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Testing the water...5 acre wood near Ilkley

Discussion in 'England North' started by SimonM, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Grizzlyscott

    Grizzlyscott Tenderfoot

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    wanderinstar, have you thought about a semi syndicate sort of setup where people can pay to join and non members can only stop there with a trusted responsible syndicate member. usually attracts better more responsible sorta folk and might be a good direction in respect of the wood and wood gathering situation. i agree that on such a small area wood should be left alone. just an idea
     
  2. wanderinstar

    wanderinstar On a new journey

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    Yes Scott that sounds like something to mull over. Will have a word with Simon.
     
  3. Shewie

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    Not too much to ask at all Ian, if folk just treat it as a place to meet rather than a source of firewood then it should keep your friend happy. It's no biggy to grab a bag or two of logs from a petrol station en route.
    Offers like this are rarer than a hens teeth, if it was to get abused in anyway then that's bang out of order.

    Hopefully we'll get a good bunch together who respect the land owners wishes and have many happy nights there.
     
  4. Spikey DaPikey

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    Sounds like a damn good plan to me :)
     
  5. marshall4771

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    so is it a date then ???
     
  6. SimonM

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

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    Sounds like a damn fine idea to me...Will speak with Ian and the farmer...
     
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    This sounds like a great idea, not to far from me so i would def give it a go!
     
  8. wanderinstar

    wanderinstar On a new journey

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    Have had a word with Simon re sydicate idea. Am going to see the farmer this afternoon. So hopefully should have some news tonight.
     
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    Too many people, too much risk of loosing it unless you're careful. If people don't like the price then adios, if people don't like the rules then adios aswell.
    Stick to you rules fella and good luck.
    5 acres isn't that big and you're going to have a hard enough time with too many chiefs by the looks of it. Not far from me either so might stick my head in occasionally
     
  10. Grizzlyscott

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    could do with looking for other more larger areas that are nice and quiet

    scotty
     
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    Just seen this, if it happens I would be interested- definitely better as a syndicate for control/keep out the undesireable reasons. A tenner a night is very fair I think- the farmer needs to make something out of it.
     
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    Is there any news on the site and your visit with the farmer?

    Snozz
     
  13. SimonM

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

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    We have an in principle agreement from the farmer for a syndicate and have written some rules for him to check out. Ian willbe along soon to let us know how that went...fingers crossed!

    Simon
     
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    Fingers, arms, legs & eyes crossed :)
     
  15. Chambers

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    I would love to do something like this and whilst it aint exactly local for me Im more than willing to travel down. I dont get out for bushy things half as much as I should
     
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    Sorry to take so long. Had a lot on my plate just lately. The farmer is OK with the idea of a syndicate. Obviously now, wood will not be included. He may have a supply of logs that can be bought.
    Rang him the other day and the family seem OK with everything, but there are some partners to consider. Official answer will probably be until mid December. Don't want to keep pestering him. So we will have to bide our time. Think it will be worth waiting for.
     
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    Thank you for your's and Simon's patience & perseverance in this. It is an interesting & exciting prospect and I expect more than a few will be looking forward to mid-Dec in eager anticipation.
     
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    I'm a little way south of the humber but I can think of a few gents who would make use of this.

    Cheers, Alan.
     
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    I'd certainly use it, especially if there are archery butts/air rifle backstops.
     
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    Just to keep everyone updated. I spoke to the farmer on the phone aout 2 weeks ago. He said it could be a couple of months before I get a decision. I am beginning to think there is a fly in the ointment somewhere. Will go and see him in person next week.
     

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