Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

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Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

Postby ted » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:58 pm

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Re: Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

Postby alansmeaton » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:01 pm

We have ancient cairn destroyers and now this. I go, amongst other reasons, to the hills and countryside to get away from vandalism - really annoyed/angry about this. I was looking forward to revisiting Blencathra in October and bagging this ring. won't bother now - just have to content myself grubbing in the undergrowth for the Loweswater surface block. (Would have done this anyway). It's probably been thrown down the mountain but I might glance into the occasional garden nxt time I'm in the ponds.
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Re: Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

Postby stripybadger » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:02 am

How heavy are these concrete rings? From recent photos it looks like a fair sized lump of concrete. Is it really realistic that someone has dug it up and taken it?
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Re: Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

Postby ted » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:59 pm

Is it really realistic that someone has dug it up and taken it?


Vandalism rather theft I suspect; the concrete ring might be difficult to carry but easy to roll down a steep slope
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Re: Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

Postby MAC.HAWK » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:47 pm

Why on earth would somebody (or bodies?) make the effort to climb the mountain, take tools to dig the thing up only to chuck it down the mountain?

This has been theft and is in someone's collection somewhere...................... in a garden, shed, garage etc.
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Re: Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

Postby ted » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:35 pm

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Re: Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

Postby agentmancuso » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:51 pm

ted wrote:Not sure what a replica will achieve here


It seems a bit odd to me too.
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Re: Blencathra (Saddleback) Concrete Ring has gone

Postby Cootking » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:29 am

I'm happy to count this as a 'bag' next time I visit Blencathra. Maybe I'll find the original on the way up...
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