East from Shooter's Hill: The Urals?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Shooter's Hill in Greenwich is among one of the highest points in London.

Someone once told me that if you go due east from Shooters Hill, the next highest land is the Urals in Russia.

This didn't seen right to me. Shooter's Hill is only 133m high.

So I went to the Royal Geographical Society's library to find out more. We dug out maps of Germany to trace the line of 51 degress, 28' latitude east. (I presumed the Netherlands wouldn't have any higher land).

And I was right - there are a whole host of places in Germany higher than 133m. Forst Gahrenberg and Arenborn, below, are just two.

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Anonymous said...

Hmmm interesting. Way to shoot that theory down!

Joe said...

:O My world has been brought to an end!

If I had a pound for every time i've visited Shooters' Hill's Oxlea's Woods, i'd be a very rich man indeed.

But the café is rubbish.