Protect the right to free camp on Dartmoor

Teignbridge Council joins with the thousands of Devon residents and beyond shocked and appalled by the effective ban on wild camping on Dartmoor arising from a recent court decision. 

This Council supports Dartmoor National Park in its rightful and spirited defence of wild camping, a right enjoyed by generations of local people and visitors. 

Council condemns the loss of this right and calls on Government to enact urgent legislation to reinstate wild camping and protect the rights of people to fully enjoy Dartmoor. 

Council asks the Leader and Managing Director to write in the strongest terms to Members of Parliament for the Teignbridge district, the relevant Secretaries of State and the Prime Minister urging them to act to restore the right to wild camp on Dartmoor.