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Welcome / Re: Hello from Berkshire
« Last post by John Walker on Yesterday at 19:20:31 »
Hi RR

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If you go to 'issuu.com' and type in best foot forward in the search you will find them.

Thanks for the link.  I've had a quick look at all 4 issues. Very interesting and impressive and a lot of work! Do you do it all yourself (writing, photos, layout etc.)? I know some of the walks in the Surrey/Berkshire area but there are several others that I'm planning t try.

Cheers
JW
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News and Articles / Re: Parking and farmers
« Last post by Strider on Yesterday at 16:45:15 »
If your going to use Remembrance day as an excuse, why weren't the owners of these vehicles in Church or a remembrance parade somewhere

There's a service held on Great Gable, as per the link in the first post.

I have a lot of sympathy for the farmer, the drivers were inconsiderate, but by doing this he's made himself the villain.
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News and Articles / Re: Parking and farmers
« Last post by tonyk on Yesterday at 16:29:43 »
There is no way you would have got a fire engine down the road so all the drivers of those cars were that parked illegally should be charged with obstruction.They can claim for any damages on their insurance.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: What are your plans for 2017?
« Last post by bricam2096 on Yesterday at 15:41:08 »
I assume you mean 2018?

Nope, 2017. The thread was resurrected to ask if people had achieved their goals for 2017 or not.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: What are your plans for 2017?
« Last post by gunwharfman on Yesterday at 14:27:58 »
I assume you mean 2018? For me, I want to hike the GR131 across a couple of the Canary Islands before March. I then am in a real quandary, the GR20, GR11, the GR5, I just muddle myself up but I will work it out I'm sure. I fancy some UK walks up to the end of June, Brecon Beacons, up to the Lakes again, The Bob 'whathisname' Round looks interesting and of course as its 2018 I might go to Ypres on November 10th/11th? Last but not least I would also like to take a few days to walk from Falaise to Caen through the Swiss Normandy area, just the place for me to indulge myself in food and wine!
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Photography / Re: another relaxing video medley
« Last post by Penygadair on Yesterday at 14:27:31 »
Teetotal eh, Henry? Probably explains why your photos are better than mine.
I tried it for a week 40 years ago - didn't agree with me.  ;D
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Lake District / Re: Wainwrights climbed list - add yourself to the list :)
« Last post by jontea on Yesterday at 13:01:40 »
Thanks Mark, I knew I could rely on you  ;)
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News and Articles / Re: Parking and farmers
« Last post by Dyffryn Ardudwy on Yesterday at 11:25:59 »
I was amazed and surprised to see an interview on television some months ago, where children were asked had they ever seen a sheep or cow.


According to the last UK census, only a tiny 17% of the Uks 65million population live in the rural countryside, the rest live near or in the major cities, so possibly millions of uk residents have never seen a beach, mountain or running stream from a lofty mountain peak.

I cannot remember what part of the country this school group were from, but their eyes were on stalks when they were shown a video of a beautiful pastoral country scene, full of these mysterious creatures.

The majority of them had only seen pictures of the animals, and they had simply no idea where our daily pinta came from, or the wool of their school jumpers.


There are a huge number of adults who share a similar perspective on our countryside, many of them have never seen a mountain, and when they see them for the first time, they do not know how to behave when their amongst their splendour.


The dropping of litter, allowing their dogs to run wild amongst sheep, parking in the most inappropriate places.

Is it any wonder, that adults behave in a certain disrespectful manner when visiting the countryside, most of them have no comprehension of a farmers hectic and busy schedule.

They see the stunning scenery, and park their car in the most opportune location.

When they return to see their car badly damaged, they rightfully get extremely angry.

What right has anyone got to destroy my property.

The farmer responsible, is just another member of the public, and few of the visitors can understand his way of life.
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Lake District / Re: Seathwaite
« Last post by tonyk on Yesterday at 10:46:03 »
There is no way you would have got a fire engine down the road so all the drivers of those cars were that parked illegally should be charged with obstruction.They can claim for any damages on their insurance.

 
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News and Articles / Re: Parking and farmers
« Last post by barewirewalker on Yesterday at 10:30:02 »
It is pretty frustrating when visitors to the countryside interrupt the flow of agricultural work, especially during corn harvest. Back in the dim and distant past when I was a farm manager, I was preparing the way to move two combine harvesters from one farm to another and this meant bringing them through narrow roads in the village. To ensure the swift movement of a convoy that included tractors and trailers, I went ahead to prepare the way and open gates. The field with the most direct approach to the corn at the best stage for combining was down a short lane about 50yds to the gate, off the road. When I got there I found a car parked half way down it, I went to the gate and saw a couple lying under a tree about 150 yds away, I did not have time too run up the field and tell them to move else the convoy would have to stop in the village, but I did notice that they were in a very advance state of coitus (short strokes). Pushing the gate open noisily, I dashed back to see if I could halt the procession of farm machinery at a more convenient place.
I could see the entrance of the field from the grain store at the farm, as I was about to stop the leading combine harevester, I saw the offending car disappear up the road driving away, so they entered the field unhindered.


Soon the barley was being trailered back from that field, having weighed the first trailer, it was tipped into a 6  inch auger that shifted about 20 tons per hour and blew the grain into a 10 ft high stack. I saw a flash of colour through the stream of grain from the top of the auger, fearing a contaminant I banged the emergency switch just as a pair of knickers hit the slope of the grain and slowly descended the pile to my feet.
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