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General Walking Discussion / Re: The cow discussion........ again
« Last post by Maggot on Yesterday at 23:11:01 »

You might want to have a look at this
https://killercows.co.uk/facts-stats/cattle-attack-statistics-an-alternative-view/

We are more likely to be injured by cattle if you think about the numbers of car/bus journeys we have compared to the numbers of times we encounter cattle. How many other incidents or near misses go unreported?



A bloke who was attacked by a cow has spent his money hiring 'an expert' to crunch some data, do some jiggery pokery and come up with the result he wanted at the start!  Quelle suprise!


You do realise he quoted a figure which included reports of three deaths, which he said "had the potential to be fatal"?  If it killed you, it was fatal!
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Best views, etc in the UK
« Last post by jimbob on Yesterday at 23:01:05 »
Another huge vote for High Cup O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Best views, etc in the UK
« Last post by Maggot on Yesterday at 22:57:57 »
From the top of Draycott sleights, looking out over the Bristol Channel, then round to Exmoor and the Quantocks, then the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor.


With the sun setting it is just unbeatable!
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Best views, etc in the UK
« Last post by richardh1905 on Yesterday at 21:51:08 »
the Falkirk Wheel..



The Falkirk Wheel is amazing, but The Kelpies took my breath away the first time that I saw them..
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Best views, etc in the UK
« Last post by richardh1905 on Yesterday at 21:47:25 »
Suilven and the Assynt hills. No landscape quite like it in the UK.

I also love looking across from the west of Orkney on a clear day, and seeing the distant hills of the far North stretching out towards Cape Wrath - Ben Klibreck, Ben Loyal, Ben Hope, Cranstackie/Beinn Spionnaidh, and sometimes even the hills near Cape Wrath if I am lucky.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Best views, etc in the UK
« Last post by ninthace on Yesterday at 21:17:48 »
Agree with High Cup Nick  :) O0
The best I have ever seen it was with a cloud inversion  filling it to the foot of the cliffs but with no cloud out of the valley and snow on the tops to add the finishing touch.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Best views, etc in the UK
« Last post by Owen on Yesterday at 21:07:24 »
Sandwood Bay and the coast up to Cape Wrath.
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Welcome / Re: Pleased To Stumble On The Forum, Though One Disappointment
« Last post by ninthace on Yesterday at 21:07:12 »
I'm still trying to work out why owld woodenchops would google "UK walking forums" if he was looking for info on insurance for walks in New Zealand  :-\
I just googled travel insurance New Zealand but then I have no imagination as Mrs N tells me. Most insurance companies do not regard walking on trails a hazardous activity but it is easy to check the small print. The bigger struggle for we mature folk is age and extant maladies.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Best views, etc in the UK
« Last post by Dovegirl on Yesterday at 21:06:40 »
The view from Monsal Head in the Peak District

Seeing the Crowns Engine Houses perched on the rugged cliff face at Botallack on the Cornish coast, one of the highlights of my walks on the SWCP

In Sussex the view of the Seven Sisters from Seaford Head and seeing the Beachy Head lighthouse from the shore
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Best views, etc in the UK
« Last post by harland on Yesterday at 20:23:54 »
Whilst I would agree with High Cup, turning the corner and seeing Cauldron Snout for the first time was exceptional.

The other one that really sticks in my mind was when walking the SWCP.  It was a red hot day and just before Woolacombe I saw a peregrine falcon perched on a rock, as I turned the corner Woolacombe beach was before me with surfers catching the waves.  A memorable moment I guess more than a view but the one that reminds me a wonderful 630 miles!
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