Come on people, if you cant find a place to pitch your tent away from prying eyes in the peak then your pretty dumb.
I have wild camped in the peak on a few occasions as its on my doorstep and in any given area it takes about 10 minutes to find a suitable spot, if that.
It also helps a great deal if you dont use a stupidly coloured tent, whats with the red / orange tents anyway.???
Just follow the wild camping rule of pitch late leave early. Simple.
Me and my friends, we are 16 and are looking for an adventure. we were thinking of taking a tent and heading into the peak district somewhere, would we be allowed if we didnt make a mess and cleared everything away, or would we be told to leave due to the law?
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You're more likely to get moved on in the Peak District tan most places. You're not allowed to camp anywhere full stop. As twiglegs says above camp late leave early and pose no fire risk whatsoever.
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Wow, been off this site for a while, just had a PM from another member so logged back in, cant believe it was 2006 when I started this post and it's still going.
Well since that time i've been out camping quite a lot of times with my son. Some wild stuff and some not so wild. Quite a bit of it was on private land, although we were wild camping, sleeping in handbuilt shelters, bivvy's etc. I ended up becoming a Scout Leader, although I finished last year because of work comittments. Anyway, we've had some brilliant camping trips in that time. Ironically, half an hour ago I was in the car and got a phone call from an old mate of mine asking if me and my son fancy going camping tonight in the Peaks!! So time to finish a few jobs around the house, then get the kit sorted. Weather is looking good so it should be good.
I'll keep you updated.
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Don't forget the "supermoon" tonight Carl.
Btw, this was my pitch in the peaks last night.
Well we got back from our outing yesterday. It was the first time out this year, it was a bit of last minute thing and a bit rushed towards the end. Because of some DIY work comittments from "her indoors" I didn't get to start even sorting my kit till around 4.30pm on Saturday night. I went to get my rucksack, only to find half the stuff was missing or in other bags! So to save time we loaded the truck up (4x4) with all our rucksacks and bags in the hope that everything would be somewhere!! Called and picked some food and drinks up from the local Morrissons, said goodbye to the missus and off we set.
My mate who was meeting us had arranged for us to stay in a field near Calver, right next to a small stream and had easy vehicle access, which was just as well with all the bags we'd got.
We pulled up on site at just before 6pm. Within half an hour we'd got the fire lit, yes we were allowed to have an open fire, however we took one of those small fold up fire pits which allows you to have a fire but with no damage to the grass. Tents were erected, food made ready, drinks prepared and a night round the fire was enjoyed by all. We turned in around 9.45pm and the temperature had dropped considerably, there was even a slight frost!
I use a Softie Chrysalis bag, with a military issue roll mat and air mattress, I was fully clothed + a fleece jacket but was freezing for most of the night. I normally sleep quite warm but this was an exception. It started to warm up a bit around 4am!
Overall though a great overnighter and a reminder to get all our gear sorted out. Hope to be going out again very soon, but next time it will be backpacking rather than car based.
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