What is Wild Camping

What Is Wild Camping?

Wild camping with Go Wild Survival gives you the chance to link with your primitive instincts. You can build the perfect shelter and equip it with the gadgets you have always wanted to try constructing.

Some people will want to keep it simple. Build a bivvy, string your hammock and sit by the fire and let the time of day or night pass you by.

Whilst wild camping at Go Wild Survival you can test out all of the different fire lighting skills from good old matches and lighter to flint and steel, wire wool and 9 volt battery to magnifying glass on a sunny day.

When the fire is roaring you might roast a rabbit or wait until the embers die down and are perfect for traditional backwoods cooking. Wrap your jacket potato in foil and sit back for the 10 minutes it takes to cook to perfection.

After a while of wild camping most people feel the stresses of everyday life slipping away as they swap computer tweets for bird tweets whilst enjoying the great outdoors and the chorus of nature in the woods. For those that just can’t live without modern technology, wild camping gives you the perfect opportunity for great Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest selfies. A chance to show the rest of the world, and your mates, that you are living reality not just watching someone else doing it on TV.

Having spent a few nights or a week with friends with Go Wild Survival you can go away feeling content that your time spent going back to nature has contributed to conservation and supporting the call of the wild at Old Woodlands.

If you are new to wild camping see our welcome to wild camping package.


The Philosophy of Leave No Trace Wild Camping

Leave no trace is a set of ethics, followed by all people who enjoy the wilderness experience, that minimises impact on the environment. The principles have been developed to fit a wide range of outdoor settings and encourage all users to have a gentle, light impact on the natural world that we all enjoy.

Here at Go Wild Survival we hope our guests take memories and photos and leave only footprints.

During your visit to Go Wild Survival you can leave no trace by following these points:



Minimise disturbance to wildlife

Food scraps (even when buried) attract scavenging birds and animals, some of which prey on more vulnerable nesting birds. Carry all scraps of food out with you. Be prepared to move if you become aware that you are disturbing nesting birds or animals. Remove all litter (even other peoples!) Think ahead and only carry in what you are prepared to carry out. Do not bury or hide litter under stones as it can harm wildlife and offends those who visit after you.

Choose a dry site to pitch on rather than resorting to digging drainage ditches and removing vegetation.

Dead wood is an important habitat for insects and many small animals, so think carefully about the wood that you choose for your fire. The cost of the fire permit is put towards maintaining these vital woodland floor habitats but you can still help by choosing wisely.


Consider Other Campers

The larger the group, the harder it is to keep impacts to a minimum. Keep groups small.

Remember that noise travels from tents disturbing wildlife as well as humans.

Use the space considerately; remember that most campers want to enjoy a feeling of remoteness. Choose an area that allows all groups to experience this.

Wild Camping Bushcraft Shelter
Wild Camping Fire Lighting
Wild Camping Bushcraft Chair
Wild Camping Tarp Shelter