proposed Trossachs wildcamping ban

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    this months C+CC mag has run an artical about a proposed ban on wild camping in certain parts of scotland.

    i believe this is aimed at tenters but may also apply to wildcamping motorhomes in some situations.

    the national parks authority have proposed the ban in response to the amount of abandoned camping gear and rubbish left by a minority of tent campers.

    they will be providing informal campsites as a replacement for the present scottish outdoor access code which allows people to camp freely practicaly anywhere in scotland.

    if the ban comes into force the first affected areas will be Sallochy Bay, Balmaha and Rowardennan early next year followed by lochs Lubnaig and Venachar by 2011.
     
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    A link here

    Lomond camping ban looms in bid to beat yobs - Scotland on Sunday
     
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    As always the few drunken yobs spoil what was an enjoyable pastime for many law abiding people, who camp and go unnoticed by people either while camping or when they have left.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Its the thin end of the wedge that spells the end of Scotland as a wildcampers paradise.
     
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    the free wild camping beach at Calgary on mull will be next .barbeque's burning grass and litter .people not showing any respect to this lovely spot.
     
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    Sad isn't it... but Loch Lomond has always had a problem, fast rail link from Glasgow made it a favourite of the yobs who go camping with nothing more than a cheap tent and case of even cheaper wine.. . The Big Yin even wrote a song about it .. :Sad:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    from Jims link......

    The NPA said its "innovative and groundbreaking" plans for the by-laws, which would also clamp down on wild camping,

    :cry:
     
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    Some Git has already ruined the Calgary Bay site by putting 2 giant boulders either side of the gateway, only cars and PVCs will fit through, coachbuilts and A class will not.

    Local rumours point to the hotel owner having placed them there.
     
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    nothing a decent 4X4 and a steel rope cant fix.....Bryan !!!!!

    unless the hotel owner owns the access road / beach then that is illegal and causing an obstruction and should be reported to whatever the scottish version is of the highways dept.

    they have an obligation to maintain all roads, no matter how minor.
     
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    Yet again the authorities taking the easy option instead of enforcing the law they penalise everybody. You gota love Britain.
     
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