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Camping: Horse Flies, Cows and Cous Cous!

So my story begins in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District, Cumbria, England. I had embarked on a 4 day camping expedition over the rolling hills and steep mountains of the English countryside, to complete The Duke of Edinburgh Award. My Tips for Camping in the Lake District: Horse Flies and Other Lovely Insects There are a few things you should know before you go on a camping trip,

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Camping Supplies for Music Festivals

I don't think of myself as a real camper as I only camp at Glastonbury, UK and other music festivals; but, eleven festivals later (including two with a toddler), I have worked out some things that might be useful to you on your own camping trip. Camping Supplies for Music Festivals: Pillow Firstly, pack a pillow - put it in a bin liner (garbage bag) and tie it with string to your backpack.  It

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3 Things You Must Take on a UK Fishing Trip

During the recent global recession, the rate of British citizens travelling abroad plummeted by 15%. UK residents instead decided to spend their time holidaying within the confines of Great Britain, and this trend has continued during the subsequent economic recovery. It appears as though British citizens have rediscovered their love of the island nation during this time, with seaside escapes, cou

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11Sep2019
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Tips for Hiking the Ring of Kerry

Killarney is the starting point of the great hike around the Ring of Kerry, which takes you along the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula through beautiful scenery. Outside of Dublin, this route is probably the most visited attraction in Ireland and many people book hotels in Killarney with the purpose of being close to this trail. It takes you past magical seascapes, misty mountains, green valleys and

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04Sep2019
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Going Over the Pond? Here Are the Top UK Tourist Destinations

It's far more than just quaint cottages, red phone boxes and endless cups of tea. England has some of the world's most interesting places for tourists to visit. Here are five of the most popular. Top UK Tourist Destinations: London Perhaps most obviously, the UK's capital has a huge amount going on and it's a fantastic place to go to on any budget. There are stunning attractions such as Bucking

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Campsites in the UK with a View

Whether you live in the UK or not, it is home to some of the most idyllic scenery in the world. The British landscape is renowned for its famous green rolling hills and cobble stone walls, not to mention the historic, charming villages and people. If sightseeing is what you want from a holiday, then camping is the ideal way to go about it. Throughout the UK, there are a huge number of places to pi

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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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