The peninsula rises to 397 ft. in Headon Hill, and the cliffs are magnificent.
Yesterday afternoon, when the heather-clad slopes of Headon Hill were crowded with picnickers, there was a sudden alarm of spies.
Mr. Headon was at the starting-place, and the race was begun before the messenger reached him.
The strongest masses of limestone in Headon Hill belong to the Upper division.
A large number of the marine shells of the Headon beds are species also found in the Barton clay.
In Headon Hill is a thick concretionary limestone, which almost disappears northward.
The fossils resemble those from the Headon beds, but are much less plentiful.
It is usually whiter than the Headon limestones, and the fossils occur as casts, the shells being sometimes replaced by calc-spar.
At the west of the Island a great sheet of gravel covers the top of Headon Hill, reaching a height of 390 feet.