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One of the valley’s great joys is the abundant wild flowers on the road side verges. The road verges of Cumbria contain over 600 different species of grasses and wildflowers
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Kamodani-no Taki Waterfalls . . . .
   It was by sheer coincidence that I had been given a map of activities, for the outdoor enthusiast in the Yamashiro province of  south Kyoto, that I discovered the Kamodani Waterfalls. Map Location.    Located along route-307 in Joyo City, the entrance to...
It was by sheer coincidence that I had been given a map of activities, for the outdoor enthusiast in the Yamashiro province of south Kyoto, that I discovered the Kamodani Waterfalls. Map Location. Located along route-307 ...
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Haibike XDuro Electric Mountain Bike Recently I had the pleasure of test riding a Haibike Xduro electric mountain bike. I was thoroughly impressed by its innovative engineering and functional versa…
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Ujideka Revisited.
      Today's course is made-up of six different tracks, four of which I have explored in recent weeks, the other two unexplored territory. Map Location.    After a 7km x 75-min' walk from where I alighted my bus, I reached this small tea-plantation on rout...
Today's course is made-up of six different tracks, four of which I have explored in recent weeks, the other two unexplored territory. Map Location. After a 7km x 75-min' walk from where I alighted my bus, I reached this sm...
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Trail Lodging Now Available on Trailsnet.com Trailsnet is one of the leading websites for finding destination trails and active travel vacation destinations. Now, in addition to pointing you to the…
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Exploring the Hills, Valleys and Countryside of Ujideka.
     Before you make a grab for your map, or head to the internet in search of Ujideka, don't. Because you won't find it (or I don't think you will). It's a place I have conjured-up to save on space. Over this past February I have spent many hours and trave...
Before you make a grab for your map, or head to the internet in search of Ujideka, don't. Because you won't find it (or I don't think you will). It's a place I have conjured-up to save on space. Over this past February I have...
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Hiking in Tucson – 5 Awesome Adventures Hiking in Tucson is arguably some of the best hiking in the world. From lush Sonoran Desert vegetation to picturesque mountain ranges it’s easy to see what a…
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Ujideka - the obsession continues.
Map Location.    It was just over a week ago that I exited this forest after another great hike,   Ujideka Revisited    but for one incident. On the penultimate section, when leaving the summit of Mt Takaoyama, the trail-markers became nonexistent and, as...
Map Location. It was just over a week ago that I exited this forest after another great hike, - Ujideka Revisited - but for one incident. On the penultimate section, when leaving the summit of Mt Takaoyama, the trail-mark...
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No Plan/Getting Lost in Ujitawara.
      It's been some time since my last 'no plan/getting lost' outing and, as I have been spending some time in the Ujitawara area of late, where best to reacquaint myself with this idea, than amongst the many tea-plantations, hills-&-valleys & forests that...
It's been some time since my last 'no plan/getting lost' outing and, as I have been spending some time in the Ujitawara area of late, where best to reacquaint myself with this idea, than amongst the many tea-plantations, hill...
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The link I have attached is not a 'National Park' but, once you have checked-out the images, videos & story, it is just as beautiful. But then, I could say that about all of Japan.

Before you make a grab for your map, or head to the internet in search of Ujideka, don't. Because you won't find it (or I don't think you will). It's a place I have conjured-up to save on space. Over this past February I have...
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US 36 Bikeway: Boulder to ? Update
trailsnet.com

Trail Signage is Very Good From what I could see, the US 36 Bikeway is nearly complete. That’s part of the good news. The other good news is

Trail Snack Review For October
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Trail Snack With Protein Finding a good trail snack can be tricky under any circumstances. You want something that tastes good but is also h

Nara Mahoroba Cycle Ring
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Before you continue, check this link out - Now, if this doesn't convince you to place Nara on your "Must See" list when planning your Japan

50 Incredibly Weird Facts About the Human Body | The Nurse Nut
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The Nurse Nut is a blog that works to crack through the tough shell of nursing resources online to bring readers only the best. If you're nu

Rimutaka Cycle Trail a top adventure
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The Rimutaka Cycle Trail has been named one of the world'd hottest travel experiences.

