£20 to wild camp?

Discussion in 'Hiking Chat' started by Fossil Bluff, May 30, 2019.

  1. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    You are indisputably wild @el manana ... :biggrin:

    Swoon :doctor:
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  2. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Thats always my excuse for blundering into the 'wrong' tent too @Shewie ...

    Easily done :asshat:
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  3. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    A guy in the office sees three different shades of green at traffic lights
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  4. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Thru Hiker

    IIRC it was a stop and search at point of entry through ‘identified gateway’ sites.

    ...Myfanwy Jones, of the North Wales Tourist Board, said “We have had numerous reports of garishly coloured tents scaring livestock in recent years. The intention is for a collaborative, multi-agency approach between NW constabulary and National Park rangers to ensure rucksacks are searched at key entry points to to the higher mountain areas.”...

    Either that, or I was making it up :angelic:
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  5. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Ah - dear sweet Myfanwy

    You do know that Myfanwy means 'my lovely little one' - in Welsh ??

    She loves a good joke, as much as the next girl .. :rolleyes:
  6. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Ultralighter

    There was a farmer called Thomas Ireland who farmed at Whins where the bridleway from Floutern Tarn meets the Ennerdale road who was a real pain in the past, blocking rights of way and actually threatening people. I had a run in with him years ago when I was out on my mountain bike, and I know others that did too. He made the local papers quite a few times, and even the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cumbria/3175216.stm
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  7. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

    Outside of the UK I’ve had a few run ins with landowners. Mostly all positive “good luck with your walk tomorrow” “I’m sorry my sheep are very curious about your tent” (I pitched at sunset at 500m above a road in the alps, I wasn’t expecting 200 sheep to come over the col) etc.

    I had a very upset landowner in Croatia, he gave up communicating with me (my serbo-Croatian vocabulary was less than 50 words, and he spoke in a dialect) and let me stay as long as there were no fires.
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  8. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I was moved on from my favourite pitch in Norfolk last visit, now I know what time the wardens/keepers start their rounds I will make sure we are up and away in good time next time :)
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  9. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    @Henry come to the next TL SDW meet and find out :nailbiting:
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  10. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    As I was walking up the Cleveland Way from Square Corner today a vague memory crept into my grey matter that we had discussed the changes in trespass law that came in as a result of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. It was a tangent a few of us went off on when we were discussing West Highland Way Planning. This specifically relates to, among other things, camping on open access land.
  11. Davy

    Davy Thru Hiker

    That was us, admittedly we didn't ask first.
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  12. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Thru Hiker

    Go on then, there must be a story behind this? :)
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  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    It's in the hyperlink Bluff you credulous nincompoop :D
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  14. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Thru Hiker

    Oh :redface:

    Bleddy clever... clever use of technology.
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  15. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Thru Hiker

    Really lovely trip report. Fantastic :thumbsup:
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  16. Davy

    Davy Thru Hiker

    Tried to get the eldest Davy Junior to accompany me on a short canoe outing this weekend. He declined as he was going shopping for Converse Allstars..
    Life seemed much simpler 3 years ago :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  18. Henry

    Henry Section Hiker

    I’ll bring my whistle;)

    As long as I’m tucked up in bed by 10:rolleyes:
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  19. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    I've seen this now and again in the countryside & a local park with a lake after teenagers have had a night's camping/fishing. Once found a tent, tackle & even a pan with bacon in it early one morning, the local ranger checked that there had not been a accident & then cleared up. I'm sure this was not left by a seasoned wild camper and definitely no one on this forum.
  20. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    When my son was a teenager a picked him up from various festivals. He only ever once managed to bring his tent home with him. I think they think the tent faeries will come and take it away and tidy up after them. Still, not as bad as adults who carefully put dog poo in a bag and then hang it on a fence/tree.
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  21. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Fossil Bluffs dog eats it. Saves the planet from plastic bags.
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  22. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

    Supposedly tent faeries are a thing now. Particular organizations exist to collect and donate/recycle the tents. At least according to someone I talked to who was planning to buy a tent for a festival and leave it behind. A reprehensible attitude either way.
  23. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Very few groups pick up tents left standing at festivals, if some group are being tent faeries then they now tend to have a collection point. That means people have to take their tents down and take them for collection and they're too lazy to do that. :(
  24. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Glastonbury 1980's, can't remember any tents left behind and with my friends, no rubbish. Pop up tents are just another sign of the throw away mentality that seems to exist now days.
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  25. Davy

    Davy Thru Hiker

    I'd be impressed if you remembered anything from Glastonbury in the 1980s.
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