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    Angry Blencathra Summit Ring

    I've just found out that the summit ring of Blencathra has been removed apparently by vandals. Apparently it was taken in late August 2018. Absolutely shocking! Why anyone would remove it is beyond me. The OS have confirmed it was not them:

    https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/20...ulation-circle

    There's a fundraising page here. They've already got over 1000 which was their target so hopefully it will be replaced soon:

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/john-beamson
    Mike Quinn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinny View Post
    I've just found out that the summit ring of Blencathra has been removed apparently by vandals. Apparently it was taken in late August 2018. Absolutely shocking! Why anyone would remove it is beyond me. The OS have confirmed it was not them:

    https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/20...ulation-circle

    There's a fundraising page here. They've already got over 1000 which was their target so hopefully it will be replaced soon:

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/john-beamson


    the new ring has already been made and is awaiting olace ment.

    Picture and report here

    https://www.facebook.com/Robustours/...&theater&ifg=1
    Last edited by IanDarkpeak; 10-12-2018 at 12:01 AM.

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    Thanks for the update Ian. Good to hear.
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    Vandals in the Northern Fells. Glad to hear that Northern FR have now repaired the Lingy Hut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corniceman View Post
    Vandals in the Northern Fells. Glad to hear that Northern FR have now repaired the Lingy Hut.
    Yes I passed through the Lingy Hut in December in quite awful weather, and whilst it wasn't a "lifesaver" it was certainly welcome respite. I didn't even know it was a bothy... remembered a 'shooting box' in that area from the Wainwright Books.

    Was pretty disgusted to read that it had been vandalised, and well done to NFR.

    Incidentally I see that NFR are taking over the running of the Old Crown Round fell race,which is an excellent route, and one I'll definitely be attending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Yes I passed through the Lingy Hut in December in quite awful weather, and whilst it wasn't a "lifesaver" it was certainly welcome respite. I didn't even know it was a bothy... remembered a 'shooting box' in that area from the Wainwright Books.

    Was pretty disgusted to read that it had been vandalised, and well done to NFR.

    Incidentally I see that NFR are taking over the running of the Old Crown Round fell race,which is an excellent route, and one I'll definitely be attending.
    Blencathra Summit Ring,nothing a good course of antibiotics wouldn't clear up
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    The new ring was going to be installed this weekend, but the weather forecast has caused the event to be postponed until the end of the month.
    A circular route mostly downhill

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    Seems kind of appropriate for one of the real big fellas. Keep us posted please

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    Looks like its going to be 31st of March aiming for 10.30. Rumour has it that Simon Yates is going to be there (Touching the Void author).
    A circular route mostly downhill

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    Thanks for the updates Chris. Sounds like it might be quite an event.
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