CampWild launches self-guided hiking trails

A snowy landscape

CampWild, a project to encourage accessible and adventurous camping experiences, has launched a series of self-guided hiking trails.

The multi-day itineraries take participants to remote locations, where they can enjoy wild camping and embrace the spirit of adventure.

Wild Trails take inspiration from hiking traditions in Canada and North America, offering an opportunity to leave modern life behind for a while.

Three routes have been announced as part of the launch, all of which can be found on a Highland estate in Perthshire.

The 12,000-acre Scottish estate is owned by Oxygen Conservation, a partner of CampWild.

All levels of outdoor experience will be catered to on the trails, which will allow visitors to enjoy diverse landscapes, wildlife, habitats, geology, history and find out more about local conservation efforts.

The benefits of completing a self-guided trail include improving navigational skills and spending time in nature for physical and mental wellbeing.

Tom Backhouse, co-founder of CampWild, said: “Wild Trails offer the opportunity to explore an area so wild it transports you to another world entirely.

“Wild Trails will blow your mind, instil gratitude, change perspectives, challenge you, reconnect you to nature, make you laugh, leave you in awe, slow you down and etch a lasting memory that we promise you will never, ever forget!”

The trail maps have been developed with Ordnance Survey to ensure they act as a comprehensive guide to the terrain.

Participants are encouraged to use them as a type of journal to document their trip and capture their memories.

Mr Backhouse added: “If you are looking for a complete escape to untapped, remote wildness, the Wild Trails are for you.

“We have mapped and walked each trail and the experiences from each are truly etched in our memories; we are so excited to now launch the Wild Trails to the CampWild community and encourage more people to ‘go wilder’ in 2024.”

CampWild offers access to more than 250 campsites through its online platform. Each of these wilder sites has been fully vetted to ensure the best experience for visitors.

Members also benefit from a selection of other features, including planning tools, a community platform and brand-partner discounts.

CampWild also has a number of brand ambassadors who host webinars, workshops and events, answering any questions those new to the platform or wilder outdoor experiences might have.

Membership to CampWild costs £20 per year and there are a number of gifting options available, allowing people to purchase nature experiences for others.


Photo credit: CampWild