Campsites are full of the most interesting, friendly and helpful people,
no matter where you are in the world.
Whether you're at a fully fitted family campsite, with an on-site pool and play area for the kids, or if you're in a temporary haven of your own making in the deepest and darkest wilderness, it's the company you keep that makes the experience. Each type of campsite has its' own diverse set of characters - but which character are you?
Ever fancied escaping the monotony of modern life? Enter our Wild Camping Competition for the chance to win an adventure for two and some top of the range camping essentials.
Time to leave the luxuries of the modern campsite behind and head out into the real heart of darkness. Before you do though, make sure to fill your backpack with these wild camping essentials
Ian is our go-to-guy when it comes to adventure advice. Here, he explains the rules and regulations of wild camping in the lush landscapes of the UK.
Lanky staff member Sam disappeared on a Wednesday night into the woods. He was going on a "midweek micro adventure" and roughing it in his bivvy bag. Did he do it by choice? Or did he have a row with his mum? And did he have a nice time? Find out here...
Do you know your poles from your pegs? Your groundsheet from your guylines? We’re giving several lucky bloggers the chance to test their skills by pitching the Eurohike Rydal 600 as fast as they can. Who will top the leaderboard?
To help you plan the perfect family adventure, we have asked James Warner Smith, editor of the new guidebook Cool Camping: Kids, to pick 10 top campsites where youngsters rule the roost.
Jamie Oliver is about to embark on the joy of camping with her previously non-camping husband and two younger children. As a seasoned pro, she's decided to share her top tips to camping with the kids.
Consider the following your fundamental family camping equipment; a foundation if you will, on which to build, adapt and improve upon.
Check out the best of your mud-spattered, sun drenched festival photos here.
We asked the most seasoned festival revellers in the office for their survival essentials. From hangover cures, to footwear, to looking your sassiest, we have got you covered.