A Beginners Guide to Wild Camping in your Motorhome

Wild Camping for Motorhomes

Photo by Dave Newell

Why Wildcamp at all

Some of my most memorable evenings have been when we are tucked away in a quiet wild camping place enjoying the sights and sounds of nature without another family parked a regulation 5m away from us. There are thousands of beautiful locations all around the UK and mainland Europe that we can wildcamp. Just a little exploration will turn up some lovely spots that you’ll want to keep all to yourself.

When I use the term Wild Camping I do not mean ‘Wild Parking’ which is the practice of parking up in service stations or a Tesco’s car park. For Motorhome Wild Camping  Think “Wilderness Camping” and you’ll see where I’m coming from.   Of course in the UK and in Europe you’ll find it hard to find many true wildernesses but that shouldn’t stop you looking and you will often be surprised at what nice places you can find to stay for an evening just by following your nose.

Scenic vistas that include lakesides, deserted beach roads, dam bridge-heads, riversides and hill tops; I’ve camped on them all.  No matter how remote the location the motorhome gives us all the comforts of home.   All of the great explorers of yesteryear could of only dreamt of the machines we now take for granted that allow us to camp miles away from civilisation but in such comfort.

Wildcamping is not about saving money, it is about parking up in quiet locations that for a night or two you can enjoy and call your own. In my opinion some confuse wild camping with the free camping.  There are legions of people who proudly boast they never, ever pay to camp, they will park anywhere, if they have a nice location its a bonus, but if its tucked around the  back of the cement works, as long as they are not paying, that’s good. The difference between me and them is that I would pay to camp on nice isolated bit of of headland.  I don’t wildcamp to save money, I wildcamp because I like camping in nice places on my own.

Keeping a low profile

Some countries forbid any type of wild camping in motorhomes and insist that tradition campsites are used. However in most countries in Europe it is not against the law for you to sleep in a public place in your motorhome. That said, while there might be no blanket camping ban; most countries, including the UK,  have local laws that might prohibit camping in particular areas. Signs will be placed informing you, so look out for them. There are plenty of irresponsible people among the motorhoming community and they break simple rules, like staying for far too long and producing noise and mess. This is why we are seeing increasing numbers of those infernal “camping prohibited” signs appearing.

Wild camping in a motorhome

Photo by Dougie

The key to successful wild camping is to keep as low a profile as possible. If the Police swing by and see your “camp” is complete with deck-chairs, washing line, awning and a large black sack off rubbish, they are probably going to bang on your door and ask you to move on.

No Overnight Camping

I admit I have camped in plenty of places where it was prohibited. But more often than not, this has been ‘out of season’ when I guessed rules were not as strictly as enforced as in high (tourist) season; also, I usually stay only one night. However if I find somewhere really good and I want to stay longer, I might move somewhere else during the day and then return later in the day or early evening.  This keeps the profile low and the chance of being moved on is remote.

Never be too worried about being moved on.  If it happens, it’s not the end of the world just smile, say sorry, and move.

Unwritten Rules to adhere to

  • Think Security- Don’t park in an area that might be frequented by low-life, conversely a remote location brings it’s own problems.  See Top Tips for Security when Wild Camping
  • Do not damage anything. Most land belongs to someone, do not remove branches or damage crops.  Don’t use BBQs with a risk of fire etc.
  • Don’t make a camp of it. Deck-chairs, awnings and windbreaks should not be used unless you are extremely remote and not overlooked.
  • No Litter – Not even in bags.  Store your litter inside.  The practice of putting it under the motorhome in a black sack looks awful, chances are a animal opens the sack and spreads litter everywhere.
  • Always try to avoid camp in-sight of a houses, its not always possible but where it is, it’s best done.  These home owners are normally the first to call the police.
  • Never let waste drip onto the ground.  We all know that a little grey water won’t harm the environment, but if the public see liquid coming out of your motorhome they often assume the worst.
  • Dispose of sewer waste responsibly.  Never assume that a manhole is for black waste it might not be. An extra cassette to double your black waste is always a good idea.  You can buy storage solutions for these so they fit under the motorhome.

Resources when wild

Wild camping in a motorhome by a lake

Photo by David Baker

While you might get a free pitch, peace and quiet with a view to die for, when wild camping that is about it. The other basics for life we need to have with us.  We need to cope without an electric hookup, fresh water or sewer. Americans call this “dry camping” when camped on a site you are just yards away from copious amounts of fresh water and somewhere to dump waste and as access to as much electricity as you need. when camping in the wild we are pretty self-sufficient but have to think things through a little,  or we can quickly run short of an essential and have to cut short our camping.

