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Campsites in Wales – 5 to try

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Camping in Wales – 5 Welsh campsites to try 

Walking, climbing, coasteering, surfing, zip-lining and more; Wales offers a wealth of opportunities for those who want to go outdoors. It’s the go-to location for adventure in the UK and a camping holiday is the best way to make the most of its epic scenery. We’ve asked Amy Woodland from coolcamping.com to suggest a few of her favourite sites…

Wales has three national parks, 750 miles of coastline and more than its fair share of mountains, forests and farmland. You can climb Snowdon, walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, hike in the Brecon Beacons or simply relax on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. It’s a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors and a perfect place to go camping. Here are five of the top spots to pitch a tent, as approved by the experts at Cool Camping…

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5 Unique Campsites to Try

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Looking for an unforgettable camping holiday? We ask Cool Camping expert  Amy Woodland for her recommendations of the most unique places to go camping in the UK.

Pitching a tent, cooking al fresco and sleeping under canvas can be an adventure wherever you decide to go. But throw in a campsite in a truly extraordinary location and you’ll have the makings of a holiday quite unlike anything else – even if you do spend the entire day at the campsite! We’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com to reveal some of their favourite quirky campsites in the UK, each offering something so special you simply won’t find it anywhere else. The only difficulty? Deciding which to visit first…

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10 Campsites Near the Sea to Try in UK

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There’s not a single place in Britain that’s more than 70 miles from the sea  and when it comes to camping holidays it’s tough to top a visit to the coast. To help you pitch within a flip-flop’s throw of the beach, we’ve asked Cool Camping’s Amy Woodland for her latest recommendations…


Sand, sea, sky and the sound of crashing waves… there’s no place quite like the coast. Choose a campsite near the beach and you’ll never be short of things to do: You can surf, swim or build sandcastles, enjoy cliff-top walks or poking around in rockpools. And, after a long day exploring our craggy coastline, what could be better than returning to a campsite right beside the shore? There are plenty of campsites around the UK’s long and varied coastline but only the best get the thumbs-up from coolcamping.com – we’ve asked resident writer Amy Woodland for her latest recommendations…
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5 Campsites in Cornwall to Discover the South West

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Whether you’re searching for a campsite near the surf, a family-friendly spot  on a farm or a scenic cliff-top getaway, you’re bound to find a campsite to suit in Cornwall. To help you find the cream of the Cornish crop, we’ve asked Amy Woodland from coolcamping.com for her favourite places to pitch…

The feeling of sand between the toes, the smell of freshly caught crabs on the quay, the sound of seagulls above a harbour town and the taste of clotted cream ice-cream… holidays in Cornwall are the ultimate release from normal life. And there’s no better way to experience this incredible corner of England than on a camping holiday. Whether you want to pitch up in the Cornish countryside or camp slap bang on the coast, pitching a tent really gets your out there and puts you in amongst the scenery. Not only that, but it’s great value and great fun too. The experts at Cool Camping have spent years seeking out the best campsites in the country. Here are just five of their favourites in Cornwall…

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5 Pop-Up Campsites in England

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If you’re always on the look-out for a new place to pitch your tent, how about trying one of these pop-up campsites open during the school holidays only? Picked out by Amy Woodland from coolcamping.com, each of these campsites opens for less than a month each year, ensuring a brief but brilliant camping existence…

Flowers aren’t the only things that pop up and lend a bit of colour to the countryside in summer. The good weather and school holidays also see temporary, tent-only campsites spring to life across the country. Whether you fancy camping in the New Forest National Park, among the remote dunes of a Northumberland beach or in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty, these 28-day-long campsites are a great way to visit places that are usually out of bounds. The experts at coolcamping.com have been keeping an eye out for new arrivals and have put together this little collection of some of the best sites popping up this year…

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5 Great Dog Friendly Campsites in the UK

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Camping holidays could have been invented for dogs and their owners. The fresh air and long walks make for waggy tails and big smiles all round. Amy Woodland from coolcamping.com picks out five of the best dog-friendly campsites…

