Member FAQs

  • How are OffGridCamp locations different to a ‘normal’ campsite?

    OffGridCamp is about building a community of like-minded 4×4 overlanders and adventure enthusiasts looking for somewhere wilder, quieter and more remote to camp and who are willing to pay for the privilege.

    We simply ask our OffGridCamp locations to provide somewhere wild (and preferably flat!) to camp so you are expected to be fully self sufficient. This means no toilets, no bins, no water or any facilities. When you become an OffGridCamp member you agree to:

    • Be self sufficient
    • 4×4 capable
    • Leave no trace
    • Sign ‘The Poo Pledge’

    We also ask our OffGridCamp locations to ensure that there is plenty of space between you and other overlanders to ensure a wilder camping experience.

    So in summary, you will not find lines of family tents, motorhomes and busy toilet blocks at OffGridCamp locations. You will simply find somewhere wild to camp.

  • What is #leavenotrace?

    #leavenotrace is a principle which is as simple as it sounds that all our members agree to when they become a member. We want to build a community of responsible, like-minded individuals who respect the countryside.

    As a member, you will be expected to leave the location exactly as you find it, take all of your litter home with you and agree to ‘The Poo Pledge’.

  • What is ‘The Poo Pledge’?

    When you become a member, you must agree to ‘The Poo Pledge’, which states that you must have a self contained toilet or bring a shovel and ensure that there is no evidence of your business for future campers.

    No. 2s – When we say “bring a shovel”, we really mean go for a decent stroll away from your camp spot, dig a proper hole, do your business in it and fill it back in. Don’t go behind that tree, car, wall or grassy bit that “no one” will see. Most of our locations are working farms and human no. 2s could pose a risk to livestock so this is something that really matters!

    Toilet tissues – Nobody likes to see loo paper blowing across the hillsides and valleys like snowdrifts (okay exaggeration!). But own the paper, pop it in a bag and take it home.

  • How do I find the camping locations?

    When you become an OffGridCamp member, you will have access to the database of OffGridCamp locations through our website.

  • How do I become a member?

    Sign up here: https://www.offgridcamp.co.uk/become-a-member/

    You will be asked to sign The Off Grid Camp Pledge, pay £25 membership, enter your username and then you’ll be up and running!

  • How much does membership cost?

    OffGridCamp membership costs £25/year and gives you exclusive access to our database of OffGridCamp locations.

  • How many locations are on OffGridCamp?

    We have just started building the Off Grid Camp network and as of 30.4.22, we have 43 sites. Each week we will be adding more sites, so watch this space!

    We are also offering FREE (or refunded) membership if you recommend a location and they sign up. So please do share if you know anyone that might be interested in being a location in the Off Grid Camp network.

  • Where are the OffGridCamp locations?

    We are currently launching locations in England, Scotland and Wales but if you have some suggestions for further afield, then do let us know!

  • How much does it cost to stay at a location?

    Each of our OffGridCamp locations chooses the price that they want to charge. When you become a member, you will be able to see the price for each location on our website.

  • How do I book my stay?

    Once you become a member you will have access to our database of locations where you can find the contact details for each site to make a booking directly with the OffGridCamp location.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    You must have permission to bring your dog and some OffGridCamp locations may specify that they must be kept on a lead. Please note that the majority of our locations are working farms, so please respect the request of the landowner. Happy farmers = happy campers!

  • Can I have a fire?

    You must have permission from the landowner to have a fire and it must be a raised fire pit in order to adhere to the #leavenotrace principles.

  • Is there water available?

    Some OffGridCamp locations may choose to offer access to a tap but we consider this a luxury so please plan to be fully self sufficient.

  • Are there toilets available?

    We simply ask our OffGridCamp locations to provide somewhere wild (and preferably flat!) to camp and therefore you should not expect OffGridCamp locations to have toilets.

    When you become a member, you agree to:

    • Be self sufficient
    • 4×4 capable
    • Leave no trace
    • Sign ‘The Poo Pledge’

    ‘The Poo Pledge’, states that you must have a self contained toilet or bring a shovel and ensure that there is no evidence of your business for future campers.

    No. 2s – When we say “bring a shovel”, we really mean go for a decent stroll away from your camp spot, dig a proper hole, do your business in it and fill it back in. Don’t go behind that tree, car, wall or grassy bit that “no one” will see. Most of our locations are working farms and human no. 2s could pose a risk to livestock so this is something that really matters! Nobody wants a human poo flavoured steak…!

    Toilet tissues – Nobody likes to see loo paper blowing across the hillsides and valleys like snowdrifts (okay exaggeration!). But own the paper, pop it in a bag and take it home.

  • How do I know the vehicle requirements of the location?

    Each OffGridCamp location has one of 3 levels of vehicle requirement specified on our website:

    1. Any vehicle – Location easily accessible from a public road by any vehicle

    2. Off-road capable – Only accessible to 4x4s with off-road tyres capable of handling rough tracks, wet grass and muddy gateways. Suitable for drivers with limited off road experience.

    3. Experienced off-road drivers only – Only accessible to fully off-road capable 4×4 vehicles with drivers who know how to handle their vehicle off-road. Tracks could be steep and/or rutted with possible river crossings.