Nicaragua Canal Trail
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Nicaragua Canal In December of 2014, work is scheduled to begin on the Nicaragua Canal, also known as the Nicaragua Grand Canal. This is a r

CrankPump hits Kickstarter - BikeRadar
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Innovative CO2 pump hidden in crank axle seeks crowd funding

Tanzania: Tarangire National Park
runningfrommoose.blogspot.com

(This is the fourth installment in a series about our self-drive safari to Tanzania. The next post will be about our camping experience ther

Defining images of Japan, Torii gates
muza-chan.net

From many points of view, Japan is a unique place and offers tourists many unique experiences. Some of these experiences, like sounds or mus

Trail Quote
trailsnet.com

Trails are for Relaxing The trail is the thing. Not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all that you are traveling for.

Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, Arashiyama bamboo groves
muza-chan.net

I love visiting the bamboo grove of Arashiyama, I strolled along the trail many times and I was always fascinated by the magical atmosphere

Wild Camp in Barking Fox wood – Hertfordshire
martinblack.com

It was mid-July and so far I had enjoyed only one wild camp since the start of the year. And then, unannounced, a completely free weekend tu

Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, Taikobashi reflection
muza-chan.net

As I wrote before, the symbolic role of the Shinto torii gates is to separate our world from the sacred world... In the case of the Sumiyosh

Sakura fubuki, cherry blossom snowfall
muza-chan.net

Each part of the life of cherry blossoms has its charm: after the full-bloom perfection, the withering offers another moment of great natura

Old Gion Shidare Sakura
muza-chan.net

The Japanese custom of hanami appeared long time ago, apparently during the Nara Period, so it has been practiced for at least 1300 years...

Photographing sakura
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Part of the charm of cherry blossoms is their very short lifespan... In the old times, the sakura trees and their flowers were glorified in

The cherry blossoms tunnel in Kyoto
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Many artworks representing Japan are featuring trains and cherry blossoms. And in some places, the association of trains and cherry trees is

Japanese castle viewed through cherry blossoms
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As I said before, the Japanese castles were more than military fortifications, they were also symbols of the ruler's wealth and power, many

Yozakura, Hanami special illumination
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Even after you visited a cherry blossom venue, there may still be something new to enjoy... because by night-time, the blooming sakura trees

When planning this vacation, we were looking for a facility that was cozy, homely and central. We weren't disappointed with our stay at the 'Holiday House Green Garden'. From the very moment we arrived at the check-in we were greeted by staff that were friendly, helpful. Our villa was perfect - cozy, well appointed, tidy, and perfect all-round. On our first night we decided to have a barbecue on the balcony, a perfect location, to cap-off a brilliant day. Breakfast was delivered to our villa and, like the evening before, we enjoyed on the balcony. Perfect. The staff weren't short of help with ideas for us, for what to do in the area, and we chose a nice 7.5km stroll through the surrounding area. We could have had dinner delivered to our villa, but we chose something from the nearby supermarket. Checking-out is always a sad moment, especially when you have had a great two days in this perfect facility. We are already planning our return.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tucked-away in a side street, about 15-minutes walk from the Hirakata Station, is this wee gem of a cafe. There is parking available for one vehicle, if you so desire driving here (I suggest you phone first to check availability). The menu isn't large by restaurant standards, but, what is available, is adequate and very well presented. The day my wife and I visited I chose the Hamburg and my wife the fish. Both excellent. To top our visit off, French Toast with ice-cream and fruit with a Cafe Au Lait. Well worth your time and walk to experience.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
You couldn't experience a better view of Toyako (Lake Toya) than from the Zekkei No Yuyado Kohantei Ryokan Abuta (Hotel). The rooms, the service, the dining, and the Onsen were top-rate. And very reasonably priced too.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Moriya-jinja is located on the Tokaido road, a road that was created over 500-years ago, that linked Naniwa (modern day Osaka) with Edo (modern day Tokyo). The shrine is located in the settlement surrounding the Ninose station, that connects Kyoto City with Kurama & Kibune.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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If you are in the area, and want to rent a cycle, for however long, this shop has a great selection of rental cycles at great rates. Then, when you have rented your cycle, take a leisurely ride around Lake Toya.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Tokoku-ji was established in 1582, originally sited at the rear, where there is now a cemetery. At the rear of the cemetery is a large rock with a monument bearing a Haiku by the famous poet Matsuo Basho - "How I miss my Father and Mother - the cry of the pheasant. There is a noticeboard at the entrance giving more detailed information on the temple.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The history of this area dates-back to the 9th century. The shrine isn't big, but worth including in your itinerary when visiting the hamlet of Kumogahata.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago