The Simple Things

How to go almost-wild


l Check the facilities Availabili­ty of toilets, showers and washing-up areas may vary so check before you book and you’ll know what to expect. l Stock up Few campsites will have an onsite shop, or it may be very basic. Find the location of the nearest shops before you travel and bring adequate supplies, just in case. l Cut the clutter Try not to pack the kitchen sink. Aim for being able to fit everything you need into a wheelbarro­w (often provided) as you can rarely park by your pitch. l Book early For the best spots, plan ahead and book early, especially in (this) summer. Check if children and dogs are allowed, too. l The right pitch Practise putting up your tent at home and check you have all the necessary parts. l Cook out Most sites let you have a campfire, which goes against the grain of the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethos of genuine wild camping. Ditch the camping stove and get creative. l Slow down Switch off your phone, embrace the slower pace of life and just take time to enjoy where you are.

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