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Ridge

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TR - EVEN more of the same
« on: 17:08:12, 07/05/20 »
I'm going to have to think of more imaginative TR titles.


Today's walk was similar to others but slightly extended. If you know the area at all I went Cockfosters, Trent Park, under M25, Northaw, Cuffley, under M25, Crews Hill, Trent Park, Cockfosters.


I know it is a cliche to say it but one of the joys of repeatedly walking a similar route, perhaps the only joy, is seeing the subtle shift as blackthorn gives way to hawthorn etc. First there are just a few horse chestnut flowers and then suddenly every tree is covered.


Horse chestnut in Trent Park, this one is always early and has nearly finished flowering.






I'd made a fairly early start but it was already getting warm and it was nice to be in the shade of the wood.



Even more pics of hawthorn






This watertower, built in 1905 is now a house. Despite it being so tall it is very hard to get a good pic of it.



Wisteria covered cottage on the way to Northaw.



The buttercups have gone mad at the moment.



This drainage ditch was a mass of flowers between the fields.



Pretty cottage amongst the fields.



Crossing back under the M25 I headed in to Crews Hill which is a very strange place. Scattered along the road are a pub, a train station and about 7 houses which are outnumbered by the garden centres which jostle for space up the road.


I had to take a footpath through a golf course. Last time I came this way I thought I had gone the wrong way through the carpark so today i went another way which felt even more wrong. Why will golf clubs not put up signs!


There were signs warning me not to trespass on the railway, which is hard to comply with when the ROW crosses the line.



Gorgeous weather and very few people about added up to a lovely time. At 16.8 mile it was further than I thought and I had to push on a bit to get home for a lunch time works meeting on Zoom.




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pdstsp

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Re: TR - EVEN more of the same
« Reply #1 on: 17:26:43, 07/05/20 »
Look like a good day out - looking forward to something similar tomorrow - younger daughter is even threatening to come with me!


Lovely horse chestnut tree.

April

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« Reply #2 on: 18:41:07, 07/05/20 »
Lovely pics Ridge  O0

Know what you mean about TR titles, what DO you name them atm?  :-\

16.8 miles   :o   O0  O0  O0

You rebel you  :D  ;)

If I didn't have a double blister on my little toe, I may try to do more than 9.75 miles tomorrow  :(

PS Don't mention [censored] technology to me, I had a skype meeting today, I was "muted" every time I tried to speak. I might as well have not been there  ::) PS I don't speak out loud in groups that much, think Todd Anderson the character in Dead Poet's Society played by Ethan Hawke.
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vghikers

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« Reply #3 on: 19:04:31, 07/05/20 »
Great local pics again  O0
Buttercup meadows, and all wild flower meadows, are a very welcome sight, much favoured by butterflies.

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« Reply #4 on: 19:41:02, 07/05/20 »
A real delight to view. Yes indeed, those changes in the colours, are what make a route different every time. O0

Ridge

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« Reply #5 on: 20:07:39, 07/05/20 »
Thanks everyone, it was a really lovely morning and very few people about. I even stopped and had a chat with  couple of other walkers.


16.8 miles   :o   O0 O0 O0

You rebel you  :D ;)
I save up my time and then have a long walk every few days.





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« Reply #6 on: 20:57:12, 07/05/20 »
Some really nice photos there, Ridge.
Hawthorn is a lovely tree, vibrant green leaves, beautiful flowers, and then berries for the birds in winter.
The buttercups remind me of our field in Orkney - https://i.ibb.co/2ZwRnMd/Buttercups.jpg
And that wisteria is gorgeous - we ordered one online, and got a half dead stick 4 inches high - it is alive - just.
I notice that your horse chestnut flowers are pure white - the ones that I photographed a few days ago has splashes of pink and yellow on the white blooms - https://i.ibb.co/N1zcxks/429a-Horse-Chestnut.jpg


Ridge

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« Reply #7 on: 21:30:11, 07/05/20 »
Thanks Richard. that's quite a lot of buttercups.

Ridge

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« Reply #8 on: 17:10:31, 09/05/20 »
I notice that your horse chestnut flowers are pure white - the ones that I photographed a few days ago has splashes of pink and yellow on the white blooms
Saw these today, the flowers higher up the tree were even stronger pink

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« Reply #9 on: 12:53:13, 11/05/20 »
Gorgeous. There are pink flowered varieties of Horse Chestnut too - there's one down in the Grange Community Orchard that I must go and take a look at.

Ridge

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« Reply #10 on: 13:48:48, 11/05/20 »
That tree is one of 2 very old trees at the end of our road.
Not that I'm one to name drop but our garden was landscaped by Capability Brown so there is the possibility that the trees are from the original planting scheme.

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« Reply #11 on: 14:41:15, 11/05/20 »
Great pics. The wild flowers by the stream are lovely - always amazing what nature can do without our help- that little cottage is definitely too cute.
but 16.8 miles before lunch!!!!!!
So many paths, so little time

Ridge

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« Reply #12 on: 15:34:39, 11/05/20 »
Thanks Jac.
I did leave home at 8.00am so it was a 5 hour morning walk.

Mel

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« Reply #13 on: 21:15:39, 11/05/20 »
Love the gingerbread house!


And that field of buttercups - you could be in Swaledale.  Did you stoop to pick a buttock up?



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Ridge

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« Reply #14 on: 21:39:00, 11/05/20 »
Did you stoop to pick a buttock up?
I would have if it hadn't been for social distancing.