Tarp and hammock in Dartmoor

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kali187

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Hi,

greetings from London.
polish, well seasoned camper and hiker here


i have done some short 2 day hikes around Dartmoor. Mostly northern part.

are there enough suitable places in southern part to camp with hammock? I know there are some small forest areas, but don’t want to end up caught up by night with no trees around to hang my hammock :)

thank you
 

Fadcode

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Google maps or an OS Map would pinpoint where the trees are, and there are plenty of areas on Dartmoor where you can sling a hammock, both North and South.
Dartmoor being the only area where you can wildcamp in England, anywhere else you would need the Landowners permission or use a campsite.
Obvious these rules are often flouted, but you do that at your own risk.
 
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nigelp

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You can’t wild camp ‘any where’ on Dartmoor and areas you can wild camp are not really that great for a hammock - either no trees at all or the trees are not suitable.
You may have to go and have a look at some areas after some research.
 
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kali187

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Thanks.
Get all the points :)

guess the best choice would be Scotland then.

will have to be prepared for both hammock and just ground

i usually hike with either a tent or tarp and “ground based sleeping gear” here in UK, but kinda miss my old experience from forest rich Poland.
 

hebdo9

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Thanks.
Get all the points :)

guess the best choice would be Scotland then.

will have to be prepared for both hammock and just ground

i usually hike with either a tent or tarp and “ground based sleeping gear” here in UK, but kinda miss my old experience from forest rich Poland.
Hi, have you tried Thetford forest in East Anglia - a guy on youtube called East Anglia bushcraft does some nice vids on that and using hammocks too.
 
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TLM

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Sometimes a hammock can be set up between two rocks or a rock and a tree, climbers have great gear for hanging something from a rock crack.
 
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