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Ridge

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TR - Spring is springing
« on: 18:04:44, 23/02/21 »
Having not done any significant walks this year, though lots of short ones, I actually dragged my self out properly today.


Despite appearances I wasn't at Ribbleshead



Fun fungus



One section of the woods was full of snowdrops, I assume that they had escaped from the nearby cottages.







It was a lovely warm day with a cooling breeze and it was great to get out and properly stretch my legs. It made a change from my only walking being to the sofa to log on to the forum. It was VERY muddy, not helped by there being a lot of 'Countryside Management' going on. There were ponds being dug and trees being planted. Obviously more trees is a good thing but it felt like someone had got a grant. All of these things seem to require diggers to wreck the path and destroy hedgerows.

This is part of a National Trail which would have been brought in to existence by an act of Parliament.







While I was out walking Mrs R was having her vaccine injection but we managed to rendezvous at a cafe near home to treat ourselves to take away coffee and cake.

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Re: TR - Spring is springing
« Reply #1 on: 18:34:56, 23/02/21 »
Very nice  :)
Where's the viaduct?
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Ridge

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« Reply #2 on: 18:45:58, 23/02/21 »

ThanksThe viaduct carries the east coast line and is just to the north of the M25.

Jac

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« Reply #3 on: 19:15:33, 23/02/21 »
I think snowdrops are native to UK though there are lots of cultivars; snowdrops are very promiscuous
Got to love a snowdrop :smitten:
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

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Re: TR - Spring is springing
« Reply #4 on: 19:48:29, 23/02/21 »
I think snowdrops are native to UK though there are lots of cultivars; snowdrops are very promiscuous
Got to love a snowdrop :smitten:


Sorry to disappoint you Jac, but the experts believe snowdrops to be introduced. They are always found near habitation. 

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« Reply #5 on: 20:03:23, 23/02/21 »
ThanksThe viaduct carries the east coast line and is just to the north of the M25.

TL 3060 0170, called Soper's Viaduct  8)

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Re: TR - Spring is springing
« Reply #6 on: 21:47:48, 23/02/21 »
Nice pics Ridge  O0


Pleased Mrs R is getting her vaccine  O0


This is slightly bizarre but if I used just three words about my last walk (and the one I've done repeatedly for weeks) it would be mud, snowdrops and viaduct. Another word is ducks but you've not got any ducks in your TR so I won't mention it  ;)
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Ridge

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« Reply #7 on: 22:28:26, 23/02/21 »
I didn't notice any ducks but there was a very lazy heron just about managing to stay airborne.

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« Reply #8 on: 22:33:34, 23/02/21 »
The fun fungus is *Turkey Tail* fungus.

Ridge

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« Reply #9 on: 22:49:44, 23/02/21 »
Thanks for the info, it was very photogenic.
I did think that I needed the fungus equivalent of Fernman to tell me what it was.

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« Reply #10 on: 07:53:00, 24/02/21 »
Nice pics Ridge - and good to be out and about.  I did something similar on Sunday and it lifted my spirits immeasurably.

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Re: TR - Spring is springing
« Reply #11 on: 09:06:07, 24/02/21 »

Sorry to disappoint you Jac, but the experts believe snowdrops to be introduced. They are always found near habitation.
Every day's a school day ;)


I've noticed small clumps along the banks of the R Teign in Dunsford woods. Presumably the bulbs get washed down when the river floods. It would be nice if they get established. This year I've missed my annual visit to Snowdrop Valley on Exmoor  :(
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

April

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Re: TR - Spring is springing
« Reply #12 on: 12:21:22, 24/02/21 »
Every day's a school day ;)


I didn't know snowdrops were "introduced" either. The snowdrops I referred to near me, at Wetheral, are all in the woods, well away from houses and look totally natural as if they have always been there. And so many of them too  :)
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Re: TR - Spring is springing
« Reply #13 on: 13:35:00, 24/02/21 »
Glad youve managed to get out for a bit of a longer walk Ridge. Your mud looks a bit like ours, hopefully it will start drying up now.
Mr RR has had his jab, Im still waiting, although were in the same category. He got a text last Thursday at 4.30 to say they had vacancies that day, he made the appt and was all done and back home just over a hour later! Guessing they had vaccine left they needed to get rid of. Needless to say, my phone is not leaving my side and I keep checking it!

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« Reply #14 on: 13:00:36, 26/02/21 »
Well you sneaked this one in under my radar didn't you?!  Just spotted it.


Nice piccies - love the turkey tail fungi.


Hopefully after they've finished churning everything up during the maintenance the area will be much improved for it... in a season or two's time.
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