The Six Hills

By Gill Clements

Harebells growing on the hill in 2010
Gill Clements
The Frith collection
The Frith Collection

As a child in the 1960’s I used to walk down to the six hills with my sisters.  At that time they were a bit neglected; overgrown with long grass, a peaceful paradise for children.  We used to picnic on the top of one of the barrows and try to find harebells, which grew on the top of the mounds. 

The Great North Road

Back then, the Great North Road ran along the far side of the hills, not the side it does now.  The barrows were a well known feature in the days when this was the coach road to London.

I was pleased to find that the harebells are still growing there.  The hills are well cared for now and are an interesting place to visit, with an atmosphere all their own. 

Days gone by

I found some pictures from the Frith Collection showing the hills in years gone by.

This page was added on 21/09/2010.

Comments about this page

  • Happy summer days spent cardboard box riding down these hills.

    By NOEL KITSON (30/04/2018)

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