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    Lovely little Langcliffe [north yorkshire] England

    by gwendar Updated May 9, 2014

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    This north Yorkshire village is to be found a little way north of the town of Settle .
    The village is very old first been mentioned in the doomsday book.(1068)
    There is a fine old church to visit,a very ornate water fountain and village green and also a very pleasant walk to a cave above the village called Victoria cave all set out in some of englands best scenery.
    OS grid reference is SD822650

    Map of Langcliffe with infomation St Johns church Village water fountain and war memorial Top the village green Bottom view over Lancliffe The victoria cave
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    THE ZEPPELIN BUILDING - LONDON

    by DAO Written May 5, 2014

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    This is an amazing piece of history that is located on the side of a fairly non-descript road here in London. During World War I, Germany used massive Zeppelin rigid airships as bombers during the first half of the war. Essentially these were massive 196 metres (643 ft) long balloons with a diameter of 24 metres (79 ft). From 1915 to 1917 they were able to bomb London freely because they operated at altitudes up to 5,000 metres (16,500 feet) and moved at speed of 80kph (50mph). Fighter planes at the time took 50 minutes to reach just 3048 metres (10,000 ft). They also were above the range of anti-aircraft guns of that era. The original building on this site was completely destroyed during the most successful of all the Zeppelin raids on London on September 8, 1915. The building at 61 Farringdon Road was hit by a bomb from Zeppelin L13 commanded by Kapitänleutnant Heinrich (1883-1916) Heinrich Mathy. This single zeppelin and bombing run caused half the damage of all Zeppelin raids on Britain in 1915.

    The building at the time was occupied by the Brass Foundry and Lamp Co. Ltd. As well as West and Price Jewellers. The building was rebuilt in the last year of Zeppelin Raids – 1917. The Managing Director of the Brass Foundry and Lamp Company, Mr. John Phillips, is listed on the plaque commemorating the rebuilding. It says ‘The’ World War as the much more damaging Blitz of World War II would not occur for another 20 years. The building is painted a very Zeppelin like grey and it architecturally different from its neighbours. Today the building is listed as 59-61 Farringdon Road and interestingly houses a business specialising in first aide training (RST Ltd.).

    There are other plaques and memorials to these raids in London:

    • 31 Nevill Road, Hackney. The first bomb of World War I to fall from a Zeppelin on London 30 May 1915
    • Lincoln's Inn Chapel Undercroft, bomb damage 13 October 1915
    • Dolphin Tavern, Red Lion Street, Holborn, London, WC1R 4PF. The clock on display still shows the time of 10.40 pm on 9th September 1915 when 3 men were killed.


    If you wish to see the Zepplin Building quickly, it is located less than 2 minutes walk from the Farringdon Tube and Rail Station (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines and First Capital Connect Trains).

    The address is:

    The Zeppelin Building, 59-61 Farringdon Road, London, EC1M 3JB

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    Leeds and liverpool canal [FOULRIDGE]Lime kiln

    by gwendar Updated Apr 12, 2014

    The very popular Leeds and Liverpool canal has some quite moorings by the village of Foulridge prior to the mile long tunnel.
    There is an old canal warehouse now a cafe/bistro along with a gift shop,
    Also there is an interesting piece of canal history which is very often overlooked that being an
    very old lime kiln which dates from about1790/96 it was used to make the canals mortar,which in turn was used in the canal construction.
    This is one of 2 kilns that were built by the canal navies one been at each end of the tunnel.
    The supply of limestone came from a local quarry at rainhall to which a canal branch was built
    this gave a working life for the kilns up until 1860 when they rainhall quarrys closed

    A cross section drawing of the lime kiln Canal boundary marker next to lime kiln Shaft covering of wire about 4 mts drop 2 views of the shaft Entry to kiln and the kiln furnace
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    A LAKE DISTRICT CASCADEING WATERFALL [AIRAFORCE]

    by gwendar Updated Jan 11, 2014

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    THIS WATERFALL IS TO BE FOUND IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT,ITS NAME IS CALLED AIRA FORCE.
    THE FALL IS TO BE FOUND JUST OF THE A592 BETWEEN POOLEY BRIDGE AND GLENRIDDING,[THE NEARIST LARGE TOWN BEEN PENRITH]
    THE FALLS ARE MANAGED BY THE NATIONAL TRUST,THERE ARE 2 CAR PARKS PROVIDED,THE FALL ITSELF IS SOME 4TO 500 YARDS FROM THE CAR PARKS.
    BRIDGES ACROSS THE GORGE PROVIDE VISITORS GREAT VIEWS OF THE 60 FT FALL
    THE WHOLE AREA BEEN CRISS CROSSED BY MANY WELL MADE PATHS,THE FALL IS BEST VIEWED AFTER HEAVY RAIN.

