Great Advice on all Aspects of Camping

The aim of our website is to provide a comprehensive guide to both those who already enjoy the camping experience and to others who have yet to discover its attraction. Camping isn't just about pitching a tent in a muddy field and our website illustrates the many different forms of camping available and the range of locations in which camping can be enjoyed - from embarking upon a wilderness experience to staying in a luxury motorhome.

What Makes a Good Commercial Campsite?

There are hundreds, possibly even thousands, of campsites in the UK. Some are just fields on farms where people can set up a tent for a fee, while others are large commercial enterprises, able to accommodate tents, caravans and camper vans. Similarly, the facilities on offer will range from nothing …

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Questionnaire: Where Should You Camp?

Different people obviously want different things from camping. Some desire the truly wild experience, some wish for an experience that puts them close to nature, but not so close that it might bite them, while others want something that’s like home, with most of the comforts that implies, but in …

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What’s the Appeal of Camping?

Camping is a little like Marmite; people either love it or hate it, it seems. But the people who do enjoy it tend to be hooked, to adopt it almost as a lifestyle. Still, there are many different reasons people love camping, and every one is equally valid. Camping is, …

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What to Know Before You Go Family Camping

Taking the family camping is a great idea. It’s a way of bringing everyone together, and enjoying some good, quality time away from home and the daily routine. It’s a chance to play and enjoy nature together. But there’s more to it than simply packing everyone into the car and …

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How Big a Tent Should You Buy?

One of the big questions facing novice campers is how big a tent to buy. It’s not an easy one to answer, since it’s dependent upon a number of factors. However, there are guidelines that can work well in terms of offering general advice. After all, it’s pointless to be …

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What to Take on a Weekend Camping Trip

Summer is the perfect time of year to slip out for several weekend camping trips. Although you can do much more and completely relax if you go into the country for longer breaks, a weekend still gives you a chance to breathe some fresh air and recharge your batteries. Also, …

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How We Got Into Caravan Holidays: A Case Study

I’d really never considered a caravan holiday. To me, caravans had always just been annoyances on the roads, slowing up traffic and forcing you to dart around them to overtake. It seemed crazy to haul a caravan to a site and set it up next to a load of other …

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Storing Your Caravan for Winter

As the days grow shorter and the weather grows colder, it’s time to realise that you won’t be using your caravan again until next spring. So that means you need to “winterise” the caravan and arrange to store it for winter. Winterising Your Caravan Before storing your caravan, you’ll need …

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Using Local Food When Camping

We think of camping as a very green activity – getting back to the land and being close to nature. Certainly it can seem that way, at least until we take into account the things we carry with us, all the packaged and free-dried food, the tins of this and …

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Which Caravan Types to Choose?

A caravan is just a caravan, isn’t it? Well, no it’s not. There are quite a number of different styles of caravan, which means plenty of options, and also an understanding of what you need before making your choice. Static Caravans Static caravans are a category unto themselves, of course. …

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