Learning Resources



Camp 404 have some excellent books available to borrow and below are links to online resources including videos and booklets.

The books and online material cover a range of hill walking and wild camping topics.

Map Reading

Some of the books available to borrow from Camp 404 as you prepare for your first wild camping expedition

Map Reading

Introduction to map reading  booklet (Ordnance Survey)

Advanced Map Reading Guides

Ordnance Survey web page covering advanced map reading topics

Map Reading Guides

Ordnance Survey web page covering various map reading topics

Advanced Map Reading

Advanced map reading booklet (Ordnnce Survey)

General Information

New Hillwalkers Guide

Hillwalking guide booklet

(British Mountaineering Council)

Green Guide to the Uplands

Hillwalking and the upland environment booklet (BMC)

The Countryside Code

Guidelines for visitors and land managers (Natural England)


Adventure Smart

Mountain Safety

Heuristic Traps

Understanding bad decision making


How to summon help in an emergency

Wild Camping

Lake District

Wild camping advice from The National Trust

Complete Guide

A complete guide to wild camping (Mountaineering Scotland)

Lake District

Wild camping advice from The Lake District National Park Authority


Wild camping introduction (Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports)

Essentials Guide

Stove lighting with a Fire Steel

Hilleberg Enan


MSR Trailshot Water Filter

Pocket Rocket Stove

Mental Health

Every Mind Matters

NHS information on mental health

Mountains for the Mind

A supportive Facebook group with over 10,000 members

The Stress Container

Interactive tool to help understand and manage stress (MHFA England)

Mind over Mountains

A charity which runs hill walking events to improve mental health