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Offline Hawkbit

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« on: June 17, 2011, 12:04:52 AM »
So what say you, if money was no issue, and neither was time, would you go visit the real Watership Down?

I would say yes...if only I was not so lousy with directions.  While I wouldn't mind going there, I would need a guide like Chris Boyce (see his "Real Watership Down" page) to kind of get me through all the hills because I'd have no clue where I was going!  :exactly  I'm also not sure in recent years what would still be recognizable.  I think I read somewhere the beech broke in a storm, so is it even still visible on top of the down I wonder....


A nice idea, but perhaps not for me.

But what about you?  Would you take the journey?

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 12:06:19 AM »
Maybe, as long as I don't have to go through what the rabbits did. :lol

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 08:45:29 AM »
I plan to do it within my lifetime.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 12:56:04 PM »
Why not? It would be interesting to see that place.

Then again, it probably looks like any other hill in the world and there is nothing special about it. Only the story of Hazel and others made it special. For that reason Watership Down is unique amongst all other hills.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 10:20:18 AM »
I love wild rabbits, and yes I would like to see the actual hill. It would be amazing to see the landscape and imagine all the events of the book taking place nearby 8O!

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011, 12:32:33 AM »
Yes, I would love to visit Watership Down.  I actually read the book or I should say my husband read it to me because it was his favorite book as a small boy and he thought I'd like it since we had just gotten two bunnies.

I envisioned Watership Down looking exactly as it did in the movie that I watched over a year after reading the book ;-)  It looks like a serene place.  I sure would wish to see some bunnies though hopping around in the open area ;-)