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Title: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 22, 2020, 12:17:46 PM
In these difficult times we have been encouraged to get out of doors and walk for exercise. Where do you like walking? My favourite walk is a ten mile walk from Gunnerside, a village in N.Yorkshire in the North of England where I have spent numerous holidays from age 19. The Yorkshire Dales is my favourite location in England, especially due to the great contrast between the bleak and rugged scenery at the top,of the dales and the pastoral landscapes in the valley bottoms. There are quite a few abandoned lead mines in the area, so the walk is full of history as well:
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Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Herman on July 22, 2020, 10:19:29 PM
I just do a routine walk for twenty minutes in the 'hood, to keep some semblance of cardio-vascular life. I live in a relatively gree suburb. It takes quite a lot of effort to get out, there is so much stuff to do at home.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 23, 2020, 12:01:20 AM
I just do a routine walk for twenty minutes in the 'hood, to keep some semblance of cardio-vascular life. I live in a relatively gree suburb. It takes quite a lot of effort to get out, there is so much stuff to do at home.
Thanks for responding. What's the 'hood'?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Herman on July 23, 2020, 12:39:12 AM
A suburb of Leiden, Netherlands
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 23, 2020, 02:23:16 AM
A suburb of Leiden, Netherlands
Ah, I should know that as my daughter 'studied' there for a year! A lovely city.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 23, 2020, 12:20:26 PM
In these difficult times we have been encouraged to get out of doors and walk for exercise. Where do you like walking? My favourite walk is a ten mile walk from Gunnerside, a village in N.Yorkshire in the North of England where I have spent numerous holidays from age 19. The Yorkshire Dales is my favourite location in England, especially due to the great contrast between the bleak and rugged scenery at the top,of the dales and the pastoral landscapes in the valley bottoms. There are quite a few abandoned lead mines in the area, so the walk is full of history as well:
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It's beautiful!  How lovely!  Are there official trails there or are you free to wander around?

Best,

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 23, 2020, 12:48:26 PM
In normal times, the Harborwalk in Boston
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 23, 2020, 09:57:45 PM
It's beautiful!  How lovely!  Are there official trails there or are you free to wander around?

Best,

PD

Thanks PD.
There are various 'Rights of Way' which are the official footpaths that you can follow. Much of it will be over farm land or privately owned land so you are supposed to stick to the rights of way - there is usually plenty of choice and that's the same across the country. Yesterday I walked in some nice woodland near to where I live and there is a notice from the landowner saying that you are welcome to walk wherever you like (see signpost below):

Here's a map showing the rights of way although I tend to walk anti-clockwise from Gunnerside on the route:
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Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 23, 2020, 10:18:18 PM
In normal times, the Harborwalk in Boston
Nice! Is this where you mean Karl? How far can you walk?
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Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 24, 2020, 02:11:56 AM
Jeffrey,

Thanks for the trail map; I'll file the info away for (hopefully) future trip (one of these days) back to the UK.   :)  By the way, is there poison ivy (or one of its relatives) around there?...should one wander (when permitted) into the woods?  And how busy is the trail these days?

Karl,

Ah, walking by the water...how lovely!  Hope that you will be back out there soon again!

There's a river that I like to go walking along...also some bike/walking paths.  I am also starting to explore some Audubon Society sites..why did I wait so long?!  Had a fun time last winter walking along with a friend through a forested area including crossing a stream--wishing at the time that I had brought some *ski poles along as it was icy in some areas.  It was beautiful though and 99% of the time, we were by ourselves.

*He was nice and lent me his during 'key moments'.   ;)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 24, 2020, 07:03:35 AM
I usually walk around the neighborhood, but there used to be a nice nature trail near our house, but it hasn’t been used in years. I used to walk on this trail a good bit. I also used to walk a good bit around the shore of Lake Lanier, which is also nearby:

(https://lakelanier.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/lanier.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 24, 2020, 07:14:56 AM
I usually walk around the neighborhood, but there used to be a nice nature trail near our house, but it hasn’t been used in years. I used to walk on this trail a good bit. I also used to walk a good bit around the shore of Lake Lanier, which is also nearby:

(https://lakelanier.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/lanier.jpg)
Is it a case that there aren't any volunteers to maintain the trail?

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 24, 2020, 10:47:38 AM
I usually walk around the neighborhood, but there used to be a nice nature trail near our house, but it hasn’t been used in years. I used to walk on this trail a good bit. I also used to walk a good bit around the shore of Lake Lanier, which is also nearby:

(https://lakelanier.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/lanier.jpg)
How beautiful!
PD not sure about Poison Ivy - not aware of any. That trail over Swaledale is never busy. Today we did a walk on the South Downs which went past the Long Man of Wilmington:
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Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2020, 11:22:08 AM
Amazing idea for a thread!

One of my favourite walks ever was to start in Lewes, Sussex, head out to Glyndebourne via country hills and fields, and then dip south to the South Downs Way and get a view of the Channel. Another was through the woods around Wendover and Chequers, although the main appeal there, a pub in Wendover with excellent hamburgers, is long since closed. Living in London, I would while away an afternoon just walking 4-5 miles around town, seeing whatever there was to see.

Here in Dallas, we're not well set up for walks: too hot from June through September, and too many wide streets. But out west, I loved a 10-mile loop hike around Pinnacles National Park (including across the top of the namesake mountains), a walk to the Continental Divide in Colorado which took us to the source of the Colorado River (the same one that goes through the Grand Canyon), and the Hoh River Rain Forest trail in Washington.

Actually, since Herman mentions it, one of my favourite cities to go walking in is, well, Leiden. Antwerp's not bad, either, or Delft. We got lost in Haarlem, though.  ;D
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 24, 2020, 03:19:56 PM
Amazing idea for a thread!

One of my favourite walks ever was to start in Lewes, Sussex, head out to Glyndebourne via country hills and fields, and then dip south to the South Downs Way and get a view of the Channel. Another was through the woods around Wendover and Chequers, although the main appeal there, a pub in Wendover with excellent hamburgers, is long since closed. Living in London, I would while away an afternoon just walking 4-5 miles around town, seeing whatever there was to see.

Here in Dallas, we're not well set up for walks: too hot from June through September, and too many wide streets. But out west, I loved a 10-mile loop hike around Pinnacles National Park (including across the top of the namesake mountains), a walk to the Continental Divide in Colorado which took us to the source of the Colorado River (the same one that goes through the Grand Canyon), and the Hoh River Rain Forest trail in Washington.

Actually, since Herman mentions it, one of my favourite cities to go walking in is, well, Leiden. Antwerp's not bad, either, or Delft. We got lost in Haarlem, though.  ;D
Thanks! Thought it might make a change from Coronavirus etc. Lewes is very local and we drove past Glyndebourne today. There's a great circular walk from Glynde up to Mount Caburn and ending up on the golf course above Lewes.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 24, 2020, 04:19:59 PM
Nice! Is this where you mean Karl? How far can you walk?
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Yes, indeed.  At a guess, 5 miles.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2020, 04:40:37 PM
Thanks! Thought it might make a change from Coronavirus etc. Lewes is very local and we drove past Glyndebourne today. There's a great circular walk from Glynde up to Mount Caburn and ending up on the golf course above Lewes.
Mount Caburn was part of my walk and when I was there, people were parasailing off the top onto the land below. A cool sight.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 25, 2020, 12:44:28 AM
Mount Caburn was part of my walk and when I was there, people were parasailing off the top onto the land below. A cool sight.
Oh yes, they also parasail near Firle Beacon which is somewhere else where I often go walking.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: kitsune on July 25, 2020, 05:28:18 AM
it's nowhere near as stunning as the previous entries, but I like walking in LaBagh Woods, in the Northwestern outskirts of Chicago

(https://i.imgur.com/Me5BPQO.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Iota on July 25, 2020, 06:04:26 AM
There are so many great walks in and around London, many on the Thames alone. It's wonderful for example walking along from the South Bank to Southwark Cathedral, past the Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the reconstruction of Francis Drake's Golden Hinde, with views across to the City and St Paul's, and ending up in one of the many excellent eateries around there. Or crossing Tower Bridge and down to St Katharine's Dock e.g. These walks are sadly going to be slightly different since coronavirus, as they are often buzzing with activity and people.

Some of the most spectacular 'walks' I had recently were in Yosemite National Park, California. The Porcupine Creek Trail springs to mind, where one emerges at the end, from dark, wooded slopes onto the heart-stoppingly glorious sight of Half Dome, Clouds Rest and plunging views of Yosemite Valley. All in brilliant sunshine when we were there.

(http://loomisadventures.com/sites/default/files/images/blog/north-dome-15-large-06.24.11.jpg)

Half Dome at the end of Porcupine Creek Trail (from the internet)


Another was through the woods around Wendover and Chequers, although the main appeal there, a pub in Wendover with excellent hamburgers, is long since closed.

Lots of nice walks around there in the Chilterns. Do you remember the name of the pub?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 25, 2020, 06:33:27 AM
it's nowhere near as stunning as the previous entries, but I like walking in LaBagh Woods, in the Northwestern outskirts of Chicago(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/y6r3P_tsMdenjXbcISjHcaSRTu2j22dp5iAgHA_QEBQAXko_-v-rOLab_Nh-T-tVnKJbDtAkY9evc3oEMf65Z9VnZNgkNXaNr7hR-cwrPhFVQuuxZzHaCxQZ9XmTtVrkYgvohZgxoHL6kxgqaMdBkjLHDaPHuerShGElfJusqH8S6CYTk4PAK78)
Looks very nice to me.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 25, 2020, 06:40:15 AM
There are so many great walks in and around London, many on the Thames alone. It's wonderful for example walking along from the South Bank to Southwark Cathedral, past the Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the reconstruction of Francis Drake's Golden Hinde, with views across to the City and St Paul's, and ending up in one of the many excellent eateries around there. Or crossing Tower Bridge and down to St Katharine's Dock e.g. These walks are sadly going to be slightly different since coronavirus, as they are often buzzing with activity and people.

