UK Adventure: Far From The Maddening Crowds

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Fed up with the same old, same old of trail centres? Sanny reckons he has found the perfect antidote just a few miles down the valley from Glentress and Innerleithen….

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  • UK Adventure: Far From The Maddening Crowds
  • Woo
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    Mr Pedant here. The line, originally in Grey’s Elegy, and used as a title for a novel by Thomas Hardy is Far from the madding crowd.
    I know, I should get out more.

    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    I think you’ve missed the point. He’s not saying the crowd is madding, he’s saying they’re maddening, which is a different thing. Hence why he wrote it…

    ( AFAIK)

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @David_Bissett Don’t worry, it’s a deliberate misquote! We had the discussion over it in the editing process.

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    Mr Pedant here. The line, originally in Grey’s Elegy,

    But not pedantic enough to get Gray’s name right?

    Physician heal your glass house.

    Sanny
    Free Member

    It is entirely deliberate and a play on words. As a fellow pedant, I admire your attention to detail!

    Cheers

    Sanny

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    But not pedantic enough to get Gray’s name right?

    Physician heal your glass house.

    The Gray Report is in, and it’s damning!

    How about something on lesser-known Cornish riding – ‘Bude the Obscure’?

    Sanny
    Free Member

    @Martinhuutch

    Well played, sir!

    May I offer up one for those who have a penchant for man made trails?

    “Glen-tress of the D’urbervilles”

    I thank you……………

    Sanny

    Sanny
    Free Member

    Or how about “The Mayor of Hebden Bridge?”

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    Go Hardy or Go Home… 🙂

    ‘Two on a Hightower!’

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Further installments :

    Lady of the Lakes

    Peverill of the Peak

    Sanny
    Free Member

    Oh chapeau! I salute the masters of pun of this fine forum!

    Sanny
    Free Member

    The Darkling Orange Crush?

    COME ON!

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