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A WEE WALK AND A CUPPA

Ark79

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I had a wee walk up the woods this morning, haven’t been there since 2019 😕 cracking place for a stroll
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After having a wee five minutes at this spot I set of for my location, not to far from here.
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you take the high road and I’ll take the low road lol.... however it starts of low and then into a steep hill .. forgot about that 🤔
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after climbing this I headed to a little secluded area just of to the left of the hill... found an old shelter someone made
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After failing to light the fire 3 times I managed 😂Finally the kettle was on 👍🏻my new pathfinder mug holds a lot of tea (works a treat 😁)
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I sat there for a while and listened to the noises of the forest , with a few gun shots in the distance. There’s a gun club around a mile and a half up the hill so no worries there lol. After my cuppa and sneaky fag, I packed up and headed for home, on the way down the hill I spotted a couple of young ferns (I think lol) I believe there edible at this stage (don’t take my word for it tho, I’m no expert or even an amateur lol)
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A few more pictures 👍🏻
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Oh and I forgot my spoon 🤷🏼‍♂️ So here’s one I made
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Ystranc

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I see that you managed to crowbar in an image of your new boots Mark 🙄😂
The "fern" looks like bracken which is indeed edible when it's young though not worth the effort unless you're really hungry.
Edit; It should only be eaten as young fiddle neck shaped growth, after it opens it starts creating a form of cyanide as a defence.
 
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Ark79

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I see that you managed to crowbar in an image of your new boots Mark 🙄😂
The "fern" looks like bracken which is indeed edible when it's young though not worth the effort unless you're really hungry.
Edit; It should only be eaten as young fiddle neck shaped growth, after it opens it starts creating a form of cyanide as a defence.

had to get at least one boot in 😁

bracken 👍🏻 Thanks for the heads up, doubt I will ever eat one tho
 

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Fantastic pictures of such a nice forest area. You definitely can't best getting out and resetting your body and mind with nature and a cuppa.:thumbsup:
 

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It’s a nice spot right enough 👍🏻 I really must get my finger out and go explore more of the area for an overnight spot..... it’s a bit of a hit and miss because one minute it’s secluded and 100 yards later there’s dog walkers and runners everywhere lol

I don’t mind people, but I do like to use my axe and knife and wear them on my belt.....to some that wouldn’t be a problem but theres always someone (and rightly so !) willing to report to the constabulary lol...... payed to much for them to be confiscated 😂
 
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