    AIRA FORCE LOOKING UP AND DOWN ULLSWATER FROM NEAR THE FALL WATER FLOWING TO THE FALL THE GORGE FEEDING THE FALL WOODLAND PATHS ABOUT THE FALLS
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    museum Ripley's believe it or Not

    by gwened Written Dec 21, 2013

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    a famous museum with branches in several places even as far as the USA. First display at the Chicago world's fair of 1933.
    Located at The London Pavillion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0DA with easy public transports to piccadelly circus square,on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street in the heart of London’s West End .Piccadilly Circus Underground Station which has services from both the Piccadilly Line and the Bakerloo Line. Upon arrival at the tube station, please use Exit 4 to Coventry Street

    The museum at London has over 700 astonishing exhibits, galleries and interactive experiences spanning across 6 floors!!

    Great for the whole family and a great area to walk around and see many things at once. It is the only visitor attraction in London open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays and Christmas Day. From 10:00 until midnight (last admission 22.30).

    entrance Ripley's Believe it or Not what you see out from Ripley's right
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    Trafalgar Square

    by gwened Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    see the Lord Nelson statue tower in the middle of the square, the great hero, very nice to walk about and plenty to see as far as museums nearby, such as the National Gallery

    a bit of history
    Trafalgar Square is a very famous place of Westminster in London whose name commemorates the battle of Trafalgar between the British and Franco-Spanish fleets in 1805.It is located north of the intersection of Charing Cross where: Whitehall , The Strand, The Mall , Cockspur Street and Northumberland Avenue, while that in the North the square leads: Pall Mall East and Duncannon Street.

    It is a place also known for being the place where several embassies, including the high commissions of South Africa (South Africa House), of Malaysia (Mayalsia House) are installed and the Maison du Canada (Canada House) a part of the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom.

    There are also the famous National Gallery, one of the most important museums in London, or even the Church Anglican St Martin-in-the-Fields. There is also a statue of King James II, costumed as emperator, work of the sculptor Peter van Dievoet. At the centre square are placed two monumental fountains, lit by LEDs of different colors.

    Trafalgar Square was designed by the architect John Nash in 1820. Begun in 1829, the famous square was completed in the 1840s, when Charles Barry leveled and built the North terrace of the National Gallery. It was in 1842 that was raise Nelson's column. The monument reaches 44 meters high and consists of a pedestal, a fluted granite column, a marquee bronze as well as a statue of 4.50 m high representative Admiral Horatio Nelson, who lost his life by winning the battle of Trafalgar. The monument is surrounded by four sculptures of lions protecting the statue of the officer. Legend has it that the lions were made from the metal of the French fleet defeated by Nelson, and that it has placed the statue of it in height so that it can see its fleet docked at Portsmouth.

    Lord Nelson at Trafalgar Square at the foot of lord Nelson and National Gallery arriving at trafalgar square
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    PINE FOREST WITH A DRUIDS TEMPLE

    by gwendar Updated Nov 24, 2013

    THIS IS A VERY PLESENT WALK,THE SETTING IS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE,NEAR TO THE SMALL TOWN OF MASHAM.
    THE VILLAGE OF ILTON IS TO BE FOUND 4 MILES WEST OF MASHAM,IT IS NEAR HERE YOU WILL FIND THIS VERY QUITE AND PLESENT WALK,THROUGH A FOREST OF PINE TREES,WITH A FOLLY IN ITS CENTRE,THAT WAS BUILT BY A WILLIAM DANBY IN 1820.
    THE FOLLY TAKES ON THE CARATARISTICS OF A DRUIDS TEMPLE,AND IS VERY WELL LAID OUT,IT GIVES A GREAT SENSE OF WELL BEEN JUST SITTING HERE AND HAVEING A QUITE THOUGHT,

    VIEW TOWARDS MASHAM ENTERING THE WOODS THE INSIDE OF THE TEMPLE WOULD THIS BE USED FOR WORSHIP AS YOU ARRIVE AT THE DRUIDS TEMPLE
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    THE WILD SIDE OF NORTHUMERLAND

    by gwendar Written Nov 10, 2013

    A VERY WET WALK TO DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE,STARTING OUT AT THE VILLAGE OF CRASTER.
    THE WALK FROM THE VILLAGETAKES 30 TO 40 MINS UP TO THE CASTLE,AND TAKES IN SOME OF THE FINEST NORTHUMBRIAN COASTLINE.
    THE CASTLE DATES FROM 1313 AND WAS BUILD BY THOMAS EARL OF LANCASTER,THE VAST REMAINS ARE OF THE OUTER SHELL,BUT IT IS STILL WORTH A VISIT.

    DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE FROM A DISTANCE A VIEW OF THE TWIN TURRETS PANORAMA VIEW OF THEY INSIDE FAR SIDE REMAINS PLAN OF THE CASTLE
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    WEST BURTON A WENSLEYDALE WATERFALL

    by gwendar Written Nov 3, 2013

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    THE VILLAGE OF WEST BURTON IS TO BE FOUND A MILE FROM AYSGARTH,AND 6.5 MILES WEST FROM THE TOWN OF LEYBURN,GRID REF SE017866 ON EXPLORER MAP OL30.
    THE VILLAGE IS VERY CHARMING,WITH A LARGE GREEN,WITH HOUSES ALL AROUND,TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE VILLAGE YOU CAN FIND A WATERFALL THAT IS SET IN A NATURAL AMPITHEATRE ONE OF THE MOST SENIC IN WENSLEYDALE.
    FOR THOSE SEAKING REFRESHMENT THERE IS A NICE PUB CALLED THE FOX AND HOUNDS.
    THE REASON THAT I HAVE PUT WEST BURTON OF THE TRACK IS THAT THE MAIN ROAD TAKES YOU AROUND THE VILLAGE AND MOST PEPOLE TEND TO DRIVE PAST.

    THE VILLAGE PUB [FOX AND HOUNDS] THE WEST BURTON WATERFALL VILLAGE MONUMENT/AND BRIDGE BELOW FALL LOOKING DOWN FROM THE WATERFALL VILLAGE GREEN / AND ANTIQUE SHOP
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    Pendle sculpture trail [LANCASHIRE ENGLAND]

    by gwendar Updated Aug 5, 2013

    High above the pendle village of Barley,which is the start point of this walk,is a sculpture trail that rewards the visitor with fine views of pendle hill,and some very strange sculptures.
    To reach the start of the walk,park in the village car park and follow the path through the park to the end of the village you will then see a sign post for BLACKO this your starting point.

    The start of the walk to the sculpture trail a mid point view over black moss reservoirs Pendle hill,the sculpture trail is behind me The witch finder at the trails start One of the sculpture to be seen
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    LINHOPE SPOUT [NORTHUMBERLAND] ENGLAND.

    by gwendar Updated May 21, 2013

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    A WALK THROUGH SOME THE FINEST COUNTRYSIDE IN THE NORTHEAST OF ENGLAND,TAKEING IN A VERY FINE WATERFALL.
    THE WALK CAN TAKE YOU UP TO 2 HOURS ,BUT MOST WILL WALK IT QUICKER.
    THE WALK STARTS AT HARTSHILL FARM,THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN PARK,THE ROAD IS PRIVATE AFTER THIS.
    YOU START THE WALK WITH RIVER BREAMISH TO YOUR LEFT, WITH VIEWS TO RITTO HILL IN FRONT,THE TARMAC ROAD THEN LEADS YOU THE SMALL FARMSTED OF LINHOPE.
    AFTER THIS YOU START TO CLIME TOWARDS RITTO HILL,THIS TAKES 10 TO 15 MINS,WHERE YOU WILL THEN SEE IN THE DISTANCE LINHOPE SPOUT,DESENDING THE HILL TO THE VALLEY AND WALKING SOME 300YARDS TO THE WATERFALL.
    THE WALK TOOK PLACE ON MAY 19TH 2013 AT 9AM WHILE LOW CLOUD WAS PRESENT.

