/ Burbage Valley - Camping.
If the weather permits I will be hoping to get up to burbage north to do some routes and it would be nice to camp out rather than do the 2 hour exhausted drive home at the end of the day. It would be somewhere out of the way, maybe down by the woods or the stream. I just dont want to step on any toes if this is not permitted.
If it were permitted I think you'd find a few people doing it.
You don't seem to be thinking of many alternatives if the only options are sleeping in the woods or driving home.
Walk along to Stanage an sleep in the cave.
North Lees is closer.
I'd second LSN's suggestion though.
There is that risk.
If the main cave is occupied you can get in the caves next-door, but they are less comfortable.
The trouble is, it'd stop being such a lovely place for it very shortly after half the population of Sheffield pitched up on a saturday night and started playing music, shouting, partying, drinking, shitting, dropping litter...
(Nb not a specific dig at Sheffield, it just happens to be the large centre of population that's 20 minutes drive from the Burbage Valley.)
> The trouble is, it'd stop being such a lovely place for it very shortly after half the population of Sheffield pitched up on a saturday night and started playing music, shouting, partying, drinking, shitting, dropping litter...
If you head down Burbage valley on Sat morning, you already do find people camping on a fairly regular basis. I've seen groups of 10+ with full on family tents, deck chairs, tables, crates of beer, stereo....the works.
The wild camping that takes place at Burbage IS a big problem for the council and park authorities and is discouraged.
Stanage is a little different in that it is tolerated if you only leave footprints & have no fires.
We are experiencing quite a lot of people staying at Horseshoe now as they sleep round the fire pits and wood is no problem. Not saying its open for this - but it is tolerated.
Or just pay to stay at North Lee's - that's what its there for!
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