I have enjoyed camping here over the years a pity some mindless Yobs had to spoil it for everyone.
Have you had any thoughs about openeing up the site again to people other than walkers. It's such a shame that everyone cant enjoy the pace and views from there. You are letting the yobs win.
How about opening one side of the campsite for walkers and another part for those would want to come up and enjoy the views and your hospitality without having to go trecking and just have a peaceful night or two.
I agree... fully understand why this was stopped also... but your thought on the "this is just letting the yobs win" is absolutly true and reflects alot of society today.. its a real shame...
i used to camp up at blakey once/twice a year and loved it. one of the best places ive camped in this country. i enjoyed the odd walk, touch of reading and some find ales/food in the lion... once or twice i was joined by friends ands family and made a weekend of it... fond fond memories!
i called recently to ask if i could camp, i am guessing by the response i got that this thread wont have much affect on the current ruling, however i hope they prove me wrong...
Hi, thanks for your messages and suggestions. I'm sorry, but we have no plans to re-open our field as a public campsite. I appreciate what you say, but the trouble we used to have was not just caused by a small number of "yobs". Every week there would be a mass party going on, our stone walls would be knocked down to make campfires, it was a full time job tidying up rubbish, most people never paid our very small fee and many never even set foot in the pub (except to use the toilets) they always brought there own car-fulls of drink and barbeque food.
To make a campsite work would require 24 hour supervision, but even then it is impossible to refuse entry to potential trouble causers, because everyone looks very respectable when they first arrive.
Our resources are already stretched to the limit to run our busy bar, restaurants and B&B accommodation, and this is where we need to focus our attention. We have no desire to add a busy campsite to our responsibilities.
We will still allow overnight camping for hikers in the Coast to Coast Walk.