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    QDanT

    Join date : 2011-05-29
    Location : Earby used to be in Yorkshire

    2 for the price of 1

    Post  QDanT on Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:10 am

    I've not had this on my Blog so here's a first for TNA :-
    I was trying to think of somewhere that wasn't Limestone like the last few tours and somewhere I'd not been so out with the maps and this caught my eye Jenny Twigg and her daughter Tib,



    Consulting my weather oracle Teddy his piece of seaweed and fircone reckon'd Tuesday the best day of the week.Set off this morning 16th March, Earby-Thornton in Craven-Skipton-Embsay-Eastby-Barden-Appletreewick-Greenhow-Pateley Bridge-Wath-Ramsgill-Lofthouse then parked at the end of the track off the Masham road and followed it up onto the moor passing enough snow for a photo shoot



    taking the left fork the stones come into view



    going past them up onto the ridge to look back at them



    and on to the top of the ridge



    and on top of the above



    head back towards Jenny





    and from another angle



    it was that windy at one point I'd to chase my hat so I dropped down to a line of Grouse butts to find a sheltered spot for dinner



    after a brew it was time for steak and onion



    fried in olive oil on industrial meths in the burner



    served on home made bread with an Austrailian Shiraz (Hardys Bin 53)



    followed the wall back passed Black gutter head



    with the weather improving on the way home I turned off just before Barden onto the Hazel wood Storiths road to have a look at the Laund oak at SE 07292 56128



    This spectacular tree is over 800 years old. It is thought to have been named after John of Laund who was the Prior from 1286 to 1330. In the 16th century the Laund Oak marked the point where the Forests of Barden and Knaresborough met.





    The foresters on the Estate say this wonderful old tree produces some of the best acorns which grow into fine trees.



    just thought I'd share cheers all Danny



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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

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    Post  Paulus on Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:54 am

    WOW!!! - Some superb stuff there mate! I've still not been up to see Jenny and her mates - summat I should remedy sometime soon. And there's gotta be some prehistoric stuff nearby, hiding in the heathers.

    Never heard of the aged oak before, but love those sorta things. Pity the rest of the forest isn't surrounding it for additional feel and colour. To me, we should have a much greater respect for our old trees than just the touristy groove slapped on 'em.

    Any chance you could add the photo & info about that screen-saver of yours of the Norber-like boulder in the landscape, which you thought must've been sanctified in some way or other by our megalithic ancestors...? The photo and site look outstanding! spot-on
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    Post  QDanT on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:13 pm

    Paulus wrote:WOW!!! - Some superb stuff there mate! I've still not been up to see Jenny and her mates - summat I should remedy sometime soon. And there's gotta be some prehistoric stuff nearby, hiding in the heathers.

    Never heard of the aged oak before, but love those sorta things. Pity the rest of the forest isn't surrounding it for additional feel and colour. To me, we should have a much greater respect for our old trees than just the touristy groove slapped on 'em.

    Any chance you could add the photo & info about that screen-saver of yours of the Norber-like boulder in the landscape, which you thought must've been sanctified in some way or other by our megalithic ancestors...? The photo and site look outstanding! spot-on

    Hi Paulus is this the one ?



    another time just before sunset



    see :- http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/t493-a-few-erratics

    cheers Danny


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