Some of the most spectacular 'walks' I had recently were in Yosemite National Park, California. The Porcupine Creek Trail springs to mind, where one emerges at the end, from dark, wooded slopes onto the heart-stoppingly glorious sight of Half Dome, Clouds Rest and plunging views of Yosemite Valley. All in brilliant sunshine when we were there.

(http://loomisadventures.com/sites/default/files/images/blog/north-dome-15-large-06.24.11.jpg)

Half Dome at the end of Porcupine Creek Trail (from the internet)


Lots of nice walks around there in the Chilterns. Do you remember the name of the pub?
How great! Never (sadly) been to USA but I can relate very much to your London walks as I grew up in Central London (Earl's Court - according to myself and my brother and 'South Kensington' according to our parents) and I went to school very close to St Paul's, in Blackfriars. In my younger days I used to meet an old school friend at the school (by Blackfriars Bridge) and after playing 5-a-side football in the old school gym we'd go jogging along the Embankment and cross over either Westminster or Hungerford Bridge and return the other side of the River. Happy days!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 25, 2020, 06:44:16 AM
The George Mitchell Nature Preserve which, perhaps ironically, was named after the guy who basically invented fracking.
Very nice. Thanks. Reminds me of some of my local walks.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Mirror Image on July 25, 2020, 06:51:38 AM
Is it a case that there aren't any volunteers to maintain the trail?

PD

I suppose so, PD. I haven’t walked this trail in probably 20 years or more.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 25, 2020, 07:22:34 AM
it's nowhere near as stunning as the previous entries, but I like walking in LaBagh Woods, in the Northwestern outskirts of Chicago(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/y6r3P_tsMdenjXbcISjHcaSRTu2j22dp5iAgHA_QEBQAXko_-v-rOLab_Nh-T-tVnKJbDtAkY9evc3oEMf65Z9VnZNgkNXaNr7hR-cwrPhFVQuuxZzHaCxQZ9XmTtVrkYgvohZgxoHL6kxgqaMdBkjLHDaPHuerShGElfJusqH8S6CYTk4PAK78)
Looks cool and inviting to me!  :)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 25, 2020, 07:31:20 AM
There are so many great walks in and around London, many on the Thames alone. It's wonderful for example walking along from the South Bank to Southwark Cathedral, past the Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the reconstruction of Francis Drake's Golden Hinde, with views across to the City and St Paul's, and ending up in one of the many excellent eateries around there. Or crossing Tower Bridge and down to St Katharine's Dock e.g. These walks are sadly going to be slightly different since coronavirus, as they are often buzzing with activity and people.

Some of the most spectacular 'walks' I had recently were in Yosemite National Park, California. The Porcupine Creek Trail springs to mind, where one emerges at the end, from dark, wooded slopes onto the heart-stoppingly glorious sight of Half Dome, Clouds Rest and plunging views of Yosemite Valley. All in brilliant sunshine when we were there.

(http://loomisadventures.com/sites/default/files/images/blog/north-dome-15-large-06.24.11.jpg)

Half Dome at the end of Porcupine Creek Trail (from the internet)


Lots of nice walks around there in the Chilterns. Do you remember the name of the pub?
Haven't been to Yosemite before, but would love to go there.  I miss walking around London.  Haven't walked along the Thames before, but your walk sounds wonderful (including food)!   :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 25, 2020, 07:35:09 AM
The George Mitchell Nature Preserve which, perhaps ironically, was named after the guy who basically invented fracking.
Looks like you have the whole place to yourself?  :)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Brian on July 25, 2020, 09:18:39 AM

Lots of nice walks around there in the Chilterns. Do you remember the name of the pub?
The Village Gate. Unfortunately it was destroyed by fire. Only proper cheeseburger I had in my year of UK life, and also a spot where I chatted with a fellow who wasn't quite ready to go home to his wife and kids and somehow downed 7 pints during our conversation. As an American, I was called on to settle a bar argument - which politician was more attractive, Condoleezza or Hillary  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Iota on July 25, 2020, 10:10:06 AM
I grew up in Central London (Earl's Court - according to myself and my brother and 'South Kensington' according to our parents)

Haha, great importance hangs by such distinctions!

I went to school very close to St Paul's, in Blackfriars. In my younger days I used to meet an old school friend at the school (by Blackfriars Bridge) and after playing 5-a-side football in the old school gym we'd go jogging along the Embankment and cross over either Westminster or Hungerford Bridge and return the other side of the River. Happy days!

That sounds like a really nice routine. Such rituals can inspire real fondness for me too, particularly when looked back on from some distance.


Haven't been to Yosemite before, but would love to go there.  I miss walking around London.  Haven't walked along the Thames before, but your walk sounds wonderful (including food)!   :)

Yes the food's a nice part of it! 8) Whether en famille, or just one or two of you, there's really a fantastic choice!

The Village Gate. Unfortunately it was destroyed by fire. Only proper cheeseburger I had in my year of UK life, and also a spot where I chatted with a fellow who wasn't quite ready to go home to his wife and kids and somehow downed 7 pints during our conversation.

Ah, not a pub I know/knew. The one I was trying to think of and couldn't when I was typing my post, was The Wellhead also in Wendover and which also closed. It had something of a 'Bohemian' reputation at one point.
I used to play squash with a guy, a few years older than me, who downed eight pints or more almost every night, for most of his drinking life! He's still going strong though and can regularly be seen riding around on his mountain bike! Though beer consumption has radically reduced ..

As an American, I was called on to settle a bar argument - which politician was more attractive, Condoleezza or Hillary  ??? ??? ???

A vital question after seven pints I imagine ..  ::)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 25, 2020, 12:51:48 PM
The photo is perhaps 50 meters off the trail, and we pretty much have the place to ourselves there. Waling the usual 2.6 km loop we might encounter half a dozen people.

Our parks can look just like that, with a typical temperature of 37 centigrade. It feels cooler under the canopy of trees. I still come out drenched in sweat.
Ooh!  Ouch!  I'm feeling sunburnt already! And, yes, in the summertime, it's important to exercise/hike early in the morning...or a stroll after dinner.

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 25, 2020, 02:42:24 PM
Actually we can complete the entire walk without being exposed to direct sunlight. Very dense canopy of trees. We just get steamed by the heat and humidity.
Do you try and go out early these days?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 25, 2020, 09:22:54 PM
The Village Gate. Unfortunately it was destroyed by fire. Only proper cheeseburger I had in my year of UK life, and also a spot where I chatted with a fellow who wasn't quite ready to go home to his wife and kids and somehow downed 7 pints during our conversation. As an American, I was called on to settle a bar argument - which politician was more attractive, Condoleezza or Hillary  ??? ??? ???
Yes, it occurred to me that Mount Caburn near Glynde was a long way to come for a walk from Texas  8)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 25, 2020, 09:31:09 PM
Haha, great importance hangs by such distinctions!

That sounds like a really nice routine. Such rituals can inspire real fondness for me too, particularly when looked back on from some distance.


Yes the food's a nice part of it! 8) Whether en famille, or just one or two of you, there's really a fantastic choice!

Ah, not a pub I know/knew. The one I was trying to think of and couldn't when I was typing my post, was The Wellhead also in Wendover and which also closed. It had something of a 'Bohemian' reputation at one point.
I used to play squash with a guy, a few years older than me, who downed eight pints or more almost every night, for most of his drinking life! He's still going strong though and can regularly be seen riding around on his mountain bike! Though beer consumption has radically reduced ..

A vital question after seven pints I imagine ..  ::)
Yes, those central London jogging excursions with my old school friend were very nice, especially when we ended up in a pub afterwards.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on July 26, 2020, 12:09:44 AM
Some lovely entries here. I tend to cycle a lot, and such trips would be outside the thread's subject, but besides many, mostly one-time walks when abroad, I am currently in Zentral Zealand for some days, away from Copenhagen, and the Åmosen area near Jyderup has been quite a discovery, with traditional, undulating and rural Danish scenery along Jyderupstien/The Jyderup Hiking Path. The path in itself is 59 km, but there are many options besides that one.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 26, 2020, 07:47:25 AM
Some lovely entries here. I tend to cycle a lot, and such trips would be outside the thread's subject, but besides many, mostly one-time walks when abroad, I am currently in Zentral Zealand for some days, away from Copenhagen, and the Åmosen area near Jyderup has been quite a discovery, with traditional, undulating and rural Danish scenery along Jyderupstien/The Jyderup Hiking Path. The path in itself is 59 km, but there are many options besides that one.
Ah, I can hear Nielsen's music accompanying the landscape! I have taken up cycling again after a 40 year break, at the instigation of my wife. I have had some fairly traumatic experiences on a bike, not least being knocked off (not literally) my bike by a low flying Dutch military jet whilst working on a farm in Zeeland (NL) between school and university. Actually the jet gave me such a fright that I drove my bike off the road and into a dyke (ditch).
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on July 26, 2020, 08:06:11 AM
Ah, I can hear Nielsen's music accompanying the landscape! I have taken up cycling again after a 40 year break, at the instigation of my wife. I have had some fairly traumatic experiences on a bike, not least being knocked off (not literally) my bike by a low flying Dutch military jet whilst working on a farm in Zeeland (NL) between school and university. Actually the jet gave me such a fright that I drove my bike off the road and into a dyke (ditch).

