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Lodore Falls has been a must see waterfall in Cumbria for many a visitor to the lake District. No great climb to make, no many miles to walk to them.
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This microadventure could more aptly be described as a nanoadventure really. It involved my first, modest attempt at creating a short route, rather than following somebody elses route from a book o...
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The Northumberland Coast Path goes from Cresswell to Berwick via Drudge Bay but it's a newish trail & has few trail facilities 
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Boulder to Denver Bikeway I really want to give you some good news about the trail formerly known as the Boulder to Denver Bikeway. I was hoping  that "phase 1" of the cycleway would be completed b...
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Mt Kibuneyama & Mt Mukoyama . .
. . . . or, more appropriately - "The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men" e.t.c. Yep, I thought I did all my homework when planning for this trip - check the map & course, the weather, food & drink ++++ but, one wrong turn, and I ended-up back about where I co...
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From yesterdays ride through rural Nara.
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Thank-you for viewing Peter. The carvings are called Sekibutsu - and, in many cases, can be found in very-isolated places. I am impressed by them.
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Here's a few images from a typical walk in the South Island of New Zealand. I actually just wandered out my back door for 5 days to climb the highest peak in behind my hometown of Nelson.
There's well maintained huts at 4 hour intervals which you can buy a yearly ticket to use for $NZ122 dollars and there's no one else around. Just about perfect.
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Remagen, Germany Makes Good Bike Base Camp If you'd like to explore the Rhine region of Germany by bike, the town of Remagen, Germany provides a good central location for basing your adventures. Th...
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Metz, France Starts the Moselle River Trail With so many incredible towns and cities located in Moselle River Valley, it's hard to decide where to start. Metz is a great place to start your trail a...
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Nara Mahoroba Cycle Ring

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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.
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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.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Shrines don't come anymore isolated that this one. Takatsuki-jinja is camouflaged amongst a forest of bamboo and is quite easily missed.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
As-soon-as you enter this cafe, the odor of freshly-roasted coffee will greet you and, if the odor is anything to go by, then the taste will convince you that this is a great establishment providing a low cost menu. Whether it be a full meal or just a cake set, or whatever. This is casual dining at it's very best;the menu is written on brown note-paper.There is always nice music - not too loud as to distract you,and not too low so you can't hear - and a well stocked library in case you want something to read. It may be difficult to find but, I can guarantee, once you have found "about a coffee", it will be well worth your time.
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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 - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Nothing could be a more tranquil location than Tenjin-jinja. With the many kilometers of paths in and around this area, this is an ideal location for a break before moving on.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Shrines don't come anymore isolated than this one. Tucked-away amongst the bush of rural Kamo,Ebisu-jinja is the ideal location to come for some peace-and-quiet.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago