On the far side of the trees, the Western Heights drop steeply away to form a dark and foreboding ditch behind the gardens of the houses overlooking Folkestone Road. The trees themselves, however, are quite majestic - especially in this autumn sunlight :)
The photo was taken from the North Military Road on the northern slopes of the Western Heights, Dover, UK.
Military Hill, as it is more commonly known, comes up from the town (to the right) and then subsequenty branches into two further up on the left: the original road still goes to the outer bridge of the "North Entrance", but a cutting through the hills now enables vehicles to bypass the North Entrance entirely (the North Entrance consists of two bridges and a tunnel which only allowed single-lane traffic).
The Drop Redoubt, which lies just over the skyline behind the viewer, and the North Entrance are intregal parts of an extensive Napoleonic and Victorian defense system embedded into the Western Heights.
I made a North Entrance Video earlier in the year (2009).
The Grey Squirrel, Glowing Tree, and Piggy Steps photos were also taken on Military Hill, but click on the North Military Road tag to see all photos of this location.
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