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I've got private access to a wood in Lancashire, anyone else interested in using it???
Drop me a PM
PM sent. Sounds interesting.
PM sent. Sounds interesting.
Me Me, Pick me she shouts loudly jumping up and down and trying not to look like the donkey in Shrek
Thanks for your interest, like stated previously I have access to a small ( maybe 8 acre wood) close to me. I am limiting the amount of people who use it though, for several reasons 1) its not mine and I dont own it, I and everyone else who goes are there by someone elses good grace 2) People with shotguns go into the wood and if its not managed through theres a danger someone could end up hurt or worse.
Having said that theres one other thing, a small amount of money. There will be a small charge for going and using this wood, now I will pay that all upfront but visitors/ inviteees might want to contribute a small amount ( say £5, the cost of two pints in the local ) but this is not obligatory. Theres work to be done in the wood for me personally to make it how I want it, eventually I hope to be teaching bushcraft there to youngsters, but it is a wood and its useable for bushcraft with no restrictions.
To the folk who have pm'd me, your welcome to come, just let me know when etc etc, theres still a few spaces left, so if theres anyone else out there???????????
hi mr strop
pm sent mate
Ahhhh, I move from Lancashire and all the action starts taking place :rolleyes:
Ah, another Welsh Lancastrian! Pity they don't do parched peas and butter pies down here though, isn't it?
Just a quick update.
Going up to see the wood this afternoon and go for a good walk around with the owner. Have also got permission to dig a latreen and to make a decent sized gypsy well. Anyone think of anything else that isnt quite the usual that I need to ask for?
Depends on what the owner thinks is usual I guess - he might not anticipate fires, trapping/snares, bow hunting - I don't know - just thinking off the top of my head.
Trapping and snares.....he hates squirrels and rabbits
Bow Hunting......theres Dear in the wood, but it would nice if they stayed there, so target shooting only
I guess if theres anythign else we can cover it as it arises
bow hunting :eek: Not a usual bushcrafting activity...
I was hoping to do some foraging: picking berries, mushrooms, leaves, wild garlic etc for some wilderness cooking
Just to make it absolutely clear
BOW HUNTING IS ILLEGAL IN THE UK
Sorry to shout just making sure someone quickly glancing through this thread doea not end up thinking they can hunt with a bow.
Now as you were ;)
Ah, fair enough, didn't know that. Not done it. Don't intend to try it. Just saw a thread title and anticipated that if I was a land owner I wouldn't be expecting it on my land. Thanks for clarifying though.
Just to re-stress, this is to be a bushcrafting wood. The other things that we can do there are purely optional........ example being this isnt a wood for anyone to get all wild and primative in and run around with a huge machete screaming how the aliens made him do it, its a wood with the esscence of this community at its heart, and from the people who have shown an interest ( most of whom I have met or at least talked to sensibly) then this isnt going to become any more of an issue
Today I went for a wander around the wood.
Its not going to be the easiest of woods to work in, it is on a bit of a slope, but there is a nice mix of clearings and denser woods, plenty of places for hammocks etc etc.
I'm going up on Wednesday for an explore, a bit of a fire and a think of how things will work out. If anyone is around and want to join me feel free.