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Wild Camping in the Press

Wild Camping This article was written by My Outdoors Wild camping isn’t something we’re used to seeing make the national papers in the UK, it’s something we tend to whisper about in public; seen as illegal but widespread with enlightened National Park authorities turning a blind eye to when carried out responsibly. The recent announcement of a pilot project, funded by Defra, caused such an outcry from wild campers that within days the Telegraph and The Times were covering its suspension. At the core of the objections were two major issues; the description as “wild camping” and the perception that the scheme would prove to be the thin end of the wedge. The lack of consultation with interested national representative bodies or the outdoor community raised hackle...