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John and Fran Traynor embraced glamping on a ReadyCamp holiday in the Cotswolds

John Traynor has a wealth of knowledge about all things outdoor, he is a regular contributor to our magazine website and an experienced tent camper.

Fit for royalty

With over 50 years of camping experience, opting for a ReadyCamp holiday felt like a bit of a betrayal of self-reliant principles or, rather, habits. Friends were more brutal with “You’re past it” being the least offensive comment. The reality is that I’ve always been keen on comfort...

Guest Blog | 19 June 2017 More

A calling for awnings

Often overlooked, sometimes taken for granted, the humble awning is one of camping’s great inventions – and they have come a very long way in a short space of time. This was part of the thinking in a recent magazine team meeting when we decided to put together an awning special Gear Guide. 
David Guest | 12 June 2017 More

The Club and Cadac Campsite Cook of the Year

The heats are on....
Those mouth-watering smells of grilling steaks, bubbling curries and zesty seafood wafting through the air at the moment is likely to be The Club Campsite Cook of the Year heats. These regional cook-offs are currently in full swing across the country as many of our Regions, District Associations and Special Interest Sections are hosting their own cook-off competitions. They are competing to win a place in the grand cook-off final at this year’s
Ali Ray | 06 June 2017 More

National Camping and Caravanning Week takes centre stage

It’s Whitsun Week and that means three things to me. It’s half term for the schools and so it’s a great time to go away for a break. It’s National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) and so the best way to go away is with a tent, caravan or motorhome. And my birthday always falls within the week itself – and that has traditionally meant being away from home because I too get away with the family.
Simon McGrath | 01 June 2017 More