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Cumbria Overnighter

Discussion in 'England North' started by schwuk, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Melonfish

    Melonfish Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Lol, me and the lads are a bit further north doing ill bell and that area on the 13th to 15th. however the other dates look nice, anything after march?
    pete


    Ed: that sites not bad, only 6.5mi from windy train station, nice morning amble with kit that is!
     
  2. wanderinstar

    wanderinstar On a new journey

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    Will they not budge on this. We use hammocks at Middlewood and also at Delamere and they were both Scout sites.
     
  3. Lurch

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    Lavvu stoves out too?
     
  4. bigbear

    bigbear Full Member

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    Keen to come along, but can only do 13-15 th

    Bigbear
     
  5. In Wood

    In Wood Nomad

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    I will check the dates, but if hammock are out I wont be coming.:(

    Naboo, my sister lives in Ecc so I know where you are at, we will have to arrange a local meet as there are a few of us around the area.:beerchug:
     
  6. kipperfeet

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    I'd be up for it too. Nice site up there, i did some tree work there a few years ago and its acres of mainly young oak. Big area and a short walk to the lake.
     
  7. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I can make most of those dates.

    [​IMG]

    Time to give the pyramid tarp another test run.
     
  8. Barney

    Barney Settler

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    Somehow, that photo does not have the same ambiance as the one of Andywinks tipi Wayland.

    Is there any gear in the tent? or was it just a photo opportunity?

    Looks a good spot for camping out though.
     
  9. Barney

    Barney Settler

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    I know what it is now, its just struck me:)

    The skys not there.
     
  10. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Yep, there was gear in there but not much. Just my light weight stuff.

    It's just above Botallack Head and has a great view out to sea.

    [​IMG]

    I lit a couple of spare candles for the light but as you say the sky was not as good though.
     
  11. Barney

    Barney Settler

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    ooh yes thats a very nice spot. I would love to stand there in the teeth of a gale.
     
  12. schwuk

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    Right, back from my trip to Germany, and the booking forms were waiting for me.

    Hammocks are a definite no-no for "environmental, health and safety reasons". We may disagree, but it's their site - their rules. Just means I've got chance to test out my Argos tipi (or buy a pyramid tarp if I can find one).

    13-15th looks the most likely date, and price seems to be £4.75 per person, per night.

    Can I get a firm idea of numbers so I can send the booking forms back?

    Definitely:

    * schwuk

    Maybe:
     
  13. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Definitely:

    * schwuk

    Maybe:

    Wayland very likely.
     
  14. bigbear

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    Definitely :
    schwuk
    Bigbear

    Maybe
    Wayland very likely
     
  15. scrogger

    scrogger Native

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    Hi folks

    Is anyone allowed to come along to these meets, I dont have a much in the way of bushcraft gear just my normal backpacking kit small tent etc. It sounds like a great spot
    and to be honest I just want to get out and have a go. My 10 year old son (cub) might want to come along would this be ok. oh and would a well behaved border collie be allowed no worries if not.

    And all the dates are do-able.


    Cheers for now!

    Andy
     
  16. bigbear

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    It has gone very quiet.............. is this still on, as I am keen to go ? If not, anyone fancy meeting up anywhere else- looks from other posts on here that Grizedale is out.

    Bigbear
     
  17. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    This seems to be common problem with camp sites now due to insurance issues.

    My guess is that it won't get better. :(
     
  18. wanderinstar

    wanderinstar On a new journey

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    Yes it is the same at Grisedale Forest too. But why?? You can trip over tent guyropes just as easily, In fact a lot of tents have more guy lines:confused:
     
  19. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Some idiot could fall out of a hammock, the tree could fall on them or they could damage the tree and cause it to fall on someone else.

    That is how an insurance rep would look at it.
     
  20. wanderinstar

    wanderinstar On a new journey

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    Can no one revive Forest Camp in Delamere. We had no problems there. Come back Goose.
     

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