Comment on Countryfile last night.

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  1. 6pm Cowboy

    6pm Cowboy Read Only Funster

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    I have recently returned from a holiday in Scotland and marveled at how they let motorhomes etc stay overnight in laybys etc. I just thought 'thats nice'

    Watching countryfile last night and there was an article on wild camping and the host said 'of course you should always ask the landowners permission.... though in Scotland there is a statutory right to camp anywhere'

    Didn't know that !!! :Smile:
     
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    Nor did I, there is a code called The Scottish Outdoor Access Code, with a pdf download..

    Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Scottish Outdoor Access Code (including logo and branding guidelines)

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    �� any form of motorised recreation or passage (except by people with a disability using a vehicle or vessel adapted for their use);

    Does this include motorhomes, could be the stick to beat us with!
     
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    Pretty sure they were talking about wild camping and tents not vehicles
     
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    Seems like the Scots have access and camping sorted out much better than the English and Welsh :BigGrin: Presently we have similar right to roam but the camping remains a grey area. Most campers set camp late and strike at dawn and continue walking etc. However in low areas some wild areas and National Parks its not unusual to see tents that are up for a couple of days with an accumulation of fag ends, rubbish and beer bottles etc. The usual few ruining it for the many:RollEyes:
     
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    Correct. As I have posted previously the right is confined to wild camping, which is defined as lightweight, done in small numbers and only for two to three nights in one place. See Here for advice provided by Cairngorms National park Authority.

    In addition there are (as has been reported in previous threads) many places in Scotland where overnighting in such places as lay-bys is allowed or, at least, tolerated. It may well also be the case that a landowner will grant permission for you to stay on their land for a night if asked. Such permissions do not, though, create "rights".

    Graham
     
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