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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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    RIVINGTON BARN

    by gwendar Written Nov 28, 2012

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    RIVINGTON IS TO BE FOUND NEAR HORWICH ,WHICH IS NEAR TO BOLTON IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND.
    THE AREA IS MADE UP OF PATHS AND WALKWAYS IN A WOODLAND SETTING,WHICH OVER LOOKS THE LARGE RIVINGTON RESERVOIR.THERE ARE 5 COLOURED TRAILS TO WALK AROUND
    WHAT MAKES THIS WALKING AREA A LITTLE DIFFERENT IS WHAT YOU FIND.
    A MOCK CASTLE A [FOLLY] LIVERPOOL CASTLE TO BE TO THE POINT, THE CASTLE IS A SCALED DOWN REPLICA OF WHAT IT USED TO BE LIKE WHEN IT WAS IN LIVERPOOL.
    IT WAS BUILT BY LORD LEVERHULME IN 1912, THE FAMOUS SOAP GIANT [UNILEVER].

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    Lazy day in countryside: The Cotswolds!!!

    by SiddharthS Written Nov 21, 2012

    A visitor to England often visits the well known places and misses out some of the extremely beautiful experiences that the countryside can provide you with. A day trip to Cotswolds will be an extremely refreshing and unforgettable trip.

    One would remember their childhood days, when one of the first drawings that anybody does is a scenery with a cute cottage, gardens all around, a waterbody nearby and preferably amongst hills. A day trip to Cotswolds will take your memories drifting back to your childhood days and you will definitely be awestruck by the simple natural beauty of this place.

    Cotswolds has many small villages and one should do some research on the net before deciding which places to go. I had done an indepth research and had decided that the first stop has to be a village by the name " Bibury". It is one of the most beautiful villages in Cotswolds and i would highly recommend to definitely visit this village first.

    We took a train from London Paddington to Moreton in Marsh. From there there is very limited bus service, so it is highly recommend either to hire a cab there for the whole day or better to hire a cab from london and drive all way to Cotswolds. We started early 7am in morning and were in Bibury by 9am. We spend a good 2 hours there, had a wonderful British Breakfast and then we spent the whole day visiting 2-3 more nearby villages. The cab driver essentially acted as our guide and told us a great deal about the place.

    The last train to London Paddington was at 5:30pm, so you would want to check the train timings before you plan your trip. If you have a lot of leisure time in your hands, then you might stay a day there as well; but a day trip will be more than sufficient.

    Plenty of antique shops and souvinier shops in the villages. Enjoy shopping!!

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