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Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

HUCKING south and west

Thanks to Adam for the identification(yellowhammer)
A little bit of bread and a piece of cheese"
An ancient trackway user-reminds me of a couple of people

WE HAD TO TURN AROUND AND GO BACK,TO LOOK FOR THE FOOTPATH (AGAIN)

THIS IS THE ANCIENT TRACKWAY AGAIN-IN QUITE GOOD NICK AFTER 5,000 YEARS OF USE




TWO KESTRELS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE,THE BLACK DOT TOP RIGHT IS ALSO AT WORK .



KESTREL ON AUTOPILOT FLY BY WIRE HOVERING




Jack Cade's hole at Hollingbourne,a rabble rouser and revolutionary,he raised and led a mob to London,this is where he is alleged to have hidden when the forces of law and order came looking for him.His real name John Mortimer.In 1450 three dozen of the rebels who had been pardoned were executed anyway.

Anyway,we RV at the Car Park at Hucking Nature reserve,and set out for the North Downs Way,diverting via Jack cade's hole to the ancient trackway and Hollingbourne hill to recce a path for future walks.Passing a Dene hole that was fenced off we descended the hill and turned right and found a spot to sit and have coffee(on a red ant's nest)We the saw a kestrel and spent 10 minutes trying to get some pictures.
We the re entered the nature reserve and carried on through the woods to the north,emerging at Hucking Church.A short walk took us to the car park.Not as hot and sticky as last week(the WX)and about 5.5 miles for 6 of us.
A nice location which we will do again through the seasons.


2 comments:

  1. Yellowhammer - 'a little bit of bread and no cheeeeeeeeeese' is how the song goes - apparently. Yellow head is the give away ;-).

    Adam

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  2. Hi Gordon

    Thanks for comments on my blog - nice to see you have memories of the got foresaken place that is Denge Marsh! Template for blog was taken from Design tab 'New Designs' - should pop up when you log in.

    Adam

    PS. EMR is probably the most reliable site for Yellowhammer that I know in Kent!

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