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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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Our New Logo

We thought it was about time we came up with a logo, so that we can put it on all of the flyers and leaflets we are getting printed ready for next week. So, Steve has put his ipad drawing skills to good use and has created one for us. It still needs a bit […]

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