Is camping your thing? Or do you want to try something new? Then it’s time to get outdoors, explore nature, and have an adventure! 

However, there is more to camping than meets the eye and while it is a fun getaway we must remember that when camping you are a guest in nature and therefore must be responsible. But responsible camping goes beyond just packing the car and hitting the road. Being a conscientious camper means taking steps to ensure that the environment is respected and preserved for future generations.

In this blog, the team at Lakefield will explore what it means to be a conscientious camper. The dos and don’ts of camping to ensure your trip remains fun while being  respectful towards nature and your environment. 

When Camping Do:

  • Research the area: Before you set off on your camping trip, make sure you do your research about the area you plan on visiting. You should check for local regulations and restrictions, as well as any potential hazards. Here at Lakefield, we have done the hard work for you and provide you with a beautiful campsite with amenities.  Our campsite is situated in an ideal position for touring all the beautiful spots of the region in the South West.
  • Be prepared: Make sure you have all the necessary camping equipment and supplies that you need. This includes a tent, sleeping bag, cooking supplies, a first aid kit and any other items you may need for activities you plan to undertake such as hiking. Our campsite at Lakefield provides clean facilities with free hot water and showers and coin operated laundry facilities for your convenience. 
  • Respect the environment: When camping in the UK, it’s important to respect the environment and leave the area as you found it. Do your best to minimise your impact on the environment by following the Leave No Trace principles. When camping it is important to remember you are mother nature’s guest. 
  • Follow safety guidelines: Make sure you follow any safety guidelines that may be in place. This includes any campfire regulations, as well as any other safety measures that may be in place. If you have any questions on safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to contact our team here at Lakefield.

When Camping Don’t: 

  • Litter: Littering is never acceptable, no matter where you are. When camping in the UK, make sure you take all your rubbish with you when you leave the area. 
  • Disturb wildlife: It’s important to respect the wildlife no matter where you are. Do not disturb or feed any animals you may come across. It could endanger them or you. 
  • Leave your valuables unattended: If you leave your campsite, make sure you take your valuables with you, if this is not possible, ensure they are locked away safely.
  • Disrespect the locals: As a visitor to the area it is important to respect the locals. We are a nice bunch in Cornwall and will go out of our way to help people but we, like anybody, need to be treated with respect with the understanding that this is our home. Please do not trespass on private land or take/pick items you may find such as growing flowers or fruit on somebody’s land. 

By following these camping dos and don’ts, you can make sure your camping  trip is a safe and enjoyable experience and that you are a model conscientious camper. 

If you would like to come and explore and camp in our beautiful Cornish countryside, the team at Lakefield is excited to welcome you to our campsite. If you would like to find out more about our rates, or simply have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.

So, let’s get ready to make some memories and do our part for the planet! Have fun and enjoy your camping trip!