Those who don’t jump will never fly 💫
Social media regularly gets a bad rep, often nicknamed UNsocial media. I totally get why people think this; I sometimes think it myself! But this week I’m feeling super chuffed with it all as I’ve managed to track down some of Ted’s brothers and sisters! It’s been lovely looking at pictures and seeing the similarities and differences... I’ve also been chatting to future puppy owners and giving them some top tips that we followed when we got Ted. It’s so nice to talk to people that are as passionate about their dogs as we are! 🐾 Are you due to get a puppy? Or do you have any questions about your dog? I love a good chat, let’s get social and get in touch! 🤳🏽 #thetalesofted#unsocialmedia
The view from Beinn Lora, a small hill just outside Oban with wonderful views up Loch Etive and down towards Lismore and Mull. This was last Saturday, another rainy day, and we were struck by the concentric rings in the sea below! #oban#ricohgr#scotland#scotlandisnow
Crib Goch - not only is it a favourite route of mine it’s also a great example of the glaciation that has shaped snowdonia.
To understand how it was formed we first have to understand the formation of cwm’s, these are formed when a hollow is filled with snow and over time the rate of loss is less than rate of accumulation, more snow accumulates and under its own weight it slowly compresses in to ice through a process called NIVATION, this then erodes the rock underneath, it then starts to slide downhill and rotates which cuts deeper in to the rock, the crib goch arête was formed when two cwm’s formed back to back leaving the ridge we see today in between them.
Love exploring new places!! Wait till you see the drone shots that I took! ———————————————————————————”
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At the weekend we were teaching our DofE participants how to use a map and navigate safely. Now it's your turn! If you go hill walking and want to venture further afield but lack the experience, skills, confidence then our Navigation Weekend could be just the thing for you.
Saturday 6th October is a Basic Navigation Day. You'll be learning about the compass and map as you walk through beautiful Snowdonia and practising techniques as you go.
On Sunday 7th October it's an Intermediate Navigation Day where you'll recap what you have learnt the day before, learn more techniques and put them into practise - again while you're out and about on the hill.
You can come to one day or both - it's up to you.
Full details and how to book are via this ‘Upcoming Events’ link in the bio. £40 per person per day.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Who has their #GetOutsideDay plans sorted for Sunday 30 September? We have dozens of events for you to get involved with, head to http://social.os.uk/HIM9Z for inspiration.
Our #GetOutside Champions @stage1cycles are leading an 8-mile mountain bike ride near Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. Visit our page to find an event near you and get signed up.
I'm finding myself drawn towards history and architecture lately, so on Sunday headed to the Gothic remains of Whitby Abbey. I thought it would be free to look around, but alas it's quite expensive to enter! Is anyone a member of the National Trust? I was thinking of joining so that I can visit more places like this. Is it worth the membership? .
As a side note, Whitby Abbey was the inspiration behind Bram Stokers Count Dracula if you didn't know. .
That was before they started charging entry fees, but I doubt Dracula paid anyway....He only went in at night 🧛♂️😂
At the west end of the Nave of Westminster Abbey is the grave of the Unknown Warrior, whose body was brought from France to be buried here on 11th November 1920. The grave, which contains soil from France, is covered by a slab of black Belgian marble from a quarry near Namur. On it is the following inscription, composed by Herbert Ryle, Dean of Westminster:
BENEATH THIS STONE RESTS THE BODY
OF A BRITISH WARRIOR
UNKNOWN BY NAME OR RANK
BROUGHT FROM FRANCE TO LIE AMONG
THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS OF THE LAND
AND BURIED HERE ON ARMISTICE DAY
11 NOV: 1920, IN THE PRESENCE OF
HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V
HIS MINISTERS OF STATE
THE CHIEFS OF HIS FORCES
AND A VAST CONCOURSE OF THE NATION
THUS ARE COMMEMORATED THE MANY
MULTITUDES WHO DURING THE GREAT
WAR OF 1914-1918 GAVE THE MOST THAT
MAN CAN GIVE LIFE ITSELF
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
FOR LOVED ONES HOME AND EMPIRE
FOR THE SACRED CAUSE OF JUSTICE AND
THE FREEDOM OF THE WORLD
THEY BURIED HIM AMONG THE KINGS BECAUSE HE
HAD DONE GOOD TOWARD GOD AND TOWARD
I’ve walked over so many parts of this valley and must have hundreds of photos (which I never delete) ... I love that standing for a few moments and taking in the view can still make me smile every time 😊
It’s hard to pick favourites when you have 450 million+ features to pick from across Great Britain (humble brag about the size of our database...), but this might just be our favourite bridge @si_bailey.
Slater Bridge which crosses the River Brathay was built in the 16th Century.