Looking for a pet-friendly place to go on holiday can be a tiresome task for dog owners. You think you’ve found the ideal accommodation only to come across the dreaded words: “Sorry – no dogs allowed” in the small print. We know how frustrating it can be, so we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com to put together a ‘ruff’ guide to some of the best places to go camping with a dog in the UK. Here’s what they’ve come up with…

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12 tips to become a Barbecue Master

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Hold Me, Grill Me, Eat Me, Thrill Me 

With barbecue restaurants popping up all over the UK and anybody that can, offering a pulled pork sandwich – we all need to step up our personal barbecue standards. Burgers and sausages are fine, they’re the corner stone of every great barbecue, but what can you do to really rule the grill? We’ve pulled together a few tips on how to become a barbecue master.

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Is My Tent Damaged? – Frequently Asked Questions

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How to remedy some common tent issues and tell if your tent is damaged or  not

A tent can be a big investment for a family, and if you’re an absolute beginner to camping, it’s common to worry about the health of your tent, but here are some common ‘issues’ that can be easily rectified/prevented, or may not be issues at all. Here’s how to tell whether your tent is damaged beyond repair or not.

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14 Vegetarian Meals for Camping Trips

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Delicious Vegetarian Recipes Ideal for Outdoor Cooking 

Vegetarian and Vegan diets are on the rise here in the UK, and with so many delicious food options available, it’s easy to understand why. We’ve teamed up with a selection of foodies and outdoor bloggers to come up with a set of recipes that can be simple enough to cook while camping, but tasty enough that you’d probably eat them at home too. With a bit of prep beforehand, these meals can be thrown together on the campsite and enjoyed by even the most avid meat-eater.

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FREE One Pot Camping Recipes

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The 3rd volume in our FREE Camping Cookbook series is here featuring
‘One Pot Recipes’

It’s here! The 3rd instalment of our FREE downloadable camping cookbook series. After the success of our first two volumes featuring some tasty BBQ, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free recipes for campers, this year we have teamed up with some fantastic outdoor, foodie and lifestyle bloggers to bring you some mouth-watering recipes that can be put together in a single pot.

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Tips for Camping with Children

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Thinking of camping with the kids? We’ve got some tips to make it easier 

Camping is one of the best types of holidays for family bonding, it’s an activity everyone can get involved with and create memories for a lifetime. If it’s your first trip, you may have reservations and be worried about whether they’ll like it, whether other campers might complain, or how you’ll fill all that time so you don’t get the dreaded ‘im bored’. We’re here to help and have compiled a list of tips to help out.

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10 Great Winter Camping Locations in the UK

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With the right gear, you can camp throughout the year 

Camping holidays are a part of British culture. With so much amazing countryside within a couple of hours of our homes – and in many cases less than an hour – it has become an immensely popular activity, especially for families looking to get away on a short holiday.

The rolling countryside, beautiful rivers and lakes, imposing mountains and local wildlife all add to the experience of camping in the UK. So much so, in fact, that people are looking to go all year round and winter camping in the UK is thriving.

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5 Campsites in the UK Mountains

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We head for the hills with the experts at coolcamping.com as they give their pick of the UK’s best mountain campsites

The views, the walks, the fresh alpine air; there’s something undeniably special about camping in the mountains. Whether it’s pitching at the foot of Ben Nevis or finding a riverside spot in the heart of Snowdonia, there are few places we’d rather be than in amongst Britain’s mighty mountains. To get us inspired, we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com for their recommendations of the perfect places to pitch in 2018. So, when it comes to pitching your tent or parking up your campervan next year, you’ll know exactly where to go… Read more

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10 Camping Christmas Gifts

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What to get for those who like to sleep under canvas 

You’re looking for a gift for somebody who really loves to go camping, if you’re not a camper yourself it can be quite difficult to hunt out the best gifts. So we’ve compiled a list of 10 things that we think would make a great gift for a camper this year.

