MISTY LIFT OFF FROM FARNHAM PARK
A ride on a hot air balloon is a great way to enjoy the Surrey countryside on a misty morning and this photo manages to expertly sum up that feeling of awe as the basket lifts off into the sky.
Haslemere is the most southerly town in Surrey, bordering Hampshire and West Sussex and the South Downs National Park.
Its name is derived from Hasle referring to the plentiful hazel trees growing in the area, and mere meaning lake. The lake does not exist today, but there is a natural spring in West Street, which could have provided its source.
Hindhead means “hill frequented by hinds” (female deer). It is the highest village in Surrey, with buildings at 253 metres above sea level.
Nearby Gibbet Hill was the site of state executions from at least medieval times until the late 18th century. Many of those hanged were highwaymen, because the roads around this area, were notoriously dangerous for travellers.
Much of the heathland and woodland around Hindhead is owned and managed by the National Trust and is a site of special scientific interest.
Artist, Sir Walter Bailey, who also created the