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    Just wondering where everyone's favourite wild camp location is. I've done a few recently and it got me wondering where everyone else likes to head off to.

    I know some people like to keep them a secret but mine has to be at the southern tip of Haweswater in the Lake District by the trees near to Riggindale. Amazing place to spend a night with a stunning view in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer View Post
    ... some people like to keep them a secret ...
    Most people do in my experience.

    I think campers tend to guard the location of their own spots (especially if they seek solitude) rather than popularise them. Places which are recommended or mentioned frequently can get as crowded as campsites - Styhead Tarn and Stickle Tarn are two very obvious examples.

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    Exactly as bastard say's.....

    BUT...Styhead Tarn and Stickle Tarn are the BEST; go to those spots; always.


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    Mine's in the Mournes, I've3 that I've never seen any one else use, apart from old walking buddy, ( can't do hills any more, due to leg injury).

    Ones low, onemid high, others high.

    I'm not telling where they are

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    Mynydd Du, somewhere

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    Jura out of midge season. If you know where it is, you know. If you don't I'm not saying.

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    I've a soft spot for a couple of spots overlooking Grasmere. Ones an easy walk from the town pre\post going out on a bigger wildcamp circuit replacing the Grasmere YHA overnight I used to use.

    The other is a longer stretch of the legs, but worth it for a more rugged & remote location for a bit of R&R, with a nice kick off for Sgt Man early in the morning.

    But really any remote tarn with a long range view does it for me - there are just so many favourites I've just not got around to trying yet.

    But turning the topic on its head, Styhead Tarn has to be one of my most UNfavourites - like Clapham Junction the only time I stopped there

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    There's a particularly bleak spot where I've wanted to wild camp for as long as I can remember. Still haven't managed it as the weather has never been good enough. I'm not going to say where it is, coz I want it all for myself!

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    Of course, the other problem with popular spots is the rubbish that everyone leaves behind! At my (no longer secret) near Haweswater, there was a grill from a disposable BBQ and a whole bin bag, partly burried in the soil.

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    intentionally vague----half way up loch shiel----thank you peter clinch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Dillon View Post
    There's a particularly bleak spot where I've wanted to wild camp for as long as I can remember. Still haven't managed it as the weather has never been good enough. I'm not going to say where it is, coz I want it all for myself!
    Notes to self - get Paddy to drink a few pints after the Winter Hill walk and broach the subject

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    Too many to have an out-and-out favourite... but there's a cracking spot I've used a couple of times, by a cascade half way up the Arratille valley in the Pyrenees

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    Nice one Matt! That's an area where you really are spoilt for choice even if you do need ear-defenders in the storms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyjc View Post
    Jura out of midge season. If you know where it is, you know. If you don't I'm not saying.

    Just off the west coast isn't it? Near Islay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlight Shadow View Post
    Notes to self - get Paddy to drink a few pints after the Winter Hill walk and broach the subject
    Good luck with that... I don't drink!

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    Mmmh! Kinley, Might be.

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    I had a nice camp at Red Tarn below Striding Edge this summer. There were a few other tents there but there was enough space that we were not on top of eachother. Door turned the other way makes it seem like you have it to yourself. Wake up next to the tarn with Helvellyn just behind and a nice view the other way too. Not a secret spot but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    ...and if you wander through the boulders at the back of the Tarn there are often decorous plastic bags full of empty tin cans amidst them

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    Seriously? What a shame... Still, I enjoyed it and I didnt see any rubbish lying around.

    Mind you I was walking on the coast in Cornwall when I came across half a dozen empty cans and a pack of muffins... people are really having a laugh!

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    I've never actually pitched in the same place twice so far - there's always space for a Nallo.

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