An illuminating experience at NFOL

From the very first day I took up my desk as Club Reporter on Camping & Caravanning magazine, I have heard a great deal about the National Feast of Lanterns (NFOL). The Club’s annual national rally is one of the biggest of its kind in the country and attracts members from across the land as they gather together and celebrate great traditions and their collective love of all things camping. It’s the highlight of the year for a great swathe of campers, and as soon as I reached the site at...
David Guest | 01 September 2017 More

Living the outdoor life in the Sun Living Lido

I jumped at the chance to spend a weekend away in the Club magazine’s Sun Living long termer with my wife and children. In fact, I was nearly as excited as Joe (7) and Iris (4), but I definitely squealed less.
I’ve been fortunate to test more than 100 motorhomes down the years, in my previous life as a journalist with Practical Motorhome magazine, and Joe has many happy memories of touring trips...
Rob Ganley | 01 August 2017 More

Elbow entertain at Forest Live

From the minute Guy Garvey and the four members of band Elbow emerged on to the stage at Cannock Chase Forest, they had the crowd eating out of their hand.
Such is the esteem they are held in by fans for their off-beat, anthemic tunes and refusal to conform to formulaic music making.
They brought with them a show that would enthral, delight and surprise in equal measure.
It was all here – from the soaring sing-along summit of...
Stuart Kidman | 28 July 2017 More

Touring a high road

One of the great things about camping holidays is summed up in one word. Touring. The ability to have a base, or bases, and then go exploring in your vehicle.
But I'm going to add another, related, word. Driving. Or motoring. Either way on a recent camping trip to north-east France I reminded myself of that feeling of enjoying a great road from behind the wheel.
Simon McGrath | 25 July 2017 More