  • Do I have to have a 4x4?

    Whilst we are primarily building a community of 4×4 overlanders, a limited number of our locations do allow ‘non-4×4’ vehicles. Each OffGridCamp location has one of 3 levels of vehicle requirement specified on our website. Look out for those with Level 1:
    Any vehicle – Location easily accessible from a public road by any vehicle.

  • Do the locations accept campervans?

    Yes, if it is 4×4.

    Or if it is not, a limited number of our sites do allow non 4×4 vehicles. Each OffGridCamp location has one of 3 levels of vehicle requirement specified on our website. Look out for those with Level 1:
    Any vehicle – Location easily accessible from a public road by any vehicle.

  • Do I need to have any off-roading experience?

    Not necessarily. Each OffGridCamp location has one of 3 levels of vehicle requirement specified on our website:

    1. Any vehicle – Location easily accessible from a public road by any vehicle

    2. Off-road capable – Only accessible to 4x4s with off-road tyres capable of handling rough tracks, wet grass and muddy gateways. Suitable for drivers with limited off road experience.

    3. Experienced off-road drivers only – Only accessible to fully off-road capable 4×4 vehicles with drivers who know how to handle their vehicle off-road. Tracks could be steep and/or rutted with possible river crossings.

  • How difficult are the locations to get to?

    This may vary by location. Each OffGridCamp location has one of 3 levels of vehicle requirement specified on our website:

    1. Any vehicle – Location easily accessible from a public road by any vehicle

    2. Off-road capable – Only accessible to 4x4s with off-road tyres capable of handling rough tracks, wet grass and muddy gateways. Suitable for drivers with limited off road experience.

    3. Experienced off-road drivers only – Only accessible to fully off-road capable 4×4 vehicles with drivers who know how to handle their vehicle off-road. Tracks could be steep and/or rutted with possible river crossings.

  • Are bins provided?

    We simply ask of our OffGridCamp locations to provide somewhere wild (and preferably flat!) to camp so please do not expect bins to be provided.

    When you become a member, you agree to:
    – Be self sufficient
    – 4×4 capable
    – Leave no trace
    – Sign ‘The Poo Pledge’

  • Are there chemical waste disposal facilities?

    We simply ask of our OffGridCamp locations to provide somewhere wild (and preferably flat!) to camp so please do not expect there to be chemical waste disposal facilities (or anything else) to be provided.

    When you become a member, you agree to:

    Be self sufficient
    4×4 capable
    Leave no trace
    Sign ‘The Poo Pledge

    ‘The Poo Pledge’, states that you must have a self contained toilet or bring a shovel and ensure that there is no evidence of your business for future campers.

    No. 2s – When we say “bring a shovel”, we really mean go for a decent stroll away from your camp spot, dig a proper hole, do your business in it and fill it back in. Don’t go behind that tree, car, wall or grassy bit that “no one” will see. Most of our locations are working farms and human no. 2s could pose a risk to livestock so this is something that really matters! Nobody wants a human poo flavoured steak…!

    Toilet tissues – Nobody likes to see loo paper blowing across the hillsides and valleys like snowdrifts (okay exaggeration!). But own the paper, pop it in a bag and take it home.

  • How many camp spots are there at each location?

    This will vary depending on location but the purpose of OffGridCamp is to give our members a wilder camping experience so space is important. Therefore, we suggest to our OffGridCamp locations that you are spaced at least 50m apart in a woodland or 100m apart in a field.

  • Is it possible to do a group booking?

    Some of our OffGridCamp locations provide spaces where several vehicles can camp together. You will be able to request this when you contact the landowner.

  • Will I meet the landowner?

    Every site is different. OffGridCamp locations may choose to simply give you information about where to camp prior to arrival and leave you to it or they may request that you meet them on arrival.

  • How do I know where to camp?

    OffGridCamp locations will either:

    • Give you information about where to camp prior to arrival
    • Or arrange to meet you on arrival and show you where to go
  • Can I stay for multiple nights at one location?

    Yes, however this will depend on availability at each location. All bookings are made directly with OffGridCamp locations.

  • What happens if I get stuck?

    Each OffGridCamp location has one of 3 levels of vehicle requirement specified on our website so you shouldn’t get stuck and we strongly encourage you to avoid this at all costs. However, if you do get stuck, you may be able to find a friendly farmer to help you out but expect to have to ‘tip’ the farmer for having to pull you out.

    The 3 levels of vehicle requirements are listed below:

    1. Any vehicle – Location easily accessible from a public road by any vehicle

    2. Off-road capable – Only accessible to 4x4s with off-road tyres capable of handling rough tracks, wet grass and muddy gateways. Suitable for drivers with limited off road experience.

    3. Experienced off-road drivers only – Only accessible to fully off-road capable 4×4 vehicles with drivers who know how to handle their vehicle off-road. Tracks could be steep and/or rutted with possible river crossings.

  • Do I have to have a roof top tent?

    No, you can sleep however you want. We simply ask that you are:

    • Self sufficient
    • 4×4 capable
    • Leave no trace
    • Sign ‘The Poo Pledge’

    So tent dwellers, hammock enthusiasts, bivi bag sleepers and more are all welcome!