FAO Jon/Gary/or anyone who lanes in the lakes - Help?!

Jimbo4x4

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Hey chaps, I'm off to the Lakes this weekend and am planning on wild camping somewhere, then I remembered your write-up on the other forum and the pics of some of the lanes you did...

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Can you tell me where this is? looks like a cool place to camp :)
Is the lane passable solo? (at least up to that point? the section after this bit sounded enjoyable from the write-up ;) ) Also, any other lanes you can recommend for a solo outing woud be greatly appreciated. I'm not yet sure whether I'll have company in the form of Stan theoverlander..

Thanks muchly, Jim. :cool:
 

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Any other suggestions of places to camp (preferably with a river close by) would be greatfully recieved btw :)
 

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That picture is at NY5548203731 but I don't know that you'd get away with camping there, it's close to the road and nowhere to pull off the track.

We stopped at NY3494922726 the first night and a short distance to the east along the track there was a bit of a mud wallow that Gary had some difficulties with. As it's a popular track it could be worse now or might have been repaired.

Second night we stopped at NY4778708471. That track is a legal dead end at that point (you come in from the south) unless you have a pass which requires a wheelbase <= 100".

Both are reasonably high up (so a bit cooler) with a stream running nearby but no rivers. You'd probably need a commercial camp site to get a river side spot and I don't have any suggestions for that.

There was this thread on tloc:
http://www.tlocuk.co.uk/forums/viewtopi ... sc&start=0

And here's a copy of a post from me on the CRAG forum:

South Lakes that we know, there are many others we've not yet tried:

SD3189786094 - SD3263486287 : SD3185-4a clear and easy IIRC

SD3204786137 - SD3261485557 : SD3286-6a as above

SD3290688009 - SD3363687634 : SD3287-6a as above

SD3046188804 - SD3231689449 : SD3088-4a as above

SD3194187414 - SD3232689429 : SD3187-1a as above

SD3399389771 - SD3403890996 : SD3489-1a as above

SD3362894476 - SD3568395501 : SD3394-3a as above, west to east requested according to WF

SD3528399071 - SD3578398331 : SD3599-7a as above, maybe slightly overgrown

NY3285301666 - SD3416399521 : NY3201-7a clear and easy IIRC

NY3176301861 - NY3290802186 : NY3101-4a as above, interesting quarry area just beyond south west end

NY3000303156 - NY3085301426 : NY3002-8a narrow bridge at NW end but 80 series cruisers fit fine, interesting but easy climb.

NY3162803751 - NY3273304476 : NY3103-3a clear and easy IIRC

NY2957306411 - NY3109806191 : NY2906-5a as above

NY4650305041 - NY4832805691 : NY4605-4a steep and rocky in places, 2 tight turns towards eastern end for LWB, 80 series cruisers squeezed through west to east but much easier to fit through east to west. East to west probably hardest climb though but unlocked cruiser with big tyres were fine. Not sure how a fronty will get on ...

NY4835805716 - NY4778308506 : NY4610-8a Gatescarth pass, TRO'd - pass required to go beyond northern point indicated, worth a drive up and turn around IMHO or even park by the padlocked gate and walk to the top, very scenic.

NY5512303431 - NY5523302471 : NY5503-8a clear and easy IIRC

NY5529803556 - NY5843304666 : NY5503-4a good climb, scenic. Ford not very deep for us but WF says can be.

Note that post was August 2008 but I think the only one we know is significantly different from my descriptions is the last one which was our last lane of the day last year. They had a lot of water problems earlier in the year up there though there might be other problems now. Perhaps Gary will add thoughts on the above from his perspective :mrgreen:
 

Jimbo4x4

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Excellent, thanks for that Jon :cool: I'm actually going to be spending more time in south lakes so those SD co-ord's may well come in handy :D Might end up picking our own place to wild camp as we need to be in Ulverston early Sunday morning. I've checked a few lanes out on flashearth and there's a couple of possibilities, so should be sorted now.

Thanks again, Jim.
 
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Sorry for the late response - been packing :cool: France looms ....

Jon's description is correct - the only bits that were a worry, really, was the damn mud hole the first night, and I think if I'd gone into it a bit harder I'd have been fine (but it was dark, and I didn't know what was in there - lots of bits of wood, it turns out ..)

The only other worrying bit was the last climb and drive out - and even that was only a bit iffy in one place, really - I need more confidence on side slopes on grass, I think :oops: I've slipped off the side of one wet mountain in the Cape and didn't really enjoy that much - although no damage done and recovered easily enough :D

Enjoy - with the current weather it should be fantastic.
 

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Thanks for all the info guys, we had a cracking weekend and the weather was certainly smiling on us. The laning was superb, rocky technical sections are my favourite form of laning so I was in my element :D I'll get some pics up soon hopefully, just need to get them off Laura's camera
 
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