Tuesday, October 11, 2022

"A wealthy landowner is pressing ahead with legal moves that could threaten the right of backpackers and youth groups to wild camp on Dartmoor"


Dartmoor is the only place in England and Wales where it is legal to wild camp in designated areas, without a landowner’s permission. 


People have also camped in these areas for at least 100 years, with bylaws brought in under the Dartmoor Commons Act in the mid-1980s enshrining it as a right.

Now a fund manager who purchased an estate in 2011 is trying to end the practice.