Skip to comments.Keep off my land! Landowner wins right to bar ramblers from Dartmoor's tallest Tor
Posted on 09/21/2011 5:33:17 PM PDT by Charlespg
Ramblers and climbers have been banned from one of Dartmoor's most historic sites.
The beautiful Vixen Tor has been closed off for good after landowner Mary Alford won an eight-year battle to keep walkers off her land.
Her victory comes after a fight which included two planning inquiries and a series of mass trespasses to protest against the Tor's closure.
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what the blinking blue blazes is the right to roam?
No wonder England is turning into a third world toilet
Ah. I had to read the article to understand what the headline meant.
I could see banning Pacers...
Aren't those the ones that look kind of like pregnant Gremlins?
That is a great description:
Get that Rambler off my lawn!
It was about property rights in england and the so called right to roam law
can some english freeper tell what the hell the right to roam is
LOL! Nobody around here will get your joke...
Google still works...
In England, after a polarised debate about the merits, rights and benefits of private landowners and public recreation, in 2000 the Government legislated to introduce a limited right to roam, without compensation for landowners. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 was gradually implemented from 2000 onwards to give the general public the conditional right to walk in certain areas of the English and Welsh countryside: principally downland, moorland, heathland and coastal land.
Traditionally the public could walk on established public footpaths and bridleways, on common land and on the foreshore, and land owners could prevent access to other areas (or charge a fee for access).
Angling interests successfully lobbied for the exclusion of rivers in England and Wales from CROW, leaving other river users such as swimmers and canoeists with access restricted to less than 2% of navigable water. The British Canoe Union is running the Rivers Access Campaign, to highlight the level of restrictions the public face in gaining access to inland waterways in England and Wales.
The new rights were introduced region by region through England and Wales, with completion in 2005. Maps showing accessible areas have been produced.
Access to the Countryside or the ‘right to roam’
The Ramblers campaigned for many years for a legal right of access on foot to some of the wildest and most dramatic landscapes in England and Wales. This legal right - or right to roam - was provided by The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
>>LOL! Nobody around here will get your joke...
Well you did! Lol
Yeah, but I’m not normal...
Dartmoor, not Johnson.
It’s like our right of way laws. An established trail [20yrs] becomes a public right of way. I wonder if their adverse possession laws are that much stronger than ours. I know much of our civil code is based on English common law but don’t know how far it goes.Answers??
Garthmobile, I think
In the US, you can go anywhere you like in the wilderness because it is not owned by anybody, or at the very least is public land, i.e. you have access to walk/camp as you see fit. Correct?
In Britain, we have no wilderness because it is so small (about the size of the state of Oregon), and every bit of land is owned by somebody. The larger areas of open ground, moorland, heathland, lakes and mountains, are all owned by somebody. It used to be at their jurisdiction whether you could walk through it. The Right To Roam gave ramblers the right to enter private land on certain specified footpaths, as long as they didn’t set up camp. Ultimately this is a good law. These areas of land, although owned by somebody, are usually in the back of beyond. It’s not as if you’re walking through their house.