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Up and out early for a walk along part of the Calderdale way.


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A variation on some of the vistas offered in this thread, I went with my other half on a visit to my local 'Stately Home' of Knebworth House today.

The weather was glorious, with the gardens being especially busy with families on an Easter Trail.

Our visit involved a walk around the house and gardens, perhaps better know these days as a film set for Movies and TV programmes, together with Rock Concerts (especially back in the 1980s and '90s), together with a climb up the 55 steps of the recently opened Watchmans Tower - good exercise for my 6 week old replacement knee. :wink: :wink:

There are fabulous views of the Hertfordshire countryside from the top of the Tower, reputed to be the highest point, in a straight line, between London and York.

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Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Thomas of Canterbury, dating back to the 12th Century with the nave and chancel being the oldest parts of the church, dating from 1120 (the reign of Henry I, son of William the Conqueror).

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Atop a hill in East Lothian today, got the usual Scottish 4 seasons in the space of an hour and a result even had a rainbow below us, see second pic

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Thegreyman wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:30 pm Atop a hill in East Lothian today, got the usual Scottish 4 seasons in the space of an hour and a result even had a rainbow below us, see second pic
Stunning photo, Patrick!
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Bident wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:41 pm
Thegreyman wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:30 pm Atop a hill in East Lothian today, got the usual Scottish 4 seasons in the space of an hour and a result even had a rainbow below us, see second pic
Stunning photo, Patrick!
Brilliant! Up above a rainbow! 8)
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Today is the last day of a family holiday in Wales in the Brecon Beacons national park. Most of the week has been spent doing family activities. So a quick google turned up a nice local spa where I booked my wife and daughter in for the day. This allowed me a day all to myself to go walking where the SAS hold their interview tests.

I’d not walked here before but it’s certainly remote and not somewhere you want to get lost. I followed an old shepherds path up to the summit of Fan Brychieniog via the Llan y Fan Fawr mountain lake.

Unfortunately the summit was covered in thick cloud and very windy so I didn’t hang about. Then I made a mistake with my map reading in the low visibility and headed off down the wrong path home. By the time I realised it was too far to turn back, and to traverse across the open moor via a deep gully wasn’t safe so I continued following the path. It got my off the moors, but to a village too far to walk back from so I had to call my wife for rescue while I visited the local drinking establishment for some refreshments. What started out as a planned 10 mile hike turned into a 17.5 mile one and I’m a touch stiff writing this.

The last photo is the only local I saw all day. Apparently these Welsh hill sheep have evolved to have their legs on one side longer than the others to prevent them falling over on the hills…..


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I took a walk this morning in one of my local parks in Kerry, south-west Ireland. Everywhere I looked there were bluebells and wild garlic (the white flower). It’s was a visual feast, not to mention pungent too.
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Hopefully, I'll be getting out and about properly to be able to provide some Countryside views in the near future but, for today I went to Bletchley Park with my other half and her 7yo Grandson, at his request having learnt about Enigma Machines at School.

Its quite a large site so plenty of walking around and nestling within the architecturally uninspiring huts is the original Mansion overlooking a small lake.

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There's a new exhibition of The Intelligence Factor, where I found some horological interest in the guise of English mathematician, logician and cryptographer Alan Turing's wristwatch; a Movado Sport.

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Lovely evening, 21:30 local time
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Back from our 3rd walking holiday of the year. A week in the Derbyshire Peak District, staying in Curbar.

Our accommodation just visible through the trees. Not too much of an uphill drag to Curbar gap.
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The Eagle Stone on Baslow Edge. There is/was apparently a local custom that before they were allowed to marry, the young men of Baslow had to prove their manliness and fitness for marriage by climbing on to the top of the stone.
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Calver Mill. Originally a cotton mill. Subsequently used as one of the locations for the Colditz TV series in the 1970s. Now converted to luxury flats.
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The Boundary stone, between Eyam and Stoney Middleton.
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Went out today to try out my new lens. Lovely light. Forgot to put the SD card back in the camera. :(
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Took my Hammy off for this morning's walk w/ the dogs..my GL0390 works out well for this job!!..
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A little post-dinner evening stroll through my wife’s old neighborhood, ending at the pond where she’s been swimming since she was a baby, and where her boys learned to swim.

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^^^^ I know you like to do things 'big' in the US of A Andrew, but that's a pond? Looks more like a lake to me. :wink: :wink:

Great place to swim though.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:08 am ^^^^ I know you like to do things 'big' in the US of A Andrew, but that's a pond? Looks more like a lake to me. :wink: :wink:
Maybe MrsJkb is very very tiny?? :lol:
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