Bikes`n`guns wrote:Always confused me this one.
Up here in Scotland we have a right to access our own country and we deserve it and it works.
In England you are excluded from everywhere unless someone allows it. Madness.
I just wish it was clearer on where folk are allowed to ride dirt bikes. Most civilised countries have public land for public use.
It's too much of a generalization.
And there are profound diffences in land quality and use.
Public land is fine for access. There are, don't forget, vast acres of mountain Crown Land open to all too.
The idea that anyone can just wander through a field of hay or other cultivation is beyond what makes sense, IMV.
England and Wales have a fine and quite dense network of Public Footpaths. That is a right to roam 365/24 pretty much.
Landowner are mostly very happy about that, and enjoy a chat with strangers.
Not many landowners are against discrete camping either, with the proviso "in the right place".
But minority can spoil things here.
And the right to roam is different to the right to set up camp.