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Best Tents and Awnings for hot weather

Many of us were lucky enough to take advantage of the fabulous weather we experienced last summer, creating all those important family memories we can discuss around the dinner table together in these darker winter months. With the global warming weather pattern only set to bring hotter summers, should you be considering technical cotton (TC), otherwise known as Polycotton, tents and awnings?


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Herne bay, Kent

When was the last time you enjoyed the great outdoors, swam in the ocean or star gazed throughout the night? If you love to camp, you know the U.K. is full of various destinations for those willing to drive their caravan in search of the best spot. If you've never been camping in Kent, now may be the time to check it out for your next holiday.


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River Stour Essex

The people of Essex are friendly, the countryside is fantastic, and there are lots of fun things to do. Whether you want to plan your trip first and then choose a camping site or you intend to look for camp sites in Essex and then plan your trip from there, here is a guide to help you locate motorhome sites more easily as well as find interesting things to do on your trip.


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Motorhome and Caravan Show 2022

The Motorhome and Caravan Show 2022 is the UK's biggest leisure vehicle show. Find out everything you need to know about the show and what you can do to get your new caravan, camper or motorhome ready for the road.


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Pembrokeshire National Park Camping Tips

Pembrokeshire National Park camping is one of the best ways to experience scenic coastal Wales. As the second national park established in Wales, it is also the only national park in the UK that consists of mostly coastal landscapes. Visitors can camp in tents, caravans and motor homes in designated areas. Find out more about the geography of this national park and discover campsite locations alon


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Can You Wild Camp In England? 3 Best Places To Camp in Your Caravan.

Have you heard of wild camping? It gets you away from the noise and crowds of traditional campgrounds and into the wild, where you can have a one-on-one experience with the beauty of nature and lovely, fresh air. Still, you may have heard that it's illegal, and you may be asking yourself: Can you wild camp in England? The answer is that it depends on where you camp and whether you have permission


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Vango Tuscany 500

After a totally awesome bank holiday weekend away, dreaming of future sunny times in my home away from home, I am thinking how I can make us even more comfortable, organised and relaxed. So, I am thinking that it is maybe time to get a new Caravan awning, even though there is a good few years left in ours, as I would really like a bit more space, especially headroom...


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10 Tips To Prepare for Your Scottish Highlands Camping Trip

A camping excursion to the Scottish Highlands can be the trip of a lifetime. The region has been described as breathtaking and otherworldly. While the bucolic and sometimes rustic setting can be peaceful and calming, it does mean that you have to plan your trip carefully beforehand to make sure that you have everything you need and don't have to worry about tracking down anything you forgo


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Camping Cookware and Gear: Making Great Meals in Your Caravan or Motorhome

Camping in a caravan or motorhome can be a great way to save money on lodging, see the country or just enjoy the open road. However, with limited space and cooking equipment, making great meals can be a challenge. The right camping cookware will help you overcome that challenge.


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Your Complete Guide to Planning a Wales Camping Trip

Wales is an incredible destination for camping or a weekend away in the country. This gorgeous landscape includes mountains, rugged coastlines, three legendary national parks and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A Wales camping trip can be a great way to explore this beautiful, unspoiled land or get away from the stress of the city.


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