• Camp Etiquette

    A huge part of the pleasure of camping is enjoying the natural environment and it is important if we want to continue enjoying the outdoors that we have as little impact as possible and leave everything as we found it.

    Below are a list of factors to consider when camping so that you make as little impact as possible on the environment and ensure that both you and your fellow campers have a safe and enjoyable time.

    Camp Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts

    • Use existing sites and tracks, minimising damage to the natural environment
    • If a site or area states ‘no pets’ respect this
    • If your pet is allowed to camp with you, keep it under control and clean up after it
    • Respect quiet hours in the campsite, if you are a large group try and find a more isolated spot away from others. If you will be playing music, keep it at a reasonable level at night or turn it off if people close by are sleeping
    • If there is a speed limit in the park, stick to it
    • Use rubbish bins provided or take it with you if there are not any
    • Never take wood from standing trees
    • If there are signs stating not to collect wood at all, take note and supply your own wood
    • Respect fire bans
    • Build campfires where possible in designated areas
    • Don’t drop cigarette buts, burn them or take them with you
    • Only burn materials that will leave no trace, no bottle tops and plastic
    • Respect other campers when choosing campsite and don’t short cut through other campers sites whilst camping
    • If camping in an area without facilities, bury toilet waste away from water source and dispose of toilet paper properly
    • If using campsite facilities be thoughtful to other users, leave bathrooms clean and don’t take longer than necessary in showers
    • If possible consider showering at ‘off peak’ times, lessening the queues in the morning and evening
    • Respect local wildlife, do not feed or intimidate the animals, remember it is their home, not yours