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opinion Why Dartmoor's Byelaws are Being Updated

In response to an increase in anti-social camping, Dartmoor National Park Authority want to restrict the right to wild camp in some of the worst affected spots on the moor. Here they explain the logic for changing the byelaws.


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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 Nation...

coronavirus Everest and COVID-19: What's going on and should they still be climbing?

Mountaineer and author Mark Horrell tackles the complicated situation on Mount Everest, where expedition teams are battling more than just altitude sickness as Nepal and India struggle to control a particularly...

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...

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

No Country for Brown (Wo)Men?

Travel writer, adventurer and human rights barrister Faraz Shibli considers a recent Countryfile report on the fact that...

coronavirus Scotland's Outdoor Restrictions are Senseless and Unjustifiable

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