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Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« on: May 10, 2021, 10:15:57 pm »
Reading through the Peter Binns journals, I see that pre-war at any rate, cavers used to bivvy in the Leck Fell shooting hut. It was located on the right-hand side of the road 50 metres before the open fell.

Can anyone remember when it disappeared?

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 08:26:10 am »
I'm sure it was still there up to the late eighties.  I can't remember if it fell down or was removed.  Commercial grouse shooting stopped on Leck at some point in that era so it could be connected.  Someone will have a better memory.

Walked up past one of the 'butts' the other day which looked in remarkedly good condition.

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 09:55:22 am »
I'm sure it was still there up to the late eighties.

Thanks - I remember it as a corrugated iron affair, but I really have no idea when it disappeared.

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 10:10:32 am »
Hm, I remember a corrugated iron shed type thing in the 70s but that was on the left side of the road when going up to the Lost Johns' layby. I guess that must have been something else. So niot much help I'm afraid.

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 10:34:30 am »
Hm, I remember a corrugated iron shed type thing in the 70s but that was on the left side of the road when going up to the Lost Johns' layby. I guess that must have been something else. So niot much help I'm afraid.

Maybe that is what I'm remembering. The shooting hut is marked on the 1956 6" Map, but its last major revision was pre-1930!

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 01:00:11 pm »
If you think that may be the one I can remember who was with me that day, so I may be able to find the date in a caving diary. At least that would tell you a date when it was there, even if not when it disappeared.

Probably better to email me and I'll add it to my (growing) list of jobs for you!

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 01:05:26 pm »
The shooting hut I am remembering was on the right about 100m before the cattle grid.  Through that old gate where the Notts 2 valley comes out onto the road.  My memory for such facts is not great though so I might be confusing different bits of the matrix.

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 01:39:18 pm »
The shooting hut I am remembering was on the right about 100m before the cattle grid.  Through that old gate where the Notts 2 valley comes out onto the road.  My memory for such facts is not great though so I might be confusing different bits of the matrix.

That's the one on the 6" map and which was used as a bivvy by the BSA in the 1930s.

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2021, 11:40:13 am »
Mentioned under Iron Kiln & Starting Handle, so presumably still there 2005 (although page last updated 2013):
http://www.rrcpc.org.uk/easegill/text/leck.htm

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 11:43:52 am »
Mentioned under Iron Kiln & Starting Handle, so presumably still there 2005 (although page last updated 2013):
http://www.rrcpc.org.uk/easegill/text/leck.htm

Thanks! No wonder I remember it!

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 12:13:15 pm »
& doesn't suggest what condition it was in by then.

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2021, 10:48:58 am »
In both the Red Rose references it states shooting huts (plural). 

I've asked a few other cavers but no one can be sure when they disappeared.  Probably much later than I remembered above.  Someone thought noughties.

You could pop into the estate office and ask - they are pretty friendly these days.

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Re: Leck Fell Shooting Hut
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2021, 01:12:01 pm »
In both the Red Rose references it states shooting huts (plural). 

There was one larger building, and a small one (1934):


The larger one was used for bivvying, and looked pretty comforatble (1938):


 

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