Motorhome and campervan owners can now access more than 250 ‘wild campsites’, thanks to the launch of a new project which promises to help people reconnect with nature.
Entrepreneur, Tom Backhouse has today launched CampWild having negotiated access to private land with trusts, custodians, and landowners, as part of the biggest UK campsite directory of its kind.
CampWild is offering access to a variety of exclusive Wild Spaces, where off-grid camping can take place in locations that were previously inaccessible to the public.
This includes diverse landscapes, from woodlands and farmland, to butterfly meadows, bays and mountains.
Co-founder of CampWild, Tom Backhouse said: “Research shows us that over three quarters of Brits are planning UK staycations this year, as the cost of living continues to bite.
“In my view, holidays shouldn’t be about breaking the bank, but about experiences.
“With CampWild, we are helping people to discover some awe-inspiring locations that are literally on our doorsteps – whether an established wilder campsite or an undiscovered Wild Space. We’re launching in time for the summer holidays for those looking for ideas of unique places they can explore across England, Wales or Scotland.”
The CampWild platform gives people the opportunity to easily discover wilder places, and experience them in a responsible and sustainable way, while safeguarding the interests of the landowners who are making the spaces available to people and helping to protect the locations for future generations.
Tom added: “My vision is to create a community of like-minded people who are regularly getting out to Wild Spaces and Wilder Campsites, engaging with landowners and communities, respecting the land, while giving back hyper-locally by spending in neighbouring communities.
“We want to support conservation work, foster responsible camping practices, and ensure that nature and local communities are at the heart of our vision.”
CampWild is a subscription service, which is available for £20 per year.
Members then book and pay for Wilder Campsites directly with the site owners, while Wild Spaces are booked via the CampWild website, with each location charging a nominal fee, per night, per site.