How to Repair Your Tent

Knowing how to carry out repairs can help extend the life of your expensive tent, and it can also help keep you more comfortable when you’re out on holiday. Branches and sharp rocks can easily cause tears and rips in your tent. Having a tent repair kit with you when …

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Caravanning in Winter

Most people put their caravans in storage for the winter. These days, however, there’s no need to do that. More and more caravan sites are staying open year-round so there’s the option to enjoy caravanning no matter what the weather. If that’s something that appeals you do need to be …

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Camping and the Countryside Code

The Countryside Code is a series of suggestions that have been developed for people visiting the country. It’s a way to behave that respects the area and the creatures that live in it – both human and animal. Much of the Countryside Code is simple common sense. It’s worth remembering …

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Tree House Camping

Tree house camping might sounds like something that kids would do for fun, but it’s become a slowly growing segment of the luxury camping market. Although classed as camping, in general it’s certainly not roughing it; the facilities are often expensive. Sometimes the only difference between it and a hotel …

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The anticipation of a caravan holiday can be tremendous. You want to make sure everything’s packed so you don’t reach your destination only to realise you’ve forgotten something vital. But in all the clamour it can be easy to ignore other important things. This is why a pre-trip checklist is …

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The History of Recreational Camping

Camping has been around almost as long as man. Tents have been shelter, used for armies on the move and for many other things. But it’s only since late Victorian times that camping has been thought of as recreation. Early Camping The first campsite opened on the Isle of Man …

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Camping Breakfasts

People say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that’s especially true when camping. It’s important to prepare well for an active day ahead so feeding the family – or just yourself – well is vital. A traditional fry up is one way, but there are …

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Camping in National Parks

You might have thought that our national parks were simply areas to visit. But they’re also places where you can stay, with campsites, wild camping, and even camping barns and lodges for guests. This lets you enjoy a whole holiday in the parks with some stunning views and a chance …

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Retiring in a Motor Home

People dream of retiring and taking to the road, to spend their golden years touring around in a motor home. For the vast majority of people, though, it will never become more than a dream. They’ll stay in their homes and enjoy the holidays they take. A few, though, will …

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Camping and Pony Trekking

There are many activities a family can enjoy when camping, but one of the most interesting, especially for those who’ve never ridden, is pony trekking. It’s probably the gentlest form of riding and one that also allows you to explore the country very safely. It’s good for all members of …

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