A revolutionary guide to the world of wild camping and foraging, showing how anyone can camp, sleep and wake in the UK's most secluded and beautiful places.
From getting back to nature with a tent, some matches and a few litres of bottled water, to enjoying a pub dinner and camping out in the garden afterwards, this book shows how to get stuck into wild camping in all its forms. Beautiful wildernesses; tiny budgets; environmentally-friendly. What's not to like?
There's an idea that wild camping is illegal in Britain, but it isn't - you just need to know the rules and where to go. This guide will open up this amazing experience for all, covering:
what is wild camping and why bother?
- different types (biviing, tenting, motorhoming, caravanning, on the water)
- what the law says (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Ireland, EU, waterways)
- how landowners are actively encouraging wild camping in the UK (British Waterways, National Trust, Environment Agency, National Farmer's Union etc)
- getting started (vital equipment, where to go, when to go, safety)
- drinking water and foraging for food
The bulk of the book (80%) features the best places to go in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, along with stories and tips from experienced wild campers (how to make a fire, how to filter water) and simple recipes for foraged food. With helpful maps and inspiring photos, this guide will give readers the knowledge and the inspiration to escape the noise, clutter and stress of day to day life and go wild.
About the Author
Stephen Neale is a journalist and writer, and the author of our Camping by the Waterside. He set up the popular camponwater.com website, is the Editor of Outdoor Focus
(the magazine for the Outdoor Writers' and Phootgraphers' Guild) and spends most of his spare time outdoors navigating rivers, setting up camp with his family in the wilderness, and writing about how amazing our country is.
If you love getting back to nature, you'll find plenty of food for thought here ... Great for Brits keen to travel on a budget -- Jenny Green * The Sun * Camping in the wilds is an experience not to be missed, as detailed by Neale * Discover Britain * A handsome and enjoyable celebration of the pastime. * Scotland Outdoors * ...useful information that is amplified by the author's enthusiasm. * The Great Outdoors Magazine * If you want to avoid what Robert Louis Stevenson called: `...a dead monotonous period under a roof', and instead hear `Nature breathing deeply and freely' in the open air, then this is the book for you. * Outdoor Focus * [The author] wants to convert people to the joys of wild camping - and succeeds. * Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Award for Excellence 2015 * Forest Law. The Law. Spirit of the Law... this book explains that there is nothing really to worry about (most of the time), and goes on to explain, in detail, why. * Song of the Paddle Forum *