Sunday, 20 April 2008

ePetition breaks Scottish target

The electronic petition calling for the legalising of wild camping in England and Wales broached 1350 signatures today, reaching 1351 names before noon. The deadline to sign up by: 24 May 2008

With over a month to go, that's a lot of people who think it is broken.

ABC rate Trail magazine's average UK & ROI circulation per issue as 39,259 - that's how many people have not (to date) been informed of the petition in the outdoor news section or "The knowledge" of the magazine. (figures) I don't know if Country Walking have reported the petition to its 44,440 strong UK&ROI readership  (figures)

It is also only 1 in 7 of TGO magazine's readership, where there was a piece written. Maybe that is how many readers are in England & Wales? (figures)

There are no ABC figures for forums, blogs, podcasts. I haven't heard that BBC's Countryfile magazine have carried the news in print, but they have online, as have other magazines online sites (mainly due to John Hee's work).

I'll wait for the day when outdoor magazines give landowners contact details when encouraging people to go wild camping in England & Wales. At least they encourage "leave no trace" ethics, and mention the law on Dartmoor. Complicated is one thing it isn't.

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