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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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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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22Jul2020
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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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Tips to Organize Your Maps When Backpacking

I love back-packing long distance trails, but what a lot of maps to carry!  Two years ago I plotted my own ‘Coast to Coast’ route from Southport to Scarborough in England.  I needed eleven Ordnance Survey Explorer maps to cover the 200 mile walk. It goes without saying, if your maps are disorganized the maps won't help you they will hinder you. Here are my tips to organize your maps when bac

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Should Camping be Free?

Should Camping Be Free? Benefits & Downsides of Free Campsites Every avid camper knows about those secret, free campsites. I am sure you know what I am talking about. When my girlfriend and I traveled through Australia we got a thrill out of spotting a nice free campsite somewhere. With a campervan it was easy to just ‘hide’ somewhere in a parking lot or some national park. Some state

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Backpacking and Camping Alone can be Inspiring

I do like being in company, but sometimes backpacking and camping alone with the wonderful solitude of  your temporary home on your back can be so inspiring. Especially if you are in an area of fantastic beauty that you have never visited before. The joy of walking early, looking out of the tent to see the mist-covered mountains or lakes. To put your face in the icy water from the local stream an

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