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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Soap with a View Reply with quote

Haven't quite made up my mind about this week's location-based episodes of EastEnders. Shall wait till I've seen this evening's before reaching any conclusions.

But seeing Pat and her newly-acquired gentleman friend enjoying a picnic on Brighton's Devil's Dyke, whilst admiring the view over the valley, brought back happy memories of many visits there, including one on holiday this time last year.

As this is in any case quite topical, what views do it for you?

For me, in addition to the above?

Helsby Hill, Cheshire.

Looking towards Folkestone from the hills above--even its bisection by the M20 can't take away from it.

The bridges over the Tyne.

Holy Island from the mainland.

I could go on...

Ian.
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Behind Geddon's Wall



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any direction from any road over the Yorkshire wolds, but especally:
Fimber crossing
Sledmere
High Hunsley

Up/down river from The Humber Bridge

and Embarassed Drax Powerstation from the M62
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Cherskiy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few of mine in no particular order:

1) The Brough of Birsay and Marwick Cliffs from Marwick Head, Orkney:



2) Eilean Donan, Loch Duich:



3) Thirlmere from Sippling Crag:



4) Glen Etive (Buachaille Etive Beag and Buachaille Etive Mor in background) - probably my favourite wildcamping glen in Scotland:



5) Shieldaig and the Torridon Mountains from the Applecross Peninsular:



6) Skye, Raasay, Rona and Scalpay from the top of the Bealach na Ba':



(The road up the Bealach na Ba' is pretty impressive itself!)





7) Glen Coe - which needs a few shots to cover it properly!

Aonach Eagach from Gearr Aonach (from right to left - Am Bodach, The Chancellor, Stob Coire Leith and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh):



Am Bodach and The Chancellor from Gearr Aonach:



Gearr Aonach and 'The Lost Valley' - not for the faint-hearted!:


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nod



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Pics.

I like the sign for Applecross, what happens after the first mile, is there somewhere to turn around or are there loads of trapped caravans and learner drivers ? Laughing
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Cherskiy



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The road isn't as bad as it used to be when I first went up there over 20 years ago - there used to be a series of 1 in 3 climbs broken by hairpin bends - the 'you have to do a 3-point turn to get around them' type - right at the top. Seems the top section has been revamped somewhat - whilst it's still steep and challenging, it's not nearly as scary as it once was.

There is one place to turn around before the climb up the Bealach starts in earnest (the junction for the old Loch Kishorn oil rig platform fabrication yard), but once you've passed this, there's no going back.

Someone has posted videos of driving up the Bealach - not sure what he's driving but it's incredibly noisy, and he gives it some welly! There's usually a strong smell of burning clutches in the top car park!

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLFgcPj6nnw
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuwHezSv-80
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4qdxZsZy0M
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsQr0y1XwNg

The descent to Applecross is equally long but not as steep or scary.
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