Ouch! I broke an elbow on a cobbled street in Kosice, Slovakia, once when cycling, and was also once torpedoed by an unconcentrated car driver just 50 m from my home address, but the resulting knee injuries didn't last, luckily. The pros outweigh the cons as regards cycling, I think - but with the new, fast and rather heavy electric bikes and scooters, the city traffic environment has become less safe and predictable at times ... walks are mostly safe when in safe terrain, and it isn't dark. But I might not be here to post, if an evening driver on that Italian road where I took a walk back in December had decided to cross the road, suddenly and very speedily to a sideroad, just 50 cm away from the route he actually took ...
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on July 26, 2020, 09:29:44 PM
Ouch! I broke an elbow on a cobbled street in Kosice, Slovakia, once when cycling, and was also once torpedoed by an unconcentrated car driver just 50 m from my home address, but the resulting knee injuries didn't last, luckily. The pros outweigh the cons as regards cycling, I think - but with the new, fast and rather heavy electric bikes and scooters, the city traffic environment has become less safe and predictable at times ... walks are mostly safe when in safe terrain, and it isn't dark. But I might not be here to post, if an evening driver on that Italian road where I took a walk back in December had decided to cross the road, suddenly and very speedily to a sideroad, just 50 cm away from the route he actually took ...
I tend to keep to special cycle routes where possible, although it often isn't in England. My wife is far more confident on a bike. My first experience of driving abroad (Italy) last year was very nerve-wracking for me.
I nearly turned my bike into a river in Austria some years ago after I set off with the handlebars the wrong way round and discovered that there was nothing where the breaks had once been. Instead I wobbled into a wall and fell off. My wife and daughter were besides themselves with laughter.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: kitsune on July 28, 2020, 06:13:53 AM
Looks cool and inviting to me!  :)

PD

It is; a part of the North branch of the Chicago River runs through the woods which attracts lots of deer and other wildlife. One of the last times I went I watched a mama deer and her faun grazing peacefully. :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on July 28, 2020, 06:36:57 AM
Whenever the weather permits, we like to walk to Lake Michigan, usually with the dog accompanying us. Summer:

(https://jwcdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/sunrise_beach_lake-Bluff.jpg)

Winter:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQLFV8YEAbUYAVPkjAU6cqJOn7JLty1bBZ6Ug&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on July 28, 2020, 07:21:41 AM
It is; a part of the North branch of the Chicago River runs through the woods which attracts lots of deer and other wildlife. One of the last times I went I watched a mama deer and her faun grazing peacefully. :)
Sweet!  Trust that you spray & check yourself for ticks afterwards?  I've had several friends get Lyme disease...some with some really bad consequences as they diagnosed it quite late.  About a month or so ago, I happened to see a mom and her faun crossing the road headed to a quiet side street; I rarely see them in my area.  :) A sign of the times.  Though I did see a bear (around 200 lbs?) checking out my veggie garden a few days ago.  It (wisely) decided that my hot peppers were not really food [and thankfully, it didn't try to open up my new composter around the corner!].

PD
Whenever the weather permits, we like to walk to Lake Michigan, usually with the dog accompanying us. Summer:

(https://jwcdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/sunrise_beach_lake-Bluff.jpg)

Winter:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQLFV8YEAbUYAVPkjAU6cqJOn7JLty1bBZ6Ug&usqp=CAU)
Nice photos!  Looks very inviting!

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 02, 2020, 08:13:12 AM
Whenever the weather permits, we like to walk to Lake Michigan, usually with the dog accompanying us. Summer:

(https://jwcdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/sunrise_beach_lake-Bluff.jpg)

Winter:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQLFV8YEAbUYAVPkjAU6cqJOn7JLty1bBZ6Ug&usqp=CAU)
Very nice images. Today I took this photo on an 8 mile walk locally, near Isfield, Sussex, UK. I was quite pleased with the photo:
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 03, 2020, 01:54:52 AM
Lovely photo Jeffrey!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 03, 2020, 11:16:01 AM
Lovely photo Jeffrey!
Yes PD it did come out better than expected, if I say so myself!
Thank you  :)
My wife said I should get it printed.
Hope all is well with you.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: DaveF on August 05, 2020, 11:44:49 AM
Great thread idea, Jeffrey, and I've only been slow to respond through having been away... walking...  Where we went, the Isles of Scilly (UK's only Covid-free region), there isn't a lot else to do and, lovely though it was, I don't think any walk there is going to turn into a favourite.  Too much sea for my taste - I don't mind a day or two of coastal walking, but after that it tends just to become more of the same.

Anyway, to your recommendation first: it's Pennine Way country, isn't it, or very nearly, so well known to me.  There's some great old mining country up the top of Nidderdale, too, and further north up around Nenthead.  (And a note to PD - thankfully, Poison Ivy is not found in the UK.  I read some nasty things about it a few years ago before going walking in the Appalachians, but didn't encounter any.)

And if I had one walk left to do before I died, it would be from Kinlochewe to Dundonnell in Wester Ross.  You can either go down the north side of Loch Maree to Letterewe, then over the top to Shenavall, or via the Heights of Kinlochewe to Loch an Nid.  Ideally a 2-day trip, during which it's possible to see no other human beings at all.  Either way, there's the inspiring sight of An Teallach's mighty peaks to keep you going, but the whole area contains a dozen or so above the 3000-foot mark.  I haven't been there for years, and just writing about it makes me long to get back.

And on a much gentler level, we have a pleasant 1-mile ramble from our new house that takes in a fairly impressive medieval motte:

(http://www.ecastles.co.uk/penrhos960a.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 05, 2020, 11:50:08 AM
Great thread idea, Jeffrey, and I've only been slow to respond through having been away... walking...  Where we went, the Isles of Scilly (UK's only Covid-free region), there isn't a lot else to do and, lovely though it was, I don't think any walk there is going to turn into a favourite.  Too much sea for my taste - I don't mind a day or two of coastal walking, but after that it tends just to become more of the same.

Anyway, to your recommendation first: it's Pennine Way country, isn't it, or very nearly, so well known to me.  There's some great old mining country up the top of Nidderdale, too, and further north up around Nenthead.  (And a note to PD - thankfully, Poison Ivy is not found in the UK.  I read some nasty things about it a few years ago before going walking in the Appalachians, but didn't encounter any.)

And if I had one walk left to do before I died, it would be from Kinlochewe to Dundonnell in Wester Ross.  You can either go down the north side of Loch Maree to Letterewe, then over the top to Shenavall, or via the Heights of Kinlochewe to Loch an Nid.  Ideally a 2-day trip, during which it's possible to see no other human beings at all.  Either way, there's the inspiring sight of An Teallach's mighty peaks to keep you going, but the whole area contains a dozen or so above the 3000-foot mark.  I haven't been there for years, and just writing about it makes me long to get back.

And on a much gentler level, we have a pleasant 1-mile ramble from our new house that takes in a fairly impressive medieval motte:

(http://www.ecastles.co.uk/penrhos960a.jpg)
Thank you for the information regarding poison ivy NOT being in the UK as I'm allergic to it!  And what a cool photo!  Hope that you are enjoying your new home Dave.

Best wishes,

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 08, 2020, 07:33:19 PM
Thank you for the information regarding poison ivy NOT being in the UK as I'm allergic to it!  And what a cool photo!  Hope that you are enjoying your new home Dave.

Best wishes,

PD

Yes that looks like a great default walk when you’re not able to travel further :).
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 08, 2020, 07:45:34 PM
We’re currently spending a lot of time at this bioscience office park which has beautiful and varied woods away from the offices, a sunny pond with benches where we sit and have our picnic or in a shelter with tables if it’s raining. It’s a 25 minute drive from home to where we park at an old church 5 minutes walk away, starting about 7:45 so we generally have it all to ourselves :D.

 https://www.alderleypark.co.uk/ (https://www.alderleypark.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 09, 2020, 06:25:17 AM
In these difficult times we have been encouraged to get out of doors and walk for exercise. Where do you like walking? My favourite walk is a ten mile walk from Gunnerside, a village in N.Yorkshire in the North of England where I have spent numerous holidays from age 19. The Yorkshire Dales is my favourite location in England, especially due to the great contrast between the bleak and rugged scenery at the top,of the dales and the pastoral landscapes in the valley bottoms. There are quite a few abandoned lead mines in the area, so the walk is full of history as well:
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Jeffrey, this is so beautiful! I will check some pics on Goole Map.
I jog 2 miles every morning, but it’s an average residential area.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 09, 2020, 07:09:40 PM
Jeffrey, this is so beautiful! I will check some pics on Goole Map.
I jog 2 miles every morning, but it’s an average residential area.

Ah, Goole  :-*

Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 09, 2020, 11:43:08 PM
Great thread idea, Jeffrey, and I've only been slow to respond through having been away... walking...  Where we went, the Isles of Scilly (UK's only Covid-free region), there isn't a lot else to do and, lovely though it was, I don't think any walk there is going to turn into a favourite.  Too much sea for my taste - I don't mind a day or two of coastal walking, but after that it tends just to become more of the same.

Anyway, to your recommendation first: it's Pennine Way country, isn't it, or very nearly, so well known to me.  There's some great old mining country up the top of Nidderdale, too, and further north up around Nenthead.  (And a note to PD - thankfully, Poison Ivy is not found in the UK.  I read some nasty things about it a few years ago before going walking in the Appalachians, but didn't encounter any.)

And if I had one walk left to do before I died, it would be from Kinlochewe to Dundonnell in Wester Ross.  You can either go down the north side of Loch Maree to Letterewe, then over the top to Shenavall, or via the Heights of Kinlochewe to Loch an Nid.  Ideally a 2-day trip, during which it's possible to see no other human beings at all.  Either way, there's the inspiring sight of An Teallach's mighty peaks to keep you going, but the whole area contains a dozen or so above the 3000-foot mark.  I haven't been there for years, and just writing about it makes me long to get back.

