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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Unauthorised encampments and trespass

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21/02/2020

There are concerns that government are considering moves to turn trespass from a civil offence to a criminal one. In a public consultation that is currently out for comment, it has been suggested that police powers could be strengthened to force people to move on from unauthorised encampments. The BMC is concerned however, that there could be unintentional consequences of the proposals around issues such as wild camping.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What the BMC is deciding about unauthorised encampments and trespass

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22/01/2020

The BMC is aware of the Government consultation on “Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments” and will be submitting a formal response in due course. The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC statement: Wild camping backlash

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04/06/2019

The launch of a new wild camping website with support from Defra (UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and two National Parks allowing anyone to ‘book a spot’ in a remote area for a fee and experience ‘wild camping’ was seen in late May 2019. The idea has been met with anger and negativity from across the outdoor community and the website content has since been removed.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wild Camping for Winners

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19/09/2018

Camping ‘wild’ is a different way of spending the night outdoors but it isn't allowed everywhere - with a responsible approach however, there are many remote areas where you can still rest your weary head under a star filled sky.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Have a wild Valentine’s: 14 dos and don’ts of wild camping

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13/02/2018

We’d like to wish everyone a wild Valentine’s Day! One way to make it even wilder is to enter our competition to win a lightweight tent and cooking set, perfect for spending a romantic evening with your loved one stargazing in a wild camp. We’re here to tell you a few dos and don’ts of wild camping.
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SKILLS

Tech skills: how to choose a stove

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12/08/2014

Whether melting Himalayan snow or cooking a gourmet meal in Snowdonia, make sure your stove is a roaring success.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Going solo: the call of wild camping

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24/07/2014

Once you start wild camping alone you'll never want to wait for an adventure again. And you won't need to – it's right there and ready for you. Sarah Ryan encourages you to discover the beauty of wild camping, but make sure you know the legalities – whereas wild camping is legal in Scotland, it is a civil offence in England and Wales unless you get the landowner's permission.
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SKILLS

Hill skills: how to go lightweight camping

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22/08/2013

Lightweight camping always seems like a great idea – especially when slogging uphill strapped to a 90-litre monster. But packing light is a dark art – some mountaineers can squeeze all their gear for a multi-day mission into a day sack, whilst others almost need Sherpas for a single overnight camp. What can you do to lose a few pounds?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wild camping worries

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22/09/2010

Camping ‘wild’ is a different way of spending the night outdoors but it isn't allowed everywhere - with a responsible approach however, there are many remote areas where you can still rest your weary head under a star filled sky.
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GENERAL

Cottage please

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16/03/2005

I’m hiring a cottage. Ben Winston leaves the church of ripstop for a more civilised approach to the hills.
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