Mountaineering Scotland and the mountaineering community are concerned about groups of informal campers, whose anti-social behaviour and littering threatens to undermine the activities of the many people who enjoy camping responsibly both by the roadside and in the wilderness in keeping with the Scottish access laws. Wild camping is lightweight camping with a tent, done in small numbers for up to two or three nights in any one place, and usually done well away from roads and buildings. Roadside camping is lawful if done responsibly, according to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
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Mountaineering Scotland welcomes lifting of 5-mile travel limit for recreation. However wild camping still not on the cards.
As we get ready to return to the hills in what for some of us will be the first time in months, Mountain Safety Adviser Ben Gibson offers advice on refreshing navigation skills.
Mountaineering Scotland's response to the First Minister's statement on the lifting of the 5-mile travel limit for leisure and recreation from 3rd July as part of the revised COVID-19 routemap for Scotland.
As we move into COVID-19 Phase 2 in Scotland, here's an update on what Mountaineering Scotland have been doing and the ups and downs of lockdown.
COVID-19 Phase 2 guidance for hill walkers and climbers in Scotland - read our FAQs page here.
Hill walkers and climbers frustrated by no change to 5 mile limit
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