And on a much gentler level, we have a pleasant 1-mile ramble from our new house that takes in a fairly impressive medieval motte:

(http://www.ecastles.co.uk/penrhos960a.jpg)
Great photo Dave and interesting walk observations. Yes, Gunnerside is near Pennine Way country. Actually I walked the whole of the Pennine Way with my brother in 1979. It took three weeks - probably the best holiday that I ever had. My wife's grandparents lived in Nidderdale and we would often visit there. Her grandmother dies a few year's ago aged 103. Your local walk looks very nice and I share PD's liking for the photo.
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 10, 2020, 01:19:21 PM
I visit Tokyo and Kyoto almost every year. Over-there, I jog 2-3 miles every morning.
The pics of my jog route in Kyoto here.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 10, 2020, 01:20:22 PM
Kyoto jog No. 2.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 11, 2020, 04:24:48 AM
Nice, is it busy when you do that jog?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 11, 2020, 04:50:44 AM
Nice, is it busy when you do that jog?

It’s a tourist area packed with tons of people from many countries.
I jog before 9am and it’s not bad.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 06:01:31 AM
We are staying near Glastonbury for a week. Today's walk was from where we are staying to the top of Glastonbury Tor and then on to Glastonbury Abbey, where King Arthur is allegedly buried - very Arthurian!
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 16, 2020, 06:09:29 AM
Kyoto jog No. 2.

Very nice. Yes, parts of Kyoto, especially in the area of the temple districts, have a surprisingly green and very relaxed environment. We have  stayed in those areas when visiting, and IMO it is to be preferred, if possible.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 06:16:05 AM
Glastonbury Abbey
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 06:18:18 AM
'King Arthur's' Tomb, Glastonbury Abbey
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 16, 2020, 06:34:04 AM
Very nice. Yes, parts of Kyoto, especially in the area of the temple districts, have a surprisingly green and very relaxed environment. We have  stayed in those areas when visiting, and IMO it is to be preferred, if possible.

Many tourists in Kyoto are upperclass/intellectual people from all over the world. I met composers, conductors, writers, psychiatrists, etc. it is a favorite city of David Bowie, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and others. The price is higher than Tokyo/New York though.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 16, 2020, 06:34:49 AM
Glastonbury Abbey
(http://)

Wow! I am envious.  :) :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 06:46:29 AM
Wow! I am envious.  :) :)
It was fun and we enjoyed being steeped in Arthuiran legend for the day!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 16, 2020, 08:38:22 AM
Many tourists in Kyoto are upperclass/intellectual people from all over the world. I met composers, conductors, writers, psychiatrists, etc. it is a favorite city of David Bowie, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and others. The price is higher than Tokyo/New York though.

We just stayed at modest B&Bs twice, breakfast included, run by expats, & generally didn't spend a lot of money; such places might be more expensive now. I'm pretty sure it was around or less than 100 Euros/night for two people. This was around a decade ago. Flights to Osaka were down to around 500 Euros return from Copenhagen. Bikes were ridiculously cheap to rent & we felt comfortable going around the quieter parts of the city on them. But: though it's The Land of the Rising Sun, it's also The Country of Low-placed Bike Saddles :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 09:08:31 AM
Yesterday we walked around Wells and visited the cathedral, now opened once again. On Tuesday evening there is a free organ recital By Barry Rose of Guildford Cathedral which we might try to get to. I have a recording of him doing Vaughan Williams's 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols':

Interior of Cathedral with 'Scissors Arch':
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 16, 2020, 09:11:23 AM
Yesterday we walked around Wells and visited the cathedral, now opened once again. On Tuesday evening there is a free organ recital By Barry Rose of Guildford Cathedral which we might try to get to. I have a recording of him doing Vaughan Williams's 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols':
(http://)

Late Gothic- my favorite architecture. Built around the 15th-16th century perhaps?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 16, 2020, 09:26:16 AM
Yesterday we walked around Wells and visited the cathedral, now opened once again. On Tuesday evening there is a free organ recital By Barry Rose of Guildford Cathedral which we might try to get to. I have a recording of him doing Vaughan Williams's 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols':

Interior of Cathedral with 'Scissors Arch':
(http://)

Looks glorious. I once did a bike+camping tour westwards from London, but weather was often poor. Stopped at Bath, Wells, Glastonbury and Yeovil etc. too, but reached only Minehead as the westernmost poin, so didn't reach Cornwall ... :(. As far as I remember, I stayed at a camp site near Wokey Hole.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 16, 2020, 01:43:31 PM
It’s a tourist area packed with tons of people from many countries.
I jog before 9am and it’s not bad.
Kyoto is a beautiful area (and also lots of amazing artists live there--beautiful work....*traditional and natural indigo dying and more)..so much to see and appreciate...temples, etc.  Would love to go back there.  Do you have relatives there and/or friends?

*I purchased some gorgeous pieces from a wonderful and rightfully renowned artist there at one point in time...still enjoying them.   :)
Best wishes,

PD
We are staying near Glastonbury for a week. Today's walk was from where we are staying to the top of Glastonbury Tor and then on to Glastonbury Abbey, where King Arthur is allegedly buried - very Arthurian!

Nice Jeffrey!  I'm glad that you are enjoying your visit.  Would love to check out these areas/sites/towns someday!

PD
(http://)

Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 16, 2020, 01:45:31 PM
It was fun and we enjoyed being steeped in Arthuiran legend for the day!

A friend took me to the supposed "Knights of the Round Table" some years ago.  :)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 10:11:52 PM
Late Gothic- my favorite architecture. Built around the 15th-16th century perhaps?

Between 1176 and 1450
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Cathedral
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 10:17:23 PM
Looks glorious. I once did a bike+camping tour westwards from London, but weather was often poor. Stopped at Bath, Wells, Glastonbury and Yeovil etc. too, but reached only Minehead as the westernmost poin, so didn't reach Cornwall ... :(. As far as I remember, I stayed at a camp site near Wokey Hole.
How very nice! Weather a bit variably but much better than the unbearable heat of last week. We kept dry on our c.7 mile walk from the farm we are staying at to the top of Glastonbury Tor and then to the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey yesterday. I studied in Exeter for a year and have very good friends in Shaftesbury, but don't ever recall coming here before. There's a very friendly donkey called 'Arthur' on the farm where we are staying to whom we fee carrots (with the owner's permission).
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Post by: vandermolen on August 16, 2020, 10:19:06 PM
A friend took me to the supposed "Knights of the Round Table" some years ago.  :)

PD

Yes and of course there is Tintagel in Cornwall, the subject on Bax's famous orchestral tone poem.
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 16, 2020, 10:25:18 PM
How very nice! Weather a bit variably but much better than the unbearable heat of last week. We kept dry on our c.7 mile walk from the farm we are staying at to the top of Glastonbury Tor and then to the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey yesterday. I studied in Exeter for a year and have very good friends in Shaftesbury, but don't ever recall coming here before. There's a very friendly donkey called 'Arthur' on the farm where we are staying to whom we fee carrots (with the owner's permission).

That sounds perfect 😄 - it must be a very enjoyable time for you.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 17, 2020, 01:33:16 AM
How very nice! Weather a bit variably but much better than the unbearable heat of last week. We kept dry on our c.7 mile walk from the farm we are staying at to the top of Glastonbury Tor and then to the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey yesterday. I studied in Exeter for a year and have very good friends in Shaftesbury, but don't ever recall coming here before. There's a very friendly donkey called 'Arthur' on the farm where we are staying to whom we fee carrots (with the owner's permission).
Makes both the donkey and you happy and feeling good!  :)

Cooler here too (with a spot of rain yesterday; it felt sooo good!  And nice cool morning here today....ahhh!

Would love to visit Tintagal someday.

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: steve ridgway on August 17, 2020, 03:51:03 AM
We are staying near Glastonbury for a week. Today's walk was from where we are staying to the top of Glastonbury Tor and then on to Glastonbury Abbey, where King Arthur is allegedly buried - very Arthurian!

Sounds nice, very wise of you not to go abroad :).
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 17, 2020, 05:14:34 AM
Kyoto is a beautiful area (and also lots of amazing artists live there--beautiful work....*traditional and natural indigo dying and more)..so much to see and appreciate...temples, etc.  Would love to go back there.  Do you have relatives there and/or friends?

*I purchased some gorgeous pieces from a wonderful and rightfully renowned artist there at one point in time...still enjoying them.   :)
Best wishes,

PD

I have friends and relatives in Tokyo. But mostly every year, I take a bullet train to Kyoto (2hrs) and stay there about a week. Yes many artists live there. Also there are several classical music cafe bars. The North side of Kyoto is popular, but the South side has many nice Zen temples and good family restaurants, and it is less pricy.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 17, 2020, 10:23:22 PM
Yesterday we did a six mile walk around the top of the Cheddar (as in the cheese) Gorge. It was very up and down but good exercise with added drama when my wife lost her mobile phone en route (a kind member of the public heard it ringing in a bush and returned it to her). It looked like a tropical storm was going to break out when I reached the top (a long way behind my wife, as usual) but we managed to miss it:
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 18, 2020, 12:08:22 AM
That photo is top-notch!
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Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 18, 2020, 01:59:57 AM
That photo is top-notch!
+1!

And what a wonderful spot that would be to paint too!

Jeffrey,

So glad that she managed to get her phone back.  How did that manage to happen?  Was she asking everyone she bumped into along the way?

PD

p.s.  I'd bring that to a place that does digital printing (if they still exist?) and/or buy some good quality photograph stock and print it at home.  And then frame it with pride.   :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 18, 2020, 10:35:36 AM
That photo is top-notch!
Thanks although not my photo - found on the Internet.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 18, 2020, 10:38:46 AM
+1!

And what a wonderful spot that would be to paint too!

Jeffrey,

So glad that she managed to get her phone back.  How did that manage to happen?  Was she asking everyone she bumped into along the way?

