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Sorry,another lake walk but a different one!!

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Mallard’s Pike is situated in the centre of the forest of Dean,a little further from us.
The day started out quite dismally but very soon the sun peeped through.
You will probably think the name has a connection with a duck or maybe a fish.Pike originally referred to a tollgate where a Mr Maller lived in the 1950s….Maller changed to Mallard over the years as names seemed to.
Years ago the ponds were used to make water wheels which in turn drove the forges .This was in the industrial age.
Mallard’s Pike is a centre for many activities….walking, segwaying,‘Go ape’ , cycling to name a few.
We chose walking where we felt much more stable!
There is a small coffee place but it didn’t look as cosy as our usual place Hanleys. So we gave it a miss.
The following photos are random but hopefully give you an idea of our visit today. Enjoy!

The last photo shows part of the Go Ape apparatus…high up on the left.

Phew! It’s taken me such a time to attach photos but,hey presto we’ve done it!!

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Pics 3 and 4 are my favourites, Julia…love the way the water is cascading down in pic 3…the river pic with the tall tree trunks and small bridge looks very scenic too.

6 Mar, 2022

 

Thanks Kate...I'm hoping to use a photo from there to paint.Could be that one.

6 Mar, 2022

 

lovely walk and don't you dare say Sorry for taking us with you. I loved my walk today.

6 Mar, 2022

 

I like the pic with the Pines with the long trunks.

6 Mar, 2022

 

Ah,Eileen that is so sweet of youx

6 Mar, 2022

 

It’ll be a lovely painting, Julia! Yes, Eileen is spot on - I’m enjoying the regular walks too 😉

6 Mar, 2022

 

Love picture 2 of the tree trunk and the water too. It does look cold though - wish it would warm up a bit!!

6 Mar, 2022

 

Thanks Chris...quite cold this morning...gloves needed.Can you believe it,people were still wearing shorts!!

6 Mar, 2022

 

What a lovely blog Julia, I appreciate the info you have given, I like to know the history of a place, that is our ideal place for a walk, it has everything that appeals to us, lovely photographs and well done for persevering , lets hope we can still see them tomorrow..x

6 Mar, 2022

 

Thank you Lincs...showing a little history helps to unite us.

6 Mar, 2022

 

A very interesting blog with a bit of local history, which I always enjoy :)

7 Mar, 2022

 

Thanks Hywel....

7 Mar, 2022

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