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Wild Camping Code of Conduct

We love the freedom the UK has to offer in terms of living a vanlife, wild camping, and the enjoyment of nature. However, in order for it to continue everyone must behave in an equally respectful way while they utilise those freedoms. 

Below is our code of conduct that we feel makes us respectful road and countryside 'neighbours', we hope you'll join us in upholding these values:


  1. Be considerate in your choice of parking location. Are you going to run a generator, your engine, or a radio and ruin the tranquillity for others? Are there houses nearby, or a farmer that may need access to his field in the early hours? Can other people still use the car park as intended? If there is a gate or a sign that states ‘no parking’ respect it and find somewhere else. 
  2. Take your litter away with you. It really is no-one else’s responsibility! Litter kills wildlife and looks horrible. Even if other people have left a mess you shouldn’t, in fact why not be a good wild neighbour and pick up a little of the existing litter yourself? Even one less bottle out there is an improvement you should feel proud of. I feel this is a great way to Karmically ‘pay’ for your stay in a wild camping spot. 
  3. Don’t overstay your welcome. If you’ve discovered a new favourite spot for yourself bear in mind that other people may also be waiting to enjoy it too, you don’t own it! A lot of places are quite tolerant of wild campers for one night or maybe even two, but when you’re still there after three nights it starts to look bad. Cycle through several parking spots if you need to stay in one area for a while. 


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Sarah is an artist and writer with a lifetime interest in camping and survival techniques.

Living the #vanlife since before it was a hashtag and touring on two wheels with her husband Ryan, they have a wealth of camping and motorcycling knowledge to share, and know a thing or two about packing light! read more

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