PD

p.s.  I'd bring that to a place that does digital printing (if they still exist?) and/or buy some good quality photograph stock and print it at home.  And then frame it with pride.   :)
I phoned her mobile and someone happened to hear it in a bush! She headed back to where she was last aware of using it (to tell me to get a move on of course   ::)) but in the meantime I heard that a mobile had been found and then someone came along with it.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 18, 2020, 10:41:53 AM
I phoned her mobile and someone happened to hear it in a bush! She headed back to where she was last aware of using it (to tell me to get a move on of course   ::)) but in the meantime I heard that a mobile had been found and then someone came along with it.
Ah, smart thinking!   :)
Thanks although not my photo - found on the Internet.
Hmmm...well, perhaps future inspiration then for you re photographing there?   ;)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Scion7 on August 18, 2020, 11:08:28 AM
When I am not astral-travelling to Pluto:
(https://i.postimg.cc/Hk3FBMj9/plutonian-Surface.jpg)


I walk in the lane to feed the deer:
(https://i.postimg.cc/N0cL7W9H/000-0005.jpg)


Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 18, 2020, 12:34:18 PM
When I am not astral-travelling to Pluto:
(https://i.postimg.cc/Hk3FBMj9/plutonian-Surface.jpg)


I walk in the lane to feed the deer:
(https://i.postimg.cc/N0cL7W9H/000-0005.jpg)
We have local deers as well.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 18, 2020, 12:58:53 PM
This is a genuine photo from myself, its authenticity guaranteed by the fact that I've also photographed the cover of my mobile phone case (additional black arch at top). The photo is at Wells Cathedral and that is my wife through the archway:
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Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 18, 2020, 01:02:24 PM
When I am not astral-travelling to Pluto:
(https://i.postimg.cc/Hk3FBMj9/plutonian-Surface.jpg)


I walk in the lane to feed the deer:
(https://i.postimg.cc/N0cL7W9H/000-0005.jpg)
Hi Scion7,

Um, it's sweet that you care about the deer.  Are they starving where you live?  I love nature, animals, etc., but that's possibly (and sorry, I hate to say this) mucking up things re the balance and more?  In my country, deer are in some areas very plentiful and have become serious pests...becoming too used to humans (which wild animals shouldn't become under normal circumstances) and can help spreading things like the very debilidating Lyme Disease and leaving them at a risk of being too trusting of humans too.  And, I'm truly asking this kindly, are they o.k. on their own?  It sounds like you're a very caring person?  Perhaps, instead, look to helping/volunteering at a local wildlife institute?  :)  Pardon, not trying to hurt your feelings, but I'm trying to help to make your efforts matter (as best that I can...I'm certainly no expert).  I just want your love of wildlife to matter.   :)

Best wishes,

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 18, 2020, 01:03:48 PM
This is a genuine photo from myself, its authenticity guaranteed by the fact that I've also photographed the cover of my mobile phone case (additional black arch at top). The photo is at Wells Cathedral and that is my wife through the archway:
(http://)
;D
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Andante on August 19, 2020, 02:12:22 AM
Any walk would be a joy for me as I have just developed a back problem that has put me on crutches but fingers crossed it wont be permanent ...
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 19, 2020, 02:36:41 AM
Any walk would be a joy for me as I have just developed a back problem that has put me on crutches but fingers crossed it wont be permanent ...
Very sorry to hear that!  Hope that you heal quickly.   :)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Andante on August 19, 2020, 01:42:16 PM
Very sorry to hear that!  Hope that you heal quickly.   :)

PD

Thank you, most kind.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: greg on August 22, 2020, 08:45:40 AM
I visit Tokyo and Kyoto almost every year. Over-there, I jog 2-3 miles every morning.
The pics of my jog route in Kyoto here.
Here's a view of the city of Kyoto.
(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42194692_10156648082251240_7292207663713091584_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=Avl7z17wIPIAX8RY3_c&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=fed11967d47c5d50963c70af24cf9e08&oe=5F67E271)

Which direction might your jog be? Left or right?


As for favorite walks, this will do:
(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42275843_10156648082991240_2071045247449694208_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=KsaejJczxkgAX9MVzsB&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=56320b37e28e43f34aae82e3f321a218&oe=5F675D3A)
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Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 22, 2020, 09:42:30 AM
Here's a view of the city of Kyoto.
(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42194692_10156648082251240_7292207663713091584_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=Avl7z17wIPIAX8RY3_c&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=fed11967d47c5d50963c70af24cf9e08&oe=5F67E271)

Which direction might your jog be? Left or right?


As for favorite walks, this will do:
(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42275843_10156648082991240_2071045247449694208_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=KsaejJczxkgAX9MVzsB&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=56320b37e28e43f34aae82e3f321a218&oe=5F675D3A)

😍😍😍

I usually jog around Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine and Maruyama Park.
The pic below is a Matcha ice cream in Kyoto.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 23, 2020, 09:49:23 PM
Any walk would be a joy for me as I have just developed a back problem that has put me on crutches but fingers crossed it wont be permanent ...
I hope not and hope that you are out walking again soon.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 23, 2020, 09:51:33 PM
Here's a view of the city of Kyoto.
(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42194692_10156648082251240_7292207663713091584_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=Avl7z17wIPIAX8RY3_c&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=fed11967d47c5d50963c70af24cf9e08&oe=5F67E271)

Which direction might your jog be? Left or right?


As for favorite walks, this will do:
(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42275843_10156648082991240_2071045247449694208_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc=KsaejJczxkgAX9MVzsB&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=56320b37e28e43f34aae82e3f321a218&oe=5F675D3A)
Great photos + DBK's ice cream shot. :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 24, 2020, 06:25:54 PM
According to her FB post today, Ms. AS Mutter is hiking Alps now. I guess/hope she has recovered from Covid19.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 24, 2020, 06:26:23 PM
No. 2
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 24, 2020, 08:27:49 PM
According to her FB post today, Ms. AS Mutter is hiking Alps now. I guess/hope she has recovered from Covid19.

Nice.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 24, 2020, 10:20:21 PM
According to her FB post today, Ms. AS Mutter is hiking Alps now. I guess/hope she has recovered from Covid19.
Good to hear. It looks like a scene from 'The Sound of Music'. She doesn't seem to be in hiking gear  ;D
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Andante on August 25, 2020, 02:04:52 AM
I hope not and hope that you are out walking again soon.
 
Thank you sir, you are most kind all I can say is that growing old is not for the faint hearted.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 25, 2020, 06:26:10 AM
She doesn't seem to be in hiking gear  ;D

😄😄😄

The below is her message Yesterday:

The Austrian Alps – my favorite place by far …
Hiking here is such a present – as will be to finally perform again soon!! The Wildpark in Aurach is a magical place. Look at these flowers! And one more of these Austrian desserts and my dirndl is going to explode 😀
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 25, 2020, 07:57:43 AM
 
Thank you sir, you are most kind all I can say is that growing old is not for the faint hearted.
Yes, I can relate to that!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 25, 2020, 08:01:32 AM
😄😄😄

The below is her message Yesterday:

The Austrian Alps – my favorite place by far …
Hiking here is such a present – as will be to finally perform again soon!! The Wildpark in Aurach is a magical place. Look at these flowers! And one more of these Austrian desserts and my dirndl is going to explode 😀

I have had two lovely holidays hiking in the Austrian Alps. Including getting stuck in the revolving door of our hotel, with my rucksack, on two consecutive days. On the second occasion a fellow hotel guest jumped up and announced 'Did you see that? He did the same thing yesterday!' Presumably he thought that I'd been employed by the hotel to provide the comic entertainment for fellow guests.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 25, 2020, 08:45:04 AM
I have had two lovely holidays hiking in the Austrian Alps. Including getting stuck in the revolving door of our hotel, with my rucksack, on two consecutive days. On the second occasion a fellow hotel guest jumped up and announced 'Did you see that? He did the same thing yesterday!' Presumably he thought that I'd been employed by the hotel to provide the comic entertainment for fellow guests.
Oh, no! lol So, I'm guessing that the next time, you decided to take your sack off of your back before going through the door?  I'm guessing that that was the issue?  ;)

Love her comment about the Austrian desserts...made me laugh!  Though to be fair, I'll have to watch it with tart baking; even though they are savory, there's a goodly bit of butter in the crusts and cheese of some sort (goat cheese lately) in the filling!  :(

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on August 25, 2020, 05:47:11 PM
I have had two lovely holidays hiking in the Austrian Alps. Including getting stuck in the revolving door of our hotel, with my rucksack, on two consecutive days. On the second occasion a fellow hotel guest jumped up and announced 'Did you see that? He did the same thing yesterday!' Presumably he thought that I'd been employed by the hotel to provide the comic entertainment for fellow guests.

I don’t like revolving doors. They make me dizzy. There are scenes of people stuck in revolving doors in numerous movies. In Godfather, one of Mafia dons was shot in a revolving door.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 26, 2020, 01:45:53 AM
I don’t like revolving doors. They make me dizzy. There are scenes of people stuck in revolving doors in numerous movies. In Godfather, one of Mafia dons was shot in a revolving door.
Careful now!  You'll be making Jeffrey even more paranoid about going through revolving doors!  ;)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on August 26, 2020, 02:26:50 AM
Careful now!  You'll be making Jeffrey even more paranoid about going through revolving doors!  ;)

PD

 ;D

That was the same holiday during which I set off on my bicycle with the handlebars the wrong way round, crashed into a wall and toppled off, whilst my wife and daughter looked on in a state of hysterical laughter.

My daughter loves telling everyone about 'The Austrian Bike Ride' it has become a legendary event in family history.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 26, 2020, 03:56:30 AM
Good to hear. It looks like a scene from 'The Sound of Music'. She doesn't seem to be in hiking gear  ;D

On many routes, they mostly put on the hiking gear for indicating hiking; usually, it's not really necessary, since everything is pretty well-organized and neat, facilities good, etc. So she has just chosen one type of traditional dress in stead of another ;D
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on August 26, 2020, 04:06:01 AM
;D

That was the same holiday during which I set off on my bicycle with the handlebars the wrong way round, crashed into a wall and toppled off, whilst my wife and daughter looked on in a state of hysterical laughter.

