“Britain has some of the most beautiful scenery, with miles of green fields, perfect for camping. However, most parts of the UK prohibit you from going wherever you want,” says Pitchup. “Wilderness camping is only legal in England if you have asked permission from the landowner, as most land in England is privately owned.” Always get a map before determining your location for your camp so you know where you`re going. You can camp wild in the UK on a longer trip, but you can only camp in each room for one night. Officially, wild camping is prohibited in Greece, although it is generally considered good if you have permission from the owner. “While it`s usually a gray area, a lot of people are doing it right now, including Greeks,” says Pitchup. “In summer, all the Greek islands are stormed by free campers whose tent is ready to spend a few nights on beautiful beaches with the best sea view.” In Dartmoor National Park in South Devon, wild camping is generally allowed to some extent in certain areas of the park. The type of wild camping that is legal is called backpacking camping in Dartmoor, which means that if you can carry everything you need in a backpack (including a tent), you are allowed to camp wild for one to two nights in some areas of the moors. Find out where you are allowed to camp in Dartmoor before you go. Please note that overnight campervans are only allowed at a campsite in Dartmoor.

So it looks like I`m going to have to plan a wild camping trip to Dartmoor to relax. Does anyone want to come? “Scotland still has laws on the right to roam, which means wild camping is still legal,” says Pitchup. However, you will need to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (opens in a new tab). Also note that some popular camping areas, such as Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, require the purchase of a camping permit between March and September. These are cheap (around £4 per night) but can sell out quickly. Pitchup recommends planning about four months in advance. It goes without saying that here at Cool Camping we love camping in all its forms, from luxury glamping holidays to nights back to the basics on canvas. And while we help people find the coolest campsites, we know that sometimes the appeal of camping comes far from everything. If your ideal location is one that is removed from everything, you may be looking for your next wild campsite.

As usual, the experts at Cool Camping will be by your side. Technically, wild camping is illegal in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and while we would never encourage illegal behaviour among our legion of fans, we have the facts about the loopholes and where you can easily settle. This guide will show you how to camp in the wild – and get by! Just like the Peak District, wild camping in the New Forest is also restricted and illegal. The New Forest does not allow wild camping, and if you are caught, you could be fined or even jailed for trespassing. So I looked for the rules of wild camping in England so I could plan my night under the stars. Wild camping is legal almost everywhere in Scotland. Scotland has so-called “homelessness rights” laws that allow people to walk, hike, camp and swim in nature without (too) restrictions. However, there are limits to these rights; For example, you can`t just camp in someone`s backyard, golf course, or school soccer field. Once you`ve identified a site that you think might be good for camping, check to see if you think it might be restricted. Even if wild camping is allowed, you should still follow the general guidelines. You must respect the area, wildlife and other campers.

Is wild camping legal? In many places, the answer is no. And while you can sometimes get away with it (of course, not that we would tolerate such behavior) if caught and punished, you`re likely to pay a lot more than you would have spent on a campground overnight. Responsible wild camping is usually a matter of respect for nature and your environment. Keep this in mind at all times. Be aware of the different restrictions for wild camping in Scotland compared to England and Wales, as well as different regulations for wild camping with a campervan compared to backpacking camping. In Wales and England, almost all land is owned by someone and there is no law giving people access to someone else`s land, making wild camping generally illegal. The best option is to camp in one of the thousands of campsites that exist in England and Wales. However, if you`re looking for wilderness campsites in Wales and England, you can do so if you get permission from landowners to camp on their land. In other words, as long as you treat the water and land with respect and leave it better than the one you found by following local signs, you can enjoy Scottish nature. Keep in mind that for obvious reasons this does not mean that you can camp anywhere, as camping is prohibited, for example on the farm, in the garden, in city parks, etc. Few things can compare to wild camping with an RV and nature.

If you dream of taking a motorhome road trip, I bet you imagine waking up right next to a hidden beach or the perfect hike. However, before you consider wild camping in the UK, there are a few regulations and things you need to be aware of. As in England, you must officially obtain permission from the owner before camping wild in Wales. Hi, if someone is in the East Midlands, try Netherfield Lagunas, just off Nottingham Eastern Outer Loop Road, next to the shopping centre, a few miles east of Nottingham. Free camping/wild fishing (be earlier but please check), right next to the very large Trent lawn with ponds, walking trails through Trent and McDonald`s nearby in the mall. Very nice place to visit, but sometimes it gets crowded on weekends, usually not during the week. If you are camping, whether it is legal, whether you have obtained permission from the owner or not, you must make every effort to be as respectful as possible and leave no trace when you leave. The campaign code sets out clear principles for wild camping that you should stick to, no matter where you camp in the UK. Even in England, there are a few places where you can easily pitch, and luckily these places are exactly where you want to pitch a tent.

Our national parks. Although there is no general rule that allows wild camping in English parks, some of them have designated areas where wild camping is acceptable, and some of them tolerate occasional bivouacs or wild camping. In Dartmoor National Park, there are large areas where wild camping or hiking – as they call it – is allowed. Don`t expect to drive to your location, but if you`re taking a multi-day walk, you can set up a tent and enjoy the special scenery and aerial scenery when the stars come out at night. Check out the national park`s camping guide, which includes an interactive map showing where hiking is allowed. The rest of the national parks in England and Wales have no designated campsites, but wild camping is traditionally tolerated even in the high hills of the Lake District. Choosing the right place to stay for your adventure is an important step. You don`t want to change places in the middle of the night when the environment around you isn`t the best for a good night`s sleep.