Define 'Wild Camping' for me.

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  1. 6pm Cowboy

    6pm Cowboy Read Only Funster

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    What constitutes wild camping ?

    Obviously not on a campsite.

    Obviously no EHU

    Obviously no waste disposal or toilets

    But what about the location ? are you 'wildcamping' in a free car park ?, in a paid for car park ? on a street ?.
     
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    Strange Post from someone who has posted 657 times on here Methinks????????? :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek: Hidden agenda ????:Blush::Blush:
     
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    to me anywhere that is not on an organised site or maybe should be called freecamping. Before anyone starts shouting freeloading I pay two lots of tax insurance and mot's for the privilage, otherwise I'd just use a B&B.
     
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    I would call it free parking, the generally accepted meaning of Camping is: setting up camp, ie chairs, table, BBQ etc

    In Europe, true wild or wilderness camping places are few and far between..
    All land is owned by someone and none or very little is set aside ( as in the USA ) for wilderness camping.

    jim
     
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    I am well aware that aires provide water and electricity etc, if only from extensive reading of this site but I wouldn't assume anyone called aires 'wildcamping' .... but yes, there is a lot I dont know. never claimed otherwise.
     
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    Not sure what is strange about it. I may have over 600 posts but what I dont have - yet - is a motorhome :Rofl1:

    Hidden agenda ???? Dont know about that but yes, I had a reason for asking. I wanted to know if people in general consider car parks ( free or otherwise ) to be 'wildcamping'

    If the idea I have enlarges itself then perhaps you will find out WHY I wanted to know. :Smile:
     
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    Could this be a budding business venture methinks ????. If so best o luck.

    Jim
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    Watch this space then ?:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    why does it matter what you call it, either you are happy to stay there or not, what you call it only brings the pedants out of the woodwork. Why should anyone feel the need to label everything.
    The law apparently makes no distinction between camping or parking so I have been led to believe on here. I have always parked. I may well fall asleep whilst resting for a few hours. Hee hee.
     
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    For clarity ?

    I think you are mistaken or been led astray, camping is not the same as overnight parking.

    In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, wild camping IS illegal, unless you have the permission of the landowner, you cannot camp anywhere other than a recognised campsite. The one exception to this is on parts of Dartmoor National Park, where wild camping is permitted in line with local bylaws.

    .. Graham can you clarify ... ?
     
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    In the greater scheme of things it doesn't make any difference Wildman but for me, just at this moment, it does.

    A rose may smell as sweet regardless of what you call it but there is no point calling it a 'parking' rose if everyone else knows it as a 'wildcamping' rose. :Rofl1:
     
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    Oh this language of ours :BigGrin:
    I'm sure the term 'Wild camping' ,as applied to Motor Homes,originally meant stopping and spending at least one night in a location devoid of any 'amenities' and in a rural or 'wild' location.
    However,with use,or misuse,it now seems to mean a plethera of different things to different people. The basic interpretation seems to be anywhere that is not a designated Motor Home parking area. Being free of charge seems to qualify as well :Smile: Also, I get the impression that,for some people, an element of being against current legislation seems to add a certain piquancy :BigGrin:
    The above are the impressions I have got from reading several posts since I have been on this site.
    Rightly or wrongly-if I spent a weekend in our M/H without it being on EHU and with no toilet facilities other than the 'on-board' ones I would say we had been 'wilding' wherever it was parked.:Rofl1:
    Mike
    wish i'd read the posts above before submitting lol
     
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    so, you would call it 'wilding' on a CL if it had no facilities ?

    jim
     
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    If I wanted to be pedantic,I'd probably say 'we've been 'sort of' wilding' But why do we have to label it ? As I said before the term 'Wild' seems to have many different meanings to different people. Hopefully it's all still FUN.

    Mike.
     
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    Hi Cowboy

    Why dont you tell us what sort of a scheme it is your cooking up instead of dancing around it and then you may get a more relevant answer.

    Cut too the chase man.

    Jim
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    My understanding ( probably incorrect ) is that if you are parked up, not on a campsite, and you can wind out the awning if you have one, put out your table and chairs etc then you are wild camping. If you are parked at a place where it is not permissible to put out tables and chairs or awning etc then you are just parking even if it's for overnight or a short kip.

    E&OE :Rofl1:

    Phil.
     
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