What is camping?
Camping is a form of tourism where people live in tents, caravans, motorhomes, holiday village or something similar but not hotels, hostels or under the open sky. A camper tourist usually travels by a motor vehicle, bicycle or boat. A camper is a person that uses a mobile accommodation regardless of location and purpose. The meaning of this has evolved over the years and includes more than those who stay at a campsite. Also staying in the caravan, motorhome etc. at the sports and leisure activities are included today in the word campers. A camper is defined thus rather based on the mobile property shape than where the campsite is implemented.
Camping in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom is a lovely country for campers, both in terms of culture and the nature in abundance. When it comes to spending the night in the great outdoors, there are some rules for Scotland and the other for England and Wales.
Scotland has a very liberal view on camping
In Scotland, it is allowed to stay two or three nights in the same place – when there is only a few people. You must show consideration for both the nature of the property. Do not camp in the vicinity of farms and houses, without the owner’s permission. Camp never on cultivated land. Although it is not directly forbidden to light a fire, so it is absolutely an advice to avoid a fire when it may be a high risk of spreading it, especially during dry periods. Do not disturb animals, find a place where there is no animal that is disturbed by night. And finally, leave the area without traces of waste and show respect to nature and the residents in the area.
England and Wales are more restrictive.
It is not permitted to stay overnight without the landowner’s permission even outside of inhabited areas. “We shall make use of the existing camping sites.”