If you are wild camping more than a couple of days, then you’ll need to use your resources sparingly.

You will know from experience how long you can be away from a hookup; if you use a generator and. or solar panels this might be indefinite. but black and grey tanks fill and need to be emptied. I know a couple in a large American RV who can almost go over a month before the 75gallon black tank is full, if you have a two gallon  toilet cassette, then you’ll need to give more frequent, responsible, disposal some thought. the trick is to arrive somewhere completely full with fresh water with all your waste empty.  Wild campers need to manage fresh and waste water responsibly.

Fresh water

Wild campers should fit a water filter, that way if they are ever not sure about the quality of the water they fill up with.  the less water you use, the slower your grey tank will fill so use fresh water sparingly. if you really want to eek out the last of your water, there are lots of water saving tips.

  • Don’t waste that 4 pints of water while your waiting for your shower water to get to temperature, catch it in a bucket, and you can put it back in your tank, or use it to rinse dishes etc.
  • Before washing up, clean plates and cutlery thoroughly with tissues, this will ensure you use much less water.
  • Learn how to shower using the minimum of water, wet yourself, turn off the tap, soap up, then a quick rinse and repeat.
  • Wet wipes add to your dry waste but can save a lot of water, when washing face and hands etc.

Depending where you are it can be difficult getting your water tanks refilled.  Many wild campers just book onto a campsite 1 day in five and replenish, some fulltime wild campers refuse to pay for sites and they track down there water at grave yards, garages and service stations etc. As water meters become more widespread then finding free water will become harder.

Grey Waste Disposal (dish water, shower water)

When wild camping grey water (washing and washing up water) is the easiest waste to get rid of, you’ll know your full when the shower won’t drain or has dishwater in it. You are probably aware that at times grey water can smell worse than black!  So its best to dump it well away from where you are camping.   Ideally this will be at a designated area at an aire or campsite, but sometimes it’s necessary to lose some in the wilderness. If this is your plan then ensure that you use environmentally friendly soaps and detergents.

Wild campingin a motorhome by the sea

Photo Dave “Snowbird”

If you must lose some grey water; getting rid of into a hedge line or in some scrub or field is not going to do any harm, especially if it’s a one off.  However too much grey in one place will harm vegetation and get very smelly, so do spread it around. Don’t just let it drain through a dump hose, it looks terrible and the public will complain.

Black waste. (pee and poo)

Black waste must be disposed of responsibly, it MUST end up in a sewer.  Some wildcampers play hunt the manhole and are quite happy to dump waste there.  This is irresponsible, only use manholes that you know for certain lead to a sewer.  Many manholes are not for sewers and contaminating them is unacceptable.

Some bury waste, and this may be the only option in a true wilderness, waste that has no added chemicals buried at least 18/24 inches deep will compost and harm no one.  Years ago, in another life, I recall we could dig a latrine in a wooded training area, a large communal toilet, this was then used by many men for days on end, once filled back in you would never know it was there, and on subsequent visits a year or so later a latrine could be dug in the same area and there would be no evidence of last years evacuations, just a lush compost. However if you bury waste you must be absolutely sure that you are not readily contaminating a water course.

When some are away from a main sewer for a while there are those who resort to peeing outside and pooing into plastic bags,  stretching the bag over the rim of the loo, this bag will also hold the paper wipes then securely sealed it’s stored in an outside locker for later disposal.  Personally I am never that far away from a sewer and would rather not carry around man size equivalents of a Doggy Doo bag!

Emptying in Public loos. This is easy enough to do, but if you are emptying while someone is in the next cubicle then expect them to be horrified as they hear 3 gallons plop into the bowl.  When wildcamping a lot we used to carry a old rucksack that would take a full cassette, this we could carry into public loos and empty.  Splashes were sometimes inevitable so in one of the side pockets was small spray bottle of disinfectant and some loo roll to clean up.

Saving on Electricity

In the summer for occasional wild camping you can get by for a few days on just a single battery and no hook up. Most regular wild campers will be well geared up to go for long periods without a hook up.They may have a combination of extra batteries, solar panels, and generators.   They will have procedures in place to keep their use of electricity to the bare minimum.  Aware that a motorhome without power is no better than a good quality tent!  If you wild camp a lot you can spend a lot of money on portable power, today’s technology is such that as long as you have money, you can stay off grid indefinitely

Alcohol and the Wild-camper

when wild camping you should consider that you might be asked at any time to “move on” by the landowner or even the police. for this reason, you should always be fit to drive when camping in a public place.

