So you've got your camper or roof tent and now you're looking for somewhere to go camping in them for free? Well that's where this article should come in handy!
Our goal is to make this your go to place for finding the best wild camping spots in the UK and all over the world! Please contact us if you know of any other resources that might be useful to people and we'll be happy to add them.
There are a number of apps that should help you find your perfect spot. The majority of these below rely on their community to list and review places they find, so they'll differ from app to app.
Our advice would be to download all the free ones, so you can see a wider range of places and possibly get Park4Night for the low fee it charges because it's highly recommended by our community!:
Searchforsites (search for free pitches)
WikiCamps UK (search for free pitches)
Eurocampings (search for free pitches)
2. Facebook Groups
There a number of Facebook groups that you can use to find free or wild camping spots. We've listed all the ones we could find that are active, which we've defined as having more than 3 posts a day.
If you join them all and post where you want to go and see if the replies are any good, you can begin to filter down which ones you prefer and take it from there. You can also use the "Search This Group" function on them to see if anyone else has posted a good location spot for the area you want to go too.
These are groups for wild camping with a campervan or roof tent in the UK:
These groups aren’t quite as specialised to the UK, so you may be able to find camping spots in the rest of Europe when in a camper or roof tent in these:
These groups are focussed mostly on wild camping spots when you have a tent, but there are still some that are suitable for campervans and roof top tents. They're also mostly targeted towards finding UK spots only:
These groups are good for finding places to stop if you’re planning on doing a trip on the scenic Scotland NC500 route:
There are also various websites- both paid and free that you can use to find wild camping spots. We've listed the ones we know about below: