So, this wildcamping, what’s it all about?

Posted by @ 11:39 am on Sunday 24th February, 2008.

I'm aware that there are quite a few folk out there reading this blog who've heard a bit about wildcamping but have never tried it and so don't really get the gist of what we're campaigning for. Hopefully you'll take the time to have a look through these blogged reports about a few of my most recent wildcamps, they should give some idea about what we're going on about. Just click the links below the pics to see the relevant report pages.

Ennerdale wildcamp

Ennerdale October 2007

Easedale wildcamp

Easedale June 2007 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Far Eastern Fells wildcamp

Far Eastern Fells May 2007

Looks like fun, eh? Something worth fighting for, perhaps?

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8 Responses to “So, this wildcamping, what’s it all about?”

  1. [...] noticed over on BG!’s blog he posted some pics of wild camping to inform the Wild Camping petition. So I thought I’d join in with a pic of my Akto on [...]

  2. Ally says:

    That first picture is simply stunning


  3. BG! says:

    [quote comment="1289"]wow!![/quote]
    [quote comment="1290"]That first picture is simply stunning[/quote]


    In my opinion, sunsets and sunrises are always best experienced from the hill rather than from the site/hostel/hotel/b&b. It makes me feel that I'm a part of it, rather than just an observer.

    Feeling the heat of the day ebbing away to make way for a crisp, cool, starlit night to be savoured from the sleeping-bag, or sitting in the early-morning frost watching the growing glow in the eastern sky before sunrise while the stove brews the first cuppa of the day, these are few of my favourite things... (oops! I almost broke into song there!)

  4. [...] Stef has shown visually and linking to some of his blog postings what wild camping is in “So, this wildcamping, what’s it all about?” [...]

  5. Darren Williams says:

    Every holiday I have ever taken has been under canvas. I feel more at home in a tent or under the stars, but i have only been wild camping two or three times. The last time I pitched my tent on common ground in Prestatyn north wales. The police decided that I should not be there and not only did they move me on. They put me in there car and drove me to the Prestatyn/Rhyl border. I treid to tell them that I actualy lived in prestatyn but well, once they think you are in the wrong I gues thats that. I enjoyed the walk home though.

    I have been trying to find out if wild camping on common land in prestatyn is allowed as I have heard that it is allowed. Can anybody help me here? Also could you tell me how to join this sight?

  6. BG! says:

    In general, camping on proper common land isn't allowed, but sometimes there are bye-laws that do permit it.

    You can't "join" this site, as it's my personal blog, but you are welcome to visit and comment whenever you want.

    If you want a more appropriate site, have a look at where a number of like-minded folk are discussing wildcamping and the petition. Oh, and there's, where folk can join up and get into all sorts of discussions. Although you don't need to be a blogger to join there, there are moves afoot to make having a blog mandatory, so if you've a blog that's fine, if not then maybe it's something to consider.



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