Dartmoor: Fifty-One Ramblers and You Could Be Fined

Take out a walking party on Dartmoor with more than fifty people and you could be fined by the over-officious Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), thanks to its proposed revisions of the bylaws of the Dartmoor Commons Act 1985. The proposals say that: “No person shall on the Access Land participate or engage in any… Continue reading Dartmoor: Fifty-One Ramblers and You Could Be Fined

Why I’m Defending Dartmoor’s Wild Campers

Unlike in Scotland, there is no legal right to camp in most of England and Wales. The only real exception to that is in the Dartmoor National Park, where wild camping (with certain minor restrictions) is allowed by law under the Dartmoor Commons Act 1985. The Commons Act also granted Dartmoor a legal Right to… Continue reading Why I’m Defending Dartmoor’s Wild Campers