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vick
11-09-2010, 01:44 PM
These are a few photos I took of our visit to Watership Down last week. We followed the Nuthanger Walk which took us to Nuthanger Farm where we then veered off towards the down. We also found the great beech tree where some years ago people had carved the names of the Watership bunnies. The main reason for going though was to scatter some of Benny's ashes there, I think he would have liked that.

Nuthanger Farm
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8580.jpg

Watership Down
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8591.jpg

the pylon line from the book?
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8610.jpg

anyone home?!
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8616.jpg

the Great Beech tree (or what's left of it after a lightning strike)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8650.jpg

Hazel, Pipkin, Silver and Fiver's names
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8621.jpg

Bigwig's name (the 'B' is missing)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8626.jpg

view from the top of the down
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8618.jpg

another view of the down
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c14/chubbina/watership%20down/DSCF8722.jpg

Blackberry & Co
11-09-2010, 01:46 PM
Great pics :wave:

nursecroft
11-09-2010, 01:47 PM
Awwww wow!!!! Id love to go there, fantastic pics :love:

thumps_
11-09-2010, 01:51 PM
What lovely photos of a beautiful peaceful place.
It's lovely to see the real countryside where the story took place.

Thank you. that's lovely.

charl86
11-09-2010, 02:02 PM
Aww I'd love to go there but I live so far away I suspect I never will! thanks for the pics it's lovley to see!

Jack's-Jane
11-09-2010, 02:05 PM
Lovely photos :D

I am having my ashes scattered there.

..................Not just yet though !!

Babsie
11-09-2010, 02:05 PM
I'm pathetic - I have the book but have never managed to bring myself to read it as I just know it is SAD.

Bebopy
11-09-2010, 02:07 PM
Great pictures!!!! :love::love::love::love:

Bebopy
11-09-2010, 02:07 PM
I'm pathetic - I have the book but have never managed to bring myself to read it as I just know it is SAD.

It is a really great book though. I would recommend it! :wave::)

vick
11-09-2010, 02:10 PM
I'm pathetic - I have the book but have never managed to bring myself to read it as I just know it is SAD.

I've just started to read it again, I last read it years ago and am enjoying it more this time around.

Mark keeps humming Bright Eyes since we came back and I have to tell him to stop as it reminds me of that sad part of the film and makes me cry!!

susie bun
11-09-2010, 02:17 PM
Brilliant pics, er. where is Watership down then? :wave: I've read the book, so perhaps I should know. :oops:

Tillybunny
11-09-2010, 02:21 PM
How lovely:love: didn't know the book was based on a real place.

vick
11-09-2010, 02:22 PM
It's close to a little village called Ecchinswell in Hampshire, a really pretty part of the UK.

susie bun
11-09-2010, 02:27 PM
It's close to a little village called Ecchinswell in Hampshire, a really pretty part of the UK.

Thanks! :wave: I knew it would be quite far from where I am. I might reread the book, but think I would find it even sadder now that I have my own rabbit.

DemiS
11-09-2010, 02:52 PM
I'd love to go! Would have to read the book and the sequel first though, get me in the mood :lol:

OriginalFlintstone
11-09-2010, 03:18 PM
It's close to a little village called Ecchinswell in Hampshire, a really pretty part of the UK.

I love that village! I'm lucky enough to live about 6 miles from it and regularly divert through the village on my way home from work!

Minimallow
11-09-2010, 03:32 PM
Gorgeous pics :love:

mini lop1
11-09-2010, 07:09 PM
thats beautiful :love: ive never been there before

Grace65
11-09-2010, 07:11 PM
It looks amazing. xxxxxx

Candiflare
12-09-2010, 12:27 AM
love the pics! :love::love::love:

Tuckerbunnies
12-09-2010, 02:06 AM
What a beautiful place and so interesting :love::love:

georgie_f
12-09-2010, 02:32 AM
Is it weird that those photo's made all the hairs on the back of my neck stand up? I've looked at them twice this evening too and it did it both times! :lol:

I think I might have to drag my sister up there next time I go over to visit her, it looks so pretty. And now I really want to live at Nuthanger Farm! I wonder if the current residents have any bunnies?! :lol:

wally4eva
12-09-2010, 07:04 PM
Great photos:love::love:
I'd love to go there!

Pipkinbuns77
16-09-2010, 04:20 PM
Its a lovely place on the downs! i'm lucky enough that i live so close that the dogs and i go for a walk there ever week! i scattered two of my little ones (Pipkin and Thistle) ashes up there as all my little ones are named after the book, it seemed fitting. x

Tracy
16-09-2010, 04:32 PM
Lovely photos :love:

It's made me want to go and visit. :D

sillyrabbit
16-09-2010, 04:34 PM
What lovely photos :love:

Me and some other members on here have been there before, its a really beautiful place :)

vick
16-09-2010, 04:44 PM
Thanks everyone, glad you like the photos.
There's a longer walk which follows the rabbits entire journey right from their original warren. I read somewhere that it takes hours so we couldn't really fit it in this time round. Next time we go we'll tackle the big one!

willowholly
17-09-2010, 09:50 PM
Lovely pictures.Started reading watership down again last night.:D