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Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« on: February 17, 2012, 03:52:10 PM »
Enjoyed a bimble round the South Downs last week with a couple of mates of mine, had a grand old time, albeit a bit chilly at times in the northerly wind.

starting out, it can be a bit bleak on the hills at this time of year



still a bit snow on the hill tops and sheltered spots





bit further round the hill



sheet ice on the path = one way trip to a broken leg



Looking over to where we are headed, the hill on the left is an Iron Age Hill Fort and the site of numerous Neolithic Flint Mines,t he fileds to the right have a number of Bronze and Iron Age barrows in them, albeit mostly flattened these days by millenia of agriculture.





Past the frozen Dew pond



some of the other locals



snow still to be found in the sheltered spots



looking North



yep, it's a bit bleak round here in the winter, it stills holds a certain magic though



Lunch spot, fresh cooked bacon butties - yum yum



Lunch eaten and hot drinks downed, time to carry on



where we have come from , this area is known as Bunny Land and for good reason





general view over the land



looking back to thge area where we had lunch



Anyone got a sledge, that path looks fun, well until you get to the sudden stop at the bottom:)



From here we basically rejoined the outbound route and headed back towards the start point for the bimble.

So thanks for the company chaps, had a great day and a lot of laughs

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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 03:57:43 PM »
Ok, I'll be the one gear nut whose first question is "what packs are those two wearing?"

Second question is... How is the winter there, typical? Looks like a chilly, but lovely day considering. Having a -very- mild winter here. Too mild, really.
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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 04:02:52 PM »
Ok, I'll be the one gear nut whose first question is "what packs are those two wearing?"

Second question is... How is the winter there, typical? Looks like a chilly, but lovely day considering. Having a -very- mild winter here. Too mild, really.

Packs - Left is a Berghaus, Right is a Karrimor Sabre 33

Winter here is strange, today for instance we were in short sleeves at times as it felt that warm, when we did this walk just a week ago the windchill was -10

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 04:04:14 PM »
Yeah, exactly how it's been here in Upstate New York. It's unsettling!
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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 07:24:39 PM »
Thanks for sharing Kep!

BTW, I love the word "bimble"!

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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 02:17:31 AM »
Cheers Gurthy, Bimble is an old English word that literally means to "walk without with haste or purpose"

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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 05:24:09 AM »
Looks to be a good time. What are the vines in the tree?
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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 08:07:00 AM »
What are the vines in the tree?

Wild Clematis, the source of superb hearths for the hand drill, but i only harvest the vines when they are dead, i fugured it takes years and years for the plant to climb up the tree, why do i want to cut down a living vine for my own selfish needs, when a little bit effort always finds you a dead standing example.

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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 08:10:01 AM »
man, you guys sure do have some beautiful countryside over there!
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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 08:33:49 AM »
man, you guys sure do have some beautiful countryside over there!

cheers mate

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Re: Chilly Bimble - loadsa pics
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 09:03:52 AM »
Man those were some rolling hills.  Pretty country though.  Glad to see you found a wooded area for your lunch spot.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 09:09:28 AM »
Scenery, friends, gear all good. Thanks for taking us along. Enjoyed it.
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