Wild Camping by Stephen Neale


Have a real adventure on a tiny budget, in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Wild Camping by Stephen Neale is a revolutionary guide to the world of wild camping and foraging, showing how anyone can camp, sleep and wake in this country’s most secluded and stunning locations.

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Beautiful wildernesses; tiny budgets; environmentally­ friendly… What’s not to like? And it’s all accessible right here, without the need for a flight or a big budget. 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, Wild Camping by Stephen Neale shows how to get stuck into wild camping in all its forms.

There’s an idea that wild camping is illegal in Britain, but knowing the rules and where to go can give you a great wild camping adventure. This guide opens up this amazing experience for all, covering:

  • what is wild camping and why bother?
  • different types (bivvying, tenting, hammocking, on the water)
  • what the law says (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Ireland, EU, waterways)
  • how many of the largest landowners in the UK are actively encouraging wild camping – getting started (vital equipment, where to go, when to go, safety)
  • drinking water and foraging for food


The majority of the book features the best places to go in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, along with stories, tips, helpful maps and inspiring photos. The new edition includes a Foreword by Ed Stafford, as well as a completely new chapter introducing the exciting new English Coastal Path, opening 2020 after years of campaigning. This fully updated guide gives readers the knowledge and the inspiration to escape the noise, clutter and stress of day to day life and go wild.


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