We spent the day out in Rusilip and the surrounding areas, on the way back we thought it might be nice to stop and have a picnic somewhere, the park with the large mounds on adjacent to the A40 seemed as a good a place as any.

Googling for information about them reveals an interesting history. Being a bit of a geek and having a new GPS tracker (Broken link http://www.motionx.com/navigation/motionx-gps/) on my phone I thought I’d walk up the spiral path around the middle of the three and see what the GPS trace looked like. After getting home and extracting the GPX file from Motion-X I found this brilliant site which enables you to upload a GPX track and have it overlaid on a variety of maps. The one you see below is a standard Google Satellite image, the colour of the track indicates the altitude.

As a bit of an asside, while I was descending the mound I had a quick look up on Geocaching.com to see if there were any caches near by, sure enough there is one on the Mound itself. It took a bit of finding however, as you can see from the photo it was getting a bit dark by then!