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London - Day 7

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Inverness to the Grampians

The Grampians to Edinburgh

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DAY 26 - Doncaster to Warwick 23/06/2005
Our first stop today was Sherwood Forest to see where Robin Hood and his merrymen lived. The forest is free; Very old tree Sherwood forestthe parking not. I read the guide book which said that it was five miles to the legendary tree so we set off at a cracking pace only to find that 5mi is 5 minutes not miles. The tree wasn't that large and its limbs were propped up because they were collapsing from age. From there we went to Nottingham, quite a large city a long way from Sherwood Forest; it must have taken Robin and his men days to travel up and down the country.

There was nothing else to see in Nottingham and Sherwood so we ventured further south along the Warwick Castlemotorway to Leicester but the weather was so hot we couldn't be bothered being tourists and headed to Coventry. Same thing, extreme temperatures, heat waves off the tar seal, so we carried on to Warwick and did what most Poms were doing on this fine day, we rested. England isn't use to hot weather especially straight after winter so they reveal their fat white bodies to cool down and have no shame about it.

After resting we pretended it was winter and when for a hot walk into town and had a hot curry followed by a hot walk home again. We were lucky to get a campsite, the campground was booked out but because some people didn't show and some didn't want to park on melting tar seal we got in, like I said Poms aren't use to hot weather.


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