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Offline pedro111

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Re: Wild Camping and The Great Outdoors
« Reply #25 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 09:11:00 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.

Theres a big hill round there? Never noticed one before.

Offline Clay

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« Reply #26 on: Monday 20 June 2011, 09:28:40 pm »
Not a f***ing chance you'd get me on there :lol: Feel sick just looking at those guys standing at the side.


Offline cp40

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« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 21 June 2011, 09:41:44 am »
Aye, I'm not a huge fan of that sort of thing myself (particularly with dogs.. although they're more sure-footed than people, I always worry about them knocking some poor f***er off).  Thankfully, the vast majority of mountains in Britain you can get up with your hands in your pockets should you so desire, although in Scotland particularly the occasional hands-down moment is unavoidable.


any problems with them going for sheep?

Offline BlufPurdi

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« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 21 June 2011, 09:50:19 am »

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 :)

Besy way to do it.  You'll be able to find a wee alcove somewhere, or hide behind some trees for your car generally.  Admittedly not done wild camping in a good ten years, but it's the business.  Scotland would be my last choice of destination mind you, the weather is just too unpredictable and when it gets bad, it gets really bad.  Which is more often the case than not!
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Offline BlufPurdi

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« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 21 June 2011, 09:58:17 am »
I've only ever camped in Scotland (bar festivals), so my vision of camping in England is probably more than delusional anyway. :lol:
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.
Student says " I am very discouraged. What should I do?" Master says, "encourage others."
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.
This is what should be done. By one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not proud and demanding in nature. Let them not do the slightest thing that the wise would later reprove.

Offline BoSelecta

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« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 21 June 2011, 01:58:39 pm »
Try camping at the head of Glen Nevis, you can pitch your tent right by the car and you'll be surrounded by brilliant moutains. If your worried about where to camp, try googling wild camping in Scotland, you can drop your tent anywhere. You'd never have any problems leaving your car in the highlands for a few days whist your off. Best of luck.
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Offline madras

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« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 21 June 2011, 04:29:51 pm »
done a bit wild camping when i was younger (if you can call it that when you stopping on a mates uncles farm but we never bothered him and he never bothered us.). i'd love to camp on top of windy gyll for a sunset and sunrise. off to the lakes with the family in the summer so hopefully drag the wife up a hill or two and hopefully come september i'll be less tied (school runs) so can get out more.
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Offline BoSelecta

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« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 21 June 2011, 05:05:37 pm »
Sorry i couldnt give you more info, i thought my dad might of had more to say!
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Offline Keefaz

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« Reply #33 on: Friday 24 June 2011, 10:13:02 pm »
Camp set up under the buachaille etive mor at the corner of glencoe and glen etive. All splendid so far, and enough signal to post this, so even better.  Are there bears in scotland?

Only the gay kind, I think.

Offline cp40

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« Reply #34 on: Friday 24 June 2011, 10:15:14 pm »
Camp set up under the buachaille etive mor at the corner of glencoe and glen etive. All splendid so far, and enough signal to post this, so even better.  Are there bears in scotland?

fantastic place that- get some pics up- have a good un. there are some wild bears, wolves, stags, highland cattle, wilderbeast,Elephants rats, bats, eagles, giant spiders, mozzies and midges- but other than that nowt much to worry about

Offline Clay

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« Reply #35 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 09:08:20 am »
Camp set up under the buachaille etive mor at the corner of glencoe and glen etive. All splendid so far, and enough signal to post this, so even better.  Are there bears in scotland?

Only the gay kind, I think.

:lol:

Offline Clay

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« Reply #36 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 07:02:00 pm »
I bet you didn't sleep a wink though :lol:

Offline Clay

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« Reply #37 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 07:10:39 pm »
I'd be lying awake all night waiting for some psycho to come and attack me tent like so fair play to you for doing it :lol:


Offline AliGupter

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« Reply #38 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 07:16:39 pm »

It's Scotland, man

Nothing bad ever happens in Scotland

I go to Scotland on a fairly regular basis. :undecided:
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Offline AliGupter

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« Reply #39 on: Saturday 25 June 2011, 08:03:00 pm »
And nothing bad ever happens to you, or as a result of your being there..?

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That is for you to work out. :undecided:
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Offline pedro111

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« Reply #40 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 08:31:50 pm »
Hows Kielder forest for wild camping?

Offline cp40

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« Reply #41 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 09:38:57 pm »

Technically illegal, is all I know :(

could see camp fires being an issue like. theres a few sites up there like. would love to camp at redesdale near the end of the forest drive.

Offline madras

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« Reply #42 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 09:45:03 pm »
i think the only place you're allowed to camp is at kielder castle and the bit on the lake side where only the scouts are allowed, just up beyond leaplish.
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Offline pedro111

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« Reply #43 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 10:30:39 pm »
But shirley kielder forest is so massive that you could wild camp quite easily without anyone seeing you, no?

Offline cp40

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« Reply #44 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 10:36:35 pm »
But shirley kielder forest is so massive that you could wild camp quite easily without anyone seeing you, no?


wood imagine so.
just watch out for forest clearing in the morning.




if a tree falls over in the night when your wild camping and your asleep and dont hear it- did it make a noise?

Offline madras

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« Reply #45 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 10:56:54 pm »
But shirley kielder forest is so massive that you could wild camp quite easily without anyone seeing you, no?
definitly, same goes for most of the northumberland national park, especially if you leave it till late and pack up early. i'd be more worried about where i'd left the car. if it was somewhere like barrowburn there'd be every chance of a search party being sent out looking on the basis of the car and i wouldn't want to crreate all that hassle.
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Offline madras

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« Reply #46 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 10:57:21 pm »
But shirley kielder forest is so massive that you could wild camp quite easily without anyone seeing you, no?


wood imagine so.
just watch out for forest clearing in the morning.




if a tree falls over in the night when your wild camping and your asleep and dont hear it- did it make a noise?
aye..."squish"
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Offline Keefaz

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« Reply #47 on: Sunday 26 June 2011, 10:59:49 pm »
But shirley kielder forest is so massive that you could wild camp quite easily without anyone seeing you, no?


wood imagine so.
just watch out for forest clearing in the morning.




if a tree falls over in the night when your wild camping and your asleep and dont hear it- did it make a noise?
aye..."squish"

And then the terrible screams as you have to cut off your own trapped leg with a camping spork.

Offline HTT

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« Reply #48 on: Monday 27 June 2011, 06:42:56 pm »
Used to wild camp all the time when I was a bairn and is something I'd love to get back into now.
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Offline cp40

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« Reply #49 on: Wednesday 29 June 2011, 09:43:10 pm »
you need to ask about crampons for espadrilles :lol: