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mickthemaverick wrote:
09 Apr 2021, 22:38
That is the church/chapel in Kirkharle at which Capability Brown was baptized I assume? :)
It is. Nice place to stop off at just off the A696, nice coffee stop, few craft workshops, and some nice little short walks either round the lake or through the woods and back round past the Church. A group of 4 TVR's of various types burbled into the car park while we where there.

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Self catering for the well heeled and well booked up.
Self catering for the well heeled and well booked up.
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Daffodil visiting one of the many parks in Milton Keynes today :D
Ouse Valley Park near Stony Stratford
Ouse Valley Park near Stony Stratford
She enjoyed her outing and so did I!

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On my wanderings this morning I happened upon this place:
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With a nice bridge over the Tees.
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Looks quite picturesque an the bridge was very nice. No time to stop there for more than a few moments as I was an hour late by then and completely lost.

Croft-on- Tees.

First time in Darlington since 1978.

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So it is!

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The destination for one of my longer circular bikes ride today :)

The Forest Centre near Captain Tom's home village of Marston Mortaine

https://www.marstonvale.org/
A border in the Sensory Garden
A border in the Sensory Garden
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The Bug Hotel!
The Bug Hotel!
The café there is good too :)

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CitroJim wrote:
16 Apr 2021, 17:14
The destination for one of my longer circular bikes ride today :)

The Forest Centre near Captain Tom's home village of Marston Mortaine
The café there is good too :)
Marston Mortaine Chiurch has a notable and rare detached tower Jim, :-D and not far from Milllbrook Proving Ground I see from wiki. Vauxpedia has some nice images of the Proving Ground.

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St Mary The Virgin Tower
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Called in to The Red Lion in Knotty Green today for lunch
BFTW
BFTW
and within a few minutes I had a rebellion on my hands. So I did the only thing I could to rid myself of it:
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
16 Apr 2021, 17:50
Marston Mortaine Chiurch has a notable and rare detached tower Jim, :-D and not far from Milllbrook Proving Ground I see from wiki. Vauxpedia has some nice images of the Proving Ground.
It's certainly an interesting church Neil... I've looked around it and photographed it a few years ago... Next time I'm in the area I'll get some new photos of it...

I'd love to ride my bike around Millbrook :) I often pass it and it's both always busy and bristling with high security...

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We decided to go for our first meal out this evening and went to The Galley Hall in Haileybury and consumed an excellent Hunter's Chicken washed down with the local brew, well almost local :-D
The washdown
The washdown
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Lovely day at Spittal Beach
view of Berwick...looks flatter on the pic than with the eye!
view of Berwick...looks flatter on the pic than with the eye!
Spittal beach where the Tweed meets the North Sea
Spittal beach where the Tweed meets the North Sea
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I used to live near the source of the River Tweed (back in the mid 70s), and went to school in Tweedsmuir. You can actually pan for gold in the Tweed (you will get some, but not enough to retire on!).

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 18:11
I used to live near the source of the River Tweed (back in the mid 70s), and went to school in Tweedsmuir. You can actually pan for gold in the Tweed (you will get some, but not enough to retire on!).
I had a tweed jacket once! :sulk:

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More Tweed. One of our regular go back to places, but never been in the big house or had drinks on the Terrace.
No 9a   the river the sky and the town
No 9a the river the sky and the town
No 9b   The gates at the big house
No 9b The gates at the big house
No 9c    Car Park with a view
No 9c Car Park with a view
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