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    History and stalking, where?

    As some of you might rember, I am planning a trip to stalk in the UK. I am also a history 'nut.' Hopefully my trip will be in the next 18 months. I would like to stalk a couple of days, 'history' a couple of days, and stalk some more. I would also like to be relatively close to London. OK, to be honest, I'd like to see Downton Abbey(Highclere Castle), Mid Sommer? and Portwenn (Port Issac, cornwall,) but those are not as important. I want a representative Roe stag. Other than that I care not what I stalk, as 'horns' are not worth the trouble to get back. That said, where would suggest. Once I get, hopefully, some response I will probablly PM you. Thanks, capt david

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    Quote Originally Posted by captdavid View Post
    As some of you might rember, I am planning a trip to stalk in the UK. I am also a history 'nut.' Hopefully my trip will be in the next 18 months. I would like to stalk a couple of days, 'history' a couple of days, and stalk some more. I would also like to be relatively close to London. OK, to be honest, I'd like to see Downton Abbey(Highclere Castle), Mid Sommer? and Portwenn (Port Issac, cornwall,) but those are not as important. I want a representative Roe stag. Other than that I care not what I stalk, as 'horns' are not worth the trouble to get back. That said, where would suggest. Once I get, hopefully, some response I will probablly PM you. Thanks, capt david
    hi capt d
    think you may wish to stay in the south and find a nice buck there lots of pay and stay stalking this way on the history trail it oozzsss out in England try and find a old type estate to shoot there, in the south west /south/south south east /north ? . history we trip over it here. london is ok the tower and all that but its a bit fake, the historys is real but a real hunting est would be a better choice for me coming all this way , if the wife is comeing you may need to book her in london let her have a pocket book full then do an away day for the boys LOL above all enjoy your stay . i would think there are some lads on this site that can find you your buck try a CWD and a munty while your here .
    paul o'
    Last edited by paul o'; 23-02-2013 at 17:42.

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    TIZ I AGAIN CD YOU MAY WISH TO PUT IN AN ADD IN THE WANTED SECTION FOR YOU STAY AND BUCK (not stag) sorry had to

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    I don't know what the stalking is like but I believe both Runnymede and Hastings are in Sussex? How easy/close is London if I take public transportation? Any suggestions on stalkers in that area? capt david

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    Hi CD,

    Hastings is on a main train line in to London so should have no problems there. top tip though... if you can plan your trip then buy your ticket more than 3 weeks(?) in advance and the price is considerably reduced.

    personally i would head for the south downs in West Sussex, the views over the Weald valley at day break are breath taking and just so English. sorry but dont know of any stalkers down there as i left the area some years back but the views haunt me!

    that said, there are some amazing places away from the main pull (London etc). explore the north you wont be disappointed!

    enjoy the planning, enjoy your trip.

    Ade
    Big bloke... but outta shape

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    Captdavid, are you stuck to public transport? most of the South of England is accessible within a few hours by road, London is best experienced by Train and Underground. Runnymede for my money is worth about 10mins, based on what is still there, but YMMV same with Hastings, nice to drop by for a while but not a day out, although again tastes vary.There are many on this site with stalking within 1-2 hours of London including Sikamalc so put up a specific ad and I'm sure you will be swamped Cornwall is 3-5 hours from the London area depending on time of year (Holiday weekends may double that!) and again a car can make things a lot easier. the South of England is a small place with lots to see within very short distances although traffic and slow roads can make it seem larger for my money Old Portsmouth, Bath,Windsor are all worth a day out, and I'm sure others will have suggestions as well.
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    Is it history or archaeology/prehistory you are interested in? If you like the prehistory thing and are going to be based in the south then I guess Stonehenge and Avebury have to be worth a visit as they are probably the most famous prehistory sites in the UK, if not the world.

    If it is history in the more recent sense then to be honest just reading up a little and walking around London will give you more history than you can take in a lifetime. There are people in London with carpet older than your country so with the right reference book you will not walk far before discovering something of interest. I'd guess there are probably companies who run "history tours" of London and that might help maximise your visit? Or you could read something like Samuel Pepys before you come and visit the area? The options in London are almost boundless and the only problem is that it is often staring you in the face if only you had the info to hand.

    The Cotswolds can be nice for the quaint villages and pubs, I was in a pub in the Cotswolds last week and the fireplace was dated 1670. Again it isn't so much a case of finding the history as in getting info to allow you to appreciate what you are seeing.
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    I'm more into History from the Normans through the Tudors and Stewarts, but might visit something earlier. capt david

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    "There are people in London with carpet older than your country "

    AS can tell CD WE HAVE HUMOUR AS WELL and sound advice England is like a book of porn you just need to unstick the pages LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    Is it history or archaeology/prehistory you are interested in? If you like the prehistory thing and are going to be based in the south then I guess Stonehenge and Avebury have to be worth a visit as they are probably the most famous prehistory sites in the UK, if not the world.

    If it is history in the more recent sense then to be honest just reading up a little and walking around London will give you more history than you can take in a lifetime. There are people in London with carpet older than your country so with the right reference book you will not walk far before discovering something of interest. I'd guess there are probably companies who run "history tours" of London and that might help maximise your visit? Or you could read something like Samuel Pepys before you come and visit the area? The options in London are almost boundless and the only problem is that it is often staring you in the face if only you had the info to hand.

    The Cotswolds can be nice for the quaint villages and pubs, I was in a pub in the Cotswolds last week and the fireplace was dated 1670. Again it isn't so much a case of finding the history as in getting info to allow you to appreciate what you are seeing.

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    my old mums laid down in one of the oldest norman churches in the uk in a village call Great Wakering Essex but that is all thats there (not her the church silly) so not a day out

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