I have mentioned the Toposcopes on the top of hills and hillforts and as I will talk about these places again I thought a brief description would be interesting.
A Toposcope is a monument indicating direction and distance of notable land marks
These landmarks can be hills, mountains, towns, the Sea, Battlefields or historical places.
They are usually at popular vantage points either where there is a 360 degree view or long reaching views.
The plaques are usually cast in bronze and in their simplest form have radiating lines which line up with the landmarks they indicate and the distance to them.
More complex Toposcopes have lines showing the shapes of the hills, the way you are looking, with their names and distance from where you are standing. There will also be compass points marked on them.
There is a Toposcope at the top of Flounders Folly.
One of my favourite is at Bury Ditches which gives a view all round and another is at Clee Hill Village at the car park which has views including the Malvern Hills.