"Antarctic Beech Walk" Gloucester Favorite Tip by iandsmith

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  Moss laden logs near the start
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  • Moss laden logs near the start - Gloucester
      Moss laden logs near the start
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  • The gurgling stream - Gloucester
      The gurgling stream
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  • Still water - Gloucester
      Still water
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  • The visible parts of the stream - Gloucester
      The visible parts of the stream
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  • Where you cross the stream - Gloucester
      Where you cross the stream
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Favorite thing: The countryside around Gloucester is just wonderful and the Beech Forest walk is yet another fine example of that.
To access it you need to travel to Gloucester Tops, it's one of the three walks there.

Fondest memory: The start of the walk is in open forest but it quickly descends into the rainforest of the moisture laden slopes that makes the valleys below so fertile.
Ferns abound and vines writhe their way in between. This is not a place to go too far off the trail. The sound of rushing water is with you for a long time as the stream gurgles in the gully beside you, sometimes visible, sometimes not.
The whole walk only takes around an hour.
It's an enchanting world that frees the mind and refreshes the soul. I hope these photos give you some idea of just how nice it is.

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  • Written Aug 27, 2009
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