Dartmoor continues to be a site of struggle for land rights as the landowners and government continue to implement the policy of removing the right to wild camp. (see our post for more info: https://peopleslandpolicy.home.blog/2023/01/17/dartmoor-landowner-uses-power-to-exclude-us-time-to-fight-back/)
This Land is our Land has long been compaigning for land justice and they are organsing this protest.
We are pleased to announce The Land Is Ours land reform protest gathering and discussion near Two Bridges on Dartmoor with speakers each lunchtime – Dartmoor Wild Camping protest Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May – public transport from Exeter, Gunnislake & Tavistock – pack your tents & bivvy bags – more details to be announced nearer the date.
Petition: Enshrine in law rights to roam and wild camp in national parks:
Pass legislation to protect people’s right to enjoy nature, and prevent it being restricted by landowners, who we believe should not really be allowed to own land within national parks. National parks should be for all, and not turned into a commodity. To allow future generations the opportunity to experience and appreciate the natural beauty of this country’s national parks. Too many people have little to no experience outside of highly polluted walkways and paths, with little to no opportunity to see the beauty of the night sky. Many children have not seen the night sky in absence of light pollution before. The recent overturning of the right to roam on Dartmoor in favour of the privileged is unfair, and will only reduce these opportunities. Sign this petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/631241