Trips & Adventures

The core of our blog. a documented account of our trips away.

Campsite Arrival Videos

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 1 comment

Campsite Arrival Videos

One of the many questions I have when booking a campsite is “what are the access roads like ?” Many of the sites we want to visit are usually in rural locations which means unless we know the area well we actually have no idea what the access roads are like. Google Maps and Street view offer some help, but in many of the cases the camera cannot quite give full picture of the access roads, width or turning circles into the site, which in some cases is down a private road. Such an occasion was Three cliffs bay, where the Google Street View car, simply bypassed the narrow lane that was the only...

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Tewkesbury & Friends

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 1 comment

Tewkesbury & Friends

May day bank holiday saw us visit a site just on the outskirts of Tewkesbury. Croft Farm Water Park offers hard standing and grass pitches for touring and camping, seasonal and cabin accommodation all situated around a lake. The site contains a boathouse, that offer a wide array of water activities along with a gym, shop and small café area. We decided that this site would be a great place to visit with our closest friends and have a long weekend together. We arrived on the Friday and despite some confusion about the one way system, how to get the caravan from one side of the lake to the...

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Autumn in Cirencester

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

Autumn in Cirencester

This is a fantastic time of the year. Nature really puts on a beautiful display as the Autumn leaves start to change colour. It was this reason why we decided to have a few days away in the caravan and take in the impressive scenery at one of the most delightful locations in the country. We based ourselves on the edge of the Cotswolds in the Market town of Cirencester. The town has some amazing attractions including the Cornium Museum, the remaining earthworks of a Roman amphitheatre, and the impressive Church of St. John the Baptist. All of which are within a short walk from the...

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NEC Motorhome & Caravan show

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

NEC Motorhome & Caravan show

We were able to visit the Motorhome & Caravan show hosted in the NEC in October. We spent a couple of days catching up with some good friends and seeing the latest models on offer from the manufacturers. The show is a great place to visit if you are in the market for a new caravan or motorhome. We are not, but it is still a great place to visit to see the latest available gadgets, accessories and equipment that you don’t usually see in the dealerships. We also find it’s a great place for us to visit and get inspiration for trips, adventures and attractions. We discovered a few places...

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Buxton 2016

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

Buxton 2016

The summertime is arguably the best time to get some much needed rest and enjoy the sun. Of course, in the UK the weather is a complete gamble, even in the summer you are not guaranteed sun nor are you entitled to dry days. It was with this in mind that we decided to book a short break away where activities could be enjoyed no matter the weather. Buxton is situated just on the edge of the Derbyshire dales is a perfect base to expore this beautiful part of England. We have never been before so some careful planning of activities and locations took place long before we arrived. We stayed at...

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The Gower

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

The Gower

In June we were able to spend a long weekend with our friends in The Gower, South Wales. The weekend had been long planned and, in total there was around 12 of us that ended up going. We were the only family that ventured out with a caravan; all our friends were pitched up in their tents. Some of our friends are hardened campers, others mere novices. But the camping mentality of help and share soon became the norm. Of course being friends anyway we tend to share everything. Gin, burgers and the occasional hug. As we were the only ones with a caravan we were sadly separated from the others....

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