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melohara
2017-09-13 14:31:33
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Go easy on Gates
Please be conscious of damage that may be caused to farm gates when climbing over them. I recently met a very friendly and hospitable farmer who welcomed my rambling over his hills despite him having had fences and gates damaged in the past by careless and unthinking hikers. He showed me a gate which he had repaired after it had been broken by hikers climbing over it. Last week I came across another example of a gate badly damaged by hikers accessing a mountain, photo attached. This gate is always unlocked yet it had been badly damaged by people climbing over it.
I suggest that, if possible, please open the gate rather than climb over it. If you can find another way to proceed without climbing the gate or damaging a fence then please take it. If you are left with no option apart from climbing the gate then please take off your rucksack to reduce the weight and stress on the gate. Also, large groups of hikers (or small groups of large hikers) should make an effort to avoid routes that involve climbing gates.
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