Camping off site what you need to know

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

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    OK. The law and why and the reality.

    In UK, and most commom law countries everything is legal unless there is a specific law against it

    There are national laws we are all supposed to know about and local laws or bye laws about which, because they vary, explicit warnings have to be given

    1. There is no national no parking overnight and sleeping in your van law
    2. You cannot do it on private land without land owners permission, but they can only ask you to leave, trespass is not a criminal offence
    3. On public land there will be bye laws in all probability. The sign has to provide specific warning so no staying in vehicles over night is specific, no camping may not be if you have 40 foot USRV. No sleeping in vehicles is also specific. Anything else and you are free to stay and sleep

    Practically do not stay where it might offend a near neighbour, do not have buckets for waste on show, don't park where there are gates which might be closed to ock you in, may be in the right but do you want to waste time with a jobs worth in the morning.

    Leave early, quietly and tidily

    Remember it is not the police who will endoprce most bye laws but bye law officers, they will be tucked up at home in nice warm beds and do 09.00 to 17.30. If you are approached by an irate member of the public, explain you are not local, sympathise with him, ask him to show you the bye law and where the warning sign is.
     
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    Good advise.:thumb: thanks
     
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    many layby's etc have no sleeping/camping signs but are either neglected.....obscured by overgrown bush's etc or have simply been removed or vandalised.

    how does the law stand on this. ?

    in a similar vain, if a section of road has a 30/40mph restriction but no regulation 30/40mph repeater signs at the correct intervals the speed limit cannot be upheld.

    surely this ruling also applies to covered/missing/vandalised layby signs...even though it will be a different authorities jurisdiction.
     
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    That's good Vlad, good to see the pupil is becoming the teacher :Wink:


    So in short, leave early and nothing but footprints and a little waste water with soap. :Laughing:
     
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    ... ah but if you let your waste dribble they can track you down by following it!!! :Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Wink:
     
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    And they will have your DNA.:Rofl1:


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    Oh no! You are going to start 'Grey Watergate 2' with that comment. :Doh:
     
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    Or of course you could forget about wild camping and use a campsite and dump your waste on an empty pitch that another camper will have to use. That way it wont effect you in the slightest.
     
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    Grey Watergate.:Rofl1:

    Wish I'd thought of that:Doh:



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    And we're off:boxing::reel::reel:
     
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    Fight fight and all the kids in the playground come running to see who's getting a kicking
     
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    Motorhome Fun has never been so much fun.:Laughing:



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    Just because something is not illegal or unlawful does not mean that it is right............................................



     
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    Please elaborate
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    You could of course combine the two, or just WILD CAMP for a period then dispose of your waste when its full as you see fit!
    I can see how some people would fill their tanks quicker than others,as they generate more of a certain kind of waste.
     
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    Nor does it mean that it is wrong


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    good grief kicking a hornets nest :Rofl1::Rofl1:please discuss:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I don't think any court of law would expect you to obey a sign that wasn't there.
    Speed limits could be a different matter as ,if there are street lights, the limit is 30 unless there are repeater signs saying something else. So if the 40 signs are missing you should only be doing 30.
     
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    Simple statement .............what's to elaborate ?
     
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