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Post by bigyetiman » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:27 am

We were chatting last night about favourite views in the UK. I plumped for the view of St Michael's Mount Penzance and South Stack, Anglesey. OH loves Whitby Abbey as viewed across the North York Moors, and Rievaulx Abbey, and Ribbleshead Viaduct and any waterfall in the UK.
We know you out there must have some amazing suggestions which could lead to us all finding new places to marvel at
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Post by chrismahon » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:49 am

Scotland is definitely worth a visit- mainland and the islands, particularly Mull for me. According to French TV it was voted the prettiest Country in the world, which I found very surprising but can understand why as it is very different to anywhere else I've seen. The Burren in West Coast Ireland is a strangely compelling view (but not in the UK of course) as is the Pyrenees.
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Post by Hen-Gen » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:03 am

The view of the Cheshire Cheese pub on Edale Road from its car park. Paradise!

Oh OK, very hard to choose but I've always had a great fondness for Exmoor.
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Post by Marigold » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:26 am

The walk over the cliffs from Abereiddi to Porthgain, near St. Davids in Pembrokeshire. Choughs, peregrines, fulmars, seals; islands in clear blue sea, with a garden of flowers among the rocks. And the view of the amazing fish and chips at The Shed, the brilliant fish cafe/restaurant by the harbour at Porthgain.
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Post by MrsBiscuit » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:12 pm

I have thought about this a lot and come to the conclusion I don't have a favourite view. I like rolling agricultural landscapes and/or big vistas, so most of the places I feel happiest in aren't made up of anything singular or spectacular, its just the general feel, and personal memory. I love Scotland, going up onto Salisbury Plain, the land around the village I grew up in, particularly a double avenue of trees down to a few houses flanked by golden fields, driving down into Polzeath out of season, and bits of Herefordshire. But I have to say, the places I like best are not in the UK. South West France where there is a confluence of blue sky, yellow sunflowers, golden corn, green vineyards and some brown earth on rolling hills is my long term natural favourite, but since I have been in Portugal the view from our house still makes me feel amazing.
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Post by bigyetiman » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:24 pm

Just Googled The Burran which does look amazing.Done that walk to Marigold from Abereiddi and it is amazing. Also love the walk from The Levant to Cape Cornwall, love seeing the Choughs whirl around Botallack mine and if it is crystal clear the Scilly isles in the distance.
A field of corn with poppies takes some beating. On a slightly different level The Vulcan bomber XH558 rounding Beachy Head on her last flying year at the Eastbourne air show was an impressive sight
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Post by Marigold » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:04 pm

Oh yes, and anywhere in the Scilly Isles, especially the walk all round St Agnes on a windy day - took a mile or two to recover from seasickness on the way over, only spoiled by the thought of the return journey! Fantastic birding in September - have you been, Mr. and Mrs. BYM?
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Post by MrsBiscuit » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:24 pm

Gosh - a vulcan (not sure it was the one you quote BYM) at Eastbourne, noisy and amazing beyond belief :D I can still hear the buildings rattle! We saw a Concorde recently, parked at Orly airport, all I could feel was regret. I remember my Dad pointing out a Concorde on an early test sort of flight, we were on a beach, but I can't quite remember where. I don't quite know why aircraft are so appealing to me, far more than cars will ever be.

And yes, poppies in cornfields, the Downs around Brighton and fields in the Tarn, France for me - the antithesis of all that man-made amazement, quiet nature, astounding :D
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Post by dinosaw » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:03 pm

For natural views in the UK the view of Loch Shiel from the hills takes some beating and while not as spectacular I do like the view of the ridge opposite my house quite a bit too. Man made, it would be the view of the Tyne, Swing and High Level Bridges in Newcastle looking westwards. Abroad I would have to go for the Lauterbrunnen valley in Switzerland and the treasury at Petra just as the sun is coming up/going down.
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Post by bigyetiman » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:33 pm

if it was a few years ago MrsBiscuit it was the same one. On its farewell flight weekend we were lucky enough to have it fly right over the house. Steve who owns the farm field out the front stood on his tractor waving a Union Jack. For sheer noise the Typhoon FGR4 at the airshow is unbeatable.
We saw Concorde on her last flight completely by accident as we were looking at a rare bird at Dungeness and over it came, even the most ardent birder looked up at that. Saw it also go over Hampton Court a couple of times whilst at the flower show.
Yes Marigold we have done the trip to the Scillies. OH comes from a long naval family on her mothers side and she just loves a rough sea, the worse it is the more she enjoys it, strange woman.
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