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Absolutely gorgeous, but, we live in England, it's the sort of thing you find up and down the country.
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Absolutely gorgeous, but, we live in England, it's the sort of thing you find up and down the country.
Not quite. There is a reason why it inspired Tolkien for his landscape in Lord of the Rings.
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Conduct an experiment. Get the best photo you can find of your area, you name a -shire country, and I'll find a competiting photo from that county, and we'll ask people to vote :P

edit: Actually, let's not.
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Conduct an experiment. Get the best photo you can find of your area, you name a -shire country, and I'll find a competiting photo from that county, and we'll ask people to vote :P

edit: Actually, let's not.
Good edit.
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Not quite. There is a reason why it inspired Tolkien for his landscape in Lord of the Rings.
Oh, that's what people up there think, is it? Interesting - everyone here thinks the same!

Fishpaste - your first challenge is Shropshire
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http://www.blackcountrypubs.com/SHRO...20MYND%208.JPG This is quite pretty,though I think what most attracts me is random island sheep.
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Oh, that's what people up there think, is it? Interesting - everyone here thinks the same!

Fishpaste - your first challenge is Shropshire
Hmm, prove it, I can prove Lancashires case extremely well. He actually penned most of the books while at Stonyhurst.
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I'm not referring to Clitheroe itself.

Do a google image search on things like the forst of bowland, trough of Bowland, Longridge fell, Bowland Fell etc. There is a reason why it has one of the highest percentage of millionaires in the country there. I just doubt you saw enough of my county Hildabeast would back me up if she was here...
Sorry, minor essay crisis!!! Yes, Bowland is gorgeous. Not been thre for ages though. I kinda miss Lancashire
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This is taken from the village I've been living in for the last 5 years...
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Sorry, minor essay crisis!!! Yes, Bowland is gorgeous. Not been thre for ages though. I kinda miss Lancashire
Me too

I'm going home on friday though to watch t'rugby in Bolton. Going t' Preston train station too!!! lol.
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This is taken from the village I've been living in for the last 5 years...
That must be on the continent its too beuatiful for England.
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Hmm, prove it, I can prove Lancashires case extremely well. He actually penned most of the books while at Stonyhurst.
I don't really care, I just find it funny that most rural places in England seem to think that they are "The Shire." I thought he took about 20 years to write LotR and that a lot was done at Oxford?

Fishpaste - that is a nice one of the Long Mynd. The sheep there are evil though - tourists feed them, so they come up to everyone expecting food, and they can get quite aggressive.

Edit: Fishpaste, is that Lac Leman? I love Switzerland, can't wait to go back when I can afford it again.
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Devon! I LOVE Devon (obviously, seeing as it's where I come from). COast and COuntry
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That must be on the continent its too beuatiful for England.
Aye, it's a village about 15kms outside Geneva, Switzerland.
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That must be on the continent its too beuatiful for England.
Didn't Tolkein's son go to Stonyhurst or something? I've only seen the school from a distance but it's in a lush location and it's certainly a very distinctive building. My crappy sixth form college was Catholic so I think they had soome links with the school. There's lots of amazing countryside around Oxford but I haven't seen anything as green as Bowland.
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I don't really care, I just find it funny that most rural places in England seem to think that they are "The Shire." I thought he took about 20 years to write LotR and that a lot was done at Oxford?

Fishpaste - that is a nice one of the Long Mynd. The sheep there are evil though - tourists feed them, so they come up to everyone expecting food, and they can get quite aggressive.
Hehe. Lancashire has quite a firm claim see below:

''http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/lifestyle/2003/12/12/tolkien.shtml''

''http://www.jrrtolkien.org.uk/stonyhurst_college.htm''

''http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/03/04/1014705028498.html''

The sheep where I live are evil. I go running in the moors and the ones with dirty great big horns dont back off during mating season, its a bit scary lol.
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Didn't Tolkein's son go to Stonyhurst or something? I've only seen the school from a distance but it's in a lush location and it's certainly a very distinctive building. My crappy sixth form college was Catholic so I think they had soome links with the school. There's lots of amazing countryside around Oxford but I haven't seen anything as green as Bowland.
See everyone. Lancashire is gods own county (not that we are biased or anything)

Yeh, One of his sons studied for his priesthood their and another of his sons taught there.

What shcool did you go to? All hallows?
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O.k, last one, I promise
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Devon! I LOVE Devon (obviously, seeing as it's where I come from). COast and COuntry
Indeed, Devon is pretty. You dont have Blackpool though lol.
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The sheep in Devon are too used to being hit by cars... when we take my niece up onto the moors she runs around going "sheepy sheepy" and they all run away.

You have to be quite careful with the Dartmoor ponies as well because they kick people
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