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A walk around Constable Country 28th August 2010

My family and I set off from home for a hours drive up the A12 to Start our walk around the various places that inspired many of John Constables paintings, and takes us through both Essex and Suffolk.. Our first and starting point was Dedham in Essex.

We walked up into Dedham village and had a nose around in a Art and craft centre before finding the footpath that leads us onto Flatford Mill along the beautiful River Stour.

Below is Bridge cottage by the hump back bridge..........

We came across a John Constable exhibition which we had a quick look around.It is amazing those old buildings how low the ceilings and doors were!! and I'm not even tall lol.

We then came across the location of Constable's Boat building painting, picture below....

We then set off along a lane past a beautiful B&B (pic below) and then onto Flatford Mill.

We now arrive at Flatford Mill, the location for Constables probably best known painting The Haywain.....

Two Peaks Snowdon and Scafell Pike 27th to 29th June 2010

After months of planning for the three peaks challenge, it was cancelled. I had already taken money for the J.A.C.K charity and donated it, so I felt I had to do something ,plus I was really looking forward to it anyway.
So I decided that my mate Steve and I would take on the highest peak in Wales and England (Snowdon and Scafell Pike) over two days as I was doing all the driving between peaks.
So on Sunday the 27th June 2010 we left Romford at 6am for a 4 and a half hour drive to the Base of Snowdon.

SNOWDON (Yr Wyddfa) 27th June 2010

We decided to take the Llanberis Path up Snowdon. After parking in Llanberis we made our way pass the Snowdon Mountain railway that takes the lazy people up Snowdon and made our way to the path.This is my first mountain climb and I really wasn't sure what to expect or how difficult I would find it! I needn't worried, it was fantastic even if I did walk like I had shat myself at the end of the day, my legs did ache a little lol.

Distance - 5 miles …