Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...

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Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...

Post by Escape Goat » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:10 pm

If you where to see this en route to your final destination but you have seen on Google Maps that there's plenty of trees to get away enough from the road and lights from cars to bivvy out , would you go around the gate and head up there anyways or would you consider not and finding somewhere else? Just curious to see what peoples feelings are ...


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Re: Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:41 am

Looks fine to me

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Re: Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...

Post by In Reverse » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:24 am

Pretty sure everyone on here will have jibbed over plenty of gates and bivvied in not strictly legit places.

Just try to work out how likely it is that someone might go through it in the morning, and if you can be arsed listening to someone being an arse if they do.

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Re: Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...

Post by Escape Goat » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:03 am

In Reverse wrote:Pretty sure everyone on here will have jibbed over plenty of gates and bivvied in not strictly legit places.

Just try to work out how likely it is that someone might go through it in the morning, and if you can be arsed listening to someone being an arse if they do.
Brilliant, Thanks for the input. Trying to not choose a bivvy spot before i set off, as that's going to be half of the adventure, but was day dreaming about being somewhere and wondered about these obsticals that present themselves...
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Re: Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...

Post by quimarche » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:26 am

That road is normally very quiet. A lot of land thereabouts is owned by the Graythwaite Estate; pink "private" signs everywhere. If you're worried, you could always stop 1km to the south, then follow the footpath up towards High Dam, or find somewhere off a bridleway in Grizedale Forest; both are definitely open to the public.

Food & drink can be found in Newby Bridge and Lakeside, and further north in Near/Far Sawry. Cafes can be found at Fell Foot and Grizedale activity centre.

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Re: Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...

Post by Escape Goat » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:12 pm

quimarche wrote:That road is normally very quiet. A lot of land thereabouts is owned by the Graythwaite Estate; pink "private" signs everywhere. If you're worried, you could always stop 1km to the south, then follow the footpath up towards High Dam, or find somewhere off a bridleway in Grizedale Forest; both are definitely open to the public.

Food & drink can be found in Newby Bridge and Lakeside, and further north in Near/Far Sawry. Cafes can be found at Fell Foot and Grizedale activity centre.
Brilliant ! Thank you for the local knowledge!
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