Where's your top wild camp?
Explorer wrote (see)
... some people like to keep them a secret ...
Most people do in my experience.
I think campers tend to guard the location of their own spots (especially if they seek solitude) rather than popularise them. Places which are recommended or mentioned frequently can get as crowded as campsites - Styhead Tarn and Stickle Tarn are two very obvious examples.
Mine's in the Mournes, I've 3 that I've never seen any one else use, apart from old walking buddy, ( can't do hills any more, due to leg injury).
Ones low, one mid high, others high.
I'm not telling where they are
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snake bite..... and furthermore always carry a small snake. W.C.FIELDS.
Walk, climb, camp. Just get out there
I've a soft spot for a couple of spots overlooking Grasmere. Ones an easy walk from the town pre\post going out on a bigger wildcamp circuit replacing the Grasmere YHA overnight I used to use.
The other is a longer stretch of the legs, but worth it for a more rugged & remote location for a bit of R&R, with a nice kick off for Sgt Man early in the morning.
But really any remote tarn with a long range view does it for me - there are just so many favourites I've just not got around to trying yet.
But turning the topic on its head, Styhead Tarn has to be one of my most UNfavourites - like Clapham Junction the only time I stopped there
Paddy Dillon wrote (see)
There's a particularly bleak spot where I've wanted to wild camp for as long as I can remember. Still haven't managed it as the weather has never been good enough. I'm not going to say where it is, coz I want it all for myself!
Too many to have an out-and-out favourite... but there's a cracking spot I've used a couple of times, by a cascade half way up the Arratille valley in the Pyrenees
cathyjc wrote (see)
Jura out of midge season. If you know where it is, you know. If you don't I'm not saying.
Just off the west coast isn't it? Near Islay?
Moonlight Shadow wrote (see)
Notes to self - get Paddy to drink a few pints after the Winter Hill walk and broach the subject
Good luck with that... I don't drink!
Seriously? What a shame... Still, I enjoyed it and I didnt see any rubbish lying around.
Mind you I was walking on the coast in Cornwall when I came across half a dozen empty cans and a pack of muffins... people are really having a laugh!
I've never actually pitched in the same place twice so far - there's always space for a Nallo.
It’s not all hill walking and Kendal mint cake
Information on maintenance and insurance for vans from The Van Insurer
Become a fan of OutdoorsMagic
Follow us on twitter
Sign up to our free newsletter
Meet partners in our forum
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd. 2014 This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediate.co.uk