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nij
17-03-2012, 21:15
53.523648,-1.767308

kimbowbill
18-03-2012, 10:33
53.523648,-1.767308

Great location but the last time i visted here which was last year about august time, there was NOP signs, not sure if they are still there but just to be aware,

nij
18-03-2012, 10:35
Great location but the last time i visted here which was last year about august time, there was NOP signs, not sure if they are still there but just to be aware,

The signs have no legal bearing at all. They are more to stop the barry brigade in their mums fiesta.

Canalsman
18-03-2012, 19:04
The no overnighting signs are visible on Streetview. Whether enforceable or not, such locations are not added to the POI Downloads.

Plivez
12-09-2016, 20:51
Overnighted here last night. Arrived about 2000hrs, all quiet, lovely view.464874648846489

channa
13-09-2016, 00:36
Overnighted here last night. Arrived about 2000hrs, all quiet, lovely view.464874648846489 Not as scenic as Winscar, but Blackmoorfoot reservoir offers opportunity too....also two pubs 3/4 mile walk both do food

Channa

sasquatch
13-09-2016, 15:19
Not as scenic as Winscar, but Blackmoorfoot reservoir offers opportunity too....also two pubs 3/4 mile walk both do food

Channa

Do you have a connection with any of them? If so I would beat a path to them for some of your creations!

channa
13-09-2016, 17:26
Do you have a connection with any of them? If so I would beat a path to them for some of your creations!

Thank you , I did have a connection with Wills o nats but no longer, The Bulls Head I have no connection with whatsoever, It is owned by a Frenchman and the menu heavily French influenced gets good reviews albeit owner apparently can be a tad grumpy. (national trait worked with a few lol )

Because I worked in France I always wanted to play them at their own game , do it better !! ..seems I have a competitive streak!. But if we all up our game the customer wins.

Blackmoor foot is a leafy lined lane as opposed to Winscar a view over the reservoir. For an overnight stop on the door step of Holmfirth. it ticks the boxes .

As for creations full rack of home smoked ribs glazed ...........keep the appetite whetted !!46495...I can't help myself

Channa

reiverlad
13-09-2016, 18:19
Good grief - you might have fed me in the past !!
I spent 14 years in deepest darkest West Yorks - moved down in '90 to just over't hill in Marsden !

I loved the wild ruggedness of that part of the world. My abiding memory was of a distinct lack of trees in that part of the world.


Thank you , I did have a connection with Wills o nats but no longer, The Bulls Head I have no connection with whatsoever, It is owned by a Frenchman and the menu heavily French influenced gets good reviews albeit owner apparently can be a tad grumpy. (national trait worked with a few lol )

Because I worked in France I always wanted to play them at their own game , do it better !! ..seems I have a competitive streak!. But if we all up our game the customer wins.

Blackmoor foot is a leafy lined lane as opposed to Winscar a view over the reservoir. For an overnight stop on the door step of Holmfirth. it ticks the boxes .

As for creations full rack of home smoked ribs glazed ...........keep the appetite whetted !!46495...I can't help myself

Channa

hairydog
13-09-2016, 19:16
The no overnighting signs are visible on Streetview. Whether enforceable or not, such locations are not added to the POI Downloads.Perhaps there ought to be special versions for such places, like the [square brackets] ones. Perhaps a {Curly Bracket} marker for ones with signs that seem unenforced?

channa
14-09-2016, 05:18
Good grief - you might have fed me in the past !!
I spent 14 years in deepest darkest West Yorks - moved down in '90 to just over't hill in Marsden !

I loved the wild ruggedness of that part of the world. My abiding memory was of a distinct lack of trees in that part of the world.
You are still here to tell the tale, I didn't feed you, on a serious note the dates don't tally

I agree a beautiful part of the world, incidentally the picture is current a place I am helping out in deepest Batley !!

Your new part of the world is nice too, Ecclefechan fresh cream a personal favourite. The Bridge Inn at Aviemore does it justice I have to say.

Perhaps one day I shall work in Scotland again, last time nothing to do with kitchens, But I can see myself in the Highlands and Islands, that would be a challenge

Channa

ScamperVan
14-09-2016, 08:19
Not as scenic as Winscar, but Blackmoorfoot reservoir offers opportunity too....also two pubs 3/4 mile walk both do food

Channa

Stayed overnight at W o'Nats a few weeks ago. Very pleasant - carpark was empty when we arrived, and pub just shutting up after lunch - managed to check that it was ok to stay before everyone left. Parked up and had a lovely walk around the resevoir. Pub reopened at 4 (I think) and then got mega-busy as people flocked in for the early evening cheapie menu. Both meals we had were excellent and the pub is dog-friendly.


Thank you , I did have a connection with Wills o nats but no longer, The Bulls Head I have no connection with whatsoever, It is owned by a Frenchman and the menu heavily French influenced gets good reviews albeit owner apparently can be a tad grumpy. (national trait worked with a few lol )


Stopped at the Bull's Head on our resevoir walk - he may be French but the hand-pulled ales are superb :) (the food we saw others eating looked good). Pub also dog-friendly, we could have sat inside but were happy to be outside.

channa
14-09-2016, 09:49
Stayed overnight at W o'Nats a few weeks ago. Very pleasant - carpark was empty when we arrived, and pub just shutting up after lunch - managed to check that it was ok to stay before everyone left. Parked up and had a lovely walk around the resevoir. Pub reopened at 4 (I think) and then got mega-busy as people flocked in for the early evening cheapie menu. Both meals we had were excellent and the pub is dog-friendly.



