Wild Camping legal in England and Wales from June!!

Discussion in 'Hiking Chat' started by ADz, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

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  2. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

    Now THAT'S progress! Brilliant!
  3. Hedley Heap

    Hedley Heap Section Hiker

    Music to my ears.
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  4. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

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  5. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

  6. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Damn - my outlaw days will be over!
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  7. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Maybe a typo, Adz accidentally linked us to his playlist....
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  8. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Will this mean we'll be clamouring for space at wild camp spots? me thinks not! just wont have that worry in the back of my mind that you'll be abruptly disturbed from your nocturnal activity :sleep: :alien: :beaver: , most of the people I know that camp at sites think wild camping is a a Saturday night watching Graham Norton, they'll all be at it now !:madness:
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  9. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

  10. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Rolled like a good un :thumbsup:
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  11. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

    I guess there will have to be some alterations to the existing tresspass laws - but you could still camp INSIDE fenced land :spiderman:
    Mind you, it's early days, the largely UNELECTED house of "lords & ladies" WILL NOT LIKE IT - "that place" is full of landed "gentry" and other landowners. The only type of legislation they cannot legally hold up is financial...
  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

  13. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Just love the 1st of April. Not.
  14. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

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  15. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

    ADz is a RASCAL...
    Escape to Scotland galzNguyz - independence is all about decentralisation, not nationalism - our new laws are good, and getting even better - all set in glorious scenery, under-populated + escape elitism and enjoy a shared sense of egalitarianism - "a wo/man's a wo/man for a' that..." (Apol. to Rabbie)
  16. Jacko1066

    Jacko1066 Ultralighter

    If I could I would be dancing round my living room right now
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  17. EM - Ross

    EM - Ross Thru Hiker

    Might start a wind-farm in the hills somewhere up there - seems easy enough. ;)
  18. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Trail Blazer

    Wild? In the UK?
  19. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Camping somewhere that's not on a campsite, I think it's called stealth camping over there

    Or are you implying we don't have any wild places in the UK? There are a few areas you could walk for days without meeting another soul, not many though.
  20. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

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  21. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Trail Blazer

    Oh, it's just hard to imagine anything wild about the UK, France or Germany, all of which I have been to. I even lived in Germany for two years. Anyway, I always chuckle when I read of references to wilderness anywhere in this country.

    In Shenandoah National Park, which I have been to more than other places, there are campgrounds. They are pretty much what might be called commercial campgrounds for camping trailers and motor homes (caravans). But there is also what is termed back-country camping, too. The funny thing about that is that you actually are not supposed to camp in a campground, so I guess it amounts to stealth camping. Your campsite is not supposed to be visible from the trail. Then they turn around and say to camp where there has already been camping, so it's a little confusing. It's also very difficult to get far enough away from a trail to not be seen in the first place. But that's all inside a park. There really are no rules in other places. I guess landowners can make up whatever rules they want.
  22. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

    It sounds like you have something to say, Blue Train, what you have said is self-contradictory, "so it's a little confusing"...
    Obviously some wildernesses are wilder than others - so why not take a little time to let us know what you are thinking?
    Wilderness is always interesting, highly varied, and frequently controversial.
    Only today Cameron McNeish is pleading with us to take action to safeguard our wild lands - we appreciate and are proud of what we have!
  23. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    I've seen videos of the long distance routes where people are getting stressed because they're struggling to reach the next campsite, it seems a bit alien to us that you have to make it to these places otherwise you can't camp.

    The only first had experience I've had of this was canoeing in the BWCA, it was made very clear to us that we had to use the official campsites or not camp at all. I can see pro's and cons for both though.
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  24. Quixoticgeek

    Quixoticgeek Ultralighter

    Wasn't this brought out on 1st April last year?

  25. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Hmm, where have you been in the UK, just London? There are plenty of wild places in UK.
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