Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

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Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby mercalia » 19 Jul 2020, 9:50am

seems general population is doing "wild camping" as the real campsites are over flowing.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/19/it-was-like-a-bomb-had-hit-an-off-licence-rise-in-wild-camping-hits-beauty-spots?

giving us a bad name.

this is serious as wild camping could be made illegal in ways it isnt at the moment?

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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby Cyril Haearn » 19 Jul 2020, 10:00am

Vocab
Stealth camping?
Secret camping?

Camping crime?
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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby wearwell » 19 Jul 2020, 1:26pm

We need more french style "municiple" campsites all over the place, with low charges and a defined minimum standard of services. Though unfortunately they seem to be being privatised in France and greatly favour mega camper vans, getting to be like industrial lorry parks. Maybe vehicle/van parking should be separate from tent camping areas and so on etc

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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 19 Jul 2020, 2:38pm

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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby mercalia » 19 Jul 2020, 2:47pm

The one person actually looks quite interesting rather than a bivvy bag?

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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby PaulaT » 19 Jul 2020, 2:48pm

wearwell wrote:We need more french style "municiple" campsites all over the place, with low charges and a defined minimum standard of services. Though unfortunately they seem to be being privatised in France and greatly favour mega camper vans, getting to be like industrial lorry parks. Maybe vehicle/van parking should be separate from tent camping areas and so on etc


Personally I'd like to see smaller, basic sites catering mainly cyclists and backpackers. Or even a directory of landowners who will let you camp in a corner of their field providing you knock on the door and ask them first.

I think there may well be a backlash against trespass camping.

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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby iandriver » 19 Jul 2020, 6:00pm

I'm hearing more and more about basic sites, generally termed nearly wild camping. This organisation seem to want a membership fee, https://nearlywildcamping.org/
There seem to be other lists
https://www.campsites.co.uk/search/nearly-wild-camping

https://coolcamping.com/campsites/nearly-wild-camping

I suspect the hard part would be stinging enough together to make a tour if you didn't want to take the fully wild plunge.
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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby Slowroad » 19 Jul 2020, 8:24pm

The article mentions the National Trust calling it 'fly camping' - it seems to have come from a similar attitude that allows people to think it's ok to leave a tent and lots of rubbish at a music festival. And to chuck disposable masks and gloves anywhere.
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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby Sweep » 20 Jul 2020, 7:14am

Bad news about Kielder in that article.
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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby Oldjohnw » 20 Jul 2020, 12:10pm

This morning after an overnight bivvy I took great pleasure in leaving no trace, As I expect all on these pages do. It is distressing that the antics of a small number for this year only might hurt us all.
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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby PaulaT » 20 Jul 2020, 2:00pm

Oldjohnw wrote:This morning after an overnight bivvy I took great pleasure in leaving no trace, As I expect all on here pages do. It is distressing that the antics of a small number for this year only might hurt us all.


Sadly I think it's us who are the minority these days.

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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby whoof » 20 Jul 2020, 2:11pm

mercalia wrote:seems general population is doing "wild camping"

this is serious as wild camping could be made illegal in ways it isnt at the moment?



Indeed perhaps this will result in driving a car being made illegal in ways it isn't at the moment.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53469337

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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby Greystoke » 21 Jul 2020, 8:14am

"there were eight tents, 16 chairs, eight sleeping bags, a duvet, pillows, a huge amount of booze containers – and there must have been at least 100 nitrous gas containers.”

I don't get it....why buy camping gear and not just use it once and bin it, but leave it for someone else to clear up.
That's wrong in so many ways.
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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Jul 2020, 8:54am

The government already has plans to make trespass criminal. Whilst the proposals were aimed at travellers they can as always be widened. People who supported anti-traveller action need to be careful what they wish for.

Current events demonstrate that we can demonise a minority group and be as bad ourselves. Cyclists excepted, of course.
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Re: Rise in wild camping hits beauty spots

Postby reohn2 » 21 Jul 2020, 10:07am

Slowroad wrote:The article mentions the National Trust calling it 'fly camping' - it seems to have come from a similar attitude that allows people to think it's ok to leave a tent and lots of rubbish at a music festival. And to chuck disposable masks and gloves anywhere.
Sometimes the human race is very disappointing.

Completely moronic would be a more apt term for the likes of such people,they simply have no consideration of care for anything but self.
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