My daughter loves telling everyone about 'The Austrian Bike Ride' it has become a legendary event in family history.
Poor Jeffrey!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on August 31, 2020, 12:46:11 PM
A great weekend break to hitherto unvisited areas in the Jutland region, staying at the excellent Pallisgaard B&B near Struer town, resulted in selected walks in some unusually grand landscapes, by Danish standards - the Toftum Bjerge fiord viewpoint; the Bovbjerg Fyr lighthouse sandy coast by the North Sea; the Hald Sø lake; and the Hanklit coastal hills on Mors island.

A really refreshing trip.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 01, 2020, 02:58:48 AM
Looks inviting MT!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 01, 2020, 07:37:32 AM
A great weekend break to hitherto unvisited areas in the Jutland region, staying at the excellent Pallisgaard B&B near Struer town, resulted in selected walks in some unusually grand landscapes, by Danish standards - the Toftum Bjerge fiord viewpoint; the Bovbjerg Fyr lighthouse sandy coast by the North Sea; the Hald Sø lake; and the Hanklit coastal hills on Mors island.

A really refreshing trip.

Great places!  Beautiful.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 01, 2020, 09:22:09 AM
Thank you, we really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: (: premont :) on September 01, 2020, 12:32:28 PM
A great weekend break to hitherto unvisited areas in the Jutland region, staying at the excellent Pallisgaard B&B near Struer town, resulted in selected walks in some unusually grand landscapes, by Danish standards - the Toftum Bjerge fiord viewpoint; the Bovbjerg Fyr lighthouse sandy coast by the North Sea; the Hald Sø lake; and the Hanklit coastal hills on Mors island.

A really refreshing trip.

Nice pictures, Music Turner, displaying the athmosphere of the locations very well. When younger I lived in this area for about a dozen years and used of course the opportunity to visit much of the landscape.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 01, 2020, 12:43:37 PM
Nice pictures, Music Turner, displaying the athmosphere of the locations very well. When younger I lived in this area for about a dozen years and used of course the opportunity to visit much of the landscape.

Tak.
If there are/were other places there you've found particularly rewarding, it would be nice hearing about it. I could see myself paying a visit again.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 14, 2020, 09:45:57 PM
On Sunday my wife and I did a 7.5 mile walk to Cissbury Ring on the South Downs. It is an ancient hill fort. I always associate these kinds of places with the music of John Ireland who lived locally (in a windmill). Photo from Internet:
(http://)
There's some information about it here.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cissbury-ring
The good thing about this walk is that the route is very clear so, unusually for us, we didn't get lost.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Andante on September 15, 2020, 02:34:15 AM
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On Sunday my wife and I did a 7.5 mile walk to Cissbury Ring on the South Downs. It is an ancient hill fort. I always associate these kinds of places with the music of John Ireland who lived locally (in a windmill). Photo from Internet:
(http://)
There's some information about it here.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cissbury-ring
The good thing about this walk is that the route is very clear so, unusually for us, we didn't get lost.

This takes me back to my school years in England we did a school trip to south England and visited a hill fort called Maiden Castle in Dorset dates back to the iron age I think and parts go back to Neolithic man, oh those were the days mad impetuous  youth.  :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Biffo on September 15, 2020, 02:51:00 AM
This takes me back to my school years in England we did a school trip to south England and visited a hill fort called Maiden Castle in Dorset dates back to the iron age I think and parts go back to Neolithic man, oh those were the days mad impetuous  youth.  :)

Maiden Castle inspired Ireland's work Mai-Dun
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 15, 2020, 04:08:54 AM
On Sunday my wife and I did a 7.5 mile walk to Cissbury Ring on the South Downs. It is an ancient hill fort. I always associate these kinds of places with the music of John Ireland who lived locally (in a windmill). Photo from Internet:
(http://)
There's some information about it here.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cissbury-ring
The good thing about this walk is that the route is very clear so, unusually for us, we didn't get lost.
Nice!  Did you see the ponies at work there Jeffrey?   :)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 15, 2020, 07:36:15 AM
Nice!  Did you see the ponies at work there Jeffrey?   :)

PD

I did indeed PD although I'm not sure they were 'at work' unless that definition includes their clear interest in each other!  :o We sat at the top of the hill fort with our backs to the ponies, who suddenly seemed rather interested in our packed lunch!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 15, 2020, 07:37:29 AM
This takes me back to my school years in England we did a school trip to south England and visited a hill fort called Maiden Castle in Dorset dates back to the iron age I think and parts go back to Neolithic man, oh those were the days mad impetuous  youth.  :)

Nice! Where did you go to school?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Andante on September 15, 2020, 12:59:32 PM
Nice! Where did you go to school?

A boy’s boarding school just outside of Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire nothing elete just a normal school for boys only. 
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 15, 2020, 03:47:20 PM
I did indeed PD although I'm not sure they were 'at work' unless that definition includes their clear interest in each other!  :o We sat at the top of the hill fort with our backs to the ponies, who suddenly seemed rather interested in our packed lunch!
lol  :) I suspect that they might have been fed some bits of apple and carrots by some there?  Or maybe 'at home'?  Reading about them on the website, I wondered if perhaps a few goats might be helpful in some of the more awkward to reach areas?

Is the rampart fairly steep and/or high?  Hard to tell by the photo.  And interesting to read that it was used even as late as WWII!

Best,

PD

p.s.  Nothing too exciting around here....though (whilst on a short walk with a friend), we spied several herons flying by.  The other day, I also looked up and saw two red-tailed hawks flying over a local building (circling)....that made my day!  :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 15, 2020, 10:40:40 PM
A boy’s boarding school just outside of Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire nothing elete just a normal school for boys only.
Interesting. Thanks
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Andante on September 16, 2020, 01:33:45 AM
Maiden Castle inspired Ireland's work Mai-Dun
 

Thanks for that Biffo I had no idea
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 16, 2020, 10:04:55 AM
 

Thanks for that Biffo I had no idea

It's one of my favourite works by Ireland along with 'The Forgotten Rite'
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MN Dave on September 16, 2020, 11:27:01 AM
Off a short pier.  8)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 19, 2020, 09:26:11 AM
On this the last day on the island of Møn, it was time to re-visit parts of the famous walk along the ridges of the white, forested cliffs, rising up to 120 m from the blue and green sea. They are mostly beech forests. Weather was beautiful too. There's a chalet and a park from the 18-19th century there, 'Liselund', with various follies and a path down to the stony beach below. They've now introduced picturesque herds of goats in the hills too, giving an almost South-European impression. One of the best scenic spots in the country. Did about 1/3 of the total hiking route.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: krummholz on September 19, 2020, 02:31:45 PM
On this the last day on the island of Møn, it was time to re-visit parts of the famous walk along the ridges of the white, forested cliffs, rising up to 120 m from the blue and green sea. They are mostly beech forests. Weather was beautiful too. There's a chalet and a park from the 18-19th century there, 'Liselund', with various folies and a path down to the stony beach below. They've now installed picturesque herds of goats in the hills too, giving an almost South-European impression. One of the best scenic spots in the country. Did about 1/3 of the total hiking route.

Beautiful, MT. :)

Myself, I enjoy hiking in the Green Mountains here in Vermont, though this summer I've done precious little, partly due to prepping for online classes and partly due to racing to finish my latest piece before classes started. Mostly I have been limited to local hikes. From my house I can leave town on foot and hike up into the hill country to the east, covered with mixed New England forests (oak, maple, ash, birch, and several different species of conifers). Unfortunately the Green Mountains require a car to get to, but they're quite inspiring with 3 summits that stick up above timberline. The Worcester Range is also very beautiful and rugged, makes for challenging hiking even in dry weather.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 19, 2020, 11:58:10 PM
The Vermont forests, especially in Autumn, are definitely one of the places I'd like to see if visiting the Northern US; also, you have the reputation for lovely, rural landscapes, and low-key neighbourhoods, as a contrast to the biggest cities. I've only been to New York, but hope to maybe-maybe visit in the future ... I guess some cycling is even an option there too, in the easier valleys etc. Nice with the mentioning of some of your favourites.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 20, 2020, 12:04:34 AM
On this the last day on the island of Møn, it was time to re-visit parts of the famous walk along the ridges of the white, forested cliffs, rising up to 120 m from the blue and green sea. They are mostly beech forests. Weather was beautiful too. There's a chalet and a park from the 18-19th century there, 'Liselund', with various follies and a path down to the stony beach below. They've now introduced picturesque herds of goats in the hills too, giving an almost South-European impression. One of the best scenic spots in the country. Did about 1/3 of the total hiking route.
Beautiful images. Where is the Island of Møn?

Yesterday, on a local walk, I came across the grave of former Prime Minister Harold MacMillan:
Some parts of the church at Horsted Keynes go back to the 12th Century.

(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: krummholz on September 20, 2020, 05:58:31 AM
The Vermont forests, especially in Autumn, are definitely one of the places I'd like to see if visiting the Northern US; also, you have the reputation for lovely, rural landscapes, and low-key neighbourhoods, as a contrast to the biggest cities. I've only been to New York, but hope to maybe-maybe visit in the future ... I guess some cycling is even an option there too, in the easier valleys etc. Nice with the mentioning of some of your favourites.

Yes, Vermont is very much a rural state, with even the largest city, Burlington, having a population a little under 43,000. I live in a small college town near the center of the state. My neighbors keep chickens (illegal inside city limits in most states) and there are farms and rolling fields within walking distance.

