Submitted by Daniel Smith on Sunday 15th January 2023
Published on Wednesday 18th January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 18th July 2023
Current Signatures: 59
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Access ~ Areas in England ~ Camping ~ Code ~ Create ~ Dales ~ Dartmoor ~ England ~ England and Wales ~ Extend ~ High Court ~ Horse ~ Lake District ~ ride ~ Scotland ~ Scots ~ The Government ~ VAST ~ Vast majority ~ Wales ~ Yorkshire ~ You
Create legal rights to wild camp on all 'access land' in England
The High Court has recently ruled that there is no right to wild camp on Dartmoor.
Scotland has legislation permitting wild camping and other similar activities on most open land.
The Government should extend similar rights as in Scotland to all 'access land' in England.
In Scotland you can Camp, Cycle or ride a Horse on the vast majority of open land provided you stick to a defined code of practice: https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/
Until the recent High Court decision the same was thought true on Dartmoor but not other similar areas in England and Wales such as the Lake District, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales etc.
Most of these already have rights of access for walking. Keep the definition of access land but extend the rights.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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