Backpacking Without Landowner Permission Is Legal in England Again

August 1, 2023

A United Kingdom court ruled on Monday that members of the public don’t need landowners’ permission to wild camp in Dartmoor National Park anymore. This decision reversed a lower court’s ruling and restored the park’s status as the only place in England or Wales where backpackers have the right to pitch a tent outside of the confines of a campsite.

Where American national parks are protected public lands administered directly by the federal government, parks in England are mostly a patchwork of private holdings, and often contain working farms, residences, businesses, and even towns. Yahoo