It is a funny one, Hope Mountain. There is a PROW running through the farmyard to the field behind. This field extends into the activation area, but the adjacent field containing the summit and trig is definitely private.
It is, on the one hand, unsatisfactory that the sign for this public footpath has been removed, and replaced with a “Loose dogs” warning sign, and that the route of the path has been blocked by electric fence (as well as the dogs).
On the other hand, by doing things in consultation with the landowner, I have got an ideal parking space and access to the private summit itself.
Anyway, both Jimmy and myself have activated this Unique now, so we’re in no rush to return. Then again, if Macc escape relegation, there will be an away game at Chester next season, and GW/NW-062 is the ideal pre-match activity!