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Offline OpenC

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The Great Outdoors
« on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 04:41:24 PM »
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Offline cp40

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Re: Wild Camping and The Great Outdoors
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 04:46:34 PM »
tried starting threads like this before- they are lost on these townies.

hoping to get away with the boy sometime soon, but im taking camper conversion on a site, - was thinking of wild camping for a night when we all stay in the lakes- cottage or caravan in school holidays. I was planning on a night on the beaches of Ullswater.

Offline Keefaz

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 05:29:24 PM »
Nee idea, but planning on doing some camping this summer too.

Offline pedro111

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 07:15:31 PM »
Would love to try this; like the idea of stealth camping.

Offline Dokko

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 07:19:01 PM »
Will be out camping in the near future but at a campsite with wor lass. Would to wild camp, totally in the wilderness, bet it's s great feeling.

Offline Dokko

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 07:21:05 PM »
Tell you what, instead of meets in the pub, a N-O camping weekend would be great. Beers, badly burned food and football, would be ace, maybe even some fishing.

Offline Clay

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 07:31:31 PM »
This is something I'd love to do when I pass my driving test, I bet it'd be a great/slightly terrifying experience :D

Where abouts in Scotland do you go walking C?

Offline pedro111

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 07:40:50 PM »
How many miles would you cover in a days walking?

Offline cp40

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 07:46:34 PM »
Tell you what, instead of meets in the pub, a N-O camping weekend would be great. Beers, badly burned food and football, would be ace, maybe even some fishing.


football hippies ftw.

Offline Clay

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« Reply #9 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 07:55:30 PM »
Depends how high the mountains are :)  Just walking, it's easy enough to do 20-30 miles in a day or thereabouts.  Including hills and mountains makes it more awkward..

Ben Nevis the usual way is about 16km and 1300 metres of climbing.  Not sure what that is in miles.. about ten?  In the Cheviots I usually do about 22km and about the same climbing as Ben Nevis.  So maybe fifteen miles or so?  If I was just out for a walk, that's what I would be looking to do, in a leisurely six to seven hours or so. 

If I was having to carry a tent, sleeping bag and enough food for me and two dogs for two days (at least), I probably wouldn't get quite so far, though :)

I've never been walking before so you could pretty much walk all day without bumping into anyone? Is it possible to get lost?

Knowing my luck I'd walk 20 miles and then fall down a pothole and break my ankle :lol:

Offline Clay

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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 08:02:52 PM »
f***ing hell  :kasper:

Think I'll stick to camping in the garden.

Offline Clay

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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 08:05:10 PM »
By the way, genuine :lol: moment.


The broken ankle thing is a genuine concern.  Of course, you can always drink your own p*ss.

Offline cp40

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 08:05:45 PM »
on the subject of broken ankles, i climbed catbells lasy year while still on crutches for multiple ankle break, did it because the surgeon and physios said it was impossible, damn near was.

Offline cp40

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 08:11:24 PM »

Catbells is a rocky little f***er toward the top, particularly from the North.. can't imagine doing it on crutches >_<


its a canny scramble, some proper climbing there like- left the crutches in the car used walking poles, was still having to stop and wait for the mrs even on one leg. :lol:  my boy was canny scared by some of the climbing- really enjoyed it- never wanted to climb it before as thought it was too small, just for begginers etc- but really did enjoy that hill.

Offline cp40

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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 08:19:52 PM »

Yeah, it's a great little mountain.  My lass wanted to do it because it was little, but she was f***ing terrified on that bit up the page :)  There's nothing as hard as that on most of the routes up Scafell Pike, Bowfell, Blencathra, Great Gable, etc etc :)

Have you tried Haystacks?  Same sort of thing but even better tbh.  Wainwright knew what he was doing to pick it as his favourite.



not been there will have a look, im hoping to do High street from Barton fell soon because that is the least steep route from where we camp at pooley bridge, think its about 20mile round trip- taking the boy - we tried to get to high street from patterdale last year but turned back at angle tarn, cos the kid was soaked through to his skin,  love High Street. if i can it will be the third time ive been there.
Gonna check it out for moutain biking- think thats the way Im going due to ongoing ankle probs.

Offline Wullie

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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 08:41:15 PM »
f***ing hell  :kasper:

Think I'll stick to camping in the garden.

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Offline Karjala

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« Reply #16 on: Sunday 19 June 2011, 10:10:39 PM »
Done loads of wild camping in a motorhome, only had one bad experience with a load of chavs up in Scotland at Mennock Pass...

Tent wise, i would try and keep it out of site.
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Offline pedro111

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« Reply #17 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 02:25:11 PM »

Think I'll just head up toward Bridge of Orchy and Glen Etive and see what I can see.  Slightly paranoid about leaving the car by the roadside overnight, but the Highlands aren't a notorious hotbed of car cime.  I'll probably end up sleeping in the car and being too cramped up to do any walking the next day :)

So you just rock up in your car to the middle of nowhere and go for a geet big massive Bear Grylls style trek, yeah? Sounds class. Where do you live out of interest?

Offline BoSelecta

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« Reply #18 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 05:36:58 PM »
If your heading up past Glencoe i would deffo do the five sisters, and ben chapuil. We've always holidayed up that neck of the wood and were always nicking off wild camping for a while. If you bare with me il get me dad onto the case, he's done 90% of the munroes round the area your talking about so il see what he has to say.
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Offline pedro111

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« Reply #19 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 06:40:58 PM »
f***, I want to climb that f***er, ffs.

Offline pedro111

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« Reply #20 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 07:00:21 PM »
Shame there are no mountains next to North Tyneside otherwise I would be climbing the t*** the morra!

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« Reply #21 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 07:53:16 PM »
Shame there are no mountains next to North Tyneside otherwise I would be climbing the t*** the morra!
This one isn't too far away from you. O0

Offline cp40

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« Reply #22 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 08:40:21 PM »
Shame there are no mountains next to North Tyneside otherwise I would be climbing the t*** the morra!


rising sun pit heap is a canny little hill like.

Offline Wullie

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« Reply #23 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 08:42:37 PM »
What do you take with you when you go to climb a peak like the two on this page, O_C?
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Offline Clay

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« Reply #24 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 08:43:13 PM »


This looks absolutely gorgeous :) Did you take it?