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Ridge

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TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« on: 07:57:16, 29/05/20 »
During full lock down, when it was all absolutely local walks if I found a variation on a route I would often walk it more than once just for the novelty factor. I don't intend to continue with this now that we have a little more freedom but I did yesterday repeat last weeks walk as Ridgedaugher was with me and I hoped to be able to show her the amazing wild garlic display.
The original trip report is here http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=40337.0
Here are a few additional photos
Panorama from the top of Ivinghoe Beacon
« Last Edit: 08:27:51, 29/05/20 by Ridge »

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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #1 on: 08:27:04, 29/05/20 »

We spotted a mile stone for the Icknield Way which starts where the Ridgeway ends at Ivinghoe Beacon and then links to, as indicated on the stone, The Peddars Way at Thetford.
The wild garlic was still out but past its best.






There is a very steep stepped path through the woods and 2 men were running up and down it repeatedly. Even though they were friends one was fitter than the other so you were constantly meeting one or the other of them. Very annoying.


As we walked down the Golden Valley, which I talked about in the previous report, my daughter suddenly said 'I've been here before' I thought perhaps she had suddenly become psychic and was having a past-life experience but no. Earlier this year in the teeth of storm Dennis she had been on a challenge walk which had passed that way. Very different weather today from the howling gale and torrential rain that she had encountered then.


Last week this field was a barren desert



More of the pretty cottages in Frithsden



Someone was playing the organ in the church as we sat on the step to have a drink.



The photo is looking down at Spooky Lane in Frithsden from the Devils Bridge. This is an ancient, possibly Roman, route which was sunk by the Duke of Bridgewater so that the posh people could ride along the top of the escarpment and over the bridge without having to meet the plebs on the track.



Another lovely walk of just over 14 miles in glorious weather.

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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #2 on: 12:23:01, 29/05/20 »
Don't care that you've done it before and written about it before.  It still looks a lovely walk, particularly in the spring sunshine  :)
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« Reply #3 on: 13:14:49, 29/05/20 »
Don't care that you've done it before and written about it before.  It still looks a lovely walk, particularly in the spring sunshine  :)
I thought that you would need something to read now that you have all this free time in the evenings.

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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #4 on: 13:19:08, 29/05/20 »
Looks a cracking day and a lovely walk - that valley looks bone dry!

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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #5 on: 13:39:26, 29/05/20 »
Thanks pdstsp.
It has been very dry here but also it is all on chalk. The only water we saw all day was in a man-made duck pond, there were no natural streams or ponds.

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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #6 on: 19:26:16, 29/05/20 »
I can appreciate someone who does the same walk a few times in these times  :)

Lovely pics again Ridge  O0 There is always something different you can take a shot of.

I miss doing the same walk in a strange way, when you've done it 15 times before....  ;D

Well, not really  :)
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« Reply #7 on: 20:30:01, 29/05/20 »
Thanks April is was lovely to be out with my daughter for the day.


Yes I don't think I'll do this 15 times despite how nice it was.

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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #8 on: 21:12:02, 29/05/20 »
Like the bypass for not meeting the "plebs"  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: 21:51:46, 29/05/20 »
Like the bypass for not meeting the "plebs"  ;D
Now I think about it, it sounds like a good idea. ;)

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« Reply #10 on: 09:56:23, 30/05/20 »
I'm surprised that the wild garlic is still out down your way - really past it here in Grange.


PS - the panorama shot link doesn't seem to be working for me.
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« Reply #11 on: 10:16:14, 30/05/20 »

I'm surprised that the wild garlic is still out down your way - really past it here in Grange.


PS - the panorama shot link doesn't seem to be working for me.
I was surprised it was still out last week, it was way past its best this week but there was so much it still looked pretty good.


The link doesn't work for me either, try the one below. It has stretched strangely, it is a 360 degree panorama and I was standing very close to the trig point which looks to be miles away from me.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/nn129/Birkhouse/20200528_134037.jpg


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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #12 on: 15:16:00, 30/05/20 »
Very nice . The wild garlic is really striking .  O0
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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #13 on: 16:15:06, 30/05/20 »
Thanks G&P.
The wild garlic last week, in the post linked to at the top of the thread, was even better but it was still worth going to see, and smell, again.

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Re: TR - Potten End to Ivinghoe Beacon AGAIN
« Reply #14 on: 08:23:45, 30/08/20 »
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