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Blog posts from June 2011

  1. Cycling and camping: as easy as falling off a bike

    June 30, 2011
    by | guides




    Camper awaiting amphibious bicycle on the Isle of Mull



    On your bike: cycling can be mixed with camping for just about every age and ability. It doesn’t have to be about taking it very seriously, pedalling madly from John O’ Groats to Land’s End dressed only in a scrap of Lycra and a manic expression, with a ...

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  2. Beer festivals: camping without a hiccup

    June 27, 2011
    by | events | guides

    Remember: a home-made beer festival isn't the same as a home-made-beer festival... ‘MORE DRINK!’


    Sorry, I seem to be channelling Father Jack again. But, since so many of you clearly take after our dark alcoholic little hearts and liked our recent whisky trail blog , we thought we’d take a look at what other dramping shenanigans there are around the country. Happily ...

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  3. Get stoked at this summer's watersports festivals

    June 20, 2011
    by | events | guides




    Surfing in Cornwall (courtesy davehamster/flickr under creative commons licence)
    Surfing may make you think of bronzed Aussie types, riding the waves confidently on their boards before jumping to shore for a party on the beach, but there’s still plenty in the sport for us less bronzed, less fit types. In fact the wild waves all around Britain make ...

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  4. Alternative festival camping - from Punch and Judy to the Four Fighters

    June 18, 2011
    by | destinations | events

    The Green Man himself (image courtesy miss.libertine/Flickr) Festivals aren't just Reading and T in the Park – today they feature everything including food and drink, bikes and books, and there's even a Cornish Faery Fest. You can often stay in tents, yurts or luxury mobile homes on the festival site - alternatively, use our sites near ...

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  5. Family holidays: camping with kids

    June 12, 2011
    by | guides




    Three kids with dead Nintendo batteries
    Ah, children. Where would we be without them? Probably happy in a hammock stretched between two palm trees if we’re perfectly honest, rather than rocking back and forth in a tent or caravan trying to keep the little darlings from killing each other on a rainy day. Still, it ...

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  6. Coolest caravans and kit: a gadget lover's guide

    June 10, 2011
    by | destinations




    Ploo in a box
    After drooling over all the

    lovely motorhomes available

    in our recent blog, we thought we’d take a look at the best and coolest of the new caravans about. And the best kit, of which there is so much lovely stuff to save up for (because of course we’ve ...

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  7. Camping on a shoestring: our thrifty tips

    June 2, 2011
    by | guides




    How the other half pitch up
    There is a difference between being a cheapskate and being broke. Being a cheapskate involves things like wringing out teabags for a second use, scraping for spare soap in communal showers rather than buying your own, and doing the sniff test to see if that shirt can last another day ...

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