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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #460 on: November 30, 2021, 04:00:28 AM »
Lovely!  And it looks like you and your friends are all having a good time too.

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Looks so peaceful.

Yes, enjoyable and very peaceful, especially this time of year when vacation season is over.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #461 on: November 30, 2021, 01:31:22 PM »
Beautifully atmospheric photos.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #462 on: December 20, 2021, 02:57:47 AM »
Yesterday my wife and I went for a walk on nearby Ashdown Forest. It was very misty. I took a photo of a clump of trees at the top of a hill, they are known as Camp Hill Clump, one of several on the forest. I thought that my photo would make a good cover image for Sibelius's 'Tapiola'  :)


PS In the other photo you can see the clump emerging from the mist - it was very atmospheric.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #463 on: December 20, 2021, 04:11:50 AM »
Yesterday my wife and I went for a walk on nearby Ashdown Forest. It was very misty. I took a photo of a clump of trees at the top of a hill, they are known as Camp Hill Clump, one of several on the forest. I thought that my photo would make a good cover image for Sibelius's 'Tapiola'  :)


PS In the other photo you can see the clump emerging from the mist - it was very atmospheric.

Cool!  Any idea what the trees are Jeffrey?

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #464 on: December 20, 2021, 04:20:05 AM »
Cool!  Any idea what the trees are Jeffrey?

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Not too sure PD but I wonder if they are Birch trees.
Here's some historical info:
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2666243
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #465 on: December 20, 2021, 04:42:00 AM »
Not too sure PD but I wonder if they are Birch trees.
Here's some historical info:
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2666243
Thanks!  Looks like an interesting place to visit.  :)

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« Reply #466 on: December 20, 2021, 07:38:23 AM »
I checked the site further on the web, and there seems to be some very fine and even rather 'wild' views from there, when the weather is clear. The trees look coniferous, and not like birch trees, I think.

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #467 on: December 20, 2021, 08:34:30 AM »
I checked the site further on the web, and there seems to be some very fine and even rather 'wild' views from there, when the weather is clear. The trees look coniferous, and not like birch trees, I think.
I suspect that you are right. The walk that we do is, more or less, the one featured here but I was unaware of the military archaeology of the place. Next time we go I will take this info with me. I attach another photo, from further away, that I took yesterday:
https://www.ashdownforest.org/enjoy/walking/docs/Military_Walk_Archaeology_000.pdf
Oops - I sent the same photo twice  ::) I'll swop it over in a moment.
Done!
I've now attached to right map as well! Oh dear!
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« Reply #468 on: December 20, 2021, 08:43:45 AM »
I suspect that you are right. The walk that we do is, more or less, the one featured here but I was unaware of the military archaeology of the place. Next time we go I will take this info with me. I attach another photo, from further away, that i took yesterday:
https://www.google.com/search?q=ashdown+forest+military+walk&oq=ashdown+forest+military&aqs=edge.0.69i59j69i57j69i60j69i64.9971j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Oops - I sent the same photo twice  ::) I'll swop it over in a moment.

A photo that gave rise to deja vu. I think maybe this.

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #469 on: December 20, 2021, 08:45:43 AM »
A photo that gave rise to deja vu. I think maybe this.


That looks a bit like a stylised version of Chanctonbury ring.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #470 on: December 20, 2021, 10:50:08 AM »
Not too sure PD but I wonder if they are Birch trees.
Here's some historical info:
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2666243
Jeffrey,

I read that they used to do hunts there; however, it seems rather small from the photos.  Any idea whether or not a lot of the surrounding trees have been cut down since?  I do recall (from a class) that Britain used to be heavily forested.

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #471 on: December 21, 2021, 02:33:51 PM »
Jeffrey,

I read that they used to do hunts there; however, it seems rather small from the photos.  Any idea whether or not a lot of the surrounding trees have been cut down since?  I do recall (from a class) that Britain used to be heavily forested.

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Here's some info PD:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashdown_Forest
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #472 on: December 22, 2021, 04:32:33 AM »
Here's some info PD:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashdown_Forest
Thanks!

And if it's good enough for Pooh and Christopher Robin to walk around there, then I have to visit it too!  :)

PD

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #473 on: January 04, 2022, 02:38:18 PM »
Thanks!

And if it's good enough for Pooh and Christopher Robin to walk around there, then I have to visit it too!  :)

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I hope so PD.
I was there for a short walk today. It was freezing cold. I took this photo:
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #474 on: January 04, 2022, 04:17:45 PM »
I hope so PD.
I was there for a short walk today. It was freezing cold. I took this photo:


Nice, picture, Jeffrey ! At least there are some colours. Here everything would be pitch white !  :P

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« Reply #475 on: January 05, 2022, 12:33:22 AM »
Nice, picture, Jeffrey ! At least there are some colours. Here everything would be pitch white !  :P
Thanks André. No snow here (yet)  :)
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #476 on: January 05, 2022, 04:20:38 AM »
Looks lovely Jeffrey!  Cold here, but no snow--strange winter.  I'm sure that we'll get more--eventually.

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #477 on: January 05, 2022, 08:36:32 AM »
Looks lovely Jeffrey!  Cold here, but no snow--strange winter.  I'm sure that we'll get more--eventually.

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Some forecast here in the next few days I think.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #478 on: January 05, 2022, 09:21:18 AM »
Some forecast here in the next few days I think.
Having instead to deal with very icy driveway, etc. today.   ::)

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #479 on: January 18, 2022, 01:19:10 AM »
Here's a couple of images from the walk that I went on with my wife last Saturday.
This involved climbing (as in walking, not mountaineering  ;D)  up Firle Beacon on the South Downs. Great views from the top, although it was quite misty and very muddy in places.
The first photo is at the top of Firle Beacon and the second one shows Firle Beacon in the background.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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