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National Trust members vote to ban trail hunts on its land

National Trust members have voted to ban trail hunting on its land amid fears it is being used as a “smokescreen” for illegal foxhunts. The Hunting Act 2004 banned using dogs to chase or kill foxes. Trail hunting simulates a traditional hunt by laying an artificial scent for riders. A total of 76,816 votes were …

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Climate change puts Scotland’s coastal wild camps at risk, say researchers

Some of Scotland’s best coastal wild camping areas could disappear because of increased coastal erosion, research suggests. Climate change has increased the effects of wave action, coastal flooding and rising sea levels, putting the sites at risk of being unusable by 2050. A simulation of a coastal camp under water. Image MadeBrave The Centre of …

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‘Nowhere to hide’: Campers share their most embarrassing stories – ‘rolled down the hill’

CAMPING has never been more popular, but the holiday option can be fraught with embarrassment and mishaps. Many Britons are keen campers. However, a camping holiday is not without its mishaps and camping Britons have taken to social media to share their most embarrassing camping stories. Camping may be a fantastic holiday option, but sometimes, things …

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West Norfolk camping sites get top ratings

Three West Norfolk camping sites have made it into the top five in the county in Tripadvisor’s best value list. One of them, Willow Barn Holidays, in School Road, Terrington St John, only opened its glamping site last year. Karen Field and Richard Munday had been running a bed and breakfast business at their smallholding …

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Camping: Britons weigh in on bell tents’ pros and cons – ‘one room not a good thing’

CAMPING has become one of Britons’ favourite holiday options, and the summer trend is set to continue well past this year. Britons looking for camping gear may wonder about some of the prettiest tent options, the bell tent. But what are the pros and cons? Camping Britons have been sharing tips online. With camping now one …

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‘Saw us through a force 7 gale’: Campers share storm strap hacks – ‘the only way’

CAMPING Britons are sharing some handy tips on social media, with one hack particularly useful for the windier, colder months. Camping is increasingly popular and Britons are taking their newfound love of the outdoorsy holiday option right through the colder months. With rain, wind and cold to contend with, a UK camping holiday is no walk …

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Camping Britons reporting shocking behaviour – ‘someone poked a hole through the tent’

CAMPING is a very popular holiday option, but Britons are reporting some issues with fellow campers’ behaviours. Holidaying Britons have embraced camping. Sleeping under canvas has become one of the most popular holiday options for countless Britons, and with popularity comes some issues. On social media, Britons are sharing some of the issues they’ve had with …

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The Expert Camper is Proud to Announce a New Tree Planting Initiative in Partnership with Just One Earth

Over the coming months and years, the online outdoor store The Expert Camper has pledged to plant thousands of trees in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint. The latest part of this journey for the camping company is to partner with Just One Earth – who are a sustainable non-profit company dedicated to planting trees to reduce the …

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Number of campsites in the UK

COVID-19 has dramatically changed every aspect of our lifestyles, from work and socialising to travel and leisure activities. The travel industry, like other industries, is constantly trying to adapt to new restrictions. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel: as we tentatively move closer towards restrictions being lifted, more and more people …

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big changes are coming - business update

Business Update

So today is my  33rd birthday, but that isn’t the big news i wanted to share. This isn’t the greatest time in camping history. Not since I started this site back in 2009 did we have to actively discourage people from visiting campsites. It’s not all bad, however. We have hosted a successful #BigCampOut, raising …

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