Another Fancy free walk through heathland and, obviously, mud.

But also passing by the Semaphore Tower.

I knew nothing about the Semaphore Tower network. From the walk’s pdf:

The Semaphore Tower was one of a string of semaphore stations between Portsmouth and Whitehall. Naval orders and news of victories came this way before the invention of the telegraph. The existing 70ft high semaphore tower was built in 1822. The mast still works and there is an information centre inside but it is only open a handful of days a year. In 2021 it has been sympathetically restored and should be open to visitors on Heritage Open Days.

The signs on the tower indicated that it is now a Landmark Trust property and so is available to stay in.