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Photography / Re: Flora
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 12:55:46 »
Me too. I would have driven to Dunsford Woods on the R Teign to see dippers. Yesterday I saw one half a mile from home on the Alphinbrook.
Funny you should say that, the week before last I went for a walk on the Exe Valley Way from Tiverton while my car was being serviced and saw a brace of dippers at Iron Bridge.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Bluebells
« Last post by Mel on Today at 12:51:43 »


Popping my thoughts on that in the Coronavirus Measures topic in the Hikers Bar so as not to hijack this topic ..

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Photography / Re: Flora
« Last post by Jac on Today at 12:48:15 »
Thanks.  They have just started to pop out in profusion.  All this daily lane walking has given me a greater appreciation of the hedgerow flower season.  Before my knee problem and all wet weather, we used to drive past all that, straight for the moors or the coast.  The bad weather and the lock down has given me a greater appreciation of what we have on the doorstep.

Me too. I would have driven to Dunsford Woods on the R Teign to see dippers. Yesterday I saw one half a mile from home on the Alphinbrook.
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Gear / Re: Treadmills: A world of walking without leaving home!
« Last post by Owen on Today at 12:47:21 »
2002 The road zig zags from Agua Calientes up to Machu Picchu. Having walked the trail to get there we took the coach down. and a young boy ran down taking a direct route across the zig zags, getting there before the coach - so claiming his reward from the passengers.


I did it in 1986.
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Gear / Re: Treadmills: A world of walking without leaving home!
« Last post by Owen on Today at 12:46:30 »
How do you simulate the effects of altitude?
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Photography / Re: Flora
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 12:37:16 »
Thanks.  They have just started to pop out in profusion.  All this daily lane walking has given me a greater appreciation of the hedgerow flower season.  Before my knee problem and all wet weather, we used to drive past all that, straight for the moors or the coast.  The bad weather and the lock down has given me a greater appreciation of what we have on the doorstep.
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I've just finished a section of a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and it was quite brilliant! It was the 15th of 23 activities, so I'm assuming I was about half way up.  :)

The guide was Jake and he made a fascinating companion. He talked at length about the Seven Summits (of which Kilimanjaro is one) and what each is like to walk/climb. (Apparently, Kilimanjaro is pretty straightforward.)  ;)

I loved getting a feel for what this walk would be like in real life. One thing that surprised me was the huge number of people heading up the track; we overtook them all and no one overtook us, but they did tend to be heavily laden while Jake's rucksack was less so and I wasn't carrying anything at all.





Jake having a word about tomorrow's section, which I'm definitely going to do.  :)



I almost forgot... the activity was called Lava Camp Endurance Hike. It was only 1.3 miles but the ascent was over 1,000ft and it took 40 mins.
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Photography / Re: Flora
« Last post by Jac on Today at 12:30:04 »
+1 Greater Stitchwort I think

Never thought of the reason for the name before :)
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Photography / Re: Flora
« Last post by barewirewalker on Today at 12:28:25 »
Looks like Stitchwort to me. Common but under appreciated in my opinion. Called after needle and thread work on a country girls dress as the flower can be so easily represented by simple stitching.
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Now that the fields are dry, we did a figure of eight using the Two Moors Way and other paths to crisscross the village and surrounding countryside.  Mrs N remarked it was quite like old times in Cumbria, trotting through a succession of sheep's toilets - must be all that fresh grass but there were some mucky bums about.  Before we set off, I had a rummage through the ski kit box and found a set of silk liners to wear to deal with all the gates.
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