Backpack Camping Code

Following the Backpack Camping Code will help to protect Dartmoor’s fragile moorland environment. Check the Camping Map to find out where you can pitch your small tent.

Avoid the following areas

  • Enclosed moorland
  • Farmland
  • Roadside (or within 100m of a road)
  • Within sight of roads or houses
  • Reservoir catchment areas
  • Archaeological sites

Do not light fires

  • Use a camping stove placed on a stable rock
  • Be aware of fire risk
  • Heed fire risk warnings in place

Leave the area as you would like to find it

  • Take all litter home
  • Deal with other waste sensibly and with care
  • Respect the interests of those who own the land or make a living from it