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Out & About; 28th July. 'Day Trip To Enemy Shores'
« on: July 28, 2004, 22:50:34 »
As it was a decent day & I still have a couple of days of freedom left (before SWMBO returns) I decided to have a trip to 'Foreign Shores'.
You know the thing; sneak in & out undetected :D

So after a drawn-out crawl through Bradford (as slow as ever), but a first-ever trip on the new Bingley Relief Road (well done Bradford Council :) , now just by-pass Shipley)
Keighley was reached in good time. Skipton was bypassed.
As I passed through Coniston Cold a flash of (Tangiers) Orange caught my eye.
I'd forgotten it was there; the Yorkshire outpost of the 'Land Rover Experience'
So even though standing at the side of the A65 is not  one of my favourite things to do I took a few photographs for you all.
- I think Andy will want the G4 Range Rover-

A few nice roadside articles really deserved photos couldn't be taken, as traffic & a lack of any suitable parking negated any chances; like the little stone aquaduct carrying the Leeds & Liverpool Canal over a beck at Gargrave.
Reaching Kirkby Lonsdale brings you to within about 12miles of the Irish Sea at Morecambe Bay, so a left turn in that direction was taken.

Shortly I was sitting on the packed promenade watching the world pass by & shaking my head in disbelief at the ruination of the Midland Hotel.
Still according to the Tourist Information office, a consortia have bought it & are going through the process to restore & renovate this 'Building Of National Architectural Importance'  
Can't come soon enough.

I was also shocked by the dereliction causd by the closure & presumed collapse of parts of the 'Fun-Land' on the promenade - a real eye-sore!

It isn't too long ago that Morecambe was more important than Blackpool & attracted over 70,000 vistors a week to stay in the hotels, guest & boarding houses.
Times change.....  




Only kidding, I have the greatest respect for anyone who (freely) admits to being born in, or living in, Lancashire :lol:  :lol:  :wink:


Fred Dibnah for Prime Minister!!!!
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Out & About; 28th July. 'Day Trip To Enemy Shores'
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004, 23:47:37 »
Cor that is well nice  :D  :D  :D

Yes please Sir  :wink:
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Out & About; 28th July. 'Day Trip To Enemy Shores'
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2004, 00:18:15 »
Go up & have a look yourself Andy, it's right at the side of the A65 between Skipton & Settle. All the photos on 'WebShots' were taken from the road-side.

Coniston Cold

I assume that the area there is simply a familiarisation area & the woods around the estate form most of the 'Experience'

You can always combine it with a trip to Ingleton & have a walk up Inglebrough (nice cafe in Ingleton as well; 'Bernies')
Or the 'Dalesman' cafe in Gargrave
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Re: Out & About; 28th July. 'Day Trip To Enemy Shores'
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2016, 20:34:59 »
Is it really so long ago, that I wrote the words above?!?!? :shocked:
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Re: Out & About; 28th July. 'Day Trip To Enemy Shores'
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 09:42:11 »
Time flies way too quickly!
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Re: Out & About; 28th July. 'Day Trip To Enemy Shores'
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 21:13:03 »
Is it really so long ago, that I wrote the words above?!?!? :shocked:

Scary, isn't it.

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Re: Out & About; 28th July. 'Day Trip To Enemy Shores'
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 10:47:52 »
Is it really so long ago, that I wrote the words above?!?!? :shocked:
Scary, isn't it.
My youngest is 5 soon, never been in my V8 because it's waiting for a gearbox.

My daughter was 15, last month
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