Can I wild camp with my ADV Roof Tent?

Staycations are back and if last summer was anything to go by campsitesglamping and caravanning sites across the UK will be rammed.

But is it legal to pull-up somewhere off-grid, pop-up your ADV Roof Tent and enjoy some wild camping?

In Scotland wild camping isn’t prohibited, so that means you camp wherever you like – including in the country’s incredible National Parks.

Generally, if you want to wild camp in England, Wales and Northern Ireland without permission it’s illegal; but there are options. Dartmoor National Park allows some forms of wild camping, but do check before you set out – last summer anti-social behaviour led to a temporary camping ban in the Bellever and Riddon Ridge areas.

Elsewhere in England and Wales, ask the landowners’ permission first before you pitch up and when you leave take everything with you.

There is a network of nearly-wild camping sites across the UK and you’ll find all the sites that you can go nearly-wild camping here. You’ll need to join the Nearly-Wild Camping Club (£20 per year) and expect to pay on average around £10-£20 per night for an average family booking at some 130 locations (with many more in the pipeline). Most welcome dogs and open fires and many sites offering much more than just camping – local produce, pottery, nature walks, fishing, and woodland camping.

We have  camped all over the UK. Ask where our favourite secluded sites are and who to contact – we’re not telling everyone about them because we want to keep them special!

ADV Roof Tents advise everyone to adhere to the national lockdown and plan their travels for post-lockdown, when it is safe to do so. Details can be found on the Gov UK website:


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