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    No it’ll be fine


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    What's the bike meet place around that area...something bridge ?? We went there in the past

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    Do you mean Devils Bridge at K Lonsdale ???


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    Quote Originally Posted by S92GS View Post
    Do you mean Devils Bridge at K Lonsdale ???


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    That's the very fella.

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    I’d recommend going into the village itself.

    V pretty place.

    Horses for courses but hanging at the bridge with other bikes not my bag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinK View Post
    Cabby...it's not as easy as it is in Scotland. You tend to be OK out of sight, away from farm land, but there's not many opportunities. Bivvying is OK (i.e. tent up at dusk, away at dawn) on the more remote mountain areas.... Lots of great places for wild camps in Scotland, but very few here...
    Lol thats larf, when i was up at glen Etive a few weeks ago, it was like a camp site, the number of tents down by the water lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa-2512 View Post
    Lol thats larf, when i was up at glen Etive a few weeks ago, it was like a camp site, the number of tents down by the water lol
    Glen Etive is a victim of it's own success. I remember a few of us camping there years ago, long before Bond, James Bond ever went near it, nowadays it heaving, which is a shame but expected. Wait til the new Bond film comes out, you'll hardly be able to get down there for folk after it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabby View Post
    Great stuff, next question would be where or a suggestion of where.

    Been a few years since I've been down there but vaguely remember it.
    Steptoe’s answer to that is always..... It’s not wild camping if you camp to a plan.

    I’ll give you one place NOT to do it: Beatrix Potter’s garden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Steptoe’s answer to that is always..... It’s not wild camping if you camp to a plan.

    Interestingly enough, been thinking about that very thing and thought, just go with the flow, so that's the intention but some good pointers is always a help.

    Wast Water looks decent from what I see on street view.

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    There's a decent campsite at Wasdale Head, with a nearby pub (and hotel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuftywhite View Post
    There's a decent campsite at Wasdale Head, with a nearby pub (and hotel).
    Ye I seen the road comes to an end and says campsite, then the streetview goes on foot, very cool indeed, though no sure my bike would manage up Scafell Pike

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    West side of Coniston.
    I’ve used open area there, and never had an issue at all. Gtreat place.

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    It isn't clear from your comments as to whether you need to camp next to / near your bike or whether you are going to park up and hike further and need to camp away from the bike.

    Wastewater has a superb YHA at the western end, fabulous spot, cheap bed and hot shower. Between there (it says 'lodge' on the map, unless updated!) and the Wasdalehead Hotel there are plenty of flat areas, but it is very boggy.

    If you keep your eyes open as you ride, there are loads of places you can pull in late, hang a tarp or hammock between a couple of trees, or even pitch a tent. Derwentwater car parks, there are spots within 50 yards of where to leave the bike.

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    Bike next to me, ideally near water, as in a lake not a tap.

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    Indont really "get" wild camping.
    You need to shit In the countryside if needed. Whenever I've been in a nice area and you can see people have been wild camping there is used bog roll and shit just left everywhere along with other rubbish people just can't be bothered to take with them. It's disgusting.
    Because of a knackered right ankle I can't easily squat down to shit in the countryside anyway, I can't even use those hole in the ground loos you get in France because of it.
    I'd rather have the option of having a nice shower. And somewhere to either buy some food or snacks as well.
    When in Europe I usually only pay about 7-10 euros a night for a campsite so can't see the point of roughing it if it's just to save a few quid.
    If I can't find a campsite then I would rather find a cheap hotel.
    Each to their own I guess. It must be nice waking up somewhere isolated and peaceful I suppose. That's the only advantage I can really see.
    It just bffles me.
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