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opinion Why I'm Defending Dartmoor's Wild Campers

Dartmoor is the only place in England where the public are officially allowed to wild camp; but could this be under threat? John Bainbridge, who writes extensively on access issues in England, is worried by recent proposals from Dartmoor National Park Authority to reduce the areas in which people can camp.


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opinion It's Time to End Burning on Grouse Moors

While the public are implored not to start wildfires, the practise of burning heather for grouse moor management takes place on a huge scale, and is often carried out on peat bogs, a vital carbon store. Ending 'muirburn' could boost both biodiversity and the...

camping Free Access Versus Conservation - A Delicate Balance

With an onslaught of 'dirty campers', camper van convoys, and litter, familiar issues have come to a head in the Scottish Highlands this summer, while facilities to cope with the influx have been largely inadequate. As a result, calls...

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Across the UK, informal roadside camping has become a hot topic in recent months - and for all the wrong reasons....

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coronavirus Scotland's Outdoor Restrictions are Senseless and Unjustifiable

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