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From adrenaline fuelled highs and mountain hikes to a spot of fabulous fishing or day trips with the family, there’s never been a better time to get outdoors. Whether you’re camping in the UK or further afield, we’ve got all the tips and inspiration you need to enjoy some truly unforgettable outdoor activities.

An autumn colour palette

Rob Fearn | 29 Aug 2023 | Read time: 4m 6s

Summer feels like it is on its way out, but that shouldn’t put an end to your camping trips. Low season is a...
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A shift in the compass

Rob Fearn | 28 Jul 2023 | Read time: 3m 51s

When you’re out and about teaching the kids orienteering or simply going for a countryside ramble, it’s worth bearing in mind that your compass doesn't always point exactly grid north.
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6 reasons why camping is good for your health

Rob Fearn | 27 Jul 2023 | Read time: 3m 9s

Discover the Hidden Benefits of the Great Outdoors for Your Body and Mind
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Taking it to extremes - Portaledge Camping

Rob Fearn | 14 Jul 2023 | Read time: 2m 26s

Camping has always brought with it a sense of adventure, but how about taking it to the next level?
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7 reasons why you need to visit Norway

Rob Fearn | 30 Jun 2023 | Read time: 6m 1s

A land full of contrasts, from magnificent snow-capped mountains, dramatic fjords, vast plateaux with wild untamed tracts, to huge lakes and rich green countryside.
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Discover Northern Italy's Natural Beauty by Camping

Peter Stannett | 21 Jun 2023 | Read time: 4m 32s

Italy, a country rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, offers a unique experience for campers. The northern regions are a treasure trove of picturesque landscapes, from the towering Alps to the serene lakes and the rolling vineyards. This blog post will guide you through the best campsites in Northern Italy and provide tips for making the most of your camping experience.
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Camping in Spain's National Parks: A Guide to the Country's Most Beautiful Spots

Peter Stannett | 15 Jun 2023 | Read time: 3m 40s

With its diverse landscapes and climates, Spain offers a unique camping experience. From the sunny beaches of Costa del Sol to the rugged mountains of the Pyrenees, there's a camping spot for everyone. But the real gems of Spain's outdoors are its national parks. These protected areas offer some of the country's most beautiful and unique landscapes, and camping in these parks can be an unforgettable experience.
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Top 10 things to do in Andalucía

Rob Fearn | 17 Apr 2023 | Read time: 13m 44s

Andalucía is a popular holiday destination for British and Europeans alike and understandably so.
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The hunt is on...

Ben Tully | 1 Apr 2023 | Read time: 4m 50s

The Easter holidays have arrived and we’ve been finding out about all the great activities for kids over the break. Here are a few of our favourites...
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5 Historic French Monuments to Explore on Your Next Holiday

Peter Stannett | 27 Jan 2023 | Read time: 6m 7s

With over 213,000 square miles, France is one of the largest countries in Europe with a rich and varied history. France has played a significant role in many areas, including art, literature, fashion and architecture.
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Unusual France

Russell Wheldon | 7 Nov 2022 | Read time: 11m 52s

France has a great wealth of world-class tourist attractions. But sometimes, whether you've somehow managed to see them all, or just a handful, you want something more quirky. You've visited Pont du Gard, the Caves of Lascaux, Père Lachaise Cemetery and Monet's Gardens; what now?
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The best caves in the Dordogne

Rob Fearn | 7 Oct 2022 | Read time: 4m 42s

Each of France's regions has its unique allure: endless beaches, majestic châteaux, historic cities, undulating vineyards, wild rugged garrigue. The choice is vast.
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Camping in The New Forest All Year Round

Peter Stannett | 17 Jun 2022 | Read time: 2m 13s

The New Forest has remained largely unchanged for centuries, with ancient woodland and a unique natural environment preserved under Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Special Area of Conservation and Ramsar protections.
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5 Nature Walks to Include in your Camping Trip

Peter Stannett | 10 Jun 2022 | Read time: 7m 0s

When life gets busy, and the demands of busy work and home life start to take their toll, there is no better way to relax than to get back to nature and take a long, relaxing walk.
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5 Reasons Camping is the Perfect Family Holiday

Peter Stannett | 3 Feb 2022 | Read time: 4m 43s

Most of us have treasured memories of camping as children with our families. Those long days on the beach and days hiking and exploring before heading back to camp for a BBQ or meal cooked on a camping stove will always hold a sense of nostalgia for camping families.
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Walking and Camping - A Guide to Combining Your Hobbies

Peter Stannett | 18 Nov 2021 | Read time: 6m 28s

Camping is more than a cost-effective way to go on holiday. For many, it is a way of life and a hobby in itself.
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3 Places to go in England for a Weekend Camping Trip

Peter Stannett | 28 Jul 2021 | Read time: 8m 17s

One of the best things about choosing camping as a holiday is that you can make the holiday as big or small as you like! You can go on full two week holidays where you relax and explore to your heart's content day after day. But, you can also choose to have lots of shorter trips where you get away for a few days or even the weekend. This is the beauty of camping. Once you have your gear, you can holiday as many times as you like.
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The why, what and where of camping: part two

Peter Stannett | 25 Jun 2021 | Read time: 7m 41s

Holidays abroad are lovely and the perfect antidote to help you calm and relax, but you don't have to go far to benefit from a relaxing holiday. More and more people are choosing a staycation as an option for their holidays, especially this year whilst we get back on our feet after the pandemic.
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The why, what and where of camping: part one

Peter Stannett | 18 Jun 2021 | Read time: 5m 56s

There is no doubt about it; the last year has been a challenging one for everyone. Now is the best time to consider taking care of yourself and finding a way to relax and recuperate.
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Little Known Activities You Can Do While On a Camping Trip with Family

The Alan Rogers Team | 6 Jun 2021 | Read time: 3m 53s

One of the best things you can do as a family is planning a camping trip. For starters, camping as a family allows you to bond with the people you hold close to your heart. Besides, the journey is a great way to get in touch with nature and experience our national parks and campgrounds.
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