New intended restrictions on camping on Dartmoor

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Feb 13, 2016
They are renewing, amending and updating the Byelaws relating to Dartmoor, this one Section 7 is the one to know, just in case it is implemented, which it probably will be, there are also quite a few new restricted areas where no camping is allowed, well worth reading and updating.

Section 7
Camping No person shall camp on the Access Land other than in accordance with the provisions of this section.
For the avoidance of doubt:

(i) Camping is only permitted in single person bivouacs or in tents that sleep no more than 3 people and can be carried in a backpack and in groups of no more than 6 people; This byelaw does not apply to agreed expeditions who have written permission from the owner of the land and the Authority;

(ii) No person shall erect or use any tent, hammock, tarpaulin or other temporary structure that requires support by cords or bands placed on trees.

(iii) Camping is only permitted in the areas as detailed in the Camping Map which shall be (1) published on the Authority’s website and
(2) available for inspection at the Dartmoor National Park visitor centres and at the headquarters of the Authority and
(3) amended from time to time after approval by the National Park Authority at a public meeting; and

(iv) No person shall camp in a tent for more than 2 consecutive nights at the same location.
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