Sumary of Just camp in my garden: new websites offer private pitches:
- You’ve done glamping, you’ve tried wild camping, but are you ready to embrace camping in other people’s gardens?
- Needing to use a campsite defeats the point of having a campervanGrace Fell, Wild With ConsentFounder Oliver Windle said he was aiming to fill a gap in the market for an obvious go-to platform for camping pitches in the UK.While there are numerous slick glamping websites – such as CanopyandStars.
- Photograph: Andy Craig PhotographyThe idea is to provide a liberated experience akin to wild camping, with more privacy than a campsite, but with the reassurance of knowing permission to be there has been arranged in advance.
- But she hopes to roll out the concept to other areas of the UK.Hundreds of temporary campsites have opened since last summer to cater to the surge in interestThere is certainly a demand.
- Last summer wild camping became so popular it was temporarily banned on Dartmoor due to the impact of those ignoring “leave no trace” guidance, and Lake District national park officials fined hundreds of people who were wild camping there illegally.
- With holidays within the UK booming, many campsites have long been booked up for the season, while hundreds of pop-up, temporary campsites have opened since last summer to cater to the surge in interest.