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5 French Campsites to Consider for 2018

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Thinking of heading abroad next summer? The experts at coolcamping.com share their favourite independent French campsites to book before it’s too late

It’s never too early to dream about summer camping holidays and, when it comes to the best independently-run little campsites, we’ve learnt the hard way that busy dates and bank holidays have a knack of filling up fast. So, to help you bag those early bird ferry deals and secure a sought-after pitch, we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com for their favourite campsites in France for 2018. From the riverbanks of the Dordogne to the mountains of the Pyrénées, these small-scale campsites are some of the best in the country – booking far in advance is highly recommended…

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5 Glamping Sites for Active Winter Holidays

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Packed away your tent for the year? The experts at coolcamping.com share the cosiest UK glamping sites to help you get outdoors in winter.

The clocks have changed, the temperatures have dropped and the last of the autumn leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. And, as much as we love the outdoors (the clue’s in the name), even we’re willing to accept that camping under the stars during November isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But parting with your tent until 2018 need not spell the end of your outdoor fun, especially when the UK now boasts pods, shepherd’s huts and cosy Mongolian yurts you can sleep in. So we’ve been in touch with the experts from coolcamping.com for their pick of the very best winter glamping sites perfect for an active break…

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5 Campsites Ideal for Autumn Foraging

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Berries on the bushes and cosy campfire cooking, the experts at coolcamping.com pick out their favourite campsites for autumn foraging

When the air is cooler, the nights are darker and the colours of the leaves begin to change, there’s something wonderfully wholesome and intrepid about getting outdoors and making the most of autumn. Now is that time that the flora and fauna of the countryside is at its most varied. Chestnut trees are dropping chunky conkers, bushes are burdened with bulging blackberries and critters and birds are making the most of the autumnal goodies before winter comes. Camping, too, is still very much on the agenda, with a few more weeks for cosying around the campfire and cooking up something special before the season comes to an end. So, to help you find the perfect autumn locations, we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com for their pick of the nation’s greatest campsites for wild foragers…

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5 UK Campsites for Stargazing

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With darker autumn nights closing in, we look towards the Milky Way and ask the folks from coolcamping.com for their tips on where to camp for the very best of the night sky.

August has been and gone, days are getting shorter and temperatures are getting cooler. You could be forgiven for thinking the time to put away your tent is drawing near. Don’t be too hasty, however. After a rainy summer, the weather is finally starting to brighten up across the UK and with the coming of early evening darkness comes some of the extra joys that a camping holiday brings – evenings keeping warm around a campfire, mornings sleeping in and dark, starry skies where you can hunt for shooting stars and satellites. To help you find the best spot for enjoying the night’s sky, we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com for their pick of five fantastic places for stargazing in the UK…

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5 Waterside Campsites to Try in the UK

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All aboard! We’re heading downriver on a voyage of campsite discovery with James Warner Smith, editor of the Cool Camping guidebooks, as he picks his top five waterside campsites.

Whether it’s wild swimming, stone skimming or simply messing about in boats, there’s nothing quite like camping beside a river. The wide, flat meadows and green spaces that surround our British waterways seem ready-made for camping and it is often here, in these beautiful areas, that the UK’s best campsites can be found. To help you find your next watery wonderland, we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com for their pick of the very best riverside campsites in the UK. All you need to do is pick your favourite and hop ashore…

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5 Woodland Campsites to Try in UK

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It’s time to wave goodbye to the changeable summer weather and seek out shelter in the trees. James Warner Smith from coolcamping.com chooses his top five woodland campsites for getting back to nature.

Sun, rain, cloud, thunder-storms… so far this summer we’ve had it all and, when it comes to going camping, it’s always wise to read the weather forecast to make sure you’re prepared for what’s in store. As well as gathering all the right camping equipment from your local Go Outdoors retailer, one guaranteed way to make the most of changeable weather is to find a sheltered campsite among the trees. Whether it’s the sound of the dawn chorus, the smell of campfire smoke or the sight of dappled sunlight as it dances through the leaves, it’s tough to beat sheltering away at a forest site. To help you find the best woodland spots, we’ve asked the experts from coolcamping.com to pick five incredible UK campsites where you can pitch your tent in the trees…

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