Friday, October 05, 2007
Hill of the Week
Following the popularity of Titterstone Clee, I bring you Robin-a-Tiptoe Hill in Leicestershire. You will find it in the sparsely populated landscape of the North and East of the county - the area known as High Leicestershire.
Legend has it that the hill, which was originally known as Howback Hill, got its name from a tall felon who was hanged there. According to which version you believe, his height made it difficult or impossible to carry out the sentence.
I have always thought that "Robin-a-Tiptoe" ought to be an alternative name for Puck.
Thanks to Sam Tait for the photograph.