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Boutique Camping 5m Canvas Bell Tent - Review

The Lowdown 5m Flower Pattern Canvas Bell Tent zipped in groundsheet Flysheets covering vents and doors Comes in a carry bag £559 from Boutique Camping Our Verdict We have a lot of friends will bell tents, so we had been considering buying one for a while. After sustaining a serious snowboarding injury, we realised that in order...
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Our Pick Of The Best Festival Camping Tents

If you are heading off to a festival this summer, you’ll need a tent. No matter what your budget or your size and style requirements, we’ve brought you a shortlist of the best festival camping tents for summer 2015. Festival Tent Considerations Before you choose a festival tent, you should ask yourself...
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Win A Stylish Garden Chimenea

To welcome the return of the sunshine, we’re celebrating with a fab new competition! We’ve teamed up with Clever Clicker to give you the chance to win a stylish garden Chimenea; perfect for keeping you toasty and warm on (almost!) summer evenings. How To Enter Q. What is the RRP full price...
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The Best Family & Weekend Camping Tents of 2015

Our roundup of the very best tents for family and weekend camping this summer. We’ve been camping for over 30 years, and have owned many different styles of tent, from a variety of brands. Whilst a Lichfield dome tent was all I needed as a student, i’ve since owned Vango,...
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Cebe Origins Adults Ski Goggles in Lime - Review

Cebe Origins Ski Goggles in Lime £54.95 from Trekwear Technical Features Large fit Category 2 Lens 100% UVA / UVB protection Visible light – 39% Double lens Anti-fog treatment Vent filters in 3D mesh 50 mm strap for a secure fit Our Verdict The Cebe Origins Ski Goggles look amazing and despite feeling very big on my face, they fitted well and...
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First Time Sea Kayaking Tips

When Alex over at the brilliant outdoors blog, Kayak Critic asked me for my top camping meal suggestions for an article he was putting together, I decided to draw on his area of expertise, and ask him a question of my own. Kayaking on a sheltered lake is enormous fun and...
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Altitude Extreme Mens Ski Gloves - Review

Altitude Extreme Mens Ski Gloves £59.99 Mountain Warehouse Technical Features  Waterproof, windproof and breathable Taped seams Textured fingers for added grip Goggle wipe Nose wipe Extra warm insulation Wrist straps Our Verdict When snowboarding, gloves take an absolute battering, and never more so when learning. Falling over happens a lot, mountains are cold, and taking your bindings on and off all...
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Mountain Warehouse Greta Jacket - Review

Greta Ladies Ski Jacket In Teal £139.99 Now £29.99 Mountain Warehouse Greta Ladies Ski Jacket In Teal From Mountain Warehouse Features Waterproof and breathable Fully taped seams Detachable hood Adjustable cuffs Snow gaiters at the waist Underarm ventilation zips Multiple pockets including two front zipped pockets, one zipped chest pocket, internal MP3, goggle and mobile phone pocket with one lift...
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Fell End Holiday Park, Milnthorpe Cumbria - Review

The Lowdown Fell End Holiday Park, Milnthorpe, Cumbria pureleisuregroup.com Camping pods £40 per night Electric light, heater and power socket No tent pitches 5 star holiday park Tourers & motorhomes Static caravans Indoor swimming pool & gym Kids play area Shop, bar and restaurant Secluded woodland location Our Visit Friday 6th March – Sunday 8th March 2015 The nitty gritty On arrival we checked in and...
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Budget Camping Gear For Festivals & First Time Campers

Thinking of going camping this summer but don’t have any gear and don’t fancy investing too heavily in case you never go again? Off to a music festival this year but have never camped before? Read on, as I’ve found a range of budget camping gear that could be ideal...
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Win A Festival Camping Package Including Tent

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED & WINNER H BOYLES NOTIFIED How To Enter This competition is now closed and the winner, H Boyles has been notified. Thank you for all of your entries and don’t forget to join our mailing list and follow us on social media for more great competitions! If you are looking...
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Should I Buy A Canvas Bell Tent?

Canvas bell tents are more popular than ever, but is a bell tent right for you? I share my personal experience of using both bell tents and a variety of modern tents, and have highlighted the pros and cons of camping with a canvas bell tent, to guide you through...
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Gorgeous Glamping Goodies For Summer 2015

The comfier you can make your camping experience, the more you’ll want to do it again, so it’s a great excuse to indulge a little and make your tent homely, snug and pretty.  Having a pretty tent doesn’t make you any less of a true camper, so go ahead, have...
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How To Keep Warm Camping In A Tent

As the days start getting longer, camping is always the first thing on my mind. Spending time outdoors and under canvas is a joy, and I can’t wait for the first camping trip of the year to come round. The other day I was asked a question that got me...
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Meet Cinch! The Ultimate Festival Tent

When I heard about the Cinch! tent on Kickstarter today, I was so excited I just had to share it. Cinch! is the brain child of Jake Jackson, a keen camper and festival goer, fed up of faffing around and spending ages pitching tents.  Unable to find anything large enough that...
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12 New Year Outdoors Activities - Snowboarding, Camping, Exploring & More!

Happy New Year! Need some ideas for outdoors activities and things to do in the coming year? Go ahead and steal some of ours, and make 2015 your most active and outdoorsy year ever. We’ve put together a list of 12 things we want to do over the course of...
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Snow & Ice Walk Around Tittesworth Water in Staffordshire

tittesworth-water-winter-walk-21The beautiful weather today tempted us outdoors, so we headed for Leek to enjoy the winter sunshine and snow, with a walk at Tittesworth Reservoir. One of many pay and display car parks at Tittesworth Reservoir Beautiful sculpture outside Tittesworth visitor centre Where Did We Go? Tittesworth Water, Meerbrook, Near Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8SW Tittesworth...
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Poole's Cavern & Grinlow Hill, Buxton

It’s always nice to get outdoors during the colder winter months, and despite a forecast of torrential rain, I headed up to Buxton in the Peak District to meet up with my sister and fellow Outdoorsy Type blogger, Tiff. The day was dull, overcast and extremely windy, but the rain...
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How To Choose The Perfect Campsite

choosing a campsiteChoosing the right campsite isn’t as easy as you might think, and is surprisingly easy to get wrong. Luckily we’ve made a whole bunch of rookie mistakes and have honed our camping fu, so we are going to share some of our advice to help you select the perfect campsite. Camp...
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Trespass Blog Awards 2014 - Best Camping Blog Nomination!

We are utterly delighted to have been shortlisted and nominated in this years Trespass Blog Awards 2014, in the camping category. VOTING IS NOW OPEN AND TAKES JUST SECONDS TO DO! Despite being just 9 months old, the blog has grown quickly and we’ve been bowled over by the response. Traffic to...
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