Updated: Nov 27
We are stoked to unveil the CampWild Code, a new standard that embodies our commitment to responsible and respectful wild camping on private land. As passionate stewards of the great outdoors, we understand the delicate balance between exploration and preservation. Our CampWild Community is built on these principles, and the CampWild Code is our pledge to safeguard the Wild Spaces we cherish.
The Significance of the CampWild Code
The CampWild Code is not just a set of guidelines; it's a reflection of our dedication to ensuring that our wild camping experiences leave no lasting impact on the environment. It has been meticulously crafted over several months, drawing from extensive research, local insights, and collaborative efforts. We have engaged with local communities, land managers, and conservation organisations to create a holistic framework that resonates with the very heart of wild camping.
The CampWild Code seamlessly incorporates key principles from renowned ethical guidelines such as Leave No Trace, the Countryside Code, and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. By embracing these essential tenets, we are fostering a culture of responsible exploration that aligns with the values of the land and its inhabitants.
'Leave It Better' - Our Oath
Our CampWild Community stands united under the solemn oath of "Leave It Better." This oath encapsulates our commitment to uphold the highest standards of sustainable, responsible, and safe wild camping. Each member pledges to:
To safeguard the environment, we commit to leaving no trace behind.
Our campsites will remain pristine, as if untouched.
We will pack out all waste, use biodegradable wash products, and follow eco-friendly practices.
We are conscious campers, minimising our impact on flora and fauna.
We will respect habitats, wildlife, and local regulations.
Campfires will be approached with caution, and we will take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints.
Safety is paramount. We will plan ahead, be equipped with essential safety gear, and prioritise preparedness.
We'll respect natural hazards and weather conditions, ensuring our own safety and that of our fellow adventurers.
Respect Our Hosts & Local Communities:
As guests on private land, we will uphold the landowners' terms of access and usage.
We'll be courteous, cautious, and grateful for the privilege to explore.
Our actions will reflect our deep respect for both our hosts and the surrounding communities.
Explore the CampWild Code
As you embark on your next wild camping adventure, we invite you to explore the CampWild Code, your compass as you venture into the wilderness. It's more than just a set of rules – it's a commitment to a harmonious coexistence with nature & the people that live & work the land. By adhering to these principles, you're ensuring that the landscapes you adore remain untouched for generations to come.
Let us know your thoughts & views on the code, CampWild is a community & this code will evolve & adapt as we grow & learn from each other. Together, we can make a positive impact on the environment while savouring the wonders of the outdoors.
Happy camping, and remember to always "Leave It Better."
Interested in joining the CampWild Community? Click below to learn more!