Ridgeway outing?

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Ridgeway outing?

Post by Paul Mitchell » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:45 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

I mentioned in another post that I have recently been exploring parts of the Ridgeway and suggested that it could be used an an impromptu day out within the next month or so...

The dates I had in mind were either Sunday 13th or either the Sat or Sun of the 19th/20th November.

Probably start off somewhere near Swindon and visit Wayland's Smithy then on to a wonderful small valley that a friend of mine introduced me to. Pub lunch followed by somewhere else nearby or a brief drive down to Avebury for sunset.

It's probably a 90 minute drive from London and about an hour from the Bristol area

Anyone interested?

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Dave Tolcher » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:17 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

I am interested but dont think I can make 20th as my wife has arranged a social event which attendance as chief bottle washer is required.

bfn

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Paul Dunning » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:35 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

I'm definitely interested, any of those dates should be fine for me.

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Paul Mitchell » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:56 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

davejt3 wrote:I am interested but dont think I can make 20th as my wife has arranged a social event which attendance as chief bottle washer is required.

bfn

Dave
You could always get one of those new fangled dishwashers... :wink:

We're not stuck with the 20th... what about the 13th or 19th?

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Dave Tolcher » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:04 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Either works for me.

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by rhodej00 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:23 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Could be interested depending on date.
Live not to far away and years since visiting the Waylands Smithy.
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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Paul Mitchell » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:42 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Right, I've taken an executive decision and decided that it'll be Saturday 19th Nov.

The plan will be to meet here http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll= ... 18&vpsrc=6 There's plenty of parking on both sides of the road.

It's a short (flat) walk to Wayland's Smithy where we can while away an hour or so. The rest of the walk will be down then up again (but not too strenuous) taking in one of the wonderful dry chalk valleys and some interesting wooded areas.

We can then while away an hour or so over lunch in one of the nearby hostelries.

I suggest then having a vote as to our next location.

Would be good to have some ideas of numbers as I may need to book a table at the pub...

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Collas » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:16 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Will you be taking a look at Ashdown House, which is just down the B4000 towards Lambourn? An intriguing house, and the shape of the valley it's in and the boulder-strewn fields in front of it always intrigued me.

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by rhodej00 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:04 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Count me in.
What time should we meet up?
Any ideas if the weather is against us?
Perhaps bring some images and have a chat over a nice open fire in the local.
Just a thought.

If anyone going via Salisbury we could do car share.
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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Paul Mitchell » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:10 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

So far we have

Myself
Paul Dunning
Dave Tolcher
John Rhodes

As we don't want to start off walking in the dark how about meeting at 9am?

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Paul Mitchell » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:12 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

If anyone's coming out of London on the M4 they could always park at my house (just off J7) and car share with me...

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Paul Dunning » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:38 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Paul Mitchell wrote:As we don't want to start off walking in the dark how about meeting at 9am?
9am? Surely real photographers are on site and set-up an hour before sunrise :)

Seriously though, 9am sounds good to me.

Paul.

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Sean Lewis » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:05 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Hi Paul. I might be able to come too although my camper vans is due for its MOT. If all goes smoothly it'll be ok, I'll have to let you know closer to the time.

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Paul Mitchell » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:28 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Paul Dunning wrote:
Paul Mitchell wrote:As we don't want to start off walking in the dark how about meeting at 9am?
9am? Surely real photographers are on site and set-up an hour before sunrise :)

Seriously though, 9am sounds good to me.

Paul.
In actual fact I will probably be there earlier but didn't want to put people off who had a way to come... if anyone wants to join me let me know.

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Re: Ridgeway outing?

Post by Glenn Haworth » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:19 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00

Hi Paul,

I'm new to the forum although I've been lurking a while due to lack of time, but would like to add my name to the list if that's ok?

Glenn.

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