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Benh76

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Home in North Devon to Porlock.
Lovely walk but the return journey was spectacular.



Shown is the route from Porlock to the A361. 22 miles of single track and not for the nervous. Most of the route had passing points but not all of it.

Some lovely spots for a picnic and I shall be returning for a stop over as there are plenty of good spots.


Route was google maps.



Mike
Love Porlock, the hill is nerve racking on the way down and love the run off areas at every switchback lol

The view are great once at the top and normally lots of ponies/horses.
 
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Love Porlock, the hill is nerve racking on the way down and love the run off areas at every switchback lol

The view are great once at the top and normally lots of ponies/horses.
Sadly I didn’t have Timeline switched on in Google. Looking at this again I didn’t take the normal route as shown on the A39 but went off piste leaving Porlock.
I was going to turn round as it looked like it might become impossible,, foolishly but luckily it wasn’t.
I’ll retrace the route another time with the Timeline on. Didn’t take as much attention to place names as my eyes were on the lookout for approaching vehicles. There were only two in 22 miles and they gave me a 2nd look.

There were some long horned Aberdeen Angus running wild.



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Do they still have the toll on Porlock...?
I saw a toll signposted on the way there, a different route. Didn’t take it as I was on a time schedule to meet my son for a walk. Took the off piste route back.
The signs says it’s still there, I’ll be checking that out as well sometime.


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Sadly I didn’t have Timeline switched on in Google. Looking at this again I didn’t take the normal route as shown on the A39 but went off piste leaving Porlock.
I was going to turn round as it looked like it might become impossible,, foolishly but luckily it wasn’t.
I’ll retrace the route another time with the Timeline on. Didn’t take as much attention to place names as my eyes were on the lookout for approaching vehicles. There were only two in 22 miles and they gave me a 2nd look.

There were some long horned Aberdeen Angus running wild.



Mike
That's a good route you have shown, I've been in that area in the past (car and caravan) and think I've travelled your route by car.
If the cattle you saw had horns, they weren't Aberdeen Angus. That breed is naturally polled, i.e. don't have horns.
 
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Gazed at my California, but I'll get to drive it later when I go to the Farm Shop to pick up our Fruit & veg order.
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That's a good route you have shown, I've been in that area in the past (car and caravan) and think I've travelled your route by car.
If the cattle you saw had horns, they weren't Aberdeen Angus. That breed is naturally polled, i.e. don't have horns.
Thanks and your quite right Evidently Exmoor Highland cattle.

Described as placid and they were.






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Trip to Bridlington for lunch followed by a beach walk, now chilling out listening to Glastonbury on the radio waiting for the Chinese to open. First time away since losing our doggie last week, much easier but really missing our old girl.
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Trip to Bridlington for lunch followed by a beach walk, now chilling out listening to Glastonbury on the radio waiting for the Chinese to open. First time away since losing our doggie last week, much easier but really missing our old girl.
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I’m sure you’ll miss her desperately. You’ll have lots of wonderful memories though.
 
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Trip to Bridlington for lunch followed by a beach walk, now chilling out listening to Glastonbury on the radio waiting for the Chinese to open. First time away since losing our doggie last week, much easier but really missing our old girl.
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Very sorry to hear about you losing your lovely girl, it’s heartbreaking when you lose them, they’re part of the family.
 
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Very sorry to hear about you losing your lovely girl, it’s heartbreaking when you lose them, they’re part of the family.
We got our dog Barney as a pup when our Jack Russell, Jack was 11 and started to age (we got him as a rescue when he was 10 and had lived with another dog but had led a vile and horrid life up until then). Although Barney was a total annoyance to Jack it was so interesting to see their “friendship“ develop and fascinating later on to see the position of top dog change as Jack got older.

Our plan to introduce Barn to give Jack a new lease of life worked because he lived to a ripe old age of 19. He wasn’t ill , just wore out. It hit Barnie hard and when we first went campervanning afterwards Barney refused to leave the van and we’d have to drag round for a walk. It was like he thought we‘d left Jack behind.

It’s 3 years on now and Barney’s still reluctant at the start of a walk from the van. So it’s not just us humans who miss them.
 
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We got our dog Barney as a pup when our Jack Russell, Jack was 11 and started to age (we got him as a rescue when he was 10 and had lived with another dog but had led a vile and horrid life up until then). Although Barney was a total annoyance to Jack it was so interesting to see their “friendship“ develop and fascinating later on to see the position of top dog change as Jack got older.

Our plan to introduce Barn to give Jack a new lease of life worked because he lived to a ripe old age of 19. He wasn’t ill , just wore out. It hit Barnie hard and when we first went campervanning afterwards Barney refused to leave the van and we’d have to drag round for a walk. It was like he thought we‘d left Jack behind.

It’s 3 years on now and Barney’s still reluctant at the start of a walk from the van. So it’s not just us humans who miss them.
Yep its incredibly hard, we got Bella from a farm in Wales aged 4 during the harsh winter of 2009 when she had been kept in a kennel outside, she was to be a friend to our other rescue Jack Russel - Max, who we got from Manchester dogs home in 2008. We lost Max aged 12 last year in April which hit us massively but hit Bella really hard even though they never seemed to get on.
Its the first time we have been without kids and dogs ever!

We are now trying to get on by using the Cali following the slight release of lockdown and having a lot more freedom and have just booked the Chunnel to France for August, still feels wrong but heyho it will get easier I'm sure.
 
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Yep its incredibly hard, we got Bella from a farm in Wales aged 4 during the harsh winter of 2009 when she had been kept in a kennel outside, she was to be a friend to our other rescue Jack Russel - Max, who we got from Manchester dogs home in 2008. We lost Max aged 12 last year in April which hit us massively but hit Bella really hard even though they never seemed to get on.
Its the first time we have been without kids and dogs ever!

We are now trying to get on by using the Cali following the slight release of lockdown and having a lot more freedom and have just booked the Chunnel to France for August, still feels wrong but heyho it will get easier I'm sure.
I’m sure it’ll feel really weird, but the happy and funny memories will always be with you. They’ll bring a tear to your eye at the same time as you have a smile on your face. I’m sat here with my eyes leaking like someone’s turned a tap on in my head!
 
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Took a trip to Cannock chase today. Well what a hidden gem that place is. I really didn’t know it accommodated so well for mountain bikes. I’ll be washing the cobwebs off the cruz next weekend and hitting it hard :cool:

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Cannock is great on the mtb, done it quite a few times. Would sooner travel there an extra 10/15mins than to Sherwood pines.
 
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Cannock is great on the mtb, done it quite a few times. Would sooner travel there an extra 10/15mins than to Sherwood pines.
yes and if the kids get bored at Cannock Chase you can take them to ‘Go Ape‘ and try the Segway’s etc
 
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