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NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Feb 9, 2022 at 8:17
Feb 9, 2022
Naughty Northumbrian Postponed After Consecutive Storms
@Rance: Word! MIA is an understatement
NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Feb 9, 2022 at 6:56
Feb 9, 2022
Naughty Northumbrian Postponed After Consecutive Storms
You are correct. We've been told forest operational work won't be starting until August, and we are bound by the 1981 wildlife act on some trails - so we would have had to clear them before March, then stop work until August first, even if a chain saw would suffice. Sadly, it needs big machinery. While Forestry England aren't perfect, we have a good relationship with them, and they are stretched across the board on this one. Sadly this forest is a lower priority tier as it isn't under visitor pressure like Kielder, Thrunton and Simonside are, and as mentioned there are a swathe of protected birds living in there. We totally and respectfully accept their position on this, however shit it is for the event :( .
NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Feb 9, 2022 at 6:50
Feb 9, 2022
Naughty Northumbrian Postponed After Consecutive Storms
@kcy4130: Not sure yet, they are doing a CBA at the moment - but we are used to a rotational trail system where we have to create new ones every 3-5 years as the felling plan gets implemented and we lose others. We don't mind it too much as long as we know where the next ones are going. We were really excited for this year as well as it would have been the first year we would have used the same trails for consecutive years. We'd been given a reprieve on felling where two of the oldest trails are due to Scots Pine price not being sufficient enough to fell. Hey ho! Thanks for your sympathies, much appreciated. x
NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Feb 9, 2022 at 6:18
Feb 9, 2022
Naughty Northumbrian Postponed After Consecutive Storms
@Rance: I live in the valley - there was a fair bit of annoyance that it took so long for reporting to happen but we're stoic. Get up and get on. Still lots of powers crew out working and the helicopter has been looking at lines this week.
NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Feb 9, 2022 at 6:15
Feb 9, 2022
Naughty Northumbrian Postponed After Consecutive Storms
They are alive - simply been stripped of their branches / limbs. The age structure of the forests wasn't fantastic, but we are lucky in that Phytophthora ramorum hasn't quite hit us here yet, and little to no evidence of Fusarium circinatum and Nematode....yet. However, (I'm an environmental scientist) I'm acutely aware that change is coming, pests will inevitably get here (our biosecurity in the UK is poor - Signal cray fish are already in Northumbrian rivers, out competing the native Whitetail cray fish ) and events are going to be harder to plan as the years go on. But go on we will, as they are so important to us as riders and the locals in the valley.
NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Sep 3, 2021 at 1:57
Sep 3, 2021
Video & Race Report: The UK's Wildest Enduro Festival - Naughty Northumbrian 2021
Haste ye back! Pleased you enjoyed it, even if it sounds type 2 fun!
NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Sep 2, 2021 at 6:00
Sep 2, 2021
NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Sep 2, 2021 at 5:59
Sep 2, 2021
Video & Race Report: The UK's Wildest Enduro Festival - Naughty Northumbrian 2021
Good feedback. We'll get that sorted for next year. Baby steps.
NaughtyNorthumbrian NaughtyNorthumbrian's article
Sep 2, 2021 at 5:59
Sep 2, 2021
Video & Race Report: The UK's Wildest Enduro Festival - Naughty Northumbrian 2021
Kind of. A lot of twine is plastic based but I hear your point. Cheaper than cable ties by a mile. Our mate Hugh, just down the road from the Naughty site, has just got his license for an organic hemp crop, so we'll see how that goes. Practical rather than cool, but if folk think its cool then that works too.
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