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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…
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…
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…
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…
It’s National Parks Week! And to help you get out and enjoy the nation’s breathing spaces, we asked the folks from coolcamping.com for their pick of the national parks’ best campsites.
Famed for their natural beauty, Britain’s national parks are best appreciated by getting in among the undergrowth, breathing in the fresh country air and soaking up every inch of the scenery. So it’s no surprise that these revered places, from the North York Moors to the South Downs, are some of the most memorable places to go camping. To help you immerse yourself in the UK’s most famous locations, we’ve asked James Warner Smith from coolcamping.com to pick his very favourite national park campsites…
Fancy a beach break? We asked the folks from coolcamping.com for their pick of the best seaside campsites in the country.
Summer is here and now is the time to pack your flip-flops and head for the coast. To help you find the very best camping locations by the sea, we’ve asked James Warner Smith, editor of the Cool Camping guidebooks, to select his top five coastal campsites. So grab the beach ball, take your tent and hit the beach this summer…
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 15
Easter for some marks the first big Bank Holiday weekend of the year, and we thought that was something that was worth celebrating. So we challenged you to get outdoors with family, friends, or solo and show us how you were spending your ‘long weekend’. Here are some of our favourite photos submitted this week:
Take your imagination on an adventure with these books
When the day is done and you want to put your feet up in front of the fire, kick back in your camping chair under the stars, or lay out on the beach – there’s nothing finer than a good adventure story to whisk your mind away with tales of exploration and discovery. So we’ve compiled a list of some recommended books to take you on the trip of a lifetime.
10 Places to GO Camping on Pembrokeshire Coast
If you’re looking for a short holiday break, with family or friends, we’ve compiled a list of 10 campsites to try in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Spend a night in a truly stunning area of the UK.
Spend the night camping in Cairngorms
If you’re going to experience the great outdoors, what better way is there to do it than by camping out underneath the millions of stars – all visible in the night sky that fills the Cairngorms. Throw into the mix the possibility to see the Northern Lights at certain times and you’re all set for a brilliant time away. Check out some of our favourite campsites and other forms of outdoor accommodation:
Stay the night at one of our 10 recommended Yorkshire Dales campsites
Family camping holidays should be fun for everyone, presenting opportunities to get at one with nature. So if you’re thinking of visiting the Yorkshire Dales why not stop at one of these popular, family-friendly campsites?
There’s some things you’ll see at any UK campsite this Summer
Camping is one of the UK’s favourite pastimes. Year after year thousands of couples, families and groups of friends head off to spend time on organised campsites for their summer holidays. The early morning trek to the toilets, the onsite disco at night – some things are the same no matter which site you head to, so we’ve created some bingo cards to check off on your next camping holiday.
OEX stop by to give us a preview of their bumper 2016 offering
After our debut year in 2015 and all the fantastic feedback provided by GO Outdoors customers, we’re back for 2016 with an even bigger range than before. Since last years launch we’ve been designing brand new kit in a bid to make OEX a one stop brand for wild campers and expedition participants. The new OEX range features upgraded tents, improved tents, brand new tents, cookware, sleeping bags, rucksacks clothing and more.
There’s so much in fact that we’re going to split this into parts, and in this part we’ll be taking a look at the new tents and camping gear.
New research shows that tensions among family campers are finally being eased, due to the innovation of inflatable tents. The ability to pitch in minutes is said to be giving couples less time to argue about the instructions, and more time to relax.
With so much to see in the beautiful Peak District, you’ll likely want to spend more than just an afternoon here. We’ve rounded up our pick of 10 campsites and caravan parks, ideally located to allow you to get the most out of your trip.
As a Yorkshire based company, we couldn’t be more excited that the Tour De France is not only coming to the UK, but heading right for our doorstep. So with cycling being such a hot topic around the company, we jumped at the chance to partner up with the Yorkshire Festival of Cycling this July, and we think you should join us there.
Easter is here, and for many it is usually the start of their camping Summer. This time last year we were facing double digit heat and an early Summer, while this year – there’s still snow on the ground for a lot of the UK. Since we know a lot of you have had to cancel your camping holidays for the weekend (not everyone likes the cold) we thought we’d take to Facebook and Twitter and ask our customers, If they could take a famous person camping, who would it be and why?
In this series, we’ll be asking members of our head office staff to pick their top 5 products in specific categories for the upcoming season, to help you guys get a sense of what we’re really excited about hitting the shelves.
Top 5 Sleeping Bags by Nick – Camping Buyer
Because it’s always better to learn from others’ mistakes rather than your own, we’ve asked around the GO Outdoors office for some top tips for a successful camping trip. Read more
In honour of the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge would become a volunteer with the scouts, we decided to take to twitter and Facebook to ask our customers which famous people they would most like to take on a camping trip and why. Can you guess who the favourite was? Read more