The Permit is credit card-sized and is a ‘mini certificate’ confirming the level of camping skills attained by its holder. The available categories are:
Indoor – for staying in a building that has toilets plumbed into a waste disposal system (eg. a cess pit, storage tank or mains drains) and access to running drinking water.
Campsite – for staying at a site that has toilets plumbed into a waste disposal
system (eg. a cess pit, storage tank or mains drains) and access to running drinking
Greenfield – for staying at any site where any of the above facilities do not
exist – for example a summer camp on a farmer’s field.
Lightweight expedition – for staying at any site for not more than one night before moving on. The core activity is a form of expedition, not residential, and
all the equipment is transported with the participants eg. QSA/DofE hikes, expedition hikes, canoe expeditions etc. NB The Green Field Permit is the only one which automatically includes this element of the Permit Scheme. Those holding a hillwalking permit that includes lightweight camping in remote areas may also run Lightweight Expedition events.
Occasionally restrictions may be imposed on any of the above, but the reasons for these should be discussed with you prior to the recommendation being passed to the DC for issue of the permit.