Question - High Stuff, Bridges - Legality

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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Dec 27, 2011
Hello people.

Now i've done quite a bit of urbex, and know the laws regarding it are not going to bite you in the ass if you were legitimately just exploring/taking photos. As far as I can tell, they could arrest you if being suspicious or having anything on you which could be seen as stolen/used to break in, etc.

Now, i'm wanting to climb some higher stuff, and wondering if this changes at all?
If I climb something which requires quite a bit of working around to get into (but no damage etc)

Can I be charged for anything if i'm not equipped, etc?
Genuinely wanting to climb something for photos/the experience - but it's likely at this location i'd be spotted.

Ta muchly.


Got Epic?
Staff member
Nov 15, 2005
Suffolk / Birmingham
They sometimes used breach of the peace laws when you climb stuff like bridges. Usually not helped by them having to close them when they spot you. Not a massive deal but expect a night in the cells..


rebmeM LD82
Regular User
Mar 5, 2007
Beware that occasionally there are bylaws that apply to certain bridges that specifically prohibit climbing them.


Official Smartarse
Regular User
Aug 29, 2007
St. Helens
a breach of the peace (or actions liable to cause) conviction col possibly open up the doors for them to get a criminal behaviour order against you.

ask matt adams how much of a pita that is

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