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whitevanwoman
13-03-2012, 21:53
Quarry on B6260 overlooking Orton & Howgill Fells - a cracking view of the Howgills 54.482719, -2.576412
orton - Google Maps (http://g.co/maps/tmupx)

Car park on B6260 near bridle path to Orton Scar - one of my regular dog walking locations 54.445538, -2.622368
orton - Google Maps (http://g.co/maps/jdz8w)

Greenholme Village Hall car park 54.445538, -2.622368
orton - Google Maps (http://g.co/maps/na25e)

Tommy Road, near Mallerstang - various possible locations, good for steam train enthusiasts 54.42732, -2.36152
orton - Google Maps (http://g.co/maps/v72r6)

Wateryath Common, Mallerstang, B6259 54.435365, -2.342032
orton - Google Maps (http://g.co/maps/6je63)

Stenkrith Park Car Park, Kirkby Stephen (new car park not shown on Google) - another favourite dog walking location, fabulous waterfalls under road bridge in Stenkrith Park, the Poetry Path (a 2 mile circular walk around Stenkrith Park) is well worth doing http://www.nvt.org.uk/pdfs/brochure.pdf 54.46181, -2.35210
orton - Google Maps (http://g.co/maps/7gn4e)

Tailbridge Hill, Nr Kirkby Stephen, Car Park (often v windy but stunning views, avoid 1st weekend in June due to local mountain marathon) 54.435512, -2.302902

Jubilee Park Car Park, Kirkby Stephen 54.461924, -2.356063, also 54.460717, -2.357576

Free Car Park, Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen 54.474620, -2.351729

Car Park, Birkett Lane, Kirkby Stephen (note - occasional blasting, & quarry vehicles operate during night-time) 54.470717, -2.333307


The area is often v busy and most of the above locations will be used by Travellers attending Appleby Fair from mid May to Mid June, during which time the police tend to cone off all laybys etc.

christine
14-03-2012, 11:37
Thanks, will have a look at some of these in the car, first.

Bigpeetee
14-03-2012, 11:59
Who's been a busy girl!!

Keep it up WVW

Canalsman
14-03-2012, 13:51
Thanks Jess :)

I've added all these to the POI Downloads except the first two which are already in the database, and the entry for the car park at Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen which has a sign visible on Streetview prohibiting overnighting.

Regards

Chris

whitevanwoman
14-03-2012, 14:10
I checked and none of them were in my version of the database which I downloaded in Jan, so presumably I have an out of date version?

Re overnighting in KS car park - there are no traffic wardens in KS, they visit about twice a year for a few hours during the day from Penrith. There are no council offices in KS. The only possible person who may object would be the road sweeper but I think he works 9 -5 hours. The police station opposite the car park is only open and manned by volunteers a few hours per week. And there are no residences nearby. So if a van was tucked away discreetly at the far end of the car park, no-one would be any the wiser. I would say, having v good local knowledge (used to work in the TIC at KS) that an overnight in the car park would be pretty unproblematic.

However, avoid Tuesday nights in the spring and autumn as that is when the local farmers auctions take place and the car park and nearby roads are full with landrovers and trailers.

macbob
14-03-2012, 14:31
I checked and none of them were in my version of the database which I downloaded in Jan, so presumably I have an out of date version?

Re overnighting in KS car park - there are no traffic wardens in KS, they visit about twice a year for a few hours during the day from Penrith. There are no council offices in KS. The only possible person who may object would be the road sweeper but I think he works 9 -5 hours. The police station opposite the car park is only open and manned by volunteers a few hours per week. And there are no residences nearby. So if a van was tucked away discreetly at the far end of the car park, no-one would be any the wiser. I would say, having v good local knowledge (used to work in the TIC at KS) that an overnight in the car park would be pretty unproblematic.

However, avoid Tuesday nights in the spring and autumn as that is when the local farmers auctions take place and the car park and nearby roads are full with landrovers and trailers.
Your a good girl, well done!

Canalsman
14-03-2012, 17:18
I checked and none of them were in my version of the database which I downloaded in Jan, so presumably I have an out of date version?

It's possible those two spots have been added since January - you have the current version, and the next version will be out 1st April.

Regarding the Kirby Stephens car park, it's up to individuals to decide whether to park there based on the information you've posted. The POIs are not intended to include spots where signs indicate overnighting is restricted.

Thanks again for the others - there are some gems in there :)

Regards

Chris

whitevanwoman
14-03-2012, 17:43
there are some gems in there :)

It's our secret, don't tell anyone else ;)


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