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is there any legalities when it comes to climbing trees in a park/woods/general council areas? (obvoiusly not using spikes) just because i cant think how i would go and practice??:confused1:

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i think it can border on trespassing if doing it without permission, but im sure if a couple of you go to the ranger and ask then usually they should be ok, but it differs with places really. Just dont go on your own.

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i think it can border on trespassing if doing it without permission, but im sure if a couple of you go to the ranger and ask then usually they should be ok, but it differs with places really. Just dont go on your own.

 

The law of trespass means you have to be on someone elses land AND do damage in some shape of form...

 

In my experience,climb first and ask questions later..because most people seem to say no. Due to liability etc.

 

Also I climb regularly all over public woods etc and I am very rarely seen up in the trees.

 

Also if you are in Devon check out burrator reservoir. Not sure how far it is from you but there are some amazing Beech trees the non lake side of the dam!

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its a sticky subject for some land owners not so bad with tresspass laws up here tho. iv'e found if you just approach the owner and tell them you would love the chance to climb there massive tree for fun and offer either to take arial pic of there home and deadwood for free while you're up aloft good luck climb with partner keep safe.:001_smile:

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cool, thanks for your replies. very help ful. also i think i might go checkout burrator reservoir, its not too far away.

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I would think the only legality would be for criminal damage if you actually damage the tree. I have climbed many public trees, and almost nobody ever looks up. (just dont leave kit at the base of the tree, or your rope hanging down) so there is no trouble.

 

If someone gets offended, you're in the wrong..... so back down, dont make a fuss (and don't go back

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Public areas are for public use so you should be ok, but just remember to not disturb wildlife or you could be in trouble. I've sometimes put some ticker tape around the base are and no-one has ever asked what i was doing, guess they think its some inspection type thingy.

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I've climbed in parks in London. I was expecting to get booted out but I'd forgotten that all the park keepers now work for outsourced companies and don't really give a toss about anything except their job sheet.:lol: No one has said a thing so far. I really wouldn't ask anyone in authority though - the answer will probably be no. Just try it and see if anyone stops you.

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Most people will say No. Farmers on the other hand are normally open to the idea. If you have your own public liability insurance more land owners will be inclined to say yes. I've climbed in a public wood and someone called the police. They asked if we were trained and had mobile phones if we needed help, we said yes and they said carry on.

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I have had members of the public see me when out in the local woods.

 

The most common reactions are.. "That looks fun" "is it safe, if so ok"

 

Never had any negative comments! Deffo get down to Burrator. Amazing trees covered in mosses lichens small ferns etc. good day out!

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