There is something truly special about wild camping. About heading off into the countryside in some remote location and pitching your tent. It is one of the best ways to enjoy camping in its rawest form. If you want a truly memorable experience next to you go camping, head off the beaten track and try one or more of these great spots we believe are some of the most beautiful wild camping spots.
Okay, this could easily top the list of one of the most perilous wild camping spots in the world, but the portaledges you are able to camp out off the cliff in the Welsh north coast is one stunning way to sleep under the stars. The portaledges are lowered down via rope and are carefully secured in place. There is a real lack of any accidents occurring with them, but we still think it would take a certain amount of nerves to spend any length of time on them, let alone sleep.
Would you like to be woken early in the morning by an elephant? If that’s your dream wild camping scenario, you should head to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Taking a safari and camping out along the way is one of the easiest ways to have run-ins with the magnificent beasts. Even when you’re not in awe by their majesty, you’ll be suitably bowled over by the stunning surroundings.
Although this is perhaps the most obvious of choices in our list, if you want to gaze in wonder at the most dramatic and biggest mountain on earth, the base camp of Mount Everest is the best place to camp out. It can be quite difficult to get to, as it’s based at 17,598-feet, however, you will be richly rewarded for your efforts to get there.
Okay, so it might not be the first place you thought of going wild camping. Whether it’s the inclement weather or…well, just the inclement weather and cold temperatures, you could be forgiven for not even contemplating the northern part of the United Kingdom. However, there are some truly spectacular spots where it is completely legal to wild camp out on. If you are willing to brave the weather, try places like the Cairngorms National Park and The West Highlands.
The Hebrides is perfect though, if you are interested in hiking. All that hard work and miles underfoot are rewarded with some of the most unpopulated wildernesses, amazing peaks and rough and rugged coastlines on the planet.
For somewhere truly amazing to enjoy wild camping, especially if you are heading to Europe and Scandinavia, you should consider the Lofoten Islands off the northern coast of Norway. Norwegian law permits wild camping, and this is one of the best places to enjoy a wide variety of activities and awesome views of the northern lights.
If you are interested in broadening your horizons when it comes to wild camping, you will not find many spots more beautiful than those listed above.