/ Malham Cove Centre car parking

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shark - on 25 Sep 2012
Heads up that the owner of the house that shares access with the Cove Centre Car Park is upset at the moment, justifiably or otherwise. See:

http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,20804.0/topicseen.html
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=500744

To avoid potential confrontation park elsewhere.

If you do choose to park there then best not to leave it there late i.e. if going to the pub after climbing
pork pie girl - on 25 Sep 2012
In reply to shark:

has he/she been said anything about it lately or was the latest back in april? the car park was jam
packed on saturday
Luke90 on 25 Sep 2012
In reply to pork pie girl:
The UKB thread was about last weekend.
PeteH - on 26 Sep 2012
Note that, as per the UKB thread, the homeowner in question has not requested that people not park there at all, simply that people move their cars out of there before dark - when he has the responsibility (apparently) of closing the barrier from the road - and that people are respectful of the fact that the car park is right outside his house and not piss there etc.

Of course, it still might be a perfectly good idea to voluntarily park elsewhere to ease the pressure.
shark - on 26 Sep 2012
In reply to PeteH:

quote author=moose http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,20804.0/topicseen.html

I had a chat with the householder last weekend. He was exasperated but quite reasonable - he has no problem with day parking, he just wants people not to park after dark and not to "take the piss" - no camping / toilet activities etc.

I offered to not park there again and to put word out that others doing likewise would be appreciated and he said no. As he saw it, the cove car-park is not his property and he doesn't have the right to stop people using it. However, he is the keyholder for the access gate and has a responsibility to keep it locked overnight. As such, he wants to be able to lock the gate in the evening and not be disturbed at night by campers trying to get out and / or "playing music and taking drugs" near his house.
EeeByGum - on 26 Sep 2012
In reply to shark: Sounds reasonable. That said, anyone moving to Malham (and believe me, there are few genuine locals in that place any more) must be deluded if they think they are moving to a slice of peace and tranquillity.

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