"When they [Tess and her brother Abraham] had passed the little town of Stourcastle, dumbly somnolent under its thick brown thatch, they reached higher ground. Still higher, on their left, the elevation called Bulbarrow or Bealbarrow, well-nigh the highest in South Wessex, swelled into the sky; engirdled by its earthen trenches.  From hereabout the long road was fairly level for some distance onward."

(Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Chapter 4)