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09Oct2011
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How to go Glamping…

This is a guest post by Chris Elmes, who writes for Canopy and Stars, who offer luxury camping and glamping holidays in many inspirational spots in the UK as well as France. If like me you love the outdoors, but dread the thought of arguing with your loved ones over the best way to put up a 2 man tent in the driving rain, before realizing you then have to light a fire on which to cook your dinn

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Pitch Imperfect: The Wrong Place to Pitch Your Tent

Camping! Much like purchasing real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location. I learned this the hard way. It was about five years ago now, although my therapist remembers it as if it was yesterday. I'm a single dad with five children to entertain each summer. They had been nagging away at me for a couple of years to go camping and, having run out of excuses, I

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Secure Your Tent: Let Water Take the Strain

Campsite selections chosen from the glossy pages of a magazine do not necessarily paint the full glamorous picture of the adventure you are about to embark on, or the nightmare. And something as "trivial" as the texture of the earth upon which we perch our "mobile" home can make or break the relationship between canvas and human as swiftly as it takes to say "It's too hard." Armed and Ready We a

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Love-Hate Relationship With Camping

I have a love-hate relationship with camping. There are so many aspects which I dislike: the constant closeness that you have with members of your family, the mile long walks to the toilet in the middle of the night, the fact that you wake up cold no matter how snug you were when you drifted off to sleep, the unwavering ability to hear everything that is going on in the campsite at every time of t

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13Jun2011
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Hiking
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Don’t Underestimate How Beautiful or Dangerous the UK can be…

This is a guest post by camping enthusiast Tom Smithson from The Glow Company. Glow Gear is perfect for camping as they give off light in the dark night as well as adding to the fun of camping. Glow bracelets and sticks are great for identifying your tent, yourself, your kids or even your dog in the dark. There are endless ways you can glow your camping trip! Southeast England: Warm Climate but L

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01May2011
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News
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UK Families will go Camping this Summer Rather than Overseas

The Daily Mail states that “holidays under canvas are booming” this year in the UK. With most Brits feeling strapped for cash in this economy there has been a significant rise of camping and caravanning within the UK. UK families will go camping this summer rather than overseas. This year 26 per cent of families cannot afford the cost of holidaying overseas and have opted to enjoy a family

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14Apr2011
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Camping is Becoming a Vacation Trend

According to the British based newspaper "The Telegraph" camping is making a comeback. It would seem that camping is becoming a vacation trend. Camping is seen by most as being difficult, "uncomfortable" and only for the adventurous or the tree treehugger type. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that camping trips were up by an  increase of 29 per cent compared to the prev

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07Feb2011
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Campsites
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Fisherground is the Best Family Campsite in the Lake District UK

The Lake District is best enjoyed as a wilderness, but we all know that there are tourist hot-spots which test your wallet as well as your temper.  Most ‘family’ campsites are situated in these busy areas where they know that the shop, café or games room will get plenty of custom from bored children who refuse to do another walk. Fisherground campsite in the Lake District is the best family

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