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Cairn Kenny / Image by markj99

Plenty of upland stuff involving long hikes in the area not on TMA or, it seems, 'over the way'. Hope I get back and you get your wish, Gladman. Well done Mark. spencer Posted by spencer
24 Mar 20ce

Knowlton Henges / Fieldnotes by postman

Thanks mate, kind words in miserable times, you stay well too. postman Posted by postman
24 Mar 20ce

Knowlton Henges / Fieldnotes by postman

That made me smile, thank you. Stay safe my friend, love to you and the kids. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
23 Mar 20ce

Cairn Kenny / Image by markj99

Hope I'll get back... I've been saying for the last 10 years that 'this year is the last', because of the beyond awful drive from Essex. Seen so much magic by ignoring that, however. There just isn't enough time. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
22 Mar 20ce

Silbury Hill / Image by tjj

Gorgeous. Some day, hopefully. ryaner Posted by ryaner
22 Mar 20ce

Silbury Hill / Image by tjj

Such a beautiful afternoon, it felt very special T - helped lay to rest some of the anxiety I know we are all going through.

tjj Posted by tjj
22 Mar 20ce

Silbury Hill / Image by tjj

Now there's a photo to brighten up a Sunday evening. Thanks tjj. Looks a magic visit.
Five years to the day since my one and only time there. Feels like yesterday. Love to go back one day. Hard to take much in the first time, the excitement is too much. It must be nice to revisit over the months/years and get to really know a place.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
22 Mar 20ce

Cairn Kenny / Image by markj99

There are two small railway crossings which could be used to approach from the S. Alternatively there are forest roads through the Arecleoch forest from N, though I don't know if access is permitted. At any rate you are looking at 6km over rough moorland. We can only hope that our explorations can start again when life returns to normal and all antiquarians are healthy. Posted by markj99
22 Mar 20ce

Sweyne Howes (north) / Image by thelonious

Very impressed with the Gower. It would be good to get down to the beaches next time. thelonious Posted by thelonious
20 Mar 20ce

Cairn Kenny / Image by markj99

Agree with Gladman. Looks good. Nice addition to the site. Makes me want to visit. thelonious Posted by thelonious
20 Mar 20ce

Ballymaice / Image by ryaner

Like this one. Nice and round. The stones used look very pleasing. thelonious Posted by thelonious
20 Mar 20ce

Sweyne Howes (north) / Image by thelonious

I love these Gower sites. That's you and Gladman in the last month. I really must go back once we can get out again. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Mar 20ce

Ballymaice / Fieldnotes by ryaner

Me too tsc, diminutive is the word I believe. ryaner Posted by ryaner
18 Mar 20ce

Ballymaice / Fieldnotes by ryaner

This looks like a terrific site, I was surprised to see it's a passage grave. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
18 Mar 20ce

Airigh Na Beinne Bige / News by moss

Ah! I see this has already been reported, well done Moss. I've just come across this not in depth piece in the Guardian - lovely photo though.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/mar/16/standing-stone-on-isle-of-lewis-tracks-lightning-strike?fbclid=IwAR27aQ1CEyer41RSY3mbohMm
tjj Posted by tjj
18 Mar 20ce

Cairn Kenny / Image by markj99

Yeah, that is a great site. Nice one. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
16 Mar 20ce

Miltonise North Cairn / Image by markj99

I have been to cairn kenny but the access is difficult. I got there from the Lagafater dam for about two miles over rough moorland. I will post pictures soon.
Posted by markj99
15 Mar 20ce

Miltonise North Cairn / Image by markj99

That's a nice cairn. Any idea what's at Cairn Kenny to the NW? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
15 Mar 20ce

Twynau Gwynion / Image by GLADMAN

This was the same area, if of interest costa. Doesn't seem like 10 years ago though.

https://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/103873/looking_from_a_hilltop_cefn_yr_ystrad_4_september_2010.html
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14 Mar 20ce

Twynau Gwynion / Image by GLADMAN

Thanks for that, plenty to explore both sides of the resevoir Posted by costaexpress
13 Mar 20ce

Twynau Gwynion / Image by GLADMAN

Certainly the quietest part of The Brecon Beacons in my experience. I started near the waterworks entrance below the Pontsticill Reservoir... I aim to go back at some point and have a look across the valley, too. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10 Mar 20ce

Twynau Gwynion / Image by GLADMAN

Lovely set of photos. looks remote and peaceful, out of interest, where did you start the walk up there from? Posted by costaexpress
10 Mar 20ce

Avebury & the Marlborough Downs / News by tjj

I agree with all of that, except for the bit about horse riders. Metal-shod hooves can cause a huge amout of damage to a fragile surface, because the downward pressure from each step is much greater than from a tyre (where the pressure is spread more evenly). There's no doubt that 4x4s cause the most damage, but you shouldn't underestimate how much damage horses can cause when the conditions are wet and muddy. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
08 Mar 20ce

Avebury & the Marlborough Downs / News by tjj

"Cut backs at Wiltshire Council are to blame for the disrepair"! No mate, people driving along them in wet winter weather in their 4x4s are to blame for the disrepair. Byways aren't a free muddy version of Alton Towers - you don't have to go along them other than for fun, you're enjoying spinning up the mud and getting your vehicle out of the holes when it gets stuck. If they weren't muddy and full of potholes, where would be the point of taking your 4x4 along them? In comparison, ramblers, horse and bike riders are contributing very little to the poor state of those tracks. Just close the tracks to 4x4s for a few months a year, don't pussyfoot about. My council tax is stretched thinly enough as it is, and if there's road repairs to be done, I'd rather it was on the main roads that 1000s of people drive along to get to work and school and wherever. Call me a killjoy, Indignant of Wiltshire. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
08 Mar 20ce

Low Hauxley Submerged Forest / Image by thesweetcheat

The coast from the Tees southward is uniformly great, SC. If you start at the South Gare, the southerly point where the Tees meets the sea it's a fine walk along the beach at low tide towards Redcar where a bit of the submerged forest there might still be visible. I was at Low Hauxley in July but haven't posted anything yet as life and latterly tech have intervened. That walk south from Coquet Island is fab on a sunny day and the visitors centre at Low Hauxley's worth popping in. spencer Posted by spencer
07 Mar 20ce
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