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Clearing up some of the confusion about Wild Camping …and an update

All of the UK is owned by someone or some organisation. Wild camping does happen but is often not possible or realistic for many people hence the reason for creating Nearly Wild Camping. Nearly Wild Camping has been working hard to help people access wilder camping opportunities for some time, whilst also ensuring some benefit […]

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Attentional Restoration Theory and Camping

Attentional restoration theory (ART) first proposed by Kaplan and Kaplan (1989) claims that urban environments suffer from an excess of stimulation that serves to dramatically capture our attention. People exposed to urban environments are forced to use their attention to overcome the effects of constant stimulation (described as hard fascination), and over time this in […]

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The Wild Camping Mindset

Motivation – you’ve got to want to do it in the first place! Planning & Preparation – check the weather forecast, plan your meals & snacks, pack your bag in the order you will need things (or use different pockets). Knowledge of the landscape (map). Practice & Testing – learn to put your tent up […]

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Working with The John Muir Trust

Nearly Wild Camping is currently working with the John Muir Trust to use the John Muir Award as a way of enhancing our members camping experiences. We hope this will also open up even more exciting Nearly Wild Camping opportunities and natural world experiences.

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What star shall we give Underhill Farm?

Reversing the star system

One of the features of Nearly Wild Camping is the rating system we are going to use. We are going to take the conventional star system for tourist accommodation and turn it on it’s head. So in the middle of nowhere, with no facilities is going to be 5*! I have been having a think […]

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