In support of a friend and a just cause.

Posted by @ 1:09 pm on Monday 28th January, 2008.

Darren Christie, (AKA Weird Darren/WD/Whitespider1066) has started an online petition asking for the legalisation of wildcamping in England and Wales. For those that don't know the situation, wildcamping has been legal in Scotland for some time, but south of the border it's a civil offence (except on Dartmoor) unless you have the permission of the landowner.

So far the level of support for this cause has been good, with 191 signatories at last count and with lots of other people lending further support via their websites, blogs and forums, but we really need more folk to sign up and support us. Please help if you can, you can access the petition by clicking on the picture below:



If you want to access resources to help you come to a decision, here are a few links:

Whatever your decision and level of support, thank you for considering this cause.

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4 Responses to “In support of a friend and a just cause.”

  1. BG! says:

    So much for me disabling pingbacks, eh?
    😕 😕 😕

  2. Some really good posts going about. Interesting to read the "anti" comments without getting angry. Though I'm getting smug about being up here in Scotland.

  3. Dawn says:

    To be honest, some folkappear selfish. They want to wild camp themselves but not allow others to do likewise. personally, I have wild camped more years than I want to remember. The high majority of folk that are of the same ilk also have the same principles of travelling light on the land and leaving no trace. A very minor few do abuse this. Making it legal then surely gives scope to provide guide lines for all. At present I am contacting some of the bushcraft people. After all we all have the same ideals and love for the outdoors. The more thatcome on board the better. By the by, I have a few comments on my blog as well. Dawn. 🙂

  4. BG! says:

    In my experience as a quality manager in industry, introducing process improvements via method/ethos change is always an interesting exercise. Old hands appear to be "frightened of change", but in reality they tend to be frightened by what they assume will be a lack of control, they much prefer the old methods with which they feel comfortable. We used to call it the "favourite old jumper syndrome".

    Like all changes, there will always be opposition, but many folk can be persuaded to consider change if they can see that there's a credible plan for making it work, and if they can see that, on balance, there will be benefits.

    Change through democracy, planning and negotiation is the way to go. Militancy alienates folk and galvanises resistance.

    Let the people decide!

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