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Your favourite places

Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:59 am

Where are they?
Talk about them here, maybe.

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:14 am

The Lincolnshire Wolds are my favourite place. On my own. Riding a bike. With amazing views of rolling hills.

I think I might cry.

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:19 am

Wow. I lived in Lincolnshire for many years and have never been. In fact, shamefully, I couldn't even tell you where they were. I'm going back this weekend, though, so it sounds worth a visit.
Anywhere in particular, or just the whole place?

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:28 am

Well, they sort of start in Irby-upon Humber and drop away just outside of Caistor to the west and Louth to the south.

To be honest, it wouldn't be much fun this time of year. But in the summer, it's fantastic.

http://www.lincswolds.org.uk/

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Post by crystalball » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:39 am

You've been going on about the Lincolnshire Wolds for so long, Sam, that I really want to go now.

My current favourite place in the world has to be the Clifton Observatory in Bristol, overlooking the suspension bridge. I could easily just stand there for days, gawping.

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:42 am

We should go in the summer. Although it's very difficult to get around. So we'd need to get someone to drive us.

Everyone I've ever met who's not from Lincolnshire somehow thinks it's hilarious that I was born in a village called Swallow.

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Post by Colin » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:48 am

I'd have to say Calton Hill in Edinburgh. I love the fact that it's in the middle of a big(ish) city and yet seems totally removed from the traffic, noise etc. You get a brilliant view of the city to all sides and over to Fife. It's just a great place to go and think, or gawp at how pretty Edinburgh is.

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:51 am

tastyzine wrote:We should go in the summer. Although it's very difficult to get around. So we'd need to get someone to drive us.

Everyone I've ever met who's not from Lincolnshire somehow thinks it's hilarious that I was born in a village called Swallow.
Have you ever read Bill Bryson's "notes from a small island"? There's a whole section about Lincolnshire place names.

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:59 am

I have a whole book on Lincolnshire place names. It's fantastic. It calls areas of Lincolnshire 'wapentakes'.

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:41 am

Good old wikipedia...

A wapentake is a term derived from the Old Norse vápnatak [2], the rough equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon hundred. The word denotes an administrative meeting place, typically a crossroads or a ford in a river where attendance or voting would be denoted or conducted by the show of weapons.

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Re: Your favourite places

Post by Fantasy Boy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:58 pm

ive been all over the world and my favourite place without doubt is streethouse which is a small pit town near leeds, its a pretty grim place but i like it, theres street after street of abandoned terrace houses (or at least there used to be i havent been there for years) you can just go exploring theere used to be a big black stray dog that used to hang around and it could catch what ever you threw to it, no matter how big it was the dog (we called him the captain) would catch it in its mouth, i remmeber there was a massive man made ditch full of water and me and my cousin used to stand there allday long throwing things into it ya know bricks and tyres sometimes we'd get a shopping trolley and fill it with bricks and push it in. I dont think ill ever go back to streethouse and to be honest i dont reccomend anyone else does but its without doubt my favourite place in the world...................................after france and new york for obvious reasons

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Re: Your favourite places

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:25 pm

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Or I might go to Kampot or Mondolkiri instead.

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