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Archive for August, 2015

Adel Woods north leeds

Have had some lovely dog walks at Adel woods.  Been going here for years with all my dogs.  Lots of people do the same but it never seems crowded.  Its a mixed woodland with a small moorland.

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From the moor you can catch sight of the old Adel Reformatory

The sun shining through the leaves make dappled patterns on the soft forest floor.

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There are many paths to choose from and is a great place for orienteering.  You can ride your mountain bike through here and get a really good workout.  There’s plenty of birds and wildlife and its so lovely and peaceful.

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Can be very muddy at times, particularly when the bikers have been through.

Adel Woods is part of the Meanwood Valley Trail.  Click here for a leaflet of the trail.

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Friends of Adel Woods Website

Meanwood Valley Partnership

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AYSGARTH FALLS ONE OF YORKSHIRES TOP BEAUTY SPOTS

Had a lovely walk with Mike and Tetley today at Aysgarth Falls in the Dales near Leyburn.  The river Ure winds its way through  Wensleydale, tumbling over limestone at Aysgarth.  There are a number of waterfalls but Upper, Lower are accessible but the Middle can be viewed from a platform.  

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The Yorkshire Dales National Park information centre there has a shop and cafe.  The scones are absolutely amazing.  I had a cherry and sultana one with jam and cream.  I actually struggled to finish it, which is unheard of

 AND there was so much cream that I didn’t need it all – again unheard of! 

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This walk is taken from the http://www.walkingenglishman.com  Fantastic website for walkers.

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FRANKENSTEINS CAT – EMILY ANTHES

This book deals with biotechnology.  Quite a fascinating read and very informative.  I didn’t realise how far genetic engineering had come and I found it rather un-nerving.  Do we think its right to change the molecular nature of various animals for our benefit?  Could it be that we are able to engineer changes that benefit the animal itself or are we meddling at our peril??  To be honest I found the book a bit hard going but it certainly gave me a lot to think about. franks cat


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