Land rights

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This land is our land – but greed is trumping freedom | Letters
Letters: It seems we have no right to be on this planet without the permission of landowners, writes Peter Reilly; plus letters from Linda Gresham and Paul Dobbs

02, Feb, 2023 @6:28 PM

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Jim Parke obituary
Other lives: Educationist who in retirement threw his energies into protection of the countryside

Bob Evans

02, Feb, 2023 @5:03 PM

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Dartmoor park launches attempt to appeal against wild camping ruling
Lawyers argue judgment to end wild camping without landowner’s permission may be flawed

Helena Horton Environment reporter

27, Jan, 2023 @2:33 PM

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Jair Bolsonaro accused of acts of genocide against Amazonian group
Brazilian president says predecessor emboldened wildcat miners which led to wrecked forests and disease and death among Indigenous people

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

22, Jan, 2023 @5:14 PM

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Thousands march across Dartmoor to demand right to wild camp
More than 3,000 people protest on estate of Alexander Darwall after his court victory ends right to wild camp in England

Tom Wall

21, Jan, 2023 @9:46 PM

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Cash and the crown estate: a look at the British monarchy’s funding deal
The taxpayer funded sovereign grant will not accrue extra money from the monarch’s £1bn-a-year offshore wind leases. But the crown still has revenue from oil and gas drilling rights and real estate

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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King Charles grants us a windfall from wind: now it is crucial we question ownership of the seabed | Molly Scott Cato
A monarchy ‘gift’ to the Treasury should not detract from the anachronistic convention of crown estate rights over land and sea

Molly Scott Cato

19, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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‘Nothing can take its place’: dismayed Dartmoor wild campers share memories
Lovers of the national park mourn loss of right to camp – for some a balm for their mental health, for others a rite of passage

Alfie Packham, Safi Bugel and Guardian readers

17, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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The Dartmoor wild camping ban further limits our right to roam. It must be fought | Sophie Pavelle
The high court ruling is an outrage when we are already banned from 92% of the country’s land, says writer and science communicator Sophie Pavelle

Sophie Pavelle

17, Jan, 2023 @10:35 AM

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Right to wild camp in England lost in Dartmoor court case
Wealthy landowner Alexander Darwall wins case against national park after arguing right to pitch tent on moors did not exist

Helena Horton

13, Jan, 2023 @2:20 PM

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Illegal tree felling in England to be punishable with jail and uncapped fines
Exclusive: Forestry Act 1967 to change from 1 January to deter people from flattening trees and accepting paltry penalties

Mark Tovey

23, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Access to green space must be priority for land use in England, peers say
Cross-party report highlights need for greater access to natural world when deciding how to divide up land

Helena Horton Environment reporter

13, Dec, 2022 @7:53 AM

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