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    Wild Camping spots in Yorkshire

    Hello All,

    I've spent most of my childhood having family holidays in the Lakes or the Dales but now I want to move away from the luxury of toilet blocks and sharing fields with everyone else. I just wondered if anyone could share a spot or 2 where they have wild camped before around the Yorkshire area. I live just south of York, so anywhere in the Dales or North Yorkshire Moors would be a good place to start. I really fancy Scotland, but wanted to get a couple of practice runs in first before heading up there. I've trawled Google/OS maps but wondered if anyone could share a few places where they have had no interruptions/complaints?

    Any pointers are much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by estin1981 View Post
    Hello All,

    I've spent most of my childhood having family holidays in the Lakes or the Dales but now I want to move away from the luxury of toilet blocks and sharing fields with everyone else. I just wondered if anyone could share a spot or 2 where they have wild camped before around the Yorkshire area. I live just south of York, so anywhere in the Dales or North Yorkshire Moors would be a good place to start. I really fancy Scotland, but wanted to get a couple of practice runs in first before heading up there. I've trawled Google/OS maps but wondered if anyone could share a few places where they have had no interruptions/complaints?

    Any pointers are much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    John

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    Hello to All that have replied! Another little thing that is praying on my mind is abandoning my car for a day or 2. What does everyone else do with their cars? I've often thought about just dumping it in a side road (obviously not blocking anyone) but dread the thought of returning to an empty space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by estin1981 View Post
    Hello to All that have replied! Another little thing that is praying on my mind is abandoning my car for a day or 2. What does everyone else do with their cars? I've often thought about just dumping it in a side road (obviously not blocking anyone) but dread the thought of returning to an empty space?
    Immobilize the car in some way like a wheel clamp or two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by estin1981 View Post
    Hello to All that have replied! Another little thing that is praying on my mind is abandoning my car for a day or 2. What does everyone else do with their cars? I've often thought about just dumping it in a side road (obviously not blocking anyone) but dread the thought of returning to an empty space?
    I dont leave my van anywhere insecure, far too much valuable stuff in it. If i do have to leave it, it gets emptied. These days immobilising your motor isnt a guarantee to it not being nicked and there are folks out there that would trash it anywhat just for shits and giggles, it boils down to a basic lack of respect for people and property

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    hi mate, do you know where ripon is? thats where im from... i know lots of places around there for wild camping - but i only live there over winter months... if you want to venture as far as the lakes thats where i am now.. more than welcome to come along on afew trips when i get my arse in to gear and go myself that is!

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