By: Blonde Two

Dartmoor Wild Camping Infographic: Useful wild camping tips

Wild camping is becoming very popular as more people discover how wonderful it is to sleep under canvas (or under the stars) in the peaceful solitude of the UK’s beautiful wild places. Dartmoor, with its wide vistas and fascinating tors is a popular wild camping location that offers plenty of options for would-be campers. If you are thinking about packing up your tent and hiking off to a wild camp location, our Dartmoor wild camping infographic will give you the basic tips you need for a sustainable, enjoyable and legal trip. Click on the infographic for a larger version, and for more detailed information check out the links below.

Infographic showing Dartmoor wild camping tips


For further Dartmoor wild camping information

The Dartmoor National Park Authority wild camping map – shows you where you can wild camp on Dartmoor

Camping advice from Dartmoor National Park Authority – useful advice about all types of camping

The Backpack Camping Code – how to wild camp sustainably and keep our wild spaces beautiful

Information on Dartmoor camp sites – if your tent is too big to carry, we have some stunning camp sites


Find out more about wild camping on Dartmoor

We get asked lots of questions about wild camping on Dartmoor. To help answer these and give people the confidence to wild camp in a sustainable way, we run Dartmoor wild camping courses. Our next is our winter wild camping course (£130) in February (for the brave) but for those who prefer warmer weather, we also have camping courses in July and August (£120). We only take a few people at a time on these courses and they get booked up quickly so we recommend booking soon to guarantee your place.

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February 2020

Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July 2020

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August 2020

If you want to learn to use a map and compass to help you find your secluded camping spot, why not book onto one of our beginners’ navigation courses (£50) as well. You can even make a three-day event of it and add our August 1st navigation course to your July wild camp!

Dartmoor Wild Camping Courses