Saturday, October 29, 2016

Westonbirt Masterpieces

Not my pictures but the incredible trees - mainly Acers that were in full Autumn display today at Westonbirt Arboretum

Friday, October 14, 2016

At home on The Range

After a frustrating summer for climbing, a few recent trips to Gogarth with perfect Autumn weather have been a timely reminder how amazing climbing in Britain can be. Yesterday John and I visited The Range (Gogarth's little gentler cousin) - what a top venue! We did four routes all good and two of them really characterful. Here are a few pics

Jon on Just Brew it (VS)

Me on the "deep and intimidating' recess of Lovely Day Mr Thomas (E3) 

Jon on Steam Piano (HVS)

"Axe-like" positions for Jon on Steam Piano 
End of a lovely day

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ancient Trees

Some images from a great day exploring Savernake Forest finding some of the largest and eldest trees - many of which have their own names with some of the Oaks over 1000 years old.

Un-named Oak
The Cathedral Oak
Un-named Beech
Saddle Oak 1
The Great Beech
The Big Bellied Oak (11+m circumference)
New Queen Oak 
Un-named Chestnut
The Spider Oak
The Turkey Oak