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In the light of the current Covid19 pandemic, members of Nearly Wild Camping are expected to operate in line with the most up-to-date Government guidance, taking responsibility for their own health, that of other members and the wider public.

Wild Camping with permission...

The Nearly Wild Camping Club (over 4500+ family memberships) is a growing network of locations willing to host campers who are looking for a wilder, secluded or quieter camping experience. It brings together ambassadors for the countryside, its rich heritage and wildlife, with those seeking to explore and learn through informal fun.

Members access our online directory which currently has 130 locations (with many more in the pipeline) mostly across the UK - many exclusive to Nearly Wild Camping members. Most offer more than just camping - open fires, local produce, pottery, nature walks, fishing, woodland camping....and more!

95% of our locations say YES to campfires/BBQs

40% of locations say YES to 'dogs welcome'

45% of locations say YES to campervans

over 40% are suitable for hammocks

Some of the locations allow camping all year round - wild camping for everyone


Whether you are a camper or a potential location (or both) standard membership of Nearly Wild Camping is just £20 per year subscription via PayPal. Some of our business supporters offer member discounts.

All Subscribers are also shareholders of the co-operative with a say in how Nearly Wild Camping develops, the members own and run the organisation

Frequently Asked QuestionsGroup and Business Membership details

We are a co-operative working together for everyone’s benefit. All subscription fees support the admin of the organisation and further development. There is a charge for camping at each location - see FAQs for more info.

Go Nearly Wild Camping

Go Nearly Wild Camping

Whatever your age or definition of wild, you can have unforgettable experiences exploring our many unique camping locations across the UK. Check out the locations directory examples and map, subscribe and go Nearly Wild Camping - Be part of the revolution in back-to-basics camping!

Example locations and more maps

Become a Nearly Wild Camping location

Become a Nearly Wild location

Do you have a potential Nearly Wild Camping location? Do you want to diversify your income? Inspire people to love our countryside? Do you want to join a network of people supporting each other to do the same thing? Find out how to become a Nearly Wild Camping location and be listed in our camping directory. You may not even need planning permission.


Member feedback reviews (various locations):

'We had a great stay. We were with our dog so we picked the field without the sheep and pitched up by the stream. We had the field
to ourselves, which was lovely. Would visit again, thanks'

'Stayed here with a friend and four children last year. Wonderful experience, and it really did feel away from it all. The children loved having the freedom to explore, whilst the adults enjoyed the camp fire, dark skies and the peace and quiet. We were the only party there for the weekend that we visited, and I gather that is not unusual. Will certainly be looking to go back.'

'I did a recent overnight stay here, was really impressed with the welcome tour etc from the land owner. Really enjoyed my stay . I was designated my campsite, exclusive fire pit which was cool. A family of 5 camped nearby by the other fire pit but were no way intrusive. Felt very welcome. Look forward to returning soon'