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Posted: 09/10/2020 14:06:27
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Stone tent in West Allendale

https://www.carrshieldcampingbarn.co.uk/

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Posted: 09/10/2020 14:20:32
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Look's interesting but hardly better than my - air bed in back of Skoda - portable washing facilities - WW2 pressure stove - and use public toilets.

Had good 5 days in Cornwall last year this way.

Big question is "Would the fact that you can get a full length air bed in the back of a Octavia be a selling point for Skoda?"

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Posted: 09/10/2020 14:28:45
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I don’t think the wife will like getting took there haha ! Looks great for mine trips if you didn’t fancy driving there and back in a day

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Posted: 09/10/2020 15:03:07
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I have just been considering it.
Running water, electricity and electric showers, would have made the job.

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Posted: 09/10/2020 15:45:17
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Typical Roy! If it doesnt have an Infinity Pool and a Sauna, he's just not interested!! Laugh

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Posted: 09/10/2020 15:57:50
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Nothing like that in a Skoda, but it is quick.


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Posted: 09/10/2020 18:28:47
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Surely Barney Craig level is the infinity pool.
Nobody has got to the end of it in a long while.

The building certainly looked quite slick on the outside when we were there in September.

I believe there is the possibility of a covered walkway all the way to Nenthead or the Scraiteholes tram service in the future.
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Posted: 09/10/2020 18:40:05
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Looking at the rather dubious state of the bank above the West Allen and the dangling rails by Scraithole resurrecting the tramway might be a costly venture but I'm sure Rishi will think about possible financing.

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Posted: 09/10/2020 18:51:30
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Grout1 wrote:

Surely Barney Craig level is the infinity pool.
Nobody has got to the end of it in a long while.

I believe there is the possibility of a covered walkway all the way to Nenthead or the Scraiteholes tram service in the future.


Nail on the head, BC is a bit damp. More of a Total Isolation Chamber - excludes all sensory input, including breathable oxygen! Sadly it will never be dug without the assistance of powered machinery and 1/2 mile of fan bagging.

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Posted: 09/10/2020 18:52:39
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I've already stayed there back in February with a load of students, needless to say the metal roof made things a bit chilly.

Lovely spot though.
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Posted: 09/10/2020 18:59:56
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I'll ask Kim to take the roof off for you Smartass

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Posted: 10/10/2020 08:03:17
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Tin roof or not, its nice to see the building given a fresh lease of life. IP: 90.198.120.55
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Posted: 10/10/2020 09:48:50
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jagman wrote:

Tin roof or not, its nice to see the building given a fresh lease of life.


The people sorting it are a decent lot, too. Always really chatty and interested whenever they run into underground folk.

Leif.

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Posted: 10/10/2020 09:57:22
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The initiative has rescued a historic building which if neglected further would have fallen down. Therefore deserves applause for that if whatever else.

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Posted: 10/10/2020 16:34:14
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Andy Lees of the North Pennines AONB was the project manager and prime mover who got the funding arranged and drove the rebuild project. He worked with Historic England and the Historic Environment Working group of the AONB.

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Posted: 10/10/2020 21:42:48
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This particular building contained a fascinating workshop with hearths on the ground floor and the whole showed various stages of building and alteration. Some of the woodwork in the workshop had names and dates carved into it.

I presume before this conversion which has undoubtedly saved the building from collapse a comprehensive survey was undertaken to record all the building's historic features.





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Posted: 11/10/2020 16:53:33
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simonrail wrote:

This particular building contained a fascinating workshop with hearths on the ground floor and the whole showed various stages of building and alteration. Some of the woodwork in the workshop had names and dates carved into it.

I presume before this conversion which has undoubtedly saved the building from collapse a comprehensive survey was undertaken to record all the building's historic features.

Simon - Peter Ryder produced drawings of the building. I have photographs stored in the NMCS archive. Historic England agreed that the machine bases could be removed from the north end (I was not in favour). I persuaded the architect to preserve a short section of electric cable which is in the north end gable wall. Research so far has found zero about the machinery within the building during the VMZ era. The blacksmiths hearths areas, which presumably date from the Beaumont Co period, have interesting coal chutes from the road at the east side of the building.


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