December POI release

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The December POI release is available for download ...

Now we are into the quieter time of year the next release will be at the beginning of February.

IMPORTANT

Please note that support for Navigon, Navman and Sygic devices has been discontinued. Autoroute support has also been discontinued.


The ZIP download now contains POI files for Garmin, Google Earth and TomTom only.

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Toilet POIs

There are just over 6,000 UK toilet locations included. Please note that this information is sourced from and is not maintained by Wild Camping. Consequently bear in mind that any inaccuracies are not our responsibility.

Nonetheless it is potentially very useful in finding additional places to fill with water, or to dispose of your toilet cassette contents - with care, consideration and cleanliness of course!

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Streetview images ...

Please remember that these images may not always reflect what you will find at a POI location - the image may be several years old. In a small number of cases there is no image available.

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Iberia (Portugal and Spain) POIs are now available!


There are now 2,102 places!


Make sure you update your devices, or access these new entries using the app or online POI Map if you're heading south ...

My Winter 2016/2017 trip to Spain and Portugal was very fruitful, but also quite exhausting! Read about it here:


Note that the Iberia POIs do not include links to Streetview. A conscious decision has been taken not to include these. This is because they take work to maintain, and in addition if you use our Wild Camping app or online POI Map, access to Streetview is available directly.

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If you plan to use the POIs on a satnav, please read this first:


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To make best use of the POIs, and to understand what the POI prefixes mean, please have a look at the User Guides which you will find here:




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FRANCE

The wilding spots for France are not only aires but include many rural and urban car parks and laybys. There are now 3,844 locations!

There have been around 50 additions this time.

Most of the France POIs have been carefully selected on the basis of member recommendations, and offer peaceful, pleasant locations. For the significant number of members who holiday in France, or visit for longer periods, these POIs will be an excellent starting point to help find a good overnight stopping place. Again more places will be most welcome.


IBERIA

The wilding spots for Portugal and Spain are not only aires but include many rural and urban car parks, and less formal locations too. 2,102 meticulously researched spots many of which I have visited.

All the Iberia POIs have been carefully selected. For the significant number of members who holiday in Portugal and Spain, or visit for longer periods, these POIs will be an excellent starting point to help find a good overnight stopping place. Again more places will be most welcome, as will updates to the existing entries.


UK

The number of UK wild camping POIs added continues to increase gradually with 6,794 locations for you to choose which includes 540 pub stops where you can expect a warm welcome. Whilst on your holiday travels please see if you can contribute some new places. Don't forget you can do this directly from your smartphone using the Wild Camping app - for links see below.

Have a look at this thread for more information:


The number of UK tap locations submitted has slowed down, even so there are 584 taps pinpointed. Please help boost these numbers. Remember that those named WT (Water Toilets) may well be usable for chemical toilet disposal too. Post the details in this forum please:


And don't forget that there's a separate POI download for Public Toilets in the UK which may help you locate a suitable place to empty your toilet cassette.


APP

Users of Apple and Android tablets and smartphones are encouraged to use our very own Wild Camping app. Full details can be found here:


Many people use the maps.me app with offline mapping on their smart devices. If you do so there’s an easy way to load the POI information. Have a look at this thread:



ENHANCEMENTS

An important feature highlights locations known to have access restrictions
by having their names enclosed in square brackets e.g. [ CR North Wallop (Wallopshire) ]

It is highly advisable with such locations to check them out with the online POI Map, Google Earth or the Wild Camping App before travelling. The description will tell you what the restriction comprises - it may advise use by smaller vehicles and/or it may advise to approach from a specific direction.

Read more about this feature here:


IMPORTANT

Please do remember that locations are deleted as well as added, so ALWAYS keep your devices up-to-date.


AND FINALLY ...

Especially for the advice of newer members, we rely on feedback and updates to keep the information as fresh as possible. All feedback is received gratefully - please go to

https://wildcamping.co.uk/forums/location-poi-additions-and-updates.218/

or simply email the details to

POI@wildcamping.co.uk

Have fun and enjoy :D
 
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