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More than 1,000 members and growing…

Nearly Wild Camping now has over 1,000 members (July 2019). Over the last three years we have doubled our membership numbers each year from 250 to 500 and now to 1,000+. If we continue to expand our membership will be 2,000 strong with over 100 locations this time next year. It’s a bold statement to make but the more members we have the bigger the marketing budget (we never used to have one!), the more shows we can have a stand at and the more landowners we can contact.

We are receiving lots of positive feedback about what we are doing and how the locations live up to expectations. We have lots more in the pipeline and hope to refresh the website over the winter months.

One of our stand visitors at The Bushcraft Show described what we are doing as a ‘fight-back’ against being pushed off the land (in England and Wales), we do see ourselves as a movement that is facilitating camping in wilder places. We have been well received by organisations working with people with mental health issues. It’s also been pointed out that as our locations can be accessed by road they allow people who are less able to experience wilder camping, without having to climb a mountain or walk for hours. We are quite unique in that over 40% of our locations are suitable for hammocks and almost all allow campfires. So landowners and people looking for a wilder camping experience join us, escape the everyday and together we can enjoy the health benefits, reconnect with nature and our own well-being…

 

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