And yes, bicycling is very popular here. Until the highway was torn up two summers ago for construction, I did a 12-km each way ride up the valley to the next town and back on a regular basis. Now the construction is finished and my bicycle is sitting unused because it needs maintenance, and so few bike stores are open (due to the pandemic) that the waiting list is several months long. :(  So I hike as much as I can. :D
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 20, 2020, 06:55:30 AM
On this the last day on the island of Møn, it was time to re-visit parts of the famous walk along the ridges of the white, forested cliffs, rising up to 120 m from the blue and green sea. They are mostly beech forests. Weather was beautiful too. There's a chalet and a park from the 18-19th century there, 'Liselund', with various follies and a path down to the stony beach below. They've now introduced picturesque herds of goats in the hills too, giving an almost South-European impression. One of the best scenic spots in the country. Did about 1/3 of the total hiking route.

Wow, such a wonderful place! I am envious.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 21, 2020, 04:12:23 AM
Beautiful images. Where is the Island of Møn?

(...)

Yes, due to the peculiar spelling, it might be a bit difficult to find on the various web sources. But it's roughly 100 km directly to the south of Copenhagen (as the crow flies), and there's a free bridge from Sjælland/Zealand, the blob-island where Copenhagen is situated.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B8n

Lots of sights, besides the white cliffs of Møns Klint; also a series of medieval, frescoed churches (Fanefjord, Elmelunde, Keldby etc.), nice beaches, pretty villages (Nyord, Stege), galleries, ceramics places, and some local gastronomy/food products ... well worth a visit/stay for a few days, or longer. I had to go home after 6 nights, but could easily have stayed for another week, or more - particularly with the lovely weather, that still allowed swimming.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: krummholz on September 21, 2020, 06:04:55 AM
Yes, due to the peculiar spelling, it might be a bit difficult to find on the various web sources. But it's soughly 100 km directly to the south of Copenhagen (as the crow flies), and there's a free bridge from Zealand, the blob-island where Copenhagen is situated.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B8n

Lots of sights, besides the white cliffs of Møns Klint; also a series of medieval, frescoed churches (Fanefjord, Elmelunde, Keldby etc.), nice beaches, pretty villages (Nyord, Stege), galleries, ceramics places, and some local gastronomy/food products ... well worth a visit/stay for a few days, or longer. I had to go home after 6 nights, but could easily have stayed for another week, or more - particularly with the lovely weather, that still allowed swimming.

Of all of the countries in Europe, the two I've been most keen on visiting have been France (the southern part, le Midi) and Denmark... the latter partly because two of the top composers in my pantheon are Danish. I wonder what has become of the property Vagn Holmboe owned on Lake Arresø? I always wanted to see the setting where Holmboe composed the vast majority of his works.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: André on September 21, 2020, 08:13:29 AM
A long stroll in the streets of Montreal’s Mile End area with my son this weekend. Being the Jewish New Year, shtreimels and talits were very much on display (for the men of course). It was a beautiful fall afternoon. I brought back a dozen Montreal bagels  :D.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 21, 2020, 08:39:28 AM
Of all of the countries in Europe, the two I've been most keen on visiting have been France (the southern part, le Midi) and Denmark... the latter partly because two of the top composers in my pantheon are Danish. I wonder what has become of the property Vagn Holmboe owned on Lake Arresø? I always wanted to see the setting where Holmboe composed the vast majority of his works.

I've sent you a PM with some info on the matter ...


Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Christo on September 21, 2020, 09:18:27 AM
One of my favourite walks is simply from my home to an Ice Age morene landscape nearby, a slope next to a 'sandr', topped with five tumuli, the remains of a paleolithic (c. 3300 BC) settlement. Most times with our dog [not the one on the photo], who has free movement here. Always a sense of eternity when the wind blows and the views from the top are wide and liberating:
(https://f.jwwb.nl/public/w/p/f/temp-nedrcqgskhoeucnbrdzo/57bcyc/DSC04722.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: André on September 21, 2020, 09:51:47 AM
A view from the top must be a rare occurence indeed in the Netherlands ! :D
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 21, 2020, 09:54:41 AM
A view from the top must be a rare occurence indeed in the Netherlands ! :D

Was wondering whether it's perhaps a bit to the south in the Netherlands ? And it looks quite forested?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Christo on September 21, 2020, 09:58:07 AM
Was wondering whether it's perhaps a bit to the south in the Netherlands ? And it looks quite forested?
No it is the - almost exact - geographical centre of The Netherlands, quite forested indeed and the hill tops are just 50 meters over sea level. But that's enough for terrific views, I'm fond of them and enjoy the walk very much. The landscape resembles the Sussex Downs where Jeffrey is often found BTW.  :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 21, 2020, 10:17:20 AM
Yes, due to the peculiar spelling, it might be a bit difficult to find on the various web sources. But it's roughly 100 km directly to the south of Copenhagen (as the crow flies), and there's a free bridge from Sjælland/Zealand, the blob-island where Copenhagen is situated.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B8n

Lots of sights, besides the white cliffs of Møns Klint; also a series of medieval, frescoed churches (Fanefjord, Elmelunde, Keldby etc.), nice beaches, pretty villages (Nyord, Stege), galleries, ceramics places, and some local gastronomy/food products ... well worth a visit/stay for a few days, or longer. I had to go home after 6 nights, but could easily have stayed for another week, or more - particularly with the lovely weather, that still allowed swimming.
Thank you - it looks like a very attractive spot indeed.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 21, 2020, 10:19:32 AM
A long stroll in the streets of Montreal’s Mile End area with my son this weekend. Being the Jewish New Year, shtreimels and talits were very much on display (for the men of course). It was a beautiful fall afternoon. I brought back a dozen Montreal bagels  :D.

Sounds like a very nice thing to do.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 21, 2020, 10:21:04 AM
No it is the - almost exact - geographical centre of The Netherlands, quite forested indeed and the hill tops are just 50 meters over sea level. But that's enough for terrific views, I'm fond of them and enjoy the walk very much. The landscape resembles the Sussex Downs where Jeffrey is often found BTW.  :)

Indeed - or at least in a nearby pub (until they are all closed down again).
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 21, 2020, 03:39:59 PM
Indeed - or at least in a nearby pub (until they are all closed down again).

Do many pubs over there serve fish and chips? What kind of fish do they offer? Maybe cod (my fav)??  Is the sauce tartar sauce?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 21, 2020, 10:14:02 PM
Do many pubs over there serve fish and chips? What kind of fish do they offer? Maybe cod (my fav)??  Is the sauce tartar sauce?

OT

Yes, we also have a van which turns up in the village every Wednesday and serves fish and chips. Many pubs will serve cod and chips but there is usually a range of fish dishes. Fish Pie seems to be a popular pub meal. Not sure about the tartar sauce but I expect that you are right. Speaking personally, I'm addicted to tomato ketchup, which I have on almost everything (not breakfast cereal or porridge however).  ;D

My wife takes a dim view of my ketchup addiction  ::)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Andante on September 22, 2020, 01:26:28 AM
Can you still get 'Draught Bass' it was my beer of choice when I was in England?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 22, 2020, 07:03:39 AM
OT

Yes, we also have a van which turns up in the village every Wednesday and serves fish and chips. Many pubs will serve cod and chips but there is usually a range of fish dishes. Fish Pie seems to be a popular pub meal. Not sure about the tartar sauce but I expect that you are right. Speaking personally, I'm addicted to tomato ketchup, which I have on almost everything (not breakfast cereal or porridge however).  ;D

My wife takes a dim view of my ketchup addiction  ::)

The fish van sounds wonderful. I am envious. I live in the deep south in the U.S.A. and effectively there is no sea food restaurant. I haven’t seen fish pie, but that sounds great and I would like to try one day. I ate good fish and chips at Heathrow Airport a few times, but it costed around €30. The best fish and chips I ate were those at my favorite pub in Vancouver. They were Cod, Halibut, and Sockeye Salmon. While I like tartar sauce, I like squeezed lemon as well. I imagine there are many local ales at pubs in your area. Such a great place. One day I will visit England, Wales, and Scotland, look at Gothic buildings during day, and eat fish pie with ale during night.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 22, 2020, 08:37:21 AM
Can you still get 'Draught Bass' it was my beer of choice when I was in England?

I think so but no sure. My favourite beer is 'Old' - a very dark local Sussex beer from the Harvey's Brewery in Lewes.

Here's one of the village pubs with their beer delivery van:
(http://)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 22, 2020, 08:38:30 AM
The fish van sounds wonderful. I am envious. I live in the deep south in the U.S.A. and effectively there is no sea food restaurant. I haven’t seen fish pie, but that sounds great and I would like to try one day. I ate good fish and chips at Heathrow Airport a few times, but it costed around €30. The best fish and chips I ate were those at my favorite pub in Vancouver. They were Cod, Halibut, and Sockeye Salmon. While I like tartar sauce, I like squeezed lemon as well. I imagine there are many local ales at pubs in your area. Such a great place. One day I will visit England, Wales, and Scotland, look at Gothic buildings during day, and eat fish pie with ale during night.

If you come to England I'll buy you a fish pie.  :)

Yes, I'd imagine that fish and chips at Heathrow would be horribly over-priced. The fish van is much cheaper!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 22, 2020, 08:57:00 AM
I think so but no sure. My favourite beer is 'Old' - a very dark local Sussex beer from the Harvey's Brewery in Lewes.

Here's one of the village pubs with their beer delivery van:
(http://)

As for “Irish” ale, Joseph Mitchell’s well-known story maintains that it is supposed to be heated/warmed up and served in authentic way. I imagine they all are served cold in the U.K. today.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 23, 2020, 09:26:41 PM
As for “Irish” ale, Joseph Mitchell’s well-known story maintains that it is supposed to be heated/warmed up and served in authentic way. I imagine they all are served cold in the U.K. today.
Yes, probably true.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Christo on September 24, 2020, 04:33:57 AM
I think so but no sure. My favourite beer is 'Old' - a very dark local Sussex beer from the Harvey's Brewery in Lewes.

