Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
Wild Camping Legally in Campervans is the Key
Wild camping in Campervans has never been more popular than it is right now
Connecting campervanners with consenting landowners, allowing them to wild camp off-grid legally in the UK, is the core mission of the Wild With Consent website.
Wild With Consent aims to “share the wild” with others in a way that does not degenerate the very resource itself: the stunning views, peace and tranquillity, wildlife and raw nature.
By strictly only allowing one campervan group at each location per night, guests are guaranteed complete privacy, while the ‘leave no trace’ ethos ensures locations will remain unchanged and the wilderness left wild.
Wild With Consent is a membership organisation that provides an alternative to crowded campsites and enables campervanners to legally get off-grid, disconnect and immerse themselves in nature. Sites do not offer running water, electricity hook-ups or waste disposal facilities.
Yet it is the lack of these facilities and the exclusive price tag of up to £75 a night that seems to be driving the expanding network of consenting landowners to sign up with the company.
Once they do, they must hand over a 20% commission on each booking they receive through the website.
Currently and contrary to popular belief, it is illegal to wild camp in the United Kingdom (including Scotland) in a motorhome or campervan without explicit permission from consenting landowner.
In Scotland, the Scottish Access Code notes that access rights do not apply to motor vehicles. The Code also highlights the risk of impacts due to high levels of use in particular areas.
Founder, Grace Fell is busy signing up new sites. Some of the newest include Devon, Yorkshire Dales, North Wales, Scottish Borders, Northern Ireland and Lake District.
A selection of new locations for 2022 include:
Yorkshire Dales, Adambottom Farm
Guests will wake up to the sound of oyster catchers and curlews, with views across to magnificent Bolton Castle and the gentle sound of River Ure running by.
North Wales, Y Berllan
A very quiet and peaceful location with views across to the rolling Clwydian hills to the east, and beaches of North Wales coastline
Devon, Axon Farm
Located on the edge of Blackdown Hills AONB and next to 110 acre Blackdown Common, this site is a wildlife haven.
Lake District, Kings Meaburn
In an idyllic hay meadow, nestled into a meander of the River Lyvennet and surrounded by woodland, offering access to both the Lake District and Westmorland Dales.
Northern Ireland, Sessile Oak Farm
Situated on top of a hill with spectacular views over the Curraghbruck hills and surrounded by over 15 acres of ancient woodland.
Scottish Borders, Upper Blainslie Farm
Looking out over the beautiful rolling hills of Lauderdale and historic town of Lauder and situated on The Southern Upland Way.