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by jgurney
4 Aug 2020, 11:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43917

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

rjb wrote:
jgurney wrote:
rjb wrote:That's Swyre Head in the background, so you are in Dorset.

It is not Swyre Head, nor anywhere in Dorset at all.


And it looked so similar :oops:

The pylon line was a clue: there are none in sight of Swyre Head. The nearest runs north-west from Wareham.
by jgurney
4 Aug 2020, 6:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43917

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

rjb wrote:That's Swyre Head in the background, so you are in Dorset.

It is not Swyre Head, nor anywhere in Dorset at all.
by jgurney
3 Aug 2020, 11:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43917

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Nothing for a few days, so I'll offer these, all taken from the same location. Where? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50170596816_f95a8f424f_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50170054388_64c5299fbf_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50170855987_0c5a7b9f7b_b.jpg
by jgurney
28 Jul 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1748

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

if you don't like sharing paths ride somewhere else ... like roads A 'shared path' is a road. The presence or absence of motor vehicles does not in any way alter the rights and responsibilities of pedestrians and cyclists towards each other. I thought a lot of mixed use paths are footways that cycl...
by jgurney
27 Jul 2020, 10:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1748

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

landsurfer wrote:if you don't like sharing paths ride somewhere else ... like roads

A 'shared path' is a road. The presence or absence of motor vehicles does not in any way alter the rights and responsibilities of pedestrians and cyclists towards each other.
by jgurney
27 Jul 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths
Replies: 56
Views: 1748

Re: Getting fed up with pedestrians and dogs on "shared" paths

Vantage wrote:Pedestrians have right of way over cyclists

Yes, in the same sense that pedestrians have right of way over motorists. However the behaviour the OP comments on does seem to occur mainly on those roads where motor vehicles are excluded, which suggests an element of discrimination.
by jgurney
24 Jul 2020, 10:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Canal towpath petition
Replies: 76
Views: 2274

Re: Canal towpath petition

philvantwo wrote: tarmac them?

And, presumably, install mooring bollards all alone them, as boaters would no longer be able to drive mooring stakes into the ground as they common do at present.
by jgurney
21 Jul 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Skipton to Appleby-in-Westmorland charter trains
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Skipton to Appleby-in-Westmorland charter trains

I see a charter operator is running daily excursion trains from Skipton and Settle to Appleby-in-Westmorland, using old coaching stock and a guard's van with room for 12 bikes. Seats are only on sale in multiples of two (to aid social distancing) and the trains are first class only so not cheap. Sti...
by jgurney
21 Jul 2020, 2:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots
Replies: 40
Views: 2015

Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

I gather that this pop-festival style party/camping often features in America teen films. Perhaps a case of people reliant upon such sources for their knowledge of the outside world being unable to distinguish between fiction and reality, or between the UK and the USA?
by jgurney
19 Jul 2020, 8:05am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43917

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Oldjohnw wrote:In the northern part of the country


Certainly is: it is the site of ancient Gefrin, Northumbria, (now Old Yeavering): https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.56793 ... authuser=0
by jgurney
18 Jul 2020, 11:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43917

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

rjb wrote:Is that Bulbarrow hill or rather one of the descents from it. It looks familiar as I've been up and down it a few times.

Well done, yes, it is the view descending Bulbarrow Hill down Cuckoo Lane towards Woolland, looking towards Ibberton Hill.
by jgurney
17 Jul 2020, 11:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43917

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

No activity for over a day, so I'll intrude.

Where in Dorset is this?

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by jgurney
14 Jul 2020, 8:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43917

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Ile de Batz looking across to Roscoff? Well done! It is indeed on the Ile de Batz. The island is small but it's attractions making it worth the touring cyclist's while to make the ferry crossing are a very nice youth hostel and that the island is car-free. The first image was taken from the top of ...
by jgurney
14 Jul 2020, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trip from Barnsley to Bridlington help please
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Trip from Barnsley to Bridlington help please

Jamesh wrote:https://ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=White+Rose+Way

Newly formed long distance walk ...

Have any new paths been opened up, or is it more a case of newly published guidebook to a series of paths which have been there for years?
by jgurney
13 Jul 2020, 5:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1918
Views: 43917

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Carry on someone please Where is this place, which has a particular appeal to cyclists: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50108690796_39b69c4023_b.jpg The image below is located approx. in the centre of the one above. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50108126733_e861d21b1c_b.jpg Clue: this is ...