• Ghar Parau dinner invitation

    Have you or your club benefitted from Ghar Parau funding for an expedition?

    To mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its creation, a meal is to be held at the Anchor Inn in Tideswell, Derbyshire on Saturday 11th February, 2023. As well as a meal there will be speakers on behalf of the original Ghar Parau explorers and the current GPF committee.

    Details here

Braida Garth and land for sale

Fred

Member
Might have to pay VAT on the purchase price too according to the link. Depends on intended usage perhaps?
 

tamarmole

Member
You have to feel sorry for these poor marginal hill farmers - how will they survive on a meagre 2.2 million retirement pot. 
 

Les W

Active member
?2.2 million is around ?400 per BCA member...
Even if not everybody can or would donate, a crowd funding to buy it is feasible.

Once in caving ownership the land could be let for an income and the farm buildings too. Don't forget we could also milk EU subsidies (at least for as long as we're still in it...)  :unsure:

 

NewStuff

New member
Les W said:
?2.2 million is around ?400 per BCA member...
Even if not everybody can or would donate, a crowd funding to buy it is feasible.

Once in caving ownership the land could be let for an income and the farm buildings too. Don't forget we could also milk EU subsidies (at least for as long as we're still in it...)  :unsure:

Go start one and I'll chip in, but I predict large amounts of Apathy. Look at the 'turnout' for the BCA ballot...
 

braveduck

Member
Read the sales literature ! Brada Garth own very few caves . The mineral rights are owned by persons unknown.
So not that simple .Always read the Information Pack before jumping to conclusions or worse still
spending other peoples money.
Anyway an unnamed man from Mendip my buy it and put fifty gates on all the caves ! :)
 

cavemanmike

Active member
with that much acreage who will know you are digging . then just say it collapsed over night  (y) (y). and i thought you only need mineral rights permission if you are extracting the minerals for profit 
 

grahams

Active member
Liz owns the hydrocarbon rights. Let's hope the mineral rights aren't owned by Ingleton 'granite' quarry  :eek: .
 

andys

Well-known member
I'm sure its been asked before but just how can you find out who owns the mineral rights under a bit of land? And does it change if its your land?
 

grahams

Active member
andys said:
I'm sure its been asked before but just how can you find out who owns the mineral rights under a bit of land? And does it change if its your land?

Mineral rights (exc hydrocarbons) usually belong to the land owner unless he has sold the rights to e.g. a mining or quarrying company, in which case this should be recorded in the deeds. The Land Registry is the place to find out, or ask the seller's estate agent. Recently, there have been cases of the Lord of the Manor claiming ancient mineral rights but I understand that these claims have no basis in modern law. Google Kirkham, Lord of Manor for more info.
 
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