Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Camping's calling...

Image via Pinterest.

Image via Pinterest.

Image via Pinterest.
Our camping trip to the New Forest last year.
Midsummer's day is fast approaching (though weather wise it feels more like early Spring here) and for me that means time to dream about campfires and camping. I think planning a camping trip in England is a little like planning a wedding. If it's sunny it will be utterly amazing but you shouldn't count on it in order to have a fun time. As long as you've got a decent tent, plenty of woolen socks and jumpers you can still take pleasure in sleeping under canvas, grilling your supper and retreating under a pile of blankets with a good book if the heavens open.

If sleeping under the stars isn't quite your bag but you still fancy a dreamy escape into the wilderness then take a peek at Canopy and Stars. They have hundreds of beautiful and unusual places to stay in the UK - from shepherds huts and yurts to gypsy caravans. Or how about the beautiful tipi over at Freshwinds Camping that I was lucky enough to stay in a couple of years back? (read all about our adventures here).
I've got a horrible feeling (actually that's not true, I know for sure) that our tent was not in such good shape when we packed ourselves up and left Shambala festival last year and that we're going to have a lot of dried mud to shake off before we can snuggle up inside it again. We'll find out in four weeks time when we go to Latitude festival!

Keep your eyes peeled for my Festival Fashion guide popping up over the next few weeks. In the meantime you can read a couple of posts I wrote about camping last year here and here.


  1. Ahh camping. This is one thing I haven't done in years. As long as the mosquitos leave me alone I am totally game. Happy blogging!

    XX Hilary

    1. Yes they're one of the down sides! I'm going to pack a load of citronella candles this year and hope for the best :) xx


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