Posts Tagged hiking

Waverley Abbey

Every now and then, I get nostalgic for the hikes I’ve been on throughout the UK. One of my favorites involved hiking to the ruins of Waverely Abbey. You can see a favorite image below which according to friends looks like an owl’s face. Post by Ursula Petula Barzey.

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Seven Sisters

I’ve been cooped up all weekend as I came down with some sort of cold/flu and thought it best to rest with a view to recovering. Most unfortunate, as it has turned out to be a great weekend weather wise. Anyway, now that I’ve installed the new Facebook profile timeline, using downtime to re-familiarise myself with everything I’ve written on Facebook since joining in 2006. I’ve also spent a great deal of time looking through my photographs. Below is one of my favourites taken while on a hike to view the Seven Sisters. If you’re not familiar, the Seven Sisters […]

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Devil’s Punchbowl

More and more, I just love, love, love the great outdoors. And today, I went on another great hike from: Milford to Haslemere, Surrey. All total, walked about 13 miles in search of Devil’s Punchbowl a large hollow of dry sandy heath to the west of Hindhead in southern England. “Legend has it that the devil spent his time tormenting the god Thor by pelting him with enormous handfuls of earth, leaving the great bowl that visitors can see today. In reality the large depression was created by erosion as water percolated down and hit an impervious layer of clay. […]

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Around Bromley: Nature

Another reason for walking what by most standards is an excessive amount in one day on Saturday was the weather. There was talk of rain on Sunday. Heck, it’s one of the reasons why I was home at the weekend. You see I was supposed to be at Britchcombe Farm in Oxfordshire with about 125 other people camping and hiking. But I backed out because of the rain. The reality is that as much I like the great outdoors, I am not interested in camping when it’s wet — especially in England where it’s typically a damp wet that just […]

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