Walkers on the long-distance footpath, the Greensand Way, can now learn more about the views and the location as it passes through Hambledon, thanks to a new View Map and mobile phone scanning device installed on top of the Common.
The stainless steel laser engraved map explains what can be seen from this marvellous high point above the village, with views across to the South Downs. It is mounted on a plinth of locally-quarried Bargate stone.
A second plinth carries a Quick Response (QR) code, similar to a bar code. When scanned into a compatible mobile device such as a phone it will provide a link to this website, which contains a wealth of information about the village, and a narrative about the view.
The Common is Manorial Land and Stephen Dean, Lord of the Manor, will formally unveil the map and scanner on Sunday (June 22) at 3pm. More details below.