Wild camping’s ‘unwritten rule’ and guidelines from a wild camper – ‘common sense’

While wild camping is illegal in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, it’s legal in Scotland.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, David Riley, who goes out on wild camp whenever he has a chance, explained.

David said: “Most of my camping is within Scotland and within Scotland you have the right to roam.”

He continued: “So that doesn’t necessarily give you the right to camp as such.

“The majority of people in the community that I’m involved in follow an unwritten rule: never stay in one place for too long, never more than one or two nights if you can.

“If it’s obvious that there’s a landowner, you can try and get their permission but that’s not necessarily required.

“I think at the end of day, from my perspective it’s having respect.

“I would never camp in a field that had livestock or animals in.”

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source: express.co.uk