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.

Buying a Site for your Static Caravan

Owning a static caravan is somewhat different to the type you see towed behind cars. A static caravan is larger – quite a lot larger – and more luxurious – what the Americans call a mobile home. It has wheels, but it’s a caravan in name more than in fact. …

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Just How Popular is Camping?

As anyone who’s waited too long to book a spot on a campsite in summer, only to find there’s no room, knows camping is a very popular pastime. Sometimes it can seem as if it’s too popular, as sites become more and more crowded. Given the economic downturn, it’s likely …

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How I Came to Love Camping: A Case Study

My first experience of camping was one that put me off for years – too many years, probably. Now I realise I could have been having fun for many years, and saving a lot of money on hotels, too. But that’s all water under the bridge. Instead, I take my …

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Planning to Camp Abroad

Camping is a great way to spend your holiday, but after a few trips in Britain, you might be tempted to set your sights farther afield and try a camping trip abroad. Plenty of people do it every year, in Europe and beyond, but it’s something that requires meticulous planning …

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Know Your Campsite Etiquette

At home we’re surrounded by neighbours, and we’re used to etiquette of an unspoken kind so that everyone gets along – at least most of the time. We might not even realise we’re observing any kind of rules, but they’re definitely there. When we go on holiday, especially around other …

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The Right Backpack or Rucksack for Camping

If you’re hiking and camping, then the type of backpack (as well as how you pack it) takes on paramount importance. After all, you have to be able to carry everything on your back, so you need something that won’t leave you with an aching back at the end of …

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Keeping Your Possessions Safe When Camping

Going camping means just taking the essentials; there’s simply no room for anything more, especially if you’re hiking and camping. But however you do it, you don’t want to be transporting more than necessary. That applies to your personal possessions, too. The very nature of camping means you have to …

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I Converted My Family to Camping: A Case Study

I started camping when I was in the Scouts, and enjoyed it from the very first. There was something refreshing about waking up surrounded by nature, and I always slept well in the fresh air – sometimes in the summer I’d even camp out in the back garden, just for …

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How Green is Camping?

Camping seems like a very green way to spend your holidays, and it can be, if it’s done right. Of course, some camping is greener than others – a tent more than a caravan, and hiking and camping trip more than driving, for example. But just how green is it …

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Camp Cooking Where Gas Stoves Are Banned?

They’re creating a lot of problems with their restrictions, aren’t they? You don’t mention any reason for the ban on these types of stoves (although, in the case of the petrol strove, it’s understandable, with lots of people camping), but it’s a shame, since gas stoves can be excellent at …

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