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Vixen Tor on Dartmoor in Devon is one of many access islands where right to roam laws prevent people reaching an area without trespassing or arriving by helicopter. PJ photography/Shutterstock

Right to roam: paths to 2,500 public areas are being blocked by landowners due to outdated laws

Right to roam campaigners are protesting about thousands of ‘access islands’ of wilderness in England that are surrounded by private land. Outdated countryside access laws need an overhaul.

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