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Be Careful What You Say to Your 10-Year Old

It is the spring of 2006 and we buy a new tent for the children to use for next summer. This is quite exciting and Graham, then aged 10, wants to try camping in the backyard during the school half-term, week holiday. This seems okay. He has slept in the garden before, as had his sister before him. He equips the tent with pillows and blankets and books and a CD player and so on and is very cozy.

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Camping at Shell Island, Wales

If anybody had told me what the whole camping experience was going to be like I probably wouldn’t have gone. Portaloos really aren’t my style. But I did go (and my mother thought I was pretty stupid to do that), so I’m going to talk you through the good, the bad and the ugly of Wales. My Experience Camping at Shell Island, Wales: Camping is a Journey as well as a Destination It was a very

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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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08Apr2021
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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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31Mar2021
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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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The History of Camping

How it all Began Camping has been around almost as long as man. Tents have been used as shelter by native americans, armies on the move and for many other things. But it is only since late Victorian times that camping has been thought of as recreation. Thomas Hiram Holding was a British traveling tailor and often considered the founder and father of modern camping. His passion for c

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