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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 26th February, 2013)

Porters Wood

Porters Wood
Porters Wood, Gathurst.

Photo: Liz Conroy  (Nikon D3100)
Views: 3,863

Comment by: Thomas (Tom)Walsh. on 26th February 2013 at 00:34

Liz ,A lovely photogagh .Where in Gathurst is Porters Wood, ideal walking territory it would appear .

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 26th February 2013 at 02:54

How lovely Liz.....I can almost hear the is a magical photo and yes may I have a copy for my album please.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th February 2013 at 03:49

Hello Liz, excellent composition, do you live close by?
To see what this stream will look like in spring see:-

Comment by: Mick on 26th February 2013 at 03:58

This photo should make tricia day because it was only last week when she was asking this question

Anyone.... some good pics of Gathurst lately but does anyone ever take their camera into Porters Wood these days please?

Comment by: Janice on 26th February 2013 at 08:48

What a nice image Liz - very well taken. Nikon3100 - Great camera, everyone should have one. Nice to see the ladies featuring.

Comment by: kathpressey on 26th February 2013 at 09:20

stunning photo. i've not been there for years.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 26th February 2013 at 10:50

"For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever." from "The Brook - Tennyson" : worth a read:

Comment by: Mick on 26th February 2013 at 11:30

Nice photo but I think what might have happened here is Liz husband set up the camera and then just let Liz to press the shutter button.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 26th February 2013 at 11:51

Thomas(Tom)Walsh, routes 01 to 07 in may be of interest.

BTW, was that you on "Any Answers" Radio 4 23/02/13 ?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh . on 26th February 2013 at 14:40

Neil ,thank you very much for that information ,I will make it one of my walks in the next few weeks.
Yes it was me on Any Answers , I'm a great devotee of both that program, and Any Questions . Over the years I've been fortunate to have been able to make a contribution on quite a number of occasions . Thank you again .Regards Tom.

Comment by: britboy on 26th February 2013 at 15:02

Childhood memories, I spent many happy hours playing in porters wood and making dams for that stream.
Excellent photograph

Comment by: Roy on 26th February 2013 at 16:14

Thomas, you didn,t answer Ernest,s question about where you took the PaD 21st Feb from, i would be interested as well. He suggested you were on a double decker bus or up a lamp post. I come down School Lane 5 or 6 times a day and i have looked at the view and you either have to be near the top of the lane or in someones front bedroom to have got that view. Half way up the lane you cant see the top of Winter hill clearly for the trees at the front of St Wilfrid,s church, so, where DID you take it from

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 26th February 2013 at 16:44

Roy ,sorry I haven't answered Ernest Pyke's
query regarding the position from which I took the shot on PaD 21st February .Very remiss of me . I took it from the pavement ,
I held my camera above my head and pressed , and hope for the best.
Regards Tom.

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 26th February 2013 at 18:18

Eee Liz. You have taken me back 50 yrs. Taking jam (if we were lucky) butties and a bottle of water to have a good mooch in the woods. Mum came with us at first then when we were older we went on our own. wonderful times

Comment by: Mac on 26th February 2013 at 19:02

Brilliant pic.

Comment by: Liz on 26th February 2013 at 19:07

Thanks, to everyone for your kind comments.
I'm glad my photo has evoked happy memories for some of you.
Porters Wood is a wooded valley wedged between Gathurst, Kitt Green and Crooke, and is a special place for me too. The wild garlic shoots are just beginning to show,soon to be followed by the bluebells.
Mick, all my own work, I submitted the photo after seeing Tricia's post. It was a happy co-incidence that we had been there two days earlier.
Ernest, I don't live too far away,we usually park the car at Crooke and walk from there.

And finally, from one Lizzie to another - I'm honoured that my pic is going in your album!!!

Comment by: arrow on 26th February 2013 at 19:28

Lovely photo Liz.

Comment by: Alan lad on 26th February 2013 at 19:39

Thinking whellies short breeches and spending sunny days in streams like this how great it was back then. A. Cracker this is .

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 26th February 2013 at 19:56

Nice shot Liz :)

Comment by: Skeets on 26th February 2013 at 21:03

I walked through there every day on the way to School at Gathurst from Kitt Green.
Spent nearly every holiday during the 1950's in Porter's Wood. So many adventures. Most good - some not.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th February 2013 at 21:51

Thanks Liz.
Thanks Roy; I`m amazed at Tom`s reply. Never would have thought it!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 26th February 2013 at 21:53

Looks like a big Octopus about to enter the stream ...on the left.
lovely photo.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 26th February 2013 at 22:20

Thank you Liz, very honoured to have it in my album and it also makes a beautiful wallpaper on my iPad now I have tidied up my apps....cheers from one Lizzie to another...... :-)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th February 2013 at 22:21

Jean, you do have a vivid imagination!

Comment by: Mick on 26th February 2013 at 23:26

A one legged Octopus maybe.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 27th February 2013 at 00:21

Yep octopus.....I can see it Jean.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington CANADA on 2nd March 2013 at 00:29

Great pic spent many hours there as a kid 60 years old still count as a kid

Comment by: tricia on 4th April 2013 at 23:11

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How on earth did I miss this???? I have only just seen it. Thank you so much Liz.
tricia x

Comment by: Liz on 5th April 2013 at 23:37

You're welcome, Tricia.

Comment by: C RAD on 17th October 2013 at 00:29

I live in London now but often dream about going back to this place where I once walked. Magical picture.

Comment by: Paul bullough on 22nd April 2019 at 20:25

Oh my god I took a walk down memory lane .into porters woods only to be met by a 9ft fence telling people not to enter. This area as been many a at ground for us as kids .if this is ment be private land how come there as been work on.pathways .what is the world coming to

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