Last Chance to Fight the Dartmoor Restrictions

Dartmoor Commons Act – Proposed Byelaw Changes This is your last chance to get an objection in to the control-freak proposals for new byelaws being put forward by the Dartmoor National Park Authority. Even if you never walk on Dartmoor PLEASE OBJECT. If the Dartmoor Authority get away with this, similar restrictions could be coming… Continue reading Last Chance to Fight the Dartmoor Restrictions

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

A Lost Dartmoor Path

Once upon a time there used to be a public right of way running to the east of Dartmoor Prison, passing not far from the French and American War Cemeteries. Sometime ago, I can’t remember whether it was in the 1970s or the 1980s, it was officially closed at the request of the prison authorities.… Continue reading A Lost Dartmoor Path