Ramblers at Studland putting themselves in danger by using section of closed pathway

Yachts off South Beach at Studland

Yachts off South Beach at Studland

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RAMBLERS at Studland are putting themselves in danger by using a section of pathway that has been closed amid safety concerns, says the National Trust.

A pathway diversion was implemented at the South West Coast Path, near South Beach, last year, because of fears nearby cliffs could collapse.

National Trust rangers installed a barrier and diverted a section of the pathway inland.

However, the barrier has recently been tampered with, opening access to the closed path.

National Trust ranger Paul Bradley said: “The problem with this type of irresponsible behaviour is that not only does it encourage use of the old unsafe path, but it will allow children to access the area, potentially putting themselves at risk.”

The barrier has since been replaced but walkers are being asked to keep to the diversion and to report any incidents of barriers being damaged to the police or National Trust rangers.

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12:41pm Tue 25 Feb 14

skydriver says...

Why do some people think these signs are not in place do their benefit ? Are they just stupid, I think the answer is yes! Until that is they require assistance because they have got stuck or in some danger then they require help from others, .......and to think these people walk amongst us, god help us!!!!!
Why do some people think these signs are not in place do their benefit ? Are they just stupid, I think the answer is yes! Until that is they require assistance because they have got stuck or in some danger then they require help from others, .......and to think these people walk amongst us, god help us!!!!! skydriver
  • Score: 17

1:05pm Tue 25 Feb 14

joncon says...

I was in Poole library one day in the early 1980's and a small section of that was closed off with tape and building signs and all the signs said keep out. Lots of people were ignoring that to browse at the books beyond it. Which seemed a bit pointless, since they clearly couldn't read
I was in Poole library one day in the early 1980's and a small section of that was closed off with tape and building signs and all the signs said keep out. Lots of people were ignoring that to browse at the books beyond it. Which seemed a bit pointless, since they clearly couldn't read joncon
  • Score: 13

1:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Arthur Maureen says...

'Ramblers' in the Studland area = pervy doggers!!!
'Ramblers' in the Studland area = pervy doggers!!! Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -18

1:09pm Tue 25 Feb 14

live-and-let-live says...

people have become sign blind. there are so many warnings around now, put there by anyone who is scared of claims-r-us. every shop has a wet floor sign, the floor isnt wet. we know it isnt but the sign still sits there. then we have the flood signs left there for days after the flood has gone. so we ignore signs and go back to using our own common sense. i'm sure the ramblers know what they are doing. as they arent dead yet. when signs are only used where they are really needed, maybe we might start to take notice of them.
people have become sign blind. there are so many warnings around now, put there by anyone who is scared of claims-r-us. every shop has a wet floor sign, the floor isnt wet. we know it isnt but the sign still sits there. then we have the flood signs left there for days after the flood has gone. so we ignore signs and go back to using our own common sense. i'm sure the ramblers know what they are doing. as they arent dead yet. when signs are only used where they are really needed, maybe we might start to take notice of them. live-and-let-live
  • Score: 9

2:07pm Tue 25 Feb 14

mikey2gorgeous says...

Watch out for the large cracks!
Watch out for the large cracks! mikey2gorgeous
  • Score: 1

4:09pm Tue 25 Feb 14

kangman2012 says...

mikey2gorgeous wrote:
Watch out for the large cracks!
Large what.....???!!!
[quote][p][bold]mikey2gorgeous[/bold] wrote: Watch out for the large cracks![/p][/quote]Large what.....???!!! kangman2012
  • Score: 0

4:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

kangman2012 says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
'Ramblers' in the Studland area = pervy doggers!!!
"Takes one to know one" as they say...!
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: 'Ramblers' in the Studland area = pervy doggers!!![/p][/quote]"Takes one to know one" as they say...! kangman2012
  • Score: 1

11:06pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

Caveat emptor.

If the worst happens, don't imperil yourself to come to their aid.
Caveat emptor. If the worst happens, don't imperil yourself to come to their aid. Yankee1
  • Score: 1

11:08pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
'Ramblers' in the Studland area = pervy doggers!!!
It is too far south from the ferry.

The Bournemouth/Boscombe meerkats prefer the section nearer the ferry.

Studland is SO much better when the ferry is out of service. We can walk our dog in peace.
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: 'Ramblers' in the Studland area = pervy doggers!!![/p][/quote]It is too far south from the ferry. The Bournemouth/Boscombe meerkats prefer the section nearer the ferry. Studland is SO much better when the ferry is out of service. We can walk our dog in peace. Yankee1
  • Score: -3

6:33am Wed 26 Feb 14

Phixer says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Arthur Maureen wrote:
'Ramblers' in the Studland area = pervy doggers!!!
It is too far south from the ferry.

The Bournemouth/Boscombe meerkats prefer the section nearer the ferry.