Motorhome Wildcamping

Photo Norman Waddington

In the UK and some European countries there is a “drunk in Charge” law which means that you commit an offence just by being in charge of a vehicle when over the driving limit. If you were charged with this offence, then you would have to prove that your intentions were to sleep and not drive. One would hope that a Police Officer would use common-sense when seeing you in your pyjamas and realise you have no intention of driving. However common-sense seems to be less common these days, so the advice has to be, do not drink too much and wild camp.

Motorhome wildcamping – the backlash

While there are those individuals that campaign tirelessly on our behalf; who write letter after letter to local authorities informing them of the benefits that a visitor in a motorhome can bring.  However there is no doubt that a few selfish motorhomers are shouting louder and ruining some locations for the majority.

These selfish few can often be seen parking in the same spot for days on end with rubbish bags stuffed under the motorhome, generators running and deck chairs out. This behaviour angers locals who wonder among other things where these long termers are dumping their more toxic waste!  Campers get reported for more spurious reasons that might include noise or ruining views.  The end result is almost always the same; a sign is erected stipulating “No Sleeping” or “No Overnight Camping”  It’s only a matter of time till almost every beauty spot has one of these signs

Wildcamping – Give it a go

Wild camping is fantastic. It can mean that yours are the only footsteps on a beach. Imagine how nice that cup of tea tastes when you are the only person seeing the early morning mist on a lake and the only sound is birdsong. It is not dangerous and with the application of the common sense tips above, wild camping is no more dangerous than living in the country.  Wildcamping it’s what motorhomes are for. Please do give it a go, there is nothing quite like it.

 

Motorhome Wild camping by the sea

All Ray took was photos; all he left behind were motorhome tyre tracks

 

 

Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Jim is a long time motorhome enthusiast travelling extensively in the UK and Europe. Averaging 12000 motorhome miles a year. He has owned many motorhomes both British and Continental. His present motorhome is a 27ft C class RV.
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  1. Peter Coleman (AKA TheCelticHound) on

    A very well presented article with a great deal of common sense. I found reading this article made me want to have a go at wild camping especially the privacy that can be found as a loner (plus Her indoors of course). Many thanks for a most informative article.

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  3. Well written and informative article. Fully agree with your comment ” The difference between me and them is that I would pay to camp on nice isolated bit of of headland. I don’t wildcamp to save money, I wildcamp because I like camping in nice places on my own”. An argument I use, especially when talking about West Scotland.

    See you oni the road one day !!!

  4. Sue (lifes2short) on

    Thanks Jim, enjoyed the article. A good few excellent tips there for us newbies to ponder. Roll on Spring.

  5. Great writing. Like DTDog, and many others, I so agree with the comment location, location, location. It is NOT about free-loading but is about being free to choose where. Many motorhomers do not need, or necessarily want, pools, clubs & hook-ups and many just desire the natural beauty of the wild. With care why shouldn’t we be able to enjoy this? Ian

  6. Kevin McCarthy on

    What an excellent article. I become extremely angry and frustrated by the narrow-minded attitude of the council here in Cornwall. These, “No Overnight Camping” signs are everywhere down here and, while you can find beautiful places to stay, it is not easy. Wherever we stay, we use the cafes, pubs and restaurants, spending the Grey Pound and generally enhancing that area, financially, or as has been mentioned in other posts, cleaning up the waste left by others. We need to be exemplary in our wild camping if we have any hope of facilities such as the Aires in France and Spain ever appearing in England.

  7. While I think this is a very good article I disagree with the statement “Letting a small amount of grey out as you drive along should not do any harm and will evaporate soon enough.”

    While we know that the water is only a mild soapy solution Joe Public seeing any water draining from a Motorhome may well think it is toilet waste. This gives a very poor impression to the public of Motorhomers and their standards. Having followed a Motorhome driving along a road in the Scottish Borders dribbling waste water, I also felt that this type of behaviour was totaly inapropriate. The van in question had been parked off the road before setting off so had obviously been draining the waste tank and set off without closing the valve.

