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Just arriving in Peterborough and I have just got a signal and a request which I will deal with after this post:
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A short walk to the cathedral:
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and then on to Burghley House
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Next stop Stevenage and meet SWMBO!! Now to sort out some clues. :)

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Some clues:
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Arrived in Stevenage 3 minutes early!!
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Now to get these bikes on the rack and home to a couple of very well earned pints of Doom Bar!!

Thanks again Neil for setting up the trip and inviting us along. It was brilliant and next time we'll invite you down South to do the South Coast tour. (Currently under planning as a real tour after my meander is completed, whenever that may be!!) Hopefully the clues will allow you to wrap it up! :-D

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Lets try the little stream then Mick, I've been paddling around in the several novels by Anne Cleeves which use the name Kimmerston for a fictional place, and a fictional company in her stories. So whats the stream called...er nothing relevant I think the word on your card is the River Till :-D

The River Till is a river of north-eastern Northumberland. It is a tributary of the River Tweed, of which it is the only major tributary to flow wholly in England. The upper part of the Till, which rises on Comb Fell in the Cheviots, is known as the River Breamish.
On to the next one I hope

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Correct!! a bit cheeky but they can't all be easy :-D had you looked up Kimmerston Riding Stables you might have found where I got it from:
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Suerly the "scrapyard" wouldnt be likely to be found on "Totts" lane where Totts would approximate to Totters ie Rag and Bone mans lane? edit..I'll leave my inaccuracy for all to see...its actually Tofts Lane once I got the magnifying glass on it :-D

No too contrived I'll have a look at the map

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Indeed not, I did think that your local knowledge may help with this one but obviously not. A search on the major place in that map and look at images should get you there!! :) It does on DDG!! :-D

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Indeed not, I did think that your local knowledge may help with this one but obviously not. A search on the major place in that map and look at images should get you there!! :) It does on DDG!! :-D
Mick I have found the image now but I think you overestimate my local knowledge, it doesnt quite stretch as far as Horncliffe Mansion, Bury Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 6JS which is where I believe those poor jaguars reside :-D

hopefully on to the "mystery house" .....over the chainbndge

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ERRRRRRM Will SORRY Hack it ? :-D :-D :-D
I obviously thought it was our Horncliffe and got bamboozled by the search results when I searched Horncliffe looking for a question. Given that I thought it was our Horncliffe and involved scrap cars you can hopefully see why I thought it would be a good clue for your local knowledge!! Sorry mate, that's two cockups during the trip down to me. However the last one is definitely on the map I gave you, and there's not much there!! :)

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..and Nine minutes into Day 9 I find the elusive house. You must have seen the sign by the side of the road and had a brief detour up to it.......Nabdean Farmhouse by all accounts.

https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/nabde ... z/28706664

Google maps cameras didnt bother going up the Driveway :-D

Phew hopefully that the full set :-D

Excellent week, really enjoyed it, I do feel as if we have really done it!

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Bear in mind I don't have google maps so I have to make do with my collection of Landranger maps for general work and then in site maps on sites that don't use google. It certainly is a handicap for this sort of thing but I am much happier with the security of my machine. I have been using https://cycle.travel/route/pennine_cycleway/guide a fair bit on this trip because you can zoom right in to the fine detail which is helpful with DDG to resolve place names I come across!!

Anyhow a fantastic week, well done to all who took part, especially to Bob who has been keeping in touch and principally to Neil, without whom this would not have happened. 581 posts in a single thread in a week and I'll almost certainly read through the lot again. But for now its Goodnight from Me........

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Thanks Mick, tremendous input from yourself of course and Bob, I almost know him now.

I know if I was wanting to do the Pennine Cycleway, and looking around for information, and I stumbled on our little tale it would be an excellent read from start to finish.

I like a random link, and in our journey together there have been many, even the one to the Jags in the garden at the delapidated mansion in Rawtenstall :-D .

...and another random Lancashire connection too is worth a picture. Will any other blog about the Pennine Cycleway have uncovered this :?: Geograph is a particularly excellent site, and often as well as the picture, a bit of descriptive detail "adds to the picture" as in this example.

The Flodden Window
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I enjoyed reading about your Schooldays Away day/week prompted by the Ford Castle "educational Centre" and just possibly to ease us through a possible vacuum after a flurry of activity on our Pennine Cycleway Adventure I may start a thread to tease out a few tales from others on that subject.

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Just need to put the ceremonial Bowler Hat on our Day 8
The rough Guide
Day 1 Derby to Whaley BridgeImage
Day 2 Whaley Bridge to SlaithwaiteImage
Day 3 Slaithwaite to BarnoldswickImage
Day 4 Barnoldswick to DentImage
Day 5 Dent to Alston Image
Day 6 Alston to BellinghamImage
Day 7 Bellingham to Wooler Image
Day 8 Wooler to Berwick Image
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 May 2020, 00:17

Excellent week, really enjoyed it, I do feel as if we have really done it!

REgards Neil
Yes it certainly feels like an achievement, Although I can say without a doubt, that while I will be completing my March Meander in reality at some point, I cannot see us taking on that one for real! :-D

While tidying up my desktop this morning I came across a link which I neglected to post at the time so just for the sake of interest, how many times have you heard of a reservoir fire?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-52356958

Now believe it or not, back in the real world I am actually going to meet Bob today for a pint at a picnic site near Slough. First time since 9th March and we normally meet fortnightly so looking forward to it even if we do have to take our own food, beer and furniture!!

Lets hope there will be some school adventures for me to read when I get home!!

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REvisited one of the "virtual overnight" locations today, and just like on the actual virtual cycle ride a story springs from it.

A Sign in the Old Station Yard
Some of the fruit gums missing
Some of the fruit gums missing
Is it an original or a reproduction.....bit too spruced up could do with a bit of designer rust. Look closely and the makers name is there
W. Smith &amp; Sons<br />Grove Works<br />Barnard Castle
W. Smith & Sons
Grove Works
Barnard Castle
and there is plenty of story behind that firm, and all nicely packaged in this book. Even the summary is intriguing! (if like me you like that sort of stuff :-D )

https://www.amazon.co.uk/William-Barnar ... 0952001403

Regards Neil