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My favourite wild camping locations in the District

Unlike most other wild campers I don’t keep my wild camping spots in the Lake District and other areas secret. I rarely camp in the same location twice anyway so I prefer to share past locations so that others can benefit from them in future.

I am lucky enough to live near the Lake District and so I often spend weekends walking on the fells. As a result I have plenty of opportunities to scout out suitable lake district wild camping spots. Most people don’t have the lakes on their door step and so they have to rely on scouring over OS maps to find suitable locations. For this reason I decided to help people out a bit.

Each article contains:

  • OS Map info and grid references
  • Distance, Duration and Ascent Information
  • When to go
  • Where to park
  • Nearest water supply
  • Recommended and alternative routes with GPX file downloads.

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Uldale Head, Yorkshire Dales - Wild camping Location

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Pillar, Lake District - Wild Camping Location

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Wolf Crag, Haweswater Reservoir - Wild Camping Location

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Whernside, Yorkshire Dales - Wild Camping Location

A solitary camp on limestone paving with great views over to Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales ...

Create your own MRE English Breakfast

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Wild Boar Fell, Yorkshire Dales - Wild Camping Location

A quiet wild camping spot near Kirkby Stephen, on the fringes of the Lake District. The route features a longer hike out combined with a leisurely ascent. ...

5 essential pieces of wild camping gear

A list of the top 5 essential pieces of gear that I would never go camping without. ...

Castle Knott, Yorkshire Dales - Wild Camping Location

A great little wild camping location in the Yorshire Dales. Close to the M6 and the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale ...

Blind Tarn, Coniston - Wild Camping Location

A great year round wild camping location with a scenic walk up from Torver, Near Consiton. ...

Red Gill Head Moss Tarn, Coniston - Wild Camping Location

A lovely year round wild camping location overlooking Consiton Water and only 90 minutes walking from Coniston Village. Gird References and GPX Files inlcuded. ...

6 Common Issues When Wild Camping On Summits

In this post I talk about some of the common issues you are likely to face when wild camping on or around the summits of fells. ...