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. Words & Photography Sanny Ask what ‘Tweed Valley’ means to most riders and you are almost certain to have them waxing lyrical about the veritable cornucopia of riding delights to be found in the steamy fleshpots of Glentress and Innerleithen. A casual perusal of riding publications such as this esteemed journal (other magazines are available, or so I have been led to believe) and the internet would have you convinced...

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  • UK Adventure: Far From The Maddening Crowds
  • Premier Icon David Bisset
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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.

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    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)

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

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    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.

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

    Cheers

    Sanny

    Premier Icon Martinhuutch
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    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’?

    Premier Icon David Gould
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    @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

    Premier Icon David Gould
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    Or how about “The Mayor of Hebden Bridge?”

    Premier Icon Martinhuutch
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    Go Hardy or Go Home… 🙂

    ‘Two on a Hightower!’

    Premier Icon ScotRoutes
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    Further installments :

    Lady of the Lakes

    Peverill of the Peak

    Premier Icon David Gould
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    Oh chapeau! I salute the masters of pun of this fine forum!

    Premier Icon David Gould
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    The Darkling Orange Crush?

    COME ON!

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