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BigHairyIan - on 26 Jul 2018

My niece is intending to walk on Kinder Scout this weekend.  It occurs to me that it might be closed due to the fire risk.

How would I fond out? - I have tried googling it and I have found this:

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/fire-severity-index/#?tab=map&fcTime=1530529200&zoom=8&lon=-1.81&lat=53.37

 

But nothing more useful.

 

Can anyone help?

mrphilipoldham - on 26 Jul 2018
In reply to BigHairyIan:

No they're open. Just advise her to return with everything she leaves with, don't leave litter, don't use lighters or stoves etc.. be careful basically!

Andy Reeve on 26 Jul 2018
Andy Johnson on 26 Jul 2018
Simon Caldwell - on 26 Jul 2018
In reply to BigHairyIan:

As stated the fire risk needs to be Exceptional for closures to happen. You can find the current level at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/fire-severity-index

 

toad - on 26 Jul 2018
In reply to BigHairyIan: CROW land on Kinder is open - a lot of it is accessible by ROWs in any event it’s likely she might even see some proper rain this weekend! 

 

Denzil - on 26 Jul 2018
In reply to BigHairyIan: no problem at all with access, it’s basically don’t do anything which might cause a chance of any fire. I’m a member of a Peak District MR team, work as a casual for the Moors for the Future Partnership, and volunteer with the RSPB  looking after the Dove Stones area. Get out, enjoy the area and if you do see a fire use 999.

 


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