Camping Map

Camping Map

Backpack camping on Dartmoor commons

Backpack camping is permitted on some of Dartmoor’s commons as shown on the map below.  The nature of the right to backpack camp has been subject to legal action over the last few years and will next be heard at the Supreme Court in October 2024.

Please remember if you are planning a backpack camp you should check where you can and are encouraged to backpack camp on the camping map first and follow leave no trace principles.

How do I backpack camp (wild camp)?

  • Backpack camping means carrying your own equipment as part of your walk and staying one or two nights max. You may camp overnight in certain areas highlighted on the map and provided you follow the Code of Conduct 
  • No overnight stays in vehicles, campervans or motorhomes.
  • No large tents or large groups camping.
  • Leave no trace - don't light fires and take all rubbish home.

Ground nesting bird season 1 March - 31 July

Please take extra care during this time and avoid the rare bird nesting sites.

Check the interactive map below. Please make sure you clear your cache (by pressing Control + F5 key) to see the latest version.

Dartmoor Live Firing

Please note that part of the camping map is within the area that the military use for training. The boundaries of these range danger areas are marked on the ground by a series of red and white posts with warning notices. The public has access to these moorland areas except when the ranges are in use for live firing.  Dartmoor firing times - GOV.UK (