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    Latest book that I've read is the new James Rebanks one, English Pastoral.

    I liked it better than the first one. His writing style has improved!

    It was a Christmas/Birthday present.

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    Latest book that I've read is the new James Rebanks one, English Pastoral.

    I liked it better than the first one. His writing style has improved!

    It was a Christmas/Birthday present.

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    It looks like the Forum has locked you in now, Millipede!
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    I hope some of you have had chance to have a look at this one 'Crusty Farmers With Pitchforks',
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    My latest read has nothing whatsoever to do with running, David Buckley's fabulous biography of Kraftwerk. It's been out a while but I've just not had chance to get through it, likewise the crazy Marc Almond biography I've just finished

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    This is a great read and has given me a whole new appreciation of the humble tree. highly recommended :-

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/the.../9780141012933
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    This is a great read and has given me a whole new appreciation of the humble tree. highly recommended :-

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/the.../9780141012933
    Now that is a present idea for my wife birthday.

    Also nice to see a link to Waterstones, we always like a good browse whenever we go into town, nothing like a good bookshop.
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    The Book of Trespass, by Nick Hayes. I am about halfway through reading it.

    I don't know if the remaining chapters cover either: disused quarries that become informal recreational facilities but are then strongly fenced off; or areas which are artificially landscaped for the benefit of people who like hitting small white balls into holes. But these were the locations of my trespassing on today's walk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    The Turnbull Long Days book is superb... got an old battered copy which has lost the cover sleeve, but i love it.

    Also the Lakes and Welsh 3000ers book, i'll have to seek out the Scottish one.

    I think he (with another) also wrote the Book Of The Bivvy which is another good one.
    I like Turnbull's books too, very readable. One particular passage from Lakeland Mountain Challenges (the Bob Graham bit, p.153) always sticks in my mind: FAILURE: Second attempts in August rarely succeed. You're still tired from last time, the bracken and heather are higher, and it's liable to be far too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    The Book of Trespass, by Nick Hayes. I am about halfway through reading it.

    I don't know if the remaining chapters cover either: disused quarries that become informal recreational facilities but are then strongly fenced off; or areas which are artificially landscaped for the benefit of people who like hitting small white balls into holes. But these were the locations of my trespassing on today's walk.
    It's brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    I don't know if the remaining chapters cover either: disused quarries that become informal recreational facilities but are then strongly fenced off.
    There's a disused quarry on greenhow hill opposite the church, I think it's known as duck street quarry. There is a very good level at the far end leading you directly into a sun fracture of the craven fault system. Very much worth climbing over the barbed wire for a look, it was extensively stoped.

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