I've read the sticky on wild camping, so I'm fairly familiar with the legal ins and outs of it. I know that there are grey areas, that much of what can be done is due to the toleration of local landowners, national parks and indulgent farmers - that's a given. This is a question on a bit of a hypothetical plane, directed at all you bushcrafters 'across the water.'(I live in Northern Ireland)
If you were going to camp wild (and with minimum impact), in an area of woodland somewhere in England (Scotland excluded for now) - where would it be? My criteria would be:
A large tract of woodland with a minimum of roads through it.
The fewer people around the better.
Broadleaf deciduous woodland for preference.
I just lost my job, and then my father died, and I feel an overwhelming urge to disappear into the trees for a while. English woodland is to me one of the happiest environments on earth, and I know that it's a fantasy to dream of taking off into the forest for any extended time, but I'd be grateful for any input from the members here, and if any of you have actually done it, I'd love to hear about it.