WILD CAMPING IN A MOTORHOME
Why Wild camp in a Motorhome at all
There are thousands of beautiful locations all Scotland that yiu can wild camp. Just a little exploration will turn up some lovely spots that you’ll want to keep all to yourself.
The term Wild Camping does not mean ‘Wild Parking’ which is the practice of parking up in service stations or a Tesco’s car park. For wild camping in a Motorhome Think “Wilderness Camping” . Of course in the UK and in Europe you’ll find it hard to find many true wildernesses but in Scotland there are literally thousands of places and you will often be surprised at what nice places you can find to stay for an evening just by following your nose.
Wild camping in a motorhome is not about saving money, it is about parking up in quiet locations that for a night or two you can enjoy and call your own. some confuse wild camping with the free camping. There are legions of people who proudly boast they never, ever pay to camp, they will park anywhere, if they have a nice location its a bonus, but if its tucked around the back of the cement works, as long as they are not paying, that’s ok.
Keeping a low profile when wild camping in a motorhome
Some countries forbid any type of wild camping in motorhomes and insist that tradition campsites are used. However in most countries in Europe it is not against the law for you to sleep in a public place in your motorhome. That said, while there might be no blanket camping ban; most countries, including the UK, have local laws that might prohibit camping in particular areas. Signs will be placed informing you, so look out for them. There are plenty of irresponsible people among the motorhoming community and they break simple rules, like staying for far too long and producing noise and mess. This is why we are seeing increasing numbers of those infernal “camping prohibited” signs appearing.
The key to successful wild camping is to keep as low a profile as possible. If the Police swing by and see your “camp” is complete with deck-chairs, washing line, awning and a large black sack off rubbish, they are probably going to bang on your door and ask you to move on.
No Overnight Camping