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Dovegirl

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On the South Downs
« on: 12:20:46, 23/11/20 »
What with the covid restrictions and my feeling that it was best to keep the travel logistics simple, my walks this year haven't ranged anything like as widely as usual.  But I did a lot of walks on the South Downs between Findon and Eastbourne, so here are just a few photos.



The downs at Saddlescombe near the Devil's Dyke

Saddlescombe



On the Monarch's Way between Findon and Steyning

MW



Belle Tout, which is between the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head

Belle Tout


On Round Hill, which lies to the north of Hove

Round Hill



Round Hill seen from Benfield Hill

On Benfield Hill



On the downs between Firle Beacon and Seaford

Near Firle Beacon



Lots of sheep on the downs near Woodingdean, which is on the eastern outskirts of Brighton

Near Woodingdean



On Bullock Hill near Woodingdean

On Bullock Hill



On Lancing Hill

On Lancing Hill



Sheep posing obligingly in a valley near Eastbourne

Sheep



Thanks for looking     :)







Bigfoot_Mike

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« Reply #1 on: 12:53:58, 23/11/20 »
Excellent photos. These bring back memories of when I used to live on the south coast. South Downs, the New Forest and Dorset coastal path were regular haunts. The scenery here in northeast Scotland is quite different.

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« Reply #2 on: 14:00:23, 23/11/20 »
Lovely photos which recall downland scenery of my childhood, living on the North downs and holidaying on the Sussex coast. Later I lived in Weymouth for a year walking the coast most weekends.
More recently enjoyed the Wessex Ridgeway following the chalk uplands from Marlborough down to Lyme Regis.
This year should have been The Ridgeway possibly leading onto the Icknield Way.
Fingers crossed for next year ???
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

sussamb

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« Reply #3 on: 15:43:30, 23/11/20 »
Great pics, some of it very familiar to me :)
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« Reply #4 on: 15:46:57, 23/11/20 »
More recently enjoyed the Wessex Ridgeway following the chalk uplands from Marlborough down to Lyme Regis.
This year should have been The Ridgeway possibly leading onto the Icknield Way.
Fingers crossed for next year ???


Walked both of those, very different walks and if you enjoyed the Wessex Ridgeway you'll certainly enjoy the Ridgeway, although there were times where I felt cheated as the 'ridge' was to one side of the trail, thankfully not too often :)
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Re: On the South Downs
« Reply #5 on: 18:02:19, 23/11/20 »
Wonderful pics Dovegirl  O0


I'm struggling to pick a favourite because they are all so good, very nice countryside down there  :)
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Re: On the South Downs
« Reply #6 on: 18:05:05, 23/11/20 »
enjoyed your photos Dovegirl,  lovely looking walking country down there! :)

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« Reply #7 on: 19:01:18, 23/11/20 »
Great photos of a wonderful area. I walked with Sussex Downsmen all along the Downs for years.
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Dovegirl

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« Reply #8 on: 20:49:17, 23/11/20 »
Thank you everyone for all the comments   -   very much appreciated      :)

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« Reply #9 on: 07:07:37, 24/11/20 »
Lovely pictures. Not an area I know at all, but looks to be wonderful serene countryside.

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« Reply #10 on: 16:18:52, 24/11/20 »
Lovely pictures! Brings back the good memories of my only multi-day walk this year Embarrassed
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« Reply #11 on: 19:05:32, 24/11/20 »
Oh what smashing pictures.  I actually looked at them yesterday on my phone and the first one looks positively mountainous  :D  (phone distorts pics).


Blue skies and green rolling hills.  Very well timed posting, thank you  O0
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« Reply #12 on: 20:42:03, 24/11/20 »
Many thanks pdstsp, Birdman and Mel     :)    Glad you liked the pics     :)

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« Reply #13 on: 12:24:47, 25/11/20 »
Nice photos of what looks like lovely rolling country - a part of Britain that I have never visited.  O0
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« Reply #14 on: 22:40:12, 25/11/20 »
Thank you, richard, for your kind comment     :)