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#51489 - 04/10/09 08:00 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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Must have been a nightmare in the Cheviots. I did look at doing this but found the logistics impossible given accessibility by non 4x4 vehicles is strictly limited.

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#51498 - 05/10/09 04:10 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: slowcoach]
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
Must have been a nightmare in the Cheviots. I did look at doing this but found the logistics impossible given accessibility by non 4x4 vehicles is strictly limited.

.. and accessibility by 4x4 vehicles should be strictly limited too.

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#51561 - 09/10/09 07:38 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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Yea should be, but i noticed alot of Quad bike tracks all over the Way... mosty by farmers i know, but they are chewing up the route quite badly

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#51576 - 10/10/09 09:49 AM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: RedDevil]
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Originally Posted By: RedDevil
Yea should be, but i noticed alot of Quad bike tracks all over the Way... mosty by farmers i know, but they are chewing up the route quite badly

Yes, we never had this problem when farmers just had a horse and cart before all these government subsidies enabled them to buy all the latest four wheeled gadgetry.

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#51579 - 10/10/09 11:09 AM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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A horse and cart would be very interesting on the gradients at Usswayford and other farms in the Cheviots.
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#51580 - 10/10/09 11:54 AM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: joyce taylor]
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Originally Posted By: joyce taylor
A horse and cart would be very interesting on the gradients at Usswayford and other farms in the Cheviots.

Very true, but farmers managed well enough for centuries up there without quad bikes, so they don't really need them now.

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#51583 - 10/10/09 04:16 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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Animal husbandry has changed over the centuries and while previously a small flock provided an income this is no longer the case and to expect a farmer to keep a watch on a modern sized flock in very difficuilt terrain on foot is unrealistic (and not good for the sheep as they are quite silly animals and often get themselves into scrapes)
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#51596 - 11/10/09 11:25 AM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: joyce taylor]
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Originally Posted By: joyce taylor
they are quite silly animals and often get themselves into scrapes)


Speaking of sheep, does anyone know if there eyesight is bad?

reason i ask is because when im walking they seem to see or hear you... stand there looking in your direction, then suddenly seem shocked when you get within 20 feet?

its like they can hear you first, then when they see you.... OMG its a Human.... run for your lives!!!

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#51599 - 11/10/09 02:30 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: RedDevil]
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But they can sense a cheese buttie at 50m!

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#51603 - 11/10/09 07:49 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: RedDevil]
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i wonder how many of you have seen the ruts caused by a horse and cart
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