    In country areas drinking water can be obtained from streams and boreholes. So care should also be taken to check if there are any ditches leading directly into streams or nearby houses as these could be using boreholes, before dumping any waste water. Speading water over a wide area is the preferred disposal method. Ground filering is very adequate.

    Burying of toilet waste causes no harm as the article states, provided the above precautions are also observed. DEFRA approve it for one site (which is a SSSI) that we use in the south lakes.

  8. Don’t worry about a bit of grey on the road. Think of all the nasties that rain will wash in, road kill animal excrement etc. No one places bore holes where there might be direct wash from a road. Yes it might eventually meet the water table but no matter its been filtered by then. All potable bore hole water will be filtered for E Coli or Cryptosporidium Parvum anyway as its a given they are present.

  9. i have been going away on my own with a vehicle since i was 19 and have never stopped on a campsite. nerely did twice but moved on-too noisy.Now i go with my partner, and have been everywhere in uk, in the past west coast of ireland and now wales, avoiding national parks, and scotland. it is becoming increasingly difficult to find camping spots as too many selfish people have taken up residence in places and been evicted leaving piles of rubbish there.if you know of a good spot to stop please DO NOT PUT IT ON A WEBSITE as these are all monitored by police and big landowners agents. just keep it between consenting adults by email and beware big brother will be here as well as us genuine folks so be cagey with pics showing number plates of vehicles.I can identify all the pics on this site as I have used them myself. I cannot express the wonderful fealing of being in the middle of no-where with no noises but the wild life around. I know of many beautiful places still free to use, but hestitate to say names- I only suggest mid wales. I generally hide up forest tracks or old quarries, any where hard flat and dry. I dont need anything other than that, but trees -small ones and bushes give good shelter from the elements in bad weather.Regretably some places I have known and enjoyed for decades have been closed off, but if you look hard there are new ones appearing.I feel very much like an endangered species now and am glad to know there are you lot out there doing the same-but please if you see me don’t come and park next to me like some clots seem to do. Just when youve settled down somewhere on your own little bit of cliff or forest, then along comes another van and stops next to you! Usually they have a little dog and think i’m pleased to meet them! No I’m not- I go out into the wilds to get away from crowds- park a distance away from other vans please and preserve their privacy.I used to go to the peak district decades ago but now all the edges i parked on have gates and no camping signs. Too many people try and camp with no knowledge of the countryside or how to camp, and chop down trees that won’t burn and leave piles of rubbish. Thats enough negativity. Enjoy yourself out in the wilds, and remember-if they cant see your van as they drive past, they won’t bother you. Park in plain view of a house or farm and expect trouble. R Gibbings- look him up-an inspiration to us all!

  10. we go wild camping all the time but we never get any problems as we always keep a low profile and never make a noise and never leave any rubbish and i have seen some realy disgusting things left by irisponsible people .we used to stay at dawlish warren but that was ruined by a few morons who dont think about tomorow,s campers

  11. Alcohol and the Wild-camper,some years ago a lorry driver parked up for the night in a lay by was breathalysed by the police,he was over the limit they took him to court,the judge kicked the case out saying the driver was parked for the night had no intention to drive so he was entitled to a few pints when he had finished his days work as anyone else.(source Commercial Motor)
    Whether this common sense still prevails I have no idea

  12. We’ve had our van for two years and have been plucking up courage to wildcamp, after reading this article we are definitely going to try it out this summer,can’t wait to be somewhere beautifully ALONE thanks for the great info.

  13. Neil Kenyon on

    Hi guys, superb comments all round. I am a keen camper climber walker. Just bought a little mazda bongo for single night wild camps, got a few ideas like foot of scafell side of lake, any more places to wet my appetite would be great thanks

  14. Read with interest. It would appear that wild campers always seek peace and quiet. Most camp sites I have stayed on from Cornwall (where I live to Spain) offer peace and tranquility. Are they just looking for somewhere to stay which is free? I am always incensed to read an article where someone finds “a little bit of their own paradise” and bemoans when someone parks next to them. They chose the spot because it was perfect….and so did the others who were probably just as angry to find someone else already there. Be prepared to share. If you find somewhere nice, share it, do not be selfish. If you want your own space stay on a campsite put up your wind breaks and snarl at anyone who dares smile at you. If you had a problem during the night or in the middle of nowhere, who would you turn to? Your neighbour – the arrogant person who dared to invade your space.

  15. I have read articles by motorhomers who own vans costing almost as much as a small house bragging about camping for many months and never paying for a campsite. Where do they dump their pee and poo?