    INFORMATION FOR LINHOPE SPOUT LOOKING TOWARDS RITTO HILL LINHOPE BECK LINHOPE SPOUT VIEW OF THE LINHOPE VALLEY
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    GORPLEY CLOUGH A LITTLE YORKSHIRE SECRET

    by gwendar Written May 9, 2013

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    THIS IS A HIDDEN TRAIL NEAR THE TOWN OF TODMORDEN IN WEST YORKSHIRE.
    IT TAKES THE WALKER ABOUT 1 HOUR TO COMPLETE,THERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL VIEWS TO SEE AND SOME WATERFALLS ALONG THE WAY.
    THERE IS ALSO SOME RARE BIRD LIFE TO SEE.AND FUNGUS
    THE ENTERANCE TO GORPLEY CLOUGH IS OF THE A681 ROAD ,1.75 MLS FROM THE TOWN OF TODMORDEN ON YOUR RIGHT.COMEING FROM THE TOWN OF BACUP.
    THERE IS A SMALL CAR PARK SPACE FOR ABOUT 6 CARS,A SIGHT MAP GIVES YOU LOCAL INFORMATION.

    ANCIENT WOODLAND IN GORPLEY CLOUGH VIEW TOWARDS TODMORDEN A BLACK TREE FUNGUS A SMALL  CASCADEING FALL A SECOND SMALL WATERFALL
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    A woodland walk through HARDCASTLE CRAGGS [YORKS]

    by gwendar Updated May 5, 2013

    This woodland walk is to wonderful spot called hardcastle crags.The walk starts at national trust car park.just a mile outside the small market town of HEBDEN BRIDGE.
    Walking from the car park there are a number of footpaths,all leading towards GIBSONS MILL.

    A VIEW OF GIBSONS MILL THE CAFE AND MUSEUM ENTERANCE WITH TOLL HOUSE. PICNIC SITE VIEW AND OLD TOLL HOUSE A VERY OLD AND WORN PACKHORSE PATH STEPPING STONES OVER THE RIVER.
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    GREAT VIEWS OF GOREDALE/JANETS FOSS

    by gwendar Written Jan 9, 2013

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    WALKING FROM THE VILLAGE OF MALHAM OVER THE BECK,AND FOLLOWING THE LITTLE ROAD,YOU COME TO A SMALL PATH ON YOUR RIGHT SIDE AFTER ABOUT 1000mts, LEADING DOWN TO THE SMALL WATERFALL KNOWN AS JANETS FOSS.
    IT IS SAID THAT JANET QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES,LIVED BEHIND THR WATERFALL.
    THE LITTLE GLADE IS A NICE PLACE TO SIT AND RELAX,AFTER YOUR VISIT RETRACE YOUR STEPS BACK TO THE ROAD AND WALK ON TO THE SPLENDOR OF GOREDALE SCAR,AND MARVEL AT NATURE.
    AS WELL AS PICTURES IVE PLACED A VIDEO ON PAGE ALL OF THE SHOTS WERE TAKEN IN JAN 2013.

    GOREDALE SCAR IN THE DISTANCE BECK ABOVE JANETS FOSS/GOREDALE IN THE BACKGROUND THE SMALL GATE TO ENTER JANETS FOSS JANETS FOSS CRYSTAL CLEAR AND COLD INFORMATION BOARD AT JANETS FOSS
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    HUBBERHOLME CHURCH [NORTH YORKSHIRE]

    by gwendar Written Jan 8, 2013

    THE LITTLE VILLAGE OF HUBBERHOLME IN NORTH YORKSHIRE,IS ONLY A SMALL SETTLEMENT,BUT HAS ONE OF THE NICEST LITTLE CHURCHES TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN ENGLAND.
    THE CHURCH IS NORMAN AND DATES FROM THE 12c BUILT ON AN EARLY WOODERN STRUCTURE.
    THE CHURCH IS DEDCATED TO ST MICHEAL AND ALL SAINTS,THE CHURCH WAS ORIGINALY DEDICATED TO THE NORTHUMBRIAN SAINT OF ST OSWALD.
    INSIDE THE CHURCH IS TO BE FOUND ONE OF ONLY 2 IN YORKSHIRE A ROOF LOFT, AND DATES FROM 1558 AND IS SAID TO HAVE COME FROM COVERHAM PRIORY.
    THE INSIDE HAS SOME VERY NICE FEATURES WHICH INCLUDE STALLS AND PEWS MADE BY THE FAMOUS WOOD CRAFTER R THOMPSON OF KILBURN,[THE MOUSEMAN OF KILBURN].
    A VISIT IS VERY REWARDING.

    ST MICHAELS HUBBERHOLME LOOKING TOWARDS THE ROOF LOFT A VIEW OF THE PEWS AND A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LOFT THE ORIGNAL CHURCH SAFE WITH 3 LOCKS THE MOUSE MAN OF KILBURNS TRADEMARK
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