Hugely successful ITV drama Downton Abbey has just completed its final series, and the wonderful stately home has closed its doors to the film crew. However, it remains very close to a very popular Hampshire dogging location.
The dogging location is very close to Highclere Castle, which is used for filming the long running popular TV series. There is word on the dogging grapevine that the dogging location at Beacon Hill has grown in popularity over the same number of years that Downton Abbey has been running. One local dogger put it down to two things – firstly people wanting to do something after visiting Highclere Castle, and also secondly there were those who were looking into visiting Downton Abbey and checking out opening hours etc on the Web and then stumbling across details of this dogging hotspot and then deciding that whilst they were in the area to join in the dogging action.
One recent dogger who preferred to remain anonymous stated “It is a good spot for dogging at night and surprisingly also during the day, and I do wonder if it’s because you can see the Downton Abbey place from where we meet. Maybe that turns some of these voyeurs on, I don’t know. Anyway, if only the posh people knew what we all got up to they would be shocked.”
One experienced dogger known as Jack informed us that “It gets busier when the weather is warm, ;like many other places, but what’s surprising about this spot is it gets a lot of early evening action.”
The beautiful historic area is clearly exciting for active doggers, both those are experienced doggers and those that are new to the scene but it’s safe to say there won’t be any Lord Grantham types up there looking for sex in public places.
Or then again, maybe there are! Keep us informed if you do meet such a fine fellow!