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Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 22 Mar 2015, 16:48

Here's a little corner where we can post some pretty pictures and accounts from days out on the trail   :dutch: :redpanda:
 
This Friday gone I had added incentive to get out of the house at 6am and catch a train to Shrewsbury with my bike, the highlight of the day being a partial solar eclipse which fitted in nicely with a few straightforward low level hills. I found a good viewpoint on Harmer Hill to watch the shadows slowly creep across the land. It was quite a surreal moment in the dusklike conditions as the partial eclipse reached its maximum and through some trees I could see the sun as a thin crescent if I squinted hard enough.
 
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After that I headed over to Grinshill Hill which was just under 200m but had an superb outlook over the Shropshire plain, with some fine rugged sandstone outcrops to peer down from. It warmed up nicely again here while the sun started shining full power once more as I ate my tuna butty v.ery contentedly.
 
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I had a few more hours cycling around after that to get to my return station which wound the day down v.ery finely through some gentle countryside.
 
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All in all it was a quaint and pleasant trip out in a v.ery 'English' landscape. As the year goes on though I do hope to put in some hikes through much wilder and remote surroundings.
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Postby turd monsoon 2: low-pressure buildup » 22 Mar 2015, 18:25

nice pics zlayed. dynamite thread idea as well :xx:
 
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Postby Abzu » 23 Mar 2015, 06:39

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Postby Abzu » 23 Mar 2015, 06:41

Mt. Mansfield last September
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I'm eager for the trails to be usable again around here. I need to get my hike on.
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Postby turd monsoon 2: low-pressure buildup » 24 Mar 2015, 19:14

this sunday i am taking the pup on a hike to the miami whitewater forest
 
http://greatparks.org/parks/miami-whitewater-forest
 
it is a nice big park with an eight-mile wooded trail that we will walk the extent of. only twenty minutes from my house :xx: i will take some photographs while there
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Postby Ninny » 08 Sep 2018, 16:39

I have some pictures from the route to the old job :bulb: From Groaningagain to Leek :rocker:
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The sugar factory :interessant: The last bit of industry leaving town. I like the proces, making sugar from sugar beets :xx:
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Lots of green during summer :xx:
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Some people live next to the water, no road :shock:
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Nienoord, a nice borg :idea:
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Lots of water :xx:
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A nice village, Enumatil
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Conference of the birds
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A typical view of the area, very flat with canals
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Lots of little churches
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This church has a smiley face :o
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I had a good time cycling this route :idea: :santa:
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Postby turd monsoon 2: low-pressure buildup » 08 Sep 2018, 16:58

those are nice photographs ninny :santa:

thank you for resurrecting this long-forgotten thread :gay:
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Postby Ninny » 08 Sep 2018, 17:20

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Postby Nick » 08 Sep 2018, 19:13

BIKE HIKE
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Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 10 Sep 2018, 04:01

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Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 10 Sep 2018, 04:12

Just so happened to be out on a big bike hike myself last Friday. Exploring the stunning landscape around Llangynog, North Powys. Quite a memorable day indeed :cigar:
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Postby turd monsoon 2: low-pressure buildup » 10 Sep 2018, 07:31

that looks gorgeous :gay: i would enjoy having a day's bicycling there

zlayed was there a fire up that way over the last few years, the pines in the first photo are tiny and new as though growing up through charred remains :bulb:
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Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 11 Sep 2018, 00:59

Wales is certainly not short of amazing, grandiose landscapes, but this particular area is a v.ery special place in its own. It is way quieter than the Snowdonia National Park to the west, where everyone is drawn to the highest peaks and honeypot villages. The eastern Berwyn lands have a great sense of wilderness about them and most days you'll have the hills all to yourself. Not another person in sight except maybe a distant farmer working the hillside. Whenever I head over that way it never fails to impress and there's always something unique and unexpected that you'll find out there along the way.

For the pine saplings in the top photo, it's new generation replanted forest. It would have been clear felled anything up to ten years ago. You can just make out some of the brash at the bottom of the picture which is the remains of the old forest. All the useless old branches, entangled with brambles and hidden holes. Horrendous ground to walk over :oldryan: . But, it's all part of the experience of getting yourself out into the back country and navigating yourself through whatever you might encounter along the way to your chosen points of interest :llama:.
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Postby Holocaust » 11 Sep 2018, 17:56

Hiking metal :grim:
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Postby iamgoat » 17 Sep 2018, 12:40

Awesome
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Postby crumbswamkghoshthber » 13 Oct 2018, 04:09

When up in Scotland you've just got to sample the local wares :cool:
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Postby zim » 13 Oct 2018, 04:42

i went hiking a few weeks ago, only took a few pics
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Postby zim » 13 Oct 2018, 04:43

and this one
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Postby sade » 17 Oct 2018, 00:13

I went to the Lakes last month, this was the view just before the clouds blew in and reduced viability somewhat.
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