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Roger T
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286 of 289  Wed 14th Oct 2020 10:14pm  
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Not quite rambling, but we did do some when we got there. A glorious Sunday a couple of weeks ago my friend’s daughter who lives in Cornwall asked us to meet midway and lunch at the Red Lion in Long Compton. So off we set from Torksey, made our way via A46, M69 and Warwick By Pass through Wellesbourne and Shipston and a lovely run into the Cotswolds. My friend’s daughter could not have selected a more perfect venue as my parents had lived for a number of years in that village and although I married in Scotland the banns had been read in Long Compton. Anyway, we were early so I showed my friend the old homestead, saw a lady in the garden, stopped and introduced ourselves. Turned out she was the person who had originally bought the property from my parents - great conversation and a lovely memory. Lunch at the Red Lion was excellent as was the beer - local brew - and afterwards, up the hill behind Long Compton to find the Rollright Stones and so the ramble around them, but also the opportunity to view the wonderful landscapes from there. Reflections on the way back after such a lovely day - leafy Warwickshire lives up to its name, and those beautiful, dreamy honey coloured Cotswold villages, some thatched roofs. My friend who is from Scotland (and stays in beautiful Tayside) and I loved the physical and the atmosphere. A lovely day rambling in Warwickshire near Coventry and my roots. Cheers
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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287 of 289  Thu 15th Oct 2020 9:18am  
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Sounds perfect, Roger. May you always 'ramble on', if you get my drift. Wave
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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288 of 289  Thu 15th Oct 2020 10:41am  
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Yes Roger, what a great day for you, and now a pleasant memory you have forever.
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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289 of 289  Wed 28th Oct 2020 1:16pm  
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Hi everyone. Having read this great post, I felt I must respond. A few years back I posted that I was about halfway around the South West Coast Path. Now some years later and finally finishing I must agree about the villages and people that we met whilst walking. Over many years we have completed some of the long distance paths including The Ridgeway, South Downs Way, Somerset Coast Path, IOW Coast Path, around the island of Guernsey and Norfolk Coast Path. There were 3 of us on these paths, carrying a 3 man tent and everything we needed, we have wild camped on beaches and in woods. Been in some really great pubs and drank a variety of beers & ciders. Due to the current situation, all proposed walks are on hold, but hopefully we can get back out there soon!!
Mick Strong

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