.

One of the best beauty spots in the whole Country.

Watch the planes land at Gatwick circle around the downs as Westcott is a beacon for their navigation. look for the Sussex Downs in the distance on a clear day look out to Leith Hill Tower or to the railway line below between Dorking and Guildford and look over Dorking and Westcott in the distance

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