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bodger



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:44 am    Post subject: Belas Knap?  Reply with quote

This coming Friday Karen and I will be walking up this little beauty. Its a prehistoric barrow situated on the outskirts of the town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire.

http://www.english-heritage.org.u...s/belas-knap-long-barrow/history/

The weather looks fairly settled for Friday and we're both looking forward to it.

On the Saturday, we're hoping to complete a longer walk when we walk the Isbourne Way

http://www.winchcombewelcomeswalkers.com/isbourne-way/

I intend staying fit even if it kills me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks an interesting couple of days pal  
Enjoy.
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Yorkshire Geordie



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get fine weather and it will be an enjoyable trip.  
Mrs YG and I have walked over Bellas Knap on one of our forrays to Gloucestershire. It was a very hot, sunny day in Autumn IIRC.
Biscuit enjoyed the romp in the fields.  
Will you be romping?  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to go to a pub called the Romping Donkey.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
I used to go to a pub called the Romping Donkey.


Was that at Hassall Green?  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope the weathers good to you
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
bodger wrote:
I used to go to a pub called the Romping Donkey.


Was that at Hassall Green?  
Martyn


Yes that's the one, we used to go their after the cricket match when we'd played against the local cricket team. A quick Google reveals that its been defunct for quite a few years now though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was going to be my next post - the fact that it's been shut some time.  

Mrs YG was at Crewe University (Alsager) when we first met.  
In its hay-day back then I presume, how times have changed.  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We arrived in Winchcombe just after one in the afternoon on the Friday and quickly unpacked our luggage before going on the Belas Knap walk with our youngest son Rob. We has a fantastic afternoon and I clocked up just under 22,000 steps on the pedometer. On the Saturday, even better was to follow, when we did two walks and I achieved a PB for the day of 35,000 steps, which with my little legs going twenty to the dozen computes to 17 miles. The area around the town has a wealth of historical sites from the present day back to the Neolithic era. We have a couple of handbooks detailing umpteen walks and we in tend going back there again and again to do as many of them as we can. A very memorable weekend and one that Karen and I wont forget
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great hear all went well and was enjoyed by all
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pleased to hear it Bodger - but don't overdo it.  
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