anyone got any experience..?
I'd like to take my 9 year-old son wild camping on the South Downs, single night only for the experience, at first.
We are near Brighton, but don't mind driving a way.
Grateful for any tips on possible spots - private if you want to keep a spot hush-hush
There are a few places, but the ' .. leave at dawn' rule means just that. I've woken at dawn and found walkers - especially dog walkers - out and about before me. Apparently if you have an anti-social dog they need to be walked when other dogs aren't about. Why the other walkers are about at that hour I know not - unless they have been wild camping and need to get away before dawn.
Take you son to a camp site - especially something like a Scout association site, where you can camp, have a fire, stay up to watch the stars, have a midnight feast...and not need to be up and away at dawn or close too (dawn is 4-30am or about now)...
Likewise...if he decides he'd like to wander off on his own and play king of the jungle or something like that, he'll be safe...but wildcamping he wont be able to
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