Friday, 4 April 2008

Scots Wha Hae

We have wild camping laws up here in Scotland. Apparently we might be losing them piecemeal up here. Changes in the set aside laws mean it'll be more difficult to camp in farmed land - something I have avoided anyway, but could make it more difficult to complete the eastern end of the Southern Upland Way. From the lack of response to communiqués to Scots folk, it also seems that we're not bothered about enlightening our southern brethren to out eccentric northern ideals.

Maybe there are so few people that see the advantages up here, and are happy to listen to the faux "wild campers" damaging the land. Of course, if land managers want rid of wild camping access, then everyone's going the right way about it. I don't know what the solution is, other than increased publicity. Obviously spending a night in the outdoors in the wild country or when on a multi-day trek isn't as exciting as canoeing (or is it kayaking?) or mountain biking or bouldering. I don't know, and I'm starting not to care either. About any of it.