Wildcamping How To Guide 2012

Pauljenny

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Wildcamping Tips

At the end of a long driving day abroad , look for the floodlights that show the local sports centre/ footy pitch. More often than not it's level, plenty of parking space and a nearby bar . Usually quiet between 9pm and 8 am.

Don't do this at Old Trafford ,White Hart Lane ,etc, though.
 

Passing Places

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Plenty of good advice.

My tip - Enjoy it. Its supposed to be fun. Camera and tripod for me rather than all those lists and H&S stuff :).

Kevin
 

memoryman

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POI's

I have just been reading through our 16 page wildcamping guide. unfortunately this contains a lot of info and discussion rather than being a guide.

I want to have a guide on here for people to read, so I am starting a new thread and I will ask people to add one suggestion per post. you can make as many posts as you like but please one item of information per post. I can then collect these into one article.

Thanks
where do I find POI's ?
 

landyrubbertramp

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check any smoker/carbonmanoxide alarms you have on a regular basis
 

vwalan

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bigger the town or city the easier it is to find somewhere to stop. london madrid paris ,lisbon .all have really good street parking and lots of leisure center parking . mind london isnt good now with its charges . but birmingham is great . in fact lots of big places in uk are really easy.
 

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As you wish, but no real need to. Just avoid the drunks' trails & kerb crawler areas. Plenty of safe places if you look.
Parked on Aire France and chatting with chap. Turns out retired from Interpol. Wild camping in Marseilles opens door to meet man pointing gun at him. Robbed at gunpoint was only embarrassment. Fact there are a lot less cases of violent crime in all countries outside big towns and cities. Success comes with the odds in your favour.
 

vwalan

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yet for years the place per population you had the greatest chance of being murdered was bodmin in cornwall . not london ,birmingham etc . in uk .so that cancels that.
 

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yet for years the place per population you had the greatest chance of being murdered was bodmin in cornwall . not london ,birmingham etc . in uk .so that cancels that.
Don't talk about being murdered on here you'll put many off for ever. The risk being discussed is security of van and contents.
 

vwalan

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murder is possible .robbed at gun point is close to murder .
best shoot them first i say.
 
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