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Whether you’re camping at your first festival, heading out and about with the kids, searching for an eco-friendly getaway or taking your perfect pooch on a caravan trip – it always pays to be prepared. For expert “How To” guides as well as the latest advice and camping tips, Alan Rogers How To Guides ensure you can camp with confidence.

How To Have A Socially Distant Camping Holiday

The Alan Rogers Team | 2 Jul 2020 | Read time: 6m 18s

There is no doubt about it, 2020 has been a strange year for us all and the first half of...
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Looking out of tent to countryside

5 Reasons To Choose A Camping Holiday In The UK

Rob Fearn | 10 Jun 2020 | Read time: 5m 22s

In recent weeks and months the world has seen a dramatic shift and with changes to how we live and travel likely to be in place for some time to come it is only natural that people are now considering how to get the most out of their time while still staying a little closer to home.
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Dover Calais

Rise & Shine - a guide to camping breakfasts

Stepahnie Young | 27 Feb 2020 | Read time: 7m 54s

Camping meals can be just as good as a homemade weekend breakfast or brunch. The right appliances and cooking implements...
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Vintage breakfast poster

Best Things To Do While Camping in The Lake District

Ben Tully | 29 Jan 2020 | Read time: 5m 12s

The Lake District is undeniably one of the most picturesque locations in all of the United Kingdom, and perhaps even all of Europe.
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Wooden stile over stone wall with beautiful sunrise

Best last minute Christmas presents for outdoor lovers

Ben Tully | 18 Dec 2019 | Read time: 5m 14s

Buying presents for outdoor lovers, activity junkies and camping enthusiasts is surprisingly easy. There are plenty of things one might...
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Unigear Camping Hammock

Common Camping Mistakes

Ben Tully | 21 Nov 2019 | Read time: 5m 38s

If you are planning on taking a camping trip, it’s important you avoid some common mistakes. The wrong decision can...
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Emergency phone

Choosing the right site

Rob Fearn | 31 Oct 2019 | Read time: 5m 7s

Here, we’re going to look at the factors you should be considering when making your choice, as well as some...
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rural campsite

AR Guide to: the best tents under £250

The Alan Rogers Team | 23 Oct 2019 | Read time: 9m 49s

From one-person bivvies to eight-person gazebos, there are hundreds of thousands of tents out there to choose from.
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Snugpak Ionosphere

Advice for planning a first caravan or motorhome trip to France

John Corrall | 17 Oct 2019 | Read time: 19m 54s

Our long term campsite assessor John Corrall has been travelling to the continent with his caravan for over 30 years...
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Photo credit: - m-takagi

The First-Timer’s Guide to Camping

Rob Fearn | 1 Oct 2019 | Read time: 6m 17s

Are you thinking about going camping for the first time? Here are some of the frequently asked questions and the...
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Wild camping

20 Fun Facts About Caravanning

The Alan Rogers Team | 19 Sept 2019 | Read time: 5m 23s

Are you curious about caravanning or heading off on your first caravan trip? Here are a few fast facts you...
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Caravans side by side

Beginner's Guide to: Campsite Life

Ben Tully | 1 Aug 2019 | Read time: 4m 47s

We assume at this point that you have the kit sorted: your tent is the right size for your party...
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Girl with dog and luggage

How to save money with your motorhome

The Alan Rogers Team | 23 Jul 2019 | Read time: 6m 42s

There are many ways to stretch the budget, some very simple, though this is not an exhaustive guide to money-saving...
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Driving your motorhome

AR Guide to: Outdoor activities when camping

Ben Tully | 1 Jul 2019 | Read time: 7m 39s

Time spent on a campsite lends itself to outdoor activities of all sorts, from ‘conventional’ sports like tennis, to activities...
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Boy sitting by pool with flippers

AR Guide to: The Nature of the Rhône-Alpes

Russell Wheldon | 18 Jun 2019 | Read time: 5m 11s

Centred around the historic city of Lyon (France’s second city and since Roman times a crucial regional capital), it’s a region of contrasts: from the pristine peaks and pastures of the Alps to the bustling cities and fertile fields of the Rhône Valley.
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Mont Blanc reflections

AR Guide to: Camping Toilets

Rob Fearn | 6 Jun 2019 | Read time: 5m 23s

There’s no getting away from it… we all need to ‘go’. So it’s worth having a system in place so...
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Family camping

AR Guide to: Campsite cuisine

Peter Stannett | 30 Apr 2019 | Read time: 4m 53s

Whether discovering exciting new tastes or simply enjoying a family meal al fresco, campsite life has always been the perfect...
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Camping food with pinecone

AR Guide to: Preparing your Caravan for Spring

Rob Fearn | 24 Apr 2019 | Read time: 5m 20s

If your caravan or motorhome was parked up for the winter there are always practical jobs to do before getting...
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Caravan driving away from camera in mountain setting

AR Guide to: Caravan Motor Movers

Rob Fearn | 8 Apr 2019 | Read time: 4m 25s

They’ve been around for about twenty years but one thing is unchanged in that time: having a motor mover for your caravan is all about convenience. Motor movers are remarkably powerful, making a lot of grunt work and effort disappear. Especially powerful models are recommended for the heaviest caravans and for parking up on a steep incline, be it your driveway at home or a pitch on holiday.
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Remote controlled motor mover

AR Guide to: Solar power panels for caravans and motorhomes

Rob Fearn | 3 Apr 2019 | Read time: 4m 39s

But for many, this freedom is only celebrated as long as there is access to an electricity supply to power...
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Portable solar panels
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