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What can I do about a rock climbing ban?

Access to climbing areas is an ongoing issue in many climbing areas. In the United States for example, it is claimed that 1 in 5 climbing areas is threatened by an access issue. There are many funds, ...
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Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?

Some extra info about France. In general, wild camping is forbidden in France, except when stated otherwise. As any other country, France has a number of regional and national natural parks, where "...
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Where can I take a dip?

Here is a good summary of the legal position of swimming in the UK www.river-swimming.co.uk/legal.htm I think the opening line is most interesting "The right to swim is a complex issue which, in ...
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What can I do about a rock climbing ban?

I think that it is easier to keep access, than to get it back, so I will start with that. Always follow Leave No Trace and make certain that your activities do not create any eyesores. Volunteer to ...
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Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?

Additional for Greece: I'm a wild camper for many years in Greece. I have never any issue with locals or police.. Ok, I am careful in general but I guess also lucky. :) Yes, it is illegal and you ...
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Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?

There's quite a good guide I've found on wild camping in the UK here: Wild Camping. In general, there's more acceptance than you'd expect from simply reading the laws, if you show respect. In ...
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Where can I take a dip?

As a supplement to Martin Hugi's excellent answer I would add that there will likely be groups of people locally with an interest in outdoor swimming, and they will know all the best spots. In my ...
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Where can I find the currently closed off area on Strómboli?

About Stromboli: Here is a link to the Ordinance from the Mayor of Lipari dated April 7, 2023 In short: From Stromboli village you can hike only with a guide from 190m to 400m The only path from ...
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How to avoid trespassing in the United States?

In most states of the US, if there isn't a sign telling you to keep out, or a physical barrier like a fence, you are OK to go there, assuming you were legal where you started from. Of course not all ...
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Can I swim in a natural monument in Bavaria, Germany?

Art. 9 BayNatSchG – Naturdenkmäler says: [...] (3) Naturdenkmäler werden durch Rechtsverordnung unter Schutz gestellt. (4) Vorbehaltlich einer anderweitigen Regelung in der Rechtsverordnung ist es ...
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Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?

I've wild camped in Italy around Lake Como, Sardinia, Norway, all over the UK and all over France including bang outside Nice airport in the central reservation of the dual carriageway. Never had one ...
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OFSC (snowmobile) trails in summer, are there restrictions/rules regarding non-motorized summer access?

There are no solid rules. I'm self answering after 2 years, as I've now spent a fair amount of time in the area with these trails and learned more about how they operate. These trails run over a mix ...
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How to avoid trespassing in the United States?

In order to avoid trespassing, you should know positively where you are. The easiest way to do this is with a high quality GPS with a public lands map package such as those offered by OnX Hunting ...
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How to avoid trespassing in the United States?

I am very partial to GaiaGps on my phone. They offer a public land layer that gives you a color coded overlay of various land ownership types. It has been very helpful. https://blog.gaiagps.com/...
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Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?

Croatia: Generally, it's prohibited anywhere to camp (strictly prohibited in national parks). Not even if landowner gives you a permission. Camping is allowed only in camps that have permission for ...
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How to avoid trespassing in the United States?

This has been a problem for quite a while, it used to be that one needed really good paper maps to be able to tell. Now there are chips for GPS units that show the ownership of the land on the map (...
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Kayaking in the UK

Regarding Q2, a sea kayak might be a little too big and expensive for your needs, as beginners. A recreational kayak -- a bit of a cross between a sea kayak and a whitewater kayak -- is more general-...
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Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?

Italy Wild camping in Italy is actually not directly regulated (the link is only in Italian, sorry). In general, if camping is not forbidden, then it is legal; laws concerning camping are usually ...
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Climbing at the Skytop area of the Gunks

I read the "Rock Climbing at Sky Top - Rates and Policies" and the informations on TheCrag about this area. As TheCrag states: Sky Top has many classic routes, and was closed for over ten years by ...
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