Here's one of the village pubs with their beer delivery van:
(http://)
Hope to take one during our next visit!  ;D
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 24, 2020, 05:11:54 AM
Hope to take one during our next visit!  ;D
That would be very nice indeed - and hopefully as less traumatic visit than last time!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: BasilValentine on September 24, 2020, 08:29:17 PM
Mine are in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, where I live. This is a shot of me enjoying one of them: a descent down a long ridge from Grace Mountain. I ascended via the valley below to the left and up an old landslide track. The return is down the ridge and then a plunge left back into the valley:

Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: BasilValentine on September 24, 2020, 08:35:33 PM
Here's the ascent up the landslide track:

Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Christo on September 24, 2020, 09:09:09 PM
Mine are in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, where I live. This is a shot of me enjoying one of them: a descent down a long ridge from Grace Mountain. I ascended via the valley below to the left and up an old landslide track. The return is down the ridge and then a plunge left back into the valley:
I wrote a monograph on my compatriot Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920), who did an American tour in 1898. As an alternative for the Alps he normally would visit, he chose the Adirondack Mountains and found them not high, but pleasant walking and with enough fresh air.  :)
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on September 24, 2020, 09:30:07 PM
Mine are in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, where I live. This is a shot of me enjoying one of them: a descent down a long ridge from Grace Mountain. I ascended via the valley below to the left and up an old landslide track. The return is down the ridge and then a plunge left back into the valley:

That is superb & not quite what I expected of scenery up there. Lovely.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 24, 2020, 10:42:18 PM
Mine are in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, where I live. This is a shot of me enjoying one of them: a descent down a long ridge from Grace Mountain. I ascended via the valley below to the left and up an old landslide track. The return is down the ridge and then a plunge left back into the valley:
Great photos, although not sure that I fancy the 'landslide track'!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: krummholz on September 25, 2020, 02:15:12 AM
Mine are in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, where I live. This is a shot of me enjoying one of them: a descent down a long ridge from Grace Mountain. I ascended via the valley below to the left and up an old landslide track. The return is down the ridge and then a plunge left back into the valley:

Beautiful! As an aside, the scenery in Vermont is very similar, maybe a bit craggier in places. New Hampshire is even more spectacular and almost "alpine", with many summits sticking up well above timberline. I have many pictures taken in the New England mountains but it's hard to choose one as the best! I will try to come up with something...
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: BasilValentine on September 25, 2020, 04:46:30 AM
Great photos, although not sure that I fancy the 'landslide track'!

The Adirondacks are prone to large landslides. After Hurricane Irene in 2011 there were more than 20 major slides in a matter of days. It was like an amusement park opening up. So many new routes to walk! Here is one of the most famous Adirondack routes, on Mt. Colden. From a deep glacial lake surrounded by thousand foot cliffs one ascends the defile in the lower middle-frame, then out onto that bright white slide track (new in 2011) nearly to the summit.



Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: André on September 25, 2020, 05:04:44 AM
Very impressive. Reminds me of my youth  ::).
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 26, 2020, 11:12:48 AM
The Adirondacks are prone to large landslides. After Hurricane Irene in 2011 there were more than 20 major slides in a matter of days. It was like an amusement park opening up. So many new routes to walk! Here is one of the most famous Adirondack routes, on Mt. Colden. From a deep glacial lake surrounded by thousand foot cliffs one ascends the defile in the lower middle-frame, then out onto that bright white slide track (new in 2011) nearly to the summit.
Extraordinary!

Today, as a belated 90th birthday present for my father-in-law we took my in laws to Hampton Court Palace, sometime home of Henry VIII. It has beautiful grounds.
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Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 26, 2020, 11:28:08 AM
Extraordinary!

Today, as a belated 90th birthday present for my father-in-law we took my in laws to Hampton Court Palace, sometime home of Henry VIII. It has beautiful grounds.
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Oh, neat!  I'd love to see that sometime.  Hope that everyone, especially your father-in-law, enjoyed it?

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 26, 2020, 11:32:17 AM
Oh, neat!  I'd love to see that sometime.  Hope that everyone, especially your father-in-law, enjoyed it?

PD

Yes, we all had a great day thank you PD. My mother-in-law has already been on the phone saying that they would like to go again. The staff were brilliant (especially as 50% of them are about to be made redundant) in accommodating my in law's wheel chairs and finding special routes and lifts for us. I hope that you too get there one day PD.

Installation at Hampton Court Palace
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Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 26, 2020, 12:18:42 PM
Yes, we all had a great day thank you PD. My mother-in-law has already been on the phone saying that they would like to go again. The staff were brilliant (especially as 50% of them are about to be made redundant) in accommodating my in law's wheel chairs and finding special routes and lifts for us. I hope that you too get there one day PD.

Installation at Hampton Court Palace
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I'm happy to hear that things went so well....yeah staff!!!  I feel horrible that 50% of them will be laid off though!!  Any system in place in which they will be hired back when things are normal?  At least first offerings (I imagine that at least a goodly amount of them will be trying to find new jobs)?

And, I'll make it there....somehow, someday.  Thanks Jeffrey for your kind wishes.

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 27, 2020, 05:49:18 AM
I'm happy to hear that things went so well....yeah staff!!!  I feel horrible that 50% of them will be laid off though!!  Any system in place in which they will be hired back when things are normal?  At least first offerings (I imagine that at least a goodly amount of them will be trying to find new jobs)?

And, I'll make it there....somehow, someday.  Thanks Jeffrey for your kind wishes.

PD

Hi PD I had a chat with one of the guides and she told me that there was a good chance that they will be re-appointed when and if things return to normal. It is the current uncertainly which is dispiriting for them. I've twice had to reapply for my job and I know how stressful that is.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 27, 2020, 01:18:52 PM
Hi PD I had a chat with one of the guides and she told me that there was a good chance that they will be re-appointed when and if things return to normal. It is the current uncertainly which is dispiriting for them. I've twice had to reapply for my job and I know how stressful that is.
You've had to reapply for your current teaching position?  And twice?!  ???

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Brian on September 27, 2020, 01:20:30 PM
By coincidence at my office, 50% of us are being laid off next month and we are all re-applying for our own jobs right now...
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 27, 2020, 01:31:41 PM
By coincidence at my office, 50% of us are being laid off next month and we are all re-applying for our own jobs right now...
Wow!  :(  All the best to you Brian.  I hope that everything works out well in the end for you.

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 27, 2020, 05:34:54 PM
The economic and psychological impact of lay-off could substantially differ depending upon the governmental unemployment insurance policy of the nation one live. If you live in the U.S.A., you have to constantly worry about lay-off until you retire and you will economically suffer a lot when you are laid-off.

https://www.statista.com/chart/21701/jobless-benefits-selected-countries-oecd/

Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on September 29, 2020, 09:21:30 AM
You've had to reapply for your current teaching position?  And twice?!  ???

PD

No, my previous one PD. On both occasions I managed to hang on to my job. Once was when there was a merger with another school and the other time was when they thought that we simply were not good enough. It was incredibly divisive (intentionally I suspect) and worrying.

You can see why I like long walks in the countryside!
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on September 29, 2020, 11:13:55 AM
No, my previous one PD. On both occasions I managed to hang on to my job. Once was when there was a merger with another school and the other time was when they thought that we simply were not good enough. It was incredibly divisive (intentionally I suspect) and worrying.

You can see why I like long walks in the countryside!
You?!  No way!!

And, yes, keep moving!  Get those endorphins going.  :)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on October 12, 2020, 12:33:19 PM
You?!  No way!!

And, yes, keep moving!  Get those endorphins going.  :)

PD
Thanks PD  ;D

Actually yesterday I did a great walk over the South Downs, over Windover Hill. The weather was fine and there were some great views. I took quite a few photos on my mobile but I'm having problems emailing them to myself. Anyway I found a couple of images online of the route - that's the sea in the distance. 'SDW' on the lower image finger-post stands for South Downs Way:
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Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 12, 2020, 03:05:45 PM
Thanks PD  ;D

Actually yesterday I did a great walk over the South Downs, over Windover Hill. The weather was fine and there were some great views. I took quite a few photos on my mobile but I'm having problems emailing them to myself. Anyway I found a couple of images online of the route - that's the sea in the distance. 'SDW' on the lower image finger-post stands for South Downs Way:
(http://)
I do envy your walks Jeffrey; you have such beautiful countryside....and so close too!

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on October 12, 2020, 10:53:57 PM
I do envy your walks Jeffrey; you have such beautiful countryside....and so close too!

PD

Yes PD - we are lucky to live here. I was walking in the village yesterday on a shopping errand to buy some parsnips (my life is so exciting); my car was in the garage for a service (no doubt incredibly expensive) and as I was walking I could hear cows and it occurred to me just how rural it is round here. We are about a 30 minute drive to the South Downs and it's easy to get up to London on the train. We only live here (I'm from central London) because at the time when we moved it was an equidistant location between my wife's job and my own.

PS I managed to email some of my own photos from that walk - so, here goes:
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I've included the nice church at Jevington, where I popped in for a few moments. We spent a bit longer in the pub at the end of our walk  :).
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter on October 13, 2020, 03:41:35 AM
Beautiful!  Looks very tranquil.  :)

PD
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: MusicTurner on October 13, 2020, 04:48:23 AM
Really lovely scenes & photos there ... so the silvery sea can be seen in the background?
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: André on October 13, 2020, 05:22:19 AM
Earth and clouds communing. Makes one feel so close to nature...
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on October 13, 2020, 01:21:30 PM
Really lovely scenes & photos there ... so the silvery sea can be seen in the background?

Yes, it was quite beautiful with the light reflecting on the water and a quite fantastic cloudscape, although it was a fine and quite warm and sunny day for walking. The first and third photos show the sea in the background. The order in which the photos were taken were 2,3,1,4.
Title: Re: Where are your favourite walks?
Post by: vandermolen on October 13, 2020, 01:24:57 PM
Earth and clouds communing. Makes one feel so close to nature...

Yes, I agree.