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Is anyone else running at a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Is anyone else running at a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

I live about 15km from this magnificent Roman aqueduct (the Pont du Gard) and that's where I decided to go running today. It's one of my favourite places in the world, and yesterday about six months' worth of rain fell, so I wanted to see the river. Almost no one else was there and I ran through the Mediterranean garden and across the bridge, and back. I got very wet on the way back, but it was lovely.

Does anyone else run somewhere dramatic?

Love Lizz xxxx

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Been seeing on the news about the Paris flooding, awful!

That looks a fantastic area to be running. Nothing exciting where I am other than the River Thames and lots of countryside.

I’m on the doorstep of the Cotswolds so will be doing a lot of trail running come spring 😊🏃

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Yes, Paris looks under real threat. We have had an extreme drought so we really needed this rain, and it had already drained away from the paths and tracks, leaving only an odd puddle.

It was the first time I'd been running there - on a finer day, I think I'll go a bit deeper into the countryside - today I stayed very much on the beaten track. The Cotswolds look lovely - I have travelled a lot in the UK but around Oxfordshire is unknown territory.

Love Lizz

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Oxon and Gloucestershire are lovely Lizz, certainly worth a visit x

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Yes i live 2.5 miles from the Ironbridge, Shropshire. Very good running routes in this area. Looking forward to lighter nights, so i can see the scenery better.

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Sounds lovely! I can't wait for the lighter evenings, either.

Love Lizz xx

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Not many of us Shropshire folk on here Salmontess. I am up on the North-West corner near Ellesmere. I've walked a lot around Ironbridge though...most recently along the Ropewalk and up to Little Wenlock. Lovely area.

Good luck with your running.

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Nothing as interesting as that I'm afraid - but I am going down to the Gold Coast to have a run with my running club here cdn1.experienceoz.com.au/wp...

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That sounds like a humble brag! How lovely, but quite hot, I imagine. Enjoy!

Love Lizz x

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Yes - it is mid-summer here and it has been hot getting to around 35C during the day. But generally there are cooling breezes off the ocean in these places.

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Sounds lovely - enjoy! X

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Nice to see that Bazza, cheers us up, what with the cold weather here in UK..

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Yep, the Jurassic Coast in Devon and Dorset is a World Heritage site, 95 miles long and 185 million years old and some of the best scenery in Britain.

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Wow! Sounds amazing!

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I agree with that. My wife and I agree that perhaps the nicest day we ever spent involved touring that coast, lunch at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's place in Axminster, buying bags of goodies from his Deli and then eating them on Chesil Beach, watching the sun sink away . Bliss...can't wait to return.

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Love Devon & Dorset cousin lives in Newton Abbot, holidayed in the Poole area in 2016 and visited Brownsea Island & spotted an elusive red squirrel there.. excellent!

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I live near and sometimes run around the Castle Howard Estate in North Yorkshire, which is stunning.

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I'll never forget the 1980s Brideshead Revisited filmed there - it looked breathtaking. Are the house or grounds open to the public, or do you have special access?

Love Lizz x

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It’s open but you have to pay to get in. However, around the estate are lots of free access bridle paths that are great fun and very pretty

Ah yes, Sebastian and his teddy bear Aloysius.....I’ll have to download the book!

Must be lovely to be running in France. Looks beautiful. My sister is in the Dordogne, so will be running there in March when we visit. Are you French Lizz, or an expat? x

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I read Brideshead about five years ago and was astonished how closely the drama followed the novel. I could hear Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews and the rest of the fantastic cast.

I'm British (or rather, European) but I work here and have many French friends, so I try to avoid the 'expat' label.

I've only visited the Dordogne once - it's very beautiful and a little greener than round here. No idea about the running - is it quite hilly?

Have a good trip.

Love Lizz xxx

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Yes I am European too😀

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I was there in the summer-wonderful rose gardens! 😀

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Wonderful picture! Thank you for sharing.

The place I run isn't Unesco but is a National Nature Reserve, RAMSAR Wetland of International Importance , UK Important Plant Area and European Special Area of Conservation...so I have to watch where I put my feet!

I would love to run in some of the beautiful places that members of this forum describe; I really enjoy reading about where people do their running.

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Where is that? Like you I love to hear about everyone else's running experiences.

X

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Beautiful place to run! I need to do some running tourism!

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I have been to the Point du Gard it is a amazing place.

Lucky you that you can run there.

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I usually just run in the countryside around the village where I live, but since graduating I've been thinking of varying my routes, so today was an experiment.

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It was very warm When I was there, does the heat not get to you?

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It can be too hot in high summer, but early mornings and evenings are fine, so most people take a long siesta. That's only really in July and August, too, so holiday time for many people, me included, happily.

Lx

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I'm over there every year, have a house there. Up near a town called Rodez.

Good idea to run when it is cooler, but you are probably used to the climate compared to me. I'm from northern Ireland where it rains most of the time 😕

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Unfortunately not 😁🏃‍♀️👍

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Ah, but you've probably got a choice of cultural facilities, Misswobble. And good shops. Swings and roundabouts, eh?

Love Lizz xxx

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That’s such a lovely picture and must be enjoyable running there! I normally go running in a very flat open ground/running track.

Have been planning to go further afield to Richmond Park but haven’t made it there yet!

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Don't forget the Fountains Abbey parkrun - World Heritage site . I ran there last year goo.gl/8Se4pg

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Wow that's awesome. You are really lucky I do have beautiful countryside though 🏃‍♀️

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Have been there some years ago, no, not 2000 years ago!😁

Lovely place!

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Great photo thanks - what a lovely place to run. I am not near a UNESCO site, but I have my eye on part of the Northumberland coast which is a designated area of outstanding beauty. - It would be a day trip- so next summer perhaps. 😄

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That's just stunning, I really must try and visit when I get back to France xx

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