£20 to wild camp?

The area South West of Loweswater has some online reputation of a farmer who won't allow wild camping in the hills. Iirc "you can't camp here", "why?", "Cos it's my f!!!! land!"

And here I had a similar experience walking solo at Floutern Tarn around 5pm. Two quad bikers approached me but we're on the other side of the fence. The riders stopped and sat watching, but I walked around the Tarn and started to traverse the boulders up to Great Borne. They watched me until I was about quarter of the way up and then rode off. I never thought anything of it until finding it online months later.

They weren't there to see me descend Great Borne later and camp on Blake Fell...:angelic: (how wild I am...)


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

Swoon :doctor:
 

Fossil Bluff

Thru Hiker
Whilst I wouldn't disagree with the principle:angelic::wink:
I wonder how they'd ever police that?

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:
 
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:

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:
 

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
 

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.
 

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 :)
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Baldy

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.

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

oreocereus

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.
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.
 

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. :(
 

Rmr

Section Hiker
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. :(
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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