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By canoncarol  
Thank you for all your votes and comments for my Juvenile Starling image and to Ron (RonDM) for his valued UA.

Some people can either not read or do not care about the restrictions we have on our local fells. Spotted these tents on Torver Common while out walking a few days ago, the version shows the sign that they have totally ignored! They have picked a place with a superb view overlooking Coniston Water but could have camped in any number of the Campsites with equally stunning views in this area. It really saddens me, Sad if the Rangers don't spot them next week there will be more! The road round the East side of Coniston Water had to be closed last year as tents were springing up all over and being discarded when the campers went home.

For Silly Sunday!

Tags: Cumbria General Coniston water Torver common Wild camping Breaking the rules

Voters: Sylviwhalley, cabbie, RonDM and 18 more

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cabbie Plus
15 31 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2021 11:42AM
I know the feeling Carol

8 Aug 2021 11:51AM
Well spotted and captured Carol, perhaps they can't read SmileSmileSmile,
cooky Plus
18 6 7 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2021 11:55AM
There is an arrogant, 'I can do what I want culture' highly prominent at the moment. You have said you had problems during lockdown and they saw the same in Snowdonia. Mainly people who never usually visit these places suddenly descended and caused chaos for the local people and the police. You are so right to highlight it Carol, there are places where you can wild camp, not a right a privilege.

Photojournalistic as well as Silly Sunday. SmileSmile

Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2021 1:37PM
They sure like a place with a view. Well spotted... There is a story there for sure, and they can't read...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
8 Aug 2021 4:24PM
Arrogance at its best .....

Joe Smile
8 Aug 2021 7:16PM
I could say so much about this issue, but I cannot trust myself to be PC enough to express my views. There are various acronyms and 'labels' that immediately spring to mind when viewing this photo. Great shot Carol, it stirs our inner feelings!
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
8 Aug 2021 7:46PM
Good reportage!
8 Aug 2021 8:49PM
And the Government expects folks to use common sense - a scarce commodity with some sections of the population, unfortunately.
Selfish behaviour well exemplified here, Carol.
A beautiful location, well photographed!

dales Plus
6 13 Australia
8 Aug 2021 11:07PM
There is no stopping some CarolSad
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
9 Aug 2021 10:15AM
Such a pity people choose to ignore signs these days, same on the town centre roads around here, motorists don't understand what 'buses only' means. Perhaps you should send your photo to the powers that be, Carol 😬
Trev 😀
ddolfelin 10 103 3 Wales
9 Aug 2021 10:21AM
Well highlighted Carol!
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2021 4:13PM
Sadly we are experiencing the same in Cornwall - just those few that consider any rules don't apply to them.

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