  16. Hi folks, like this article. I have been a a few places over night and probably have prevented some fly tipping, just by my presence. I often pick up any loose dry litter about when “hedge surfing” to make sure my favourite places stay a bit cleaner.
    As for black waste – I say, do as nature intended we are only animals after all. Not sure I have the courage to drop my pants in the middle of a field though, but is probably a practice that should be supported by the Soil Association.

  17. Excellent article. Keeping a low profile is a must – so why are almost all motorhomes white and covered in gaudy decals? They stand out like sore thumbs against a natural backdrop.

  18. Thanks. loved the article. We are off for our first trip to Scotland free camping for 2 weeks (hopefully for the most part), and I was worried about disposing of our waste in a responsible manner.

    The tips are reassuring and cant wait for the early hours so we can start our trip. In fact I’m actually giddy after reading all the comments and cant wait to set of and arrive in the beautiful remote places we hope to visit.

    Thanks again everyone for the various tips. 🙂

  19. Stephen Cartwright on

    very well written and informative. I really would like to do this. Go wild camping, probably at first just england, wales and scotland and then maybe europe. Unfortunately I will have to wait a bit since I am only 18 and haven’t passed my driving test yet. Maybe once I get a job, temp work probably I can save up to start to travel.

  20. Hi just like to say really enjoyed reading this, well put together information about WILD CAMPING ,Ive had motorhome for 12 years now and always payed respect to the land as you should ,I think this information work about WILD CAMPING that you put together should be in all motorhome info about the vehicle ,Thanks

  21. Narendra Desai on

    Great article, well written and very informative. I read through the article to try out wild motorhoming for the first time.
    I’ve just returned to the motor home world after an absence of 5 years. In 2008 I was at a caravan club site in my shinning new motor home,and in the morning after a peaceful rest, woke up to a thumping headache, like a hangover,but, I had not been drinking. After about an hour or so of this headache I decided to move and go to lake bala on Snowdonia and try out a bit of wild camping. I had just stated the engine on and everything in front of me went blurred. My wife alerted the site warden and within minutes an ambulance arrived and I was on my way to Bangor hospital . I suffered a massive stroke and brain haemorage in the ambulance. A couple of days later I went into a comma and my wife was told my condition had deteriorated to an extent that I will probably die within 48 hours. Luckily for me I was transferred to Liverpool hospital where I received excellent care and was out of coma after a week. I have now fully recovered and To this day I believe that I would not have survived,if I was wild camping. It was the warden at the caravan club who was the hero, who promptly got the ambulance personnel to my aid. At the time I was 60yr old, very fit and thought I was invincible . So the moral of the story is, make sure before you find your ideal spot for parking up for the night that your mobile phone has a coverage and you are not too remote for help. I would still like to wild camp, but probably in a hospital car park. Do not let me deter you from wild camping, but commonsense will save your life. Happy wild camping.

  22. I have just been reading your article as we intend to go wild camping this weekend .. I hope the info will come in useful. As we are new to the motorhome life, but thoroughly enjoying it.. Every little bit of info is useful .. thanks

  23. I have had camper vans for 30 + years done lots of wild camping, home and abroad never had any trouble yet, and as you say in your artical it ‘s commonsense use a bit of common sense and you won’t have any trouble, I will traveling through nine different countries in Europe this summer most never been to before but I don’t expect any trouble
    go for it, do your wild camping but use some sense

  24. wisest words ever written, “check your mobile phone coverage before parking up”. Whether you need an ambulance, fire service or police, know your exact location and that you can summon help in an emergency.

  25. Having driven through most of Europe for work and pleasure over the past 40 plus years we are thinking of hiring a small motorhome this year a go cruising and wildcamping in France-Germany-Switzerland…..want to up with the lark within fantastic landscape…..but don’t want to be on a camp site where we have seen dozens of campervans all lined up like at a race meeting…..any thoughts, tips or whatever gratefully received….wonderful piece BTW…..Brian and Nikki

  26. ‘be up with the lark’….

    ‘and go cruising….’

    Fingers and brain not engaged….

