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10 of the best wild camping spots in UK & Europe

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Wild camping is very much the same as camping on a site: simply find a spot, pitch up and camp.

Minus the crowds of like-minded campers, toilet blocks or running water. And best of all, it’s free! In many countries, including England, it’s technically illegal without the landowner’s permission. But as long as you tidy up after yourself and don’t harm the environment, wild camping is a liberating experience.

Here’s our pick of the 10 best wild camping spots in UK and Europe:

Black Mountain, Brecon Beacon, Wales

Separated from its rocky relatives by the river Usk, these mountains aren’t as popular with the public as the other ranges on Brecon Beacons. But this works to your advantage. Head up on to the 713km peak if Rhos Dirion for a sleep on the summit that overlooks faraway villages. Or pitch up along the river by Myndd Bychan. Remember though that there are no shops at the start – so make sure you have everything you need before you set off into all the glorious sandstone and limestone on display.

Read the rest of the article in our Autumn ezine here.