You don’t often find graffiti at Ashridge – sometimes on the tree trunks and maybe at the windmill – but certainly not at the top of Beacon hill!
The “trig” point was recently defaced and looked very unloved – just a concrete post looking like a blot on the landscape. O K it has only been there since around 1936 but people still need to show respect.
So a volunteer was encouraged to climb the hill with two buckets of water and a brush, to do the necessary. When he arrived he found that the graffiti had mysteriously disappeared.
The Trust deny any involvement in the cleaning, so perhaps there is a guardian angel looking after this ancient iron age monument.