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    I know the Peak District is out of bounds for wild camping.

    That said, however, I am after tips for good spots to go where I can take my camping gear out for some outdoors rambling where I am unlikely to be disturbed. (I pitch late and break camp early).

    I was thinking Kinder Scout area but am open to suggestions.

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    Around Kinder:
    There is a secluded spot by the River Noe under The Cloughs at SK 087 863 which despite it's proximity to Jacobs Ladder really feels remote.

    Along Ashop Clough say where Nether Red Brook joins it is o.k. though a bit lumpy. I've used this several times. SK 084 903

    Once when on the Derwent Watershed I camped near Ashop Head SK 065 904 though a lot of aeroplanes going into Manchester seem to use Mill Hill as a point to fly over. Can be noisey.

    The one at the Cloughs is my current favourite.

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    Top of Kinder, depending on your love/hatred of peat.
    Whinstone Lee Tor above Ladybower.

    Done both, no hassles from anyone provided they don't catch you in bed at 1030 in the morning.

    Train to Edale for the first, train to Hope for the second. ( I think.)

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    I've never camped up there so can't vouch for this from personal experience, but I have heard a number of reports of rangers patrolling the plateau on summer evenings and moving campers on.

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    I'm hoping to be left alone in February. I try to be as discreet as possible.

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    Simon, i just got home a bit worse for wear, but if you pm me a reminder tomorrow i'll give you a few suggestions, places i've actually wildcamped myself numerous times.

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    Simon, in Feb I think you'll be fine!

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    I found the Rangers are a lot like the Old Bill. Some are just in a bad mood, some are fine if you're OK with them. My mate was found in midsummer by a roving Ranger, who had a ten minute discussion about the relative merits of Macpac and Terra Nova tents and then went on his way.
    From what I've seen and heard it seems to be other people who grumble, leaving the Ranger little choice but to enforce the rules.

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