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photoblog image Beacon Hill Re-visited  #3/4

Beacon Hill Re-visited #3/4

Last year I posted a short series taken at Beacon HIll, a popular spot on a very high point in Charnwood Forest, just South of Loughborough.  This short series was taken recently when we took our lunch up there on a nice sunny day.

 

Walking up towards the top of the hill from the car park you can see it is a bit of a steep climb on this section of the path, well it is for some of us "older" folks anyway.

Beacon Hill Re-visited #3/4

Last year I posted a short series taken at Beacon HIll, a popular spot on a very high point in Charnwood Forest, just South of Loughborough.  This short series was taken recently when we took our lunch up there on a nice sunny day.

 

Walking up towards the top of the hill from the car park you can see it is a bit of a steep climb on this section of the path, well it is for some of us "older" folks anyway.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jun 2011, 02:21
Yes...a fine freestone fence there, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, Ray, we call them drystone walls over here and parts of the country are covered with them instead of normal timber fences.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Jun 2011, 03:00
Like ray i like the rock walls
Brian Walbey: We have what we call drystone walls all over the country vintage, it is apparently quite a skilled job to build one properly.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Jun 2011, 06:29
I'm sure the views make it all worthwhile Brian
Brian Walbey: On a clear day it does indeed Chris.
It is easier coming down Brian smile
Brian Walbey: It certainly is Bill.
'Old John' is steeper.

I doubt if anyone else will understand that though will they Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes Old John is steeper Richard, but since my heart attack in 2008 sadly Old John is not on my agenda these days.
nice rural sight
Brian Walbey: It is Chantal, the whole area is lovely, i wish I could show it all to everyone.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jun 2011, 09:25
We have to pay attention to such things these days, Brian, don't we. smile Lovely, serene scene to make it totally worthwhile.
Brian Walbey: We do indeed Ginnie, especially when one has a "dicky" heart, but the view up here on a clear day is worth the effort.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 8 Jun 2011, 10:12
Ah the shot I imagined from yesterdays image
Brian Walbey: Nice to know you are satisfied then Aussie, thanks for your comment.
Looks like there are some great views just over the brow Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed there are Janet.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jun 2011, 12:21
Just take your time, Brian. Stop and admire the views as you climb up. The lighting here is good; early spring?
Brian Walbey: This was mid-April Alan. There are some fine views all round here.
I really love the stone walls, they really add character to the countryside smile
Brian Walbey: That is one of things I like living in the Midlands, the stone walls, we didn't have them where I come from in East Anglia.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jun 2011, 13:25
Guessing it will have the beacon re-lit too, for the Queen's golden jubilee.
Brian Walbey: NO doubt about that I should think Mike.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jun 2011, 13:46
Just take your time Brian, rushing up the hill spoils the joy you get from the stunning view
Brian Walbey: It does indeed Scarlet, thanks for your comment.
That drystone wall really caught my eye, Brian. We have some around this area but not nearly the number you have over there. I did manage to capture one during a Sunday drive some time back, though.

http://pics.shutterchance.com/photoblog/_/140/
Brian Walbey: There are a lot of these walls around this area and further north in the U.K., but the part I originate from doesn't have them very much at all.
Love these sort of rural details smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.

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