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Davon

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The Nab
« on: 17:46:10, 12/01/18 »

Hello all
Can anyone confirm if there is a permitted route/path on or off the Nab in Martindale. ? I have heard a few different opinions, some saying we are unwelcome and a few paths that are there are private  . Looking to park at Dale head ascend Beda fell and do a circular route descending the Nab .


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Dave


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Davon

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Re: The Nab
« Reply #2 on: 19:12:38, 12/01/18 »
Thanks  , so no access straight up the nose of the fell . That's disappointing 

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Re: The Nab
« Reply #3 on: 20:59:41, 12/01/18 »
I had no trouble walking up the Nab from the public road on 15 April 2016. Here is what I wrote at the time:

Parked on the verge near Dale Head Farm then walked up the track towards The Bungalow for 300m then south across the lower slopes of the fell to a ladder stile over the wall. From there a distinct trod leads to a gap in the next wall. After crossing this second wall, follow a fainter path south along the west flank of the hill for approx 400m then turn northeast to reach the summit. I didn't see any prohibiting signs and, although the road is private, the fellside is Access Land. I returned by the same route; took about an hour up and forty minutes down. This was a solo ascent to tick off The Nab. Slight breeze, cloudy, odd shower.

PS: I didn't see any deer.
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Davon

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Re: The Nab
« Reply #4 on: 17:04:50, 13/01/18 »
Thanks all . Tried to contact the Estate  , but no answers .Have tel number on phone and have emailed them , so if approached I will explain . Is there any months that deer should not be encountered ( ie, young/mating etc ) ??

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Re: The Nab
« Reply #5 on: 17:33:16, 13/01/18 »
. . .Tried to contact the Estate  , but no answers . . .
I shouldn't worry too much - just be discreet.

. . . Is there any months that deer should not be encountered . . .
Avoid rutting stags in autumn and try not to disturb pregnant hinds in spring. The rut is from late September until November. Hinds give birth from May to July.

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Re: The Nab
« Reply #6 on: 18:06:30, 13/01/18 »
Hello all
Can anyone confirm if there is a permitted route/path on or off the Nab in Martindale. ? I have heard a few different opinions, some saying we are unwelcome and a few paths that are there are private  . Looking to park at Dale head ascend Beda fell and do a circular route descending the Nab .


Thanks
Dave


If you look at a 25000:1 OS map all of the Nab is now open access. The only part that isn't is about 500 ft South of Dalehead Farm plus there is a bridge there across Bannerdale beck taking you back onto the Boredale Hause track near the farm. So a circular is OK nowadays no problem.

There should not be a problem like there was 30 years ago or in Wainwrights time plus he had to use public transport and therefore not feasable really from Martindale for him. HTH
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