What goes around comes around. This editorial, from the May 2000 issue of TGO, illustrates the fact that we’ve been through this wild camp problem before with the same amount of interest from the government that we seem to be getting this time around.
The campaign begun by Darren Christie in 2008 echoes the fears Cameron McNeish raised in 2000 – that wild camping wasn’t going to get official recognition.
It’s going to take a heck of a lot more signatures at Darren’s on-line petition to get the Prime Minister or any of his government to take a blind bit of notice of what we’re calling for the harmless legitimisation of leave-no-trace wild camping.
If you haven’t signed yet, what are you waiting for? If you have, tell your pals!
On a lighter note it must be spring. Steph and I spotted our first curlew on the moors on March 2. I’d actually heard one fly over the cottage a few nights before, but assumed the odd noise in the dark was just another of those earthquakes we get round here from time-to-time!