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Fancy a trip to the beach?

It seems this long and drawn-out winter is finally ending.

Icy blasts and temperatures hovering around freezing seem to have been the norm since November, so I’ve been cheering myself up by checking out some of the UK’s top beaches as rated by contributors to TripAdvisor and reminding myself of long summer days by the sea.

Nairn BeachAnd I’m delighted that, although my little paws have felt the soft sand of several of them, there are still lots of brilliant beaches to check out this year.

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Travelling terrier Ted, together with his maid and chauffeur, visit campsites around the UK with Milly the caravan in tow. Ted offers tips for places to stay and shares some of his holiday capers.

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A perfect match - just in time for Valentine’s Day

After much deliberating they have created their perfect combination of car and caravan to allow us to enjoy plenty of fresh air (and hot breakfasts) when the fancy takes us.

Just a few miles down the road from our West Yorkshire home, in a village called Idle, where there is also an Idle Working Men’s Club (it’s true!), they stumbled across a delightful little Avondale Dart caravan.

Molly magThey have matched it with a 2006 Honda CRV, which the chauffeur believes is his ideal towing vehicle. Now all we need is a few days of spring-like weather and we’ll be off again on our travels, thoughts of winter firmly packed away with their wellies and woollies.

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Travelling terrier Ted, together with his maid and chauffeur, visit campsites around the UK with Milly the caravan in tow. Ted offers tips for places to stay and shares some of his holiday capers.

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Watch your step

We used the Viewranger app on a Samsung Gear smartwatch

We used the Viewranger app on a Samsung Gear smartwatch

I've recently had the opportunity to test the Viewranger mobile application on a Samsung Gear smartwatch.

For those of you unfamiliar with Viewranger, it's a navigational app that allows you to download a variety of map data and operates as a route-planning or GPS-style tracking system on your phone or tablet device.

And now it's available on watches too.

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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