Wild backpack camping adventures
Just a backpack, a lightweight tent with some bushcraft skills, and now the world is your back garden.
Wild camping - freedom and adventure
Wild camping and lightweight camping gives you freedom, adventure and the chance to get closer to nature. Buying the right wild camping equipment and learning the skills you need, lets you go camping whenever and wherever you want. Whether it is a night on the hills in Scotland or few days exploring the Lake District, the right lightweight tent and gear gives you the power to explore.
Exploring the vast, beautiful wilderness
In its simplest form, wild camping is sleeping outdoors in a tent or bivy away from busy campsites and as far as possible from roads or buildings. It’s all about getting away from the stresses of the daily grind for a night or two and exploring the vast, beautiful wilderness that still exists in the UK.
Getting closer to nature
At its heart, wild camping is supposed to be about simplicity and getting closer to nature. That’s what wild camping offers, and in these unsettling times, that’s never been more important.
If you are new to wild camping, be sure to read our Beginner's guide to wild camping.
Wild camping preparation
12 rules of wild camping
Reconnect with nature and follow our 12 rules for being a responsible wild camper.
Top tips for backpacking trips
If you are going wild camping, make sure you read our top tips, they could save you a lot of time, money and unnecessary hassle.
Beginner's guide to hillwalking and hiking
Should I get fit before tackling a hike? What do I need to do before setting off? What should go into my rucksack? We've got all the answers for you here.
Wild camping bushcraft
Bushcraft is about learning the traditional survival skills and knowledge that can help you thrive in the wilderness. Mastering the sort of practical tasks that once came naturally but have been lost over generations of urban living.
Wild camping bushcraft is about experiencing life outdoors to the full – reading the lie of the land, lighting fires, building a shelter, finding wild foods and acquiring other skills that help to make camping more comfortable and more fun.
You’ll probably never have to fight off a grizzly bear, eat insects for tea or chop down a tree to build a log cabin, but learning ancient bushcraft skills will certainly enhance your camping life.
Bushcraft: How to get started
The key to bushcraft is having fun learning more about the countryside and it's a great way for families to share the experience.
10 bushcraft essentials
Release your inner Bear Grylls with these 10 bushcraft essentials. A good tool for a job is worth every penny in ease, comfort and safety.
How to build the perfect wilderness campfire
Imagine a blazing campfire, with people laughing, telling stories or toasting marshmallows. You can cook over a real fire or just keep warm on chilly evenings.
Five essential knots for camping
When wild camping, even the simplest of knot-tying methods can save the day, which is why it’s worth knowing how to tie a few, just in case.
Wild camping equipment
Wild camping kit list
What equipment should you take on your wild backpack camping adventures? Camping magazine Editor, Iain Duff, shares his wild camping kit list.
Essential gear for lightweight camping adventures
Heading into the countryside and sleeping under the stars is a great way to reconnect with nature. But what equipment should you take on your adventures? Our guide explains all.
The best lightweight tents
A good lightweight tent is the most important piece of kit you need for overnight trips on foot or on a bike. Here's a selection of top-rated shelters.