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    ‹bermensch ShoutsAtQuietMice's Avatar
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    Nah mate. That's a pic from 2011.

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    Yes, that would explain it.

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    So me and my dad are thinking of wild camping in the Peak District next month. I see this post hasn't been active for a while, how easy is wild camping in the Peak District now? We would only camp one night and understand not to leave anything. We also have a small inconspicuous dark green tent so we should be quite discreet. Is there any chance of getting moved on or even seen by anyone? Also are there really many good spots for camping away from people?

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    Rough camping in the Peak is perfectly possible although there are a few special factors:

    1. It's really only a good idea on the high moors to the north of the Hope Valley, and in a few areas on the western and eastern moors. Although there's no reason you shouldn't try asking for permission from the landownerif you find yourself on improved farmland instead.

    2. Most areas are going to be quite busy, especially on summer weekends, so the usual advice about pitch late and strike early applies.

    3. The moorland regeneration work being done especially on Bleaklow/Kinder makes this a really sensitive area so any campsite would need selecting with extreme care to avoid damaging the new vegetation.

    4. The increased risk of fire in moorland areas when dry.

    5. The increased risk of sinking into a bog in moorland areas when wet.

    Most of this was covered in the original thread and really nothing has changed since, except the huge regeneration project that's ongoing at the moment.

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    Thanks for the update, we'll make sure to camp in the right place.

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    There is no provision under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act for camping on open access land. If you wish to wild camp in the Peak District National Park you must first obtain permission from the??landowner before camping otherwise you will be committing a trespass.

    The Peak District National Park??Authority??does not allow wild camping on its own land.

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    no you can wild camp in the peak district in quite a few places as long as you're sensible and leave no trace.dont do what some people do and leave empty wine bottles and bags of trash for some other person to carry out and only pitch you're tent when its getting dark and pack it up before it gets too bright

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