Hidden Britain?

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Re: Hidden Britain?

Postby BrigitDoon » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:21 am

I was in and out of Bristol most of the time I was living in Somerset because it was the nearest convenient large town and just up the A38. I was at boarding school there in the early eighties. My old stomping ground was the Mendip Hills where it meets the Somerset Levels, ie the Cheddar Valley. My grandad was the last signalman at Cheddar. I have many photographs of the area including Cheddar Gorge and even a few of the rare Cheddar Pink that grows there and nowhere else.

There is an incredible view from the top of the southern edge of the Mendips. It's rather like the top of the Campsies; you can see into the far distance. From Draycott Sleight you can see Salisbury Plain, North Dorset, Exmoor and the Bristol Channel and also South Wales. The Mendip Hills are an area of outstanding natural beauty. The City of Wells lies at the other end of the Cheddar Valley and the west front of its cathedral is a classic view. I recommend the West Mendip Way for a good walk. Take your camera and go in late April to early June.
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Re: Hidden Britain?

Postby Seamey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:11 pm

Secret London is just starting off and looking for ideas

they could just do what Hidden Glasgow's been doing for the last few years

http://secretlondon.onefinestay.com/
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Re: Hidden Britain?

Postby An Taigh Sear 14 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:55 pm

Talking of Hidden Britain, anyone visited the neolithic "cup and rings" site just beyond Mauchline at Ballochmyle?
You need a sturdy pair of boots and be able to know what you are looking for, but it is well worth the visit.
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=6564
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Re: Hidden Britain?

Postby Grahame » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:26 am

An Taigh Sear 14 wrote:Talking of Hidden Britain, anyone visited the neolithic "cup and rings" site just beyond Mauchline at Ballochmyle?
You need a sturdy pair of boots and be able to know what you are looking for, but it is well worth the visit.
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=6564

Yes, indeed! One of the finest examples of rock art in the country; sadly it's already eroding rapidly since it was exposed to the ravages of modern air pollution :(
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