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Penygadair

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Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« on: 11:03:25, 02/08/17 »
I'm going to be based in Keswick and considered using public transport to ODG to avoid the hassle of parking. However I would have to leave ODG on the 5 PM bus to get a connection back to Keswick. Knowing me I could still be faffing my way through the Pikes at that time.


Question therefore: Is parking at ODG midweek difficult. Would I be better parking in Ambeside and taking the bus to and from ODG bearing in mind that I have the option of a late bus back to Ambleside at 7 pm.

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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #1 on: 11:28:34, 02/08/17 »
ODG parking can be difficult as it is not that big. There is a larger car park to the side of the NDG and also one in front of it. If you are lucky there is free parking for about 8 cars at the old bridge between the camp site entrance and the ODG. If you are paying for parking take plenty of change, I think it was 7 last time I used them ( or free at ODG if you are NT member)

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« Reply #2 on: 12:07:44, 02/08/17 »
ODG parking can be difficult as it is not that big. There is a larger car park to the side of the NDG and also one in front of it. If you are lucky there is free parking for about 8 cars at the old bridge between the camp site entrance and the ODG. If you are paying for parking take plenty of change, I think it was 7 last time I used them ( or free at ODG if you are NT member)


If you enter Great Langdale into parkopedia you will get chapter and verse plus web links to the car parks. As an aside, I have a gpx file with the NT car parks for the lakes - useful if you are a member.
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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #3 on: 14:26:15, 02/08/17 »
Thanks Guys. Good info. Reckon I'll take the car into Langdale and see how it goes. Pocket full of 1 coins.  :)

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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #4 on: 14:58:49, 02/08/17 »
I occasionally park at the NT camp site, usually overnight. It costs 5 which I presume would also apply for all day

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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #5 on: 15:44:32, 02/08/17 »
Thanks Glyno.

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« Reply #6 on: 19:12:00, 02/08/17 »
The car park at Sticklebarn is NT and so free if you're a member. This is next to the New Dungeon Ghyll and just a stroll form the ODG - there is a way to walk across the fields and avoid the road.


The NDG sometime opens up its front field for parking - right next to the road. This may not happen midweek though.


The NT car park at ODG is small and you need to be there early to bag spot.


Have a great time. We had a long weekend there recently and I am rather envious of you ... :o
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Penygadair

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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #7 on: 19:21:11, 02/08/17 »
[quote author=Sarah Pitht link=topic=35015.msg501517#msg501517 date=150169752
 I am rather envious of you ... :o



Thanks Sarah. You won't be envious of my ancient feet when I've dragged them up Pavey Ark and on to Pike o'Stickle.  :) :)

Sarah Pitht

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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #8 on: 19:24:52, 02/08/17 »
Ha ha!
I've just looked at you profile. If I can walk the high fells when I am your age, I will be chuffed indeed. If I can't I will be envious of your ancient feet!!!


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Penygadair

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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #9 on: 19:39:17, 02/08/17 »

Are you going to write a TR? I'm already looking forward to it...


Yes, if I live.   ;D ;D

Sarah Pitht

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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #10 on: 19:42:20, 02/08/17 »
 :D  You'd better leave us your exact panned route in case we need to call out MRT!  ;)


I read now that you are going to be in Keswick - where else are you planning on walking?


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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #11 on: 19:53:55, 02/08/17 »
MRT?  That's for old and incapable people.  ;D ;D


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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #12 on: 20:04:23, 02/08/17 »
You are going all over!


I'd save your legs and Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike from Honister - but them I'm all about least effort, greatest reward... ::)
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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #13 on: 20:32:49, 02/08/17 »
Planning to do Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike but haven't worked out whether to do it from Gatesgarth or Honister.


Try this route, scenic approach by Buttermere, sporty ascent of Fleetwith Pike, classic horsehoe, finishes at pub, what's not to like?
https://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=xwlieimfwqydhyjs


Sorry the gpx file is too big to attach
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Re: Old Dungeon Ghyll parking - advice please
« Reply #14 on: 12:18:54, 03/08/17 »
Thanks Sarah and Ninthace.


The Buttermere round looks great but 4000ft+ of ascent might find my limits.
I'm  drawn to Sarah's easy ascent of Haystacks from Honister. 1050ft. and then drop off Fleetwith down to Gatesgarth heeding AW's warning about descending that path in clag.