  27. I read your article with much interest. However, I wonder if you could help re our next trip abroad. The period of travelling will be 14/4to 17/4/2014 a period of 3 months. We intend to go to Greece and back via Bulgaria/Serbia/Montenegro/Croatia and back into Italy. My concern is, that we use as gas two of the large Camping GAZ bottles(we havn’t room for any more)and obviously they will not last the trip. How can I find out for certain where I can refills in the above countries. Is there anywhere that I can obtain a refill valve that allows the refilling to be done at gas stations/depots that have Butane. Any help would be much appreciated and may help others who would have similar problems.
    In anticipation, many thanks. Margaret

  28. Just done two weeks in Scotland wild camping. Went to the Isle of Bute and found a terrific spot opposite side of the bay at Port Bannatyne. Public toilets nearby, and asking at the boatyard got us water, stayed a week toured around and had a good time . Shops in Rothesay 10 minute drive away .

  29. The dream to leave my job and travel in a motorhome started yesterday when my MH was delivered! I am not nervous about travelling on my own and was really inspired by this article.Can lone travellers give me some tips please? I intend to stay on a local site initially (so I can return home for essentials!)There is so much to take but I have been gathering over the last few weeks. Kind regards
    Rebecca

  30. Sorry, but you are in a motorhome. It’s debatable whether you’re even camping. You certainly are not wild camping.

  31. Thank you. I just read the most awful book about wild camping that almost put me off. Mary Potter and the camper van of doom!

  32. An interesting article thanks. It has confirmed my desire to do some ‘responsible’ wild camping.

    Let me make a couple of points though from the other side of the fence.

    We live in a small coastal fishing village in the Scottish Highlands, the road ends just past our house and there are several miles of raised beach (farmland) there onwards which is used by locals for dog walking etc. This is accessible but private land, which in Scotland means that the public have a right to ‘roam’ but there are no vehicular rights without the land owner’s permission. It is a beautiful area bounded by land locked cliffs and the sea.

    We have suffered from the ravages of ‘wild campers’ over the past few years. It is the sort of spot that you do not easily find and therefore we only rarely get people camping there (fortunately). However on the few occasions that this has happened this lovely spot has been despoiled by rubbish being left, grass burned by camp fires, and even a fence being broken up and used for firewood.

    As a result if we or any of our neighbours sees a ‘camping’ vehicle heading over there we call the local police.

    As we walk dogs every day over this land we are well aware of any vehicle and camping and I can honestly say that almost every ‘campsite’ has been a bit of a disaster (mostly tents but there was one caravan, never a motor home yet though) and I can not understand why these people think their behaviour is acceptable.

    If however someone pitched a camp there (or parked a motorhome) out of the way and took all their rubbish with them afterwards there would have been no problem.

    This is a good example of a few spoiling it for the many. It also teaches me how other people are likely to view us parked in our motorhome and therefore how not to antagonise ‘the locals’.

  33. Gaslow can supply you with a refillable system that allows you to fill up your gas at filling stations across Europe. We have used a Gaslow system for a couple of years now and have managed to refuel easily in France, Italy, Portugal, Germany. We found some garages in Italy could be a bit difficult telling us it wasn’t for cooking! LPG or GPL as its called on the continent is fine with the Gaslow system for your cooking, fridge, heating etc.
    On a previous trip running an LPG powered petrol van we were able to get LPG at pumps all over Europe with Eastern Europe being even easier as it is so popular with motorists. .
    Check out Gaslow on Google. Simple to install DIY but best have a gas test to check for leaks before you set off.
    Happy travelling….

  34. Gaslow. Refillable gas system… Fill up at service stations all over Europe. Google them. They can deliver for DIY fit.

  35. Just bought motorhome and can’t wait to get started been a long distance driver 4 forty odd years now I can go where I we want 2

  36. ive been campervanning for many years and truth is that safe wild camping spots are extreamly difficult to find whilst ‘on the hoof’ in an new unfamiliar area without some prior knowledge. These days security is a bigger concern particularly on the continent – even in the French Aires.

    Great concept, but in reality not so easy and stress free as being inferred, imo. That said the advice being given ref wild camping is first class.

  37. is there any place you can get a book on the places to wild camp in scotland dummfriss and galloway area does any one no of any places round these are thanks rose

  38. Rumour and Innuendo on

    Some very good advice, shame those on one of the largest Motorhome pages on Facebook think they have a right to do as they like! They could do well to read and digest this, although they are not concerned with who comes after….

  39. Rimswell Wanderer on

    Hello Jim what a good article, I live in a seaside town and up to now all wild campers have been really good and left their overnight stay as clean as it was when they arrived. I have finally retired so someone else will be doing the Night Security for The Warners Motorhome Shows but I will be attending some as a customer.
    Cheers Tony (APS)

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