Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lost on Exmoor

Following endless narrow lanes we reached this spot where we intended to climb Dunkery Beacon but as you can see from the gushing stream Exmoor was awash. After a few hundred yards of climbing up a stream - knowing it would be worse coming down we aborted the plan and set off for Luxborough with myself map- reading.


This gives an indication of where we were.


OOps! Here we are at Winsford - quite a way from Luxborough. I find Ordinance Survey maps rubbish for finding the right road - but it was a lovely drive:)
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11 comments:

wontletlifedefineme said...

We used ordinance survey maps once to try and reach a point on the south coast called seven sisters, but we never found it! Here in the Netherlands there is a special organisation that maps and clearly marks all paths and roads in the country and it's very efficient, which means we can't find our way when abroad basically. ;)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Thanks to your lovely photos, Pat, I've developed a yen to visit England...I need yens and pounds and dollars for that though, to work, to work I go...

PI said...

Wontlet: I think it was just too detailed for me . All I needed were clear thick lines which were roads. we managed to keep calm. Fairly.

PI said...

GG:I hope you make it here. I have been trying to answer your comment but it keeps going haywire and I have had to shut down three times today. The joys of computing!

scarlet-blue said...

Oh, I know the Seven Sisters! I go there quite often in summer.
Lovely pics Pat - making me desperate for a holiday.
Sx

PI said...

Scarlet: it rings a bell - I'll have to google.
Thanks Scarlet.

john.g. said...

Women map-readers! *ducks*!

Bob-kat said...

There are some really pretty places on Exmoor :) Your eventual journeys end looks cosy and inviting though so it seems worth the effort! I just love the little snowdrops!

sablonneuse said...

Lovely pics yet again. I do admire you for taking on these walks and thank you for showing us the scenery.

PI said...

John.g: look at it this way- you wouldn't have seen these photos:)

Bob-kat: it was lovely to feel maybe winter is over.

PI said...

Sandy: the kids inspire me but I am quite careful.