Category Archives: wildcamping

The Solar Panel in use

We love our solar panel. Its just so good at keeping the batteries charged up and once installed its free power, such a nice feeling. The other weekend we spent 4 days camping off grid and even though we watched quite a bit of television, used lights whenever and showered daily (uses the electric pump) our battereis spent most of their time fully charged, fantastic


Motorhoming definately seems to be gaining rapidly in popularity. There is almost not a day when there is a feature somewhere about it. Today I have read one in the online Telegraph by Sarah Beeny. She hired one from Brownhills and headed off with her family and her brother’s family for a months hoilday.

You can see the article by clicking here

She talks about wild camping and attracted a comment from someone who lives abroad and he called wild campers wampers – half camper and half w******. I think this is a shame. We have wildcamped before. If you are not sure what wildcamping is, then basically it is camping, not a campsite. We did three weeks in France camping on beaches, in forests and on aires. Aires are designated areas for camping so not really wildcamping but there are no wardens and you just get on with it.

When we went they were free although you often paid a euro for water. I believe now there is a price to pay on some of them.

When we wildcamp we ensure we are not blocking any house (or hotel etc) dweller’s view so I can’t see the problem. I can understand though people getting upset if suddenly a big motorhome/RV pulls up outside and sets up camp