Stopped at the Bull's Head on our resevoir walk - he may be French but the hand-pulled ales are superb :) (the food we saw others eating looked good). Pub also dog-friendly, we could have sat inside but were happy to be outside.

I might have fed you then !! ....I am glad you enjoyed your stay, I like your type of walking !!!.

As the Holmfirth area goes, relatively undiscovered. Slaithwaite (pronounced Slough wit ) is not far away, Tunnel End a marvellous feat of civil engineering that carries the canal and railway line through the hills. I have never checked but a possible wildspot off season

Channa

ScamperVan
14-09-2016, 09:55
There was another big mh (scooter on the back) in the carpark, but as it never moved and we didn't see any inhabitants we assumed it was the owners or stored there.

reiverlad
14-09-2016, 12:30
Cmon Channa, Surely you learned that that there are 3 pronunciations of Slaithwaite !!
Slay th wait, Slough wit & Slawit !!

Tunnel End is indeed a lovely spot and although it has been a few years since i had been there it certainly did have possibilities as a wildspot.

But my favourite spot along that area was on the A640 New Hey road opposite the junction with the B6114 ref 53.619185, -1.974292

The carpark is large and the views are to die for !
Mind you watching them take off from there to hang glide over the valley makes the comment to die for all the more relevant !
Well worth checking out


I might have fed you then !! ....I am glad you enjoyed your stay, I like your type of walking !!!.

As the Holmfirth area goes, relatively undiscovered. Slaithwaite (pronounced Slough wit ) is not far away, Tunnel End a marvellous feat of civil engineering that carries the canal and railway line through the hills. I have never checked but a possible wildspot off season

Channa

channa
14-09-2016, 13:04
Cmon Channa, Surely you learned that that there are 3 pronunciations of Slaithwaite !!
Slay th wait, Slough wit & Slawit !!

Tunnel End is indeed a lovely spot and although it has been a few years since i had been there it certainly did have possibilities as a wildspot.

But my favourite spot along that area was on the A640 New Hey road opposite the junction with the B6114 ref 53.619185, -1.974292

The carpark is large and the views are to die for !
Mind you watching them take off from there to hang glide over the valley makes the comment to die for all the more relevant !
Well worth checking out Some beautiful spots on the doorstep. Holme Moss also offers stunning views,

A bit like the Bermuda Triangle is that place number of cars I have heard immobilisers screwed by interference from the radio mast. The drop down to Woodhead a couple of laybys set back wilding no problem and stunning views, Just pray it doesn't snow !!

a lot of people visit the dales etc ,This part of Yorkshire a bit of a hidden gem.

channa

reiverlad
14-09-2016, 13:28
Some beautiful spots on the doorstep. Holme Moss also offers stunning views,

A bit like the Bermuda Triangle is that place number of cars I have heard immobilisers screwed by interference from the radio mast. The drop down to Woodhead a couple of laybys set back wilding no problem and stunning views, Just pray it doesn't snow !!

a lot of people visit the dales etc ,This part of Yorkshire a bit of a hidden gem.

channa

Holme Moss is lovely indeed - and quite a challenge travelling it's length !
I remember coming home over from the Woodhead side in November
It was raining heavens hard at the bottom, turned to sleet at the middle and was snowing when i got to the top beside the mast.
Coming down it was the same, sleet in the middle & raining heavens hard in Holmfirth
Quite an experience and never had one like it since !

mistericeman
14-09-2016, 13:44
Holme Moss is indeed a very pleasant (if busy at times) spot... and almost on my doorstep...
Spent plenty of time on the tops round there hunting ww2 aircraft wreck sites,sadly the tops are the final resting spots of many young inexperienced air crew.

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channa
14-09-2016, 15:00
I hit thanks, not like for like seems inappropriate. Dewsbury nowadays is my home town, and how proud to see the local young scouts honour the fallen.

It is important in my world we remember the fallen, their sacrifice allows us the free speech we have here .


One thing is for sure ,local weather can be vicious and mother nature takes no prisoners. Those hills need to be treated with the utmost respect, it can change on a sixpence. But still a beautiful area

Channa

channa
14-09-2016, 15:12
Holme Moss is lovely indeed - and quite a challenge travelling it's length !
I remember coming home over from the Woodhead side in November
It was raining heavens hard at the bottom, turned to sleet at the middle and was snowing when i got to the top beside the mast.
Coming down it was the same, sleet in the middle & raining heavens hard in Holmfirth
Quite an experience and never had one like it since ! Welcome to Yorkshire .....but shussh we will be having tourists flocking , burger and ice cream vans etc ...best kept secret in Yorkshire. I mean to visit Holme moss with a compass, and os map and work out how far you can see

Channa

reiverlad
14-09-2016, 15:29
Way too late !!

I have seen an ice cream van plying his wares in the car park at the top of Holme Moss many years ago !!

Plus visitors already flock to Holme Moss on a regular basis since it is often used as a category one climb in the round Britain cycle race !!!

ScamperVan
14-09-2016, 15:43
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