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Questions concerning the rights of individuals or groups to access area's of the outdoors. i.e. questions on the "right to roam" or accessing river banks for water activities, etc.

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Where can I find the currently closed off area on Strómboli?

On the Aeolian island of Strómboli, my maps and hiking books indicate and describe trails from both Strómboli town and Ginostra to Pizzo o Sopra la Fossa, similar to the indications on this sketch. ...
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Can I swim in a natural monument in Bavaria, Germany?

I passed by the pretty Kaltengrundsee in Bavaria (Germany) and it looks inviting to take a dip when the weather is hot. There's even a platform to get in or out of the water. Source: Wikimedia ...
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OFSC (snowmobile) trails in summer, are there restrictions/rules regarding non-motorized summer access?

I am purchasing a recreation property north of Huntsville in Ontario (Canada). There are a number of OFSC (Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs) trails very close to the property. Are there any ...
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How to avoid trespassing in the United States?

Sometimes in the United States private land won't be marked clearly or there won't fences along the lines or maybe there aren't any "no trespassing" signs. Especially in the western parts with big ...
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Where can I take a dip?

It's rather warm outside (32.6°C or 91 F) and I'd like to go for a swim. Having lived in The Netherlands and Sweden, I'm used to living near lakes and the fact that any surface water is by default ...
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Climbing at the Skytop area of the Gunks

The Skytop area at the Gunks has a number of stellar climbs including Foops (5.11) and Super Crack (5.12+). From what I can piece together, climbing there requires a guide and buying a meal/pass at ...
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What can I do about a rock climbing ban?

Authorities have recently banned climbing in my favorite site "for safety reasons". This is, in my opinion, unfair, and was done for unknown political reasons. What can I do to hopefully change their ...
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Prohibited to walk through/over historical significant areas?

I'm wondering if one has to be careful while hiking through historical significant areas. Let's say there is a Celtic grave which is pretty good excavated. Am I allowed to walk over it? I'm asking ...
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Where in the world are train-track right of ways, also public right of ways?

A recent question Walking through an active railway tunnel during a long distance walk brought up the topic of pedestrian access on train-track right of ways. In many areas of the world train tracks ...
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How should I traverse fields with horses in?

I am surprised at how many people I see doing this wrongly (my experience being an ex-horse owner and now hiker in the UK). What is the correct way to traverse a field containing horses? Let's ...
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Cycling in Ontario — do I need to worry about permission to access logging roads?

In Sweden, I've cycled a lot of logging roads. But Sweden has the Right to Roam and it doesn't really matter who owns the land. When cycling on logging roads in Ontario, is any permission or permit ...
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Kayaking in the UK

My husband and I are both avid walkers / hikers but for a long time have been wanting to get into kayaking. Both of us have kayaked in the past. Separately we did it on school trips - many years ago - ...
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Official Protocols to be followed in England for trekking/hiking

I am planning a long hike in England which is part of E2 trail. Apart from all the documentation and legal processes that I need to follow to be in England, are there any specific local procedures ...
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Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?

Is there any resource (website, book, etc) that lists all European countries, and the state of free camping? Specifically, I want to see in which European countries I'm not fined when I place my tent ...
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