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Offline Hugo

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7215 on: September 06, 2023, 10:32:25 pm »
Well done Gwynant, it is the bridge over the Afon Ogwen

We walked from Llanfairfechan to Port Penrhyn today and it was very hot, but it was the first time that we have done the new section of the coastal walk through the Penrhyn Castle estate
I think that it's the first time that I've been back to the Spinney's since the bomb squad detonate an unexploded bom within yards of the Kingfisher hide when we were inside the hide!

Nice to hear that you and Mrs G are getting out and about and hope that the replacement knee will be a huge success

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« Reply #7216 on: September 07, 2023, 08:36:45 am »
Sounds great. We would like to do that. Did you have two cars or is there a suitable bus back?


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« Reply #7217 on: September 07, 2023, 12:33:03 pm »
There is a bus service every 20 mins or so (No.5 or 5D regular Llandudno - Bangor service.) which passes the access road to Port Penrhyn and also top of the access road to The Spinneys by the railway bridge near Tal-y-bont which is about a mile long. We took the car and met a massive tractor towing an even bigger trailer on the single track lane to The Spinneys and had to reverse guitar a distance but I guess we were just unlucky!

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« Reply #7218 on: September 07, 2023, 01:08:10 pm »
Thanks for that, very useful.

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« Reply #7219 on: September 07, 2023, 01:10:15 pm »
The walk we did was from the Promenade in Llanfairfechan along the coast to Port Penrhyn.    Because of the start and finishing place it is a two car job and it took us about 4 hours to complete it and it was on a hot day which was energy sapping.
The area around the Spinney's Nature Reserve is worth seeing for the wildlife and scenery.

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« Reply #7220 on: October 09, 2023, 08:50:42 pm »
Does anyone recognise where this is? It is the back of a special looking seat.

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« Reply #7221 on: October 10, 2023, 08:42:27 am »
You can see this beautiful carving from this special seat.

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7222 on: October 10, 2023, 10:05:25 am »
Penrhos Coastal park, Anglesey ?

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« Reply #7223 on: October 10, 2023, 10:16:45 am »
No, sorry Steve. It isn't on Anglesey but it is in North Wales. It is one of several splendid seats that have been raised to give a beautiful view over an estate wall.

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« Reply #7224 on: October 10, 2023, 12:28:17 pm »
Is it by the Penrhyn Estate on the new coastal walk?     If it is then I must have missed the benches on my walk!        :-[

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« Reply #7225 on: October 10, 2023, 01:12:42 pm »
No, sorry Hugo. It isn't there but good news you are not losing your memory!
Here's another of the splendid seats but what is over that wall?

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7226 on: October 10, 2023, 03:27:09 pm »
Where's Gwynant when you need him? He did this walk in 2014.

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7227 on: October 10, 2023, 03:51:11 pm »
I must admit to a bit of cheating but Gwynant did a few very interesting walks in 2014 following his hip operation and my wild guess from them and the clue of "estate" made me think that it could be the Vaynol Estate by Bangor

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7228 on: October 10, 2023, 04:00:32 pm »
Well done Hugo. A good bit of detective work!
I will put a description of the walk we did yesterday from Y Felinheli to Bangor in the walking section.

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Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
« Reply #7229 on: October 18, 2023, 03:33:39 pm »
The clock is not the only thing that has stopped working here, but where is it in N Wales?