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PostPosted: Wed 09 May, 2018 11:16 pm 
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Braved Burley Moor last night, part of Rombalds moor.

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Apparently Rombald was a giant who got his arse kicked by an angry wife resulting in the various formations of stones across the moor.


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PostPosted: Wed 09 May, 2018 11:24 pm 
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Not these stones though.

These are the 'Twelve Apostles' which are evidently a 'reconstruction' of what was left of a much larger circle. You can trace the remains of the original bank around the place by just wandering out a few feet amongst the heather.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 May, 2018 11:35 pm 
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But it's all in a state of horrible disrepair because those who own the moor make their money from grouse shooting. Why should they care that neolithic monuments are being left to rot?

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This apparently once had cup and ring markings like I know from Northumberland. All I saw once I got close was graffiti and rubbish.


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PostPosted: Wed 09 May, 2018 11:40 pm 
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And why would anyone want to kill red grouse? They make a noise when disturbed like the Burgess Meredith Penguin from Batman. It's endlessly amusing.


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Anyway I woke up this morning to a pair of greylag geese pecking away just outside the tent honking contentedly to one another, they didn't judge me at all when I emptied my pee bottle. It's a big rift in the wild camping community (ha ha) whether staying nice and warm in your sleeping bag and peeing in a bottle during the night is somehow less 'wild' than getting out of your nice warm sleeping bag, putting your boots on, then going outside for a piss in your underwear.

Having tried both, and as the evidence suggests above, I am firmly in the pissing in a bottle camp.


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You try to capture the ambience of the moors and some idiot texts you.

There's no escape.


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