I am a proud Co-Sponsor of the Right to Roam Bill, formally known as the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 (Amendment) Bill. I am also a supporter of the Right to Roam Early Day motion
Accoridng to the Right to Roam campaign, in England the public has the right to freely access just 8% on the land. I support the aims of the Right to Roam campaign:
“Nature should be accessible for all. Our freedom to roam should be expanded. Our rights of access should be extended to woodlands, all downland (not just fragments, as it does currently), and the Green Belt land that could give so many more people in towns and cities easy access to nature. ‘Access’ should also extend beyond simply a right to walk in some places. Why shouldn’t we also be allowed to camp, kayak, swim, and climb amongst the beauty of the natural world?”
I’ve decided to Co-Sponsor this bill because I believe that the public should have a right to access and experience the nature and land across this country.