My original reason for Ae was that it is close to the M74. This has advantages because I probably won't be passing till after lunch on March 7th and the daylight hours will still be short. I have to be in The Fort at a sensible time on the afternoon/evening of the 8th to get sorted for others arriving. I'll wake up on the morning of the 8th with all sorts of good intentions about departure time. Such intentions are likely to go AWOL once I start riding; "That bit was good, I'll go round and do it again. Oh I wonder what's up there" etc
All these half an hours add up and are likely to result in my climbing mates standing around in the cold/wet saying things like "Where the f*** have you been? Probably p****** about in the woods on a dandyhorse!"
I thought the closures at Mabie were partial, not knowing the place do they have a big impact on what one can do?