Lockdown non-touring quiz

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Apr 2020, 12:07pm

The lake is in Wales of course, and the mountain on the left is not as big as it looks
Actually there are two lakes, the most perfect miniature landscape :wink:
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 20 Apr 2020, 12:10pm

Mark S wrote:Ivinghoe


Correct.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 20 Apr 2020, 12:16pm

And another distinctive hill in Somerset, although not as famous as Glastonbury Tor. Cider drinkers have a distinct advantage on this one, as the hill features on a certain cider maker's bottle and pump clip labels.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby PDQ Mobile » 20 Apr 2020, 12:18pm

jgurney wrote:Posted on behalf of Cyril Haearn:

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Llynau Cregennen?

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Apr 2020, 12:21pm

Wrth gwrs, right of course
The big mountain on the left is about 300 m high only, Cadair Idris is trying to hide on the right
There is a fantastic steep road to Cregennan from Arthog, and an easy way from Dolgellau
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby cotswolds » 20 Apr 2020, 12:27pm

jgurney wrote:And another distinctive hill in Somerset, although not as famous as Glastonbury Tor. Cider drinkers have a distinct advantage on this one, as the hill features on a certain cider maker's bottle and pump clip labels.

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I assume it's Burrow Hill, just near Somerset Cider Brandy.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby jgurney » 20 Apr 2020, 1:41pm

cotswolds wrote:I assume it's Burrow Hill, just near Somerset Cider Brandy.


Cheers! It is Burrow Hill, home of Burrow Hill cider (made by the same people that make the brandy)

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby cotswolds » 20 Apr 2020, 2:26pm

Sticking with the hills theme, this one was allegedly used by sailors for navigation purposes. I'm sceptical of that myself, but is visible over quite a wide area.
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Mike Sales » 20 Apr 2020, 2:36pm

cotswolds wrote:Sticking with the hills theme, this one was allegedly used by sailors for navigation purposes. I'm sceptical of that myself, but is visible over quite a wide area.



I would not be surprised if it was used for navigation.
Old charts often have the note (conspic.) meaning conspicuous, next to prominent trees, buildings or hills etc. which are useful for finding position.
The entrance channel to Ravenglass is defined in the sailing directions as on a line connecting a hut on the beach and a mountain top.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby cotswolds » 20 Apr 2020, 3:08pm

Mike Sales wrote:
cotswolds wrote:Sticking with the hills theme, this one was allegedly used by sailors for navigation purposes. I'm sceptical of that myself, but is visible over quite a wide area.



I would not be surprised if it was used for navigation.
Old charts often have the note (conspic.) meaning conspicuous, next to prominent trees, buildings or hills etc. which are useful for finding position.
The entrance channel to Ravenglass is defined in the sailing directions as on a line connecting a hut on the beach and a mountain top.


I don't doubt that sailors used distinctive land features to navigate. It's just the position of this hill seems less than useful, which gives you a clue to where it is (or isn't).

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Apr 2020, 3:26pm

Looks a bit like May Hill, or Bredon Hill?
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby cotswolds » 20 Apr 2020, 5:10pm

Correct, May Hill. Visible from large areas of Gloucestershire, but a sailor would have to be a long way up the River Severn before the saw it.
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Mike Sales » 20 Apr 2020, 5:25pm

cotswolds wrote:Correct, May Hill. Visible from large areas of Gloucestershire, but a sailor would have to be a long way up the River Severn before the saw it.Selection_094.png


The sailing barges of the River Severn were known as "Trows" and hundreds of them once carried goods and raw materials like coal, stone and sand up and down the River Severn between Shrewsbury and Bristol, and along the coasts of Devon, Cornwall and South Wales before the railways took over this role.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trow

Sea going vessels penetrated a lot further up the river than Gloucester.
I can imagine that on a winding river like the Severn a fixed mark would be quite useful to keep a check on progress.
As you meandered along the bends May Hill would move from port to starboard and back again.

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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Apr 2020, 6:13pm

cotswolds wrote:Correct, May Hill. Visible from large areas of Gloucestershire, but a sailor..

Oh no, I won again, just made a wild guess. I do remember May Hill being prominent in the view from Malvern + Herefordshire, but I think it had a different profile from the north
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Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Apr 2020, 6:18pm

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