Studland is SO much better when the ferry is out of service. We can walk our dog in peace.
And you can leave your dogmess on the beach without anyone complaining. Wonderful!
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: 'Ramblers' in the Studland area = pervy doggers!!![/p][/quote]It is too far south from the ferry. The Bournemouth/Boscombe meerkats prefer the section nearer the ferry. Studland is SO much better when the ferry is out of service. We can walk our dog in peace.[/p][/quote]And you can leave your dogmess on the beach without anyone complaining. Wonderful! Phixer
  • Score: 2

6:36am Wed 26 Feb 14

Phixer says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
people have become sign blind. there are so many warnings around now, put there by anyone who is scared of claims-r-us. every shop has a wet floor sign, the floor isnt wet. we know it isnt but the sign still sits there. then we have the flood signs left there for days after the flood has gone. so we ignore signs and go back to using our own common sense. i'm sure the ramblers know what they are doing. as they arent dead yet. when signs are only used where they are really needed, maybe we might start to take notice of them.
Indeed. The highways agencies were early offenders. And when the whole world is wearing hi-viz vests - then what?

Signs are a job-creation project for our public serpents and jobsworths.
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: people have become sign blind. there are so many warnings around now, put there by anyone who is scared of claims-r-us. every shop has a wet floor sign, the floor isnt wet. we know it isnt but the sign still sits there. then we have the flood signs left there for days after the flood has gone. so we ignore signs and go back to using our own common sense. i'm sure the ramblers know what they are doing. as they arent dead yet. when signs are only used where they are really needed, maybe we might start to take notice of them.[/p][/quote]Indeed. The highways agencies were early offenders. And when the whole world is wearing hi-viz vests - then what? Signs are a job-creation project for our public serpents and jobsworths. Phixer
  • Score: 1

9:17am Wed 26 Feb 14

a.g.o.g. says...

Phixer wrote:
live-and-let-live wrote:
people have become sign blind. there are so many warnings around now, put there by anyone who is scared of claims-r-us. every shop has a wet floor sign, the floor isnt wet. we know it isnt but the sign still sits there. then we have the flood signs left there for days after the flood has gone. so we ignore signs and go back to using our own common sense. i'm sure the ramblers know what they are doing. as they arent dead yet. when signs are only used where they are really needed, maybe we might start to take notice of them.
Indeed. The highways agencies were early offenders. And when the whole world is wearing hi-viz vests - then what?

Signs are a job-creation project for our public serpents and jobsworths.
``the day Paradise put up.......tra la lah``......
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: people have become sign blind. there are so many warnings around now, put there by anyone who is scared of claims-r-us. every shop has a wet floor sign, the floor isnt wet. we know it isnt but the sign still sits there. then we have the flood signs left there for days after the flood has gone. so we ignore signs and go back to using our own common sense. i'm sure the ramblers know what they are doing. as they arent dead yet. when signs are only used where they are really needed, maybe we might start to take notice of them.[/p][/quote]Indeed. The highways agencies were early offenders. And when the whole world is wearing hi-viz vests - then what? Signs are a job-creation project for our public serpents and jobsworths.[/p][/quote]``the day Paradise put up.......tra la lah``...... a.g.o.g.
  • Score: 0

10:46am Wed 26 Feb 14

tim m says...

a.g.o.g. wrote:
Phixer wrote:
live-and-let-live wrote:
people have become sign blind. there are so many warnings around now, put there by anyone who is scared of claims-r-us. every shop has a wet floor sign, the floor isnt wet. we know it isnt but the sign still sits there. then we have the flood signs left there for days after the flood has gone. so we ignore signs and go back to using our own common sense. i'm sure the ramblers know what they are doing. as they arent dead yet. when signs are only used where they are really needed, maybe we might start to take notice of them.
Indeed. The highways agencies were early offenders. And when the whole world is wearing hi-viz vests - then what?

Signs are a job-creation project for our public serpents and jobsworths.
``the day Paradise put up.......tra la lah``......
Actually "...they paved paradise..." but I get the point.

You can put up signs all day long, and there'll be those who ignore them. Lord only knows how much fuss the folks would kick up if there was a delay in the lifeboat or helicopter reaching them though.
[quote][p][bold]a.g.o.g.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: people have become sign blind. there are so many warnings around now, put there by anyone who is scared of claims-r-us. every shop has a wet floor sign, the floor isnt wet. we know it isnt but the sign still sits there. then we have the flood signs left there for days after the flood has gone. so we ignore signs and go back to using our own common sense. i'm sure the ramblers know what they are doing. as they arent dead yet. when signs are only used where they are really needed, maybe we might start to take notice of them.[/p][/quote]Indeed. The highways agencies were early offenders. And when the whole world is wearing hi-viz vests - then what? Signs are a job-creation project for our public serpents and jobsworths.[/p][/quote]``the day Paradise put up.......tra la lah``......[/p][/quote]Actually "...they paved paradise..." but I get the point. You can put up signs all day long, and there'll be those who ignore them. Lord only knows how much fuss the folks would kick up if there was a delay in the lifeboat or helicopter reaching them though. tim m
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