View of the back of our house (at the bottom of the field) on a winter afternoon. This is only a temporary photo as I'm waiting for a more recent photo.
View from the front on a summer afternoon after the barley had been cut
Look at all those neighbour's - not
Then why should I want to get away from it all, and park like sardines on a 'housing estate'?
This is what I call getting away from it all. The ideal camp sites (van arrowed!).
I suppose my family and I are exceedingly lucky not to have neighbour's, and to live over half a mile away from the nearest tarmac road. Yes we don't have any street lights, yes I do have to maintain my own track (with my own dumper, excavator and roller etc.), but feel its all worth it. Yes we do also realise not everyone is so lucky to live in such an idyllic location. Having lived like this most of our lives we find it difficult to cope with other people in close confines of camp sites and even shopping.
What we also find very difficult is the
amount of litter we find on some wild camp spots. The first thing we
like to do it clean up any litter to take to a bin. However if it
looks like there is more than a plastic shopping bags worth of litter
we don't camp there.
Wild camping tips
This is a very personal point, providing all the above has been achieved there shouldn't be much litter around, but what there is we clear up to avoid being blamed for it (rubber gloves and placky bag essential). The more of the above points you can achieve, the more pleasant your camping.
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