Wednesday, 22 October 2014

99. A Pheasant walk (11 miles)

 6.5/10

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Parking @ SN127HW


A Pheasant Walk starting at Maiden Bradley,Wiltshire,So called as first part of walk through Little and Great Bradley Woods there were 100s of pheasants.




Oak tree on its last 300 years 


Sweet Chestnuts tasty mmmmm..


Autumn's coming or here !


 Most of walk through the Witham Park Woods Fir,Beech 
and some oak well marked paths with no views !



 well some views !






From Woods headed towards Kilmington for some tricky navigation with no or lost footpath ! once on road by church headed towards Long Knoll Main Objective 288m or 944ft and 3rd highest hill in Wiltshire.



White Sheet hill at end of byway


 Long Knoll


 A view of some wires !


 Also no footpath signs at base of Long Knoll


The Accent


And the Views at last !



 Long Knoll good name as  Knoll means a small rounded hill,mound or hillock ,it was rising from the surrounding flat fields, a steep climb,goodish views from top . you can see Maiden Bradley from top and homeward route .

My 14th trig of the year!!









 Little knoll no access to this one.


 Somerset Arms Remember as a kids trips to weymouth with coaches stopping at his pub,things were different 30 years ago !





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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

98.Lavender Hill (11.3 miles)

5/10

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Parking @ Faulkland BA3 5XL


Missed the lavender season :( August good 2015 return ! walk was marked as 5/10 because no real highlights,Orchardleigh Lake,Estate Hidden totally ! small glimpse of lake and house ,Shame.
Lots of stiles and smallish fields some with Cows and Bulls in but all well behaved,
Although Gel decided didn't like the look of one lot so took detour and got STUNG ! lol ,not by cow a wasp .doh !




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