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#407261 - 18/12/16 09:21 AM Woodlands Trust - England's Tree of the year 2016
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The winning tree is The ‘Sycamore Gap’ Tree that is on the Hadrians wall national trail as well as the pennine way. Well worth a diversion of 20/30yards off the trail to get a good photo.

It is one of the most photographed trees in the UK, growing in a dramatic dip alongside Hadrians Wall. It is famous for being filmed in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (not that I have seen the film - sorry).
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#407264 - 21/12/16 06:08 PM Re: Woodlands Trust - England's Tree of the year 2016 [Re: Harland]
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Yes, I remember that bit as it stuck out like a sore thumb in the film...
certainly is an iconic view though

there's an aerial fly past here on You Tube
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#407265 - 21/12/16 07:16 PM Re: Woodlands Trust - England's Tree of the year 2016 [Re: Harland]
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Thanks for that Harland, however I don't think I'll have time or the inclination to look for it as (Hopefully) I proceed along the wall in January, but at least I'll be aware that it's there.
Dave.

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#407266 - 21/12/16 08:56 PM Re: Woodlands Trust - England's Tree of the year 2016 [Re: Slogger]
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Thanks for that Harland, however I don't think I'll have time or the inclination to look for it as (Hopefully) I proceed along the wall in January, but at least I'll be aware that it's there.
Dave.

Are you doing The Spine again. I hope so as I am having a minor operation on my hand just before it starts so I can sit indoors and watch your progress without feeling too guilty! Can you put link to the website that shows individuals progress on here when you know the details. I see that the Challenger race starts a day earlier on 14th January than "The Main Event" this year.
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#407267 - 23/12/16 12:29 AM Re: Woodlands Trust - England's Tree of the year 2016 [Re: Slogger]
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You'd have a job to miss it Dave, even going past in the dark...
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#407268 - 23/12/16 05:36 PM Re: Woodlands Trust - England's Tree of the year 2016 [Re: Harland]
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I remember that part of the wall, but obviously took no significance re: the tree.
Yes Harland I'm doing the Spine again and will post the tracker link.
As I'm attempting to be the first 70 year old to finish, Ive been given the number '70'. Alphabetically I should have had '69' so some other poor person has that now!
Dave.

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#407281 - 05/01/17 03:33 PM Re: Woodlands Trust - England's Tree of the year 2016 [Re: Slogger]
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See you soon then (fingers and everything else crossed) Joyce & Colin
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#407282 - 05/01/17 03:59 PM Re: Woodlands Trust - England's Tree of the year 2016 [Re: Harland]
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Have a great one Dave
Will follow with great interest.

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