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Mundane Pictures of the West

Discussion in 'Bristol and South West' started by mojo pixy, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    where the hell is that if is Poole is 168miles and Minehead 462?????
     
  2. South Devon, to get to Minehead you'd need to walk around Cornwall, through North Devon and on to Somerset...
     
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  3. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I was at that sign post a few weeks ago :cool:
     
  4. ''Tis a damn fine signpost :thumbs:
     
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  5. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    The other night round are way

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  6. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    It says 'Start Point' on the post, so I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and say it's at Start Point.

    The South West coast path is very long. Penzance to St Ives is about ten miles across country, or something daft like 40 miles round the coast path. There are also lots of estuaries without bridges so if you wanted to walk round the coast without recourse to ferries you're looking at huge detours round the Dart, Camel, Exe and Fal estuaries.

    Intersting fact: it was the bewildering nature of Britain's coastline and the impossibility of accurately measuring it which first inspired the field of fractal geometry. The UK has more coastline than Mexico, despite Mexico having about eight times as much land as well as extensive peninsulas and numerous islands.
     
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  7. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Doh! Of course. I feel a fool now!
     
  8. BristolTechno

    BristolTechno Active Member

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    Walking the country at night.
     
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  9. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  10. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    Porthcothan, not far up the coast from here, has some wonderful rock formations including a huge collapsed cave system.
     
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  11. Libertad

    Libertad Sweetie

    Indeed it does. :thumbs:
     
  12. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    From there up to Tintagel is pretty much the best bit of coast in the country.
     
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  13. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    I'd throw in Boscastle and Crackington as well but yeah.
     
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  14. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I wouldn't disagree.
     
  15. BristolTechno

    BristolTechno Active Member

    Around from Ilfercombe to Combe Martin is in with a shout I reckon.
     
  16. Voley

    Voley O'er grassy dale, and lowland scene

    2016-10-29 18.11.55.jpg Sheep, Dartmoor.
     
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  17. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    I've got one parent in Ilfracombe and one in Boscastle so I'm never short of pretty places to visit :cool:
     
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  18. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Up to my knees in amniotic fluid

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