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Exploring Keswick’s Lakeland charms

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

For many years, it was the lure of the high fells, ridges and summits that drew me to the Lake District. Over time, my curiosity led me to explore the lakes and valleys. Soon, the towns and villages became firm friends rather than just convenient places to park.

Guest Blog | 14 August 2019 More

Beach Bonfire Bonanza

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

Each year, the beach at Alnmouth on the Northumberland coast becomes a hive of activity as teams compete to have the last bonfire burning.

Guest Blog | 29 July 2019 More

Build a better bogie

Emily Gravenor, Camping & Caravanning’s newest team member, got her first taste of a social camping meet at Leeds District Association (DA)’s 25th Annual Bogie Race near Wakefield in Yorkshire. It was clear what the first question of the day was going to be: so, what exactly is a bogie…?

Emily Gravenor | 14 June 2019 More

Big Shakeout’s veggie delight

Iain Geddes, one of Camping & Caravanning's technical team joined hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts in the Peaks for a weekend of discovery and enjoyment in the great outdoors. In his first blog he joined  photography masterclass. Here he swaps his camera for a colander as he tries his hand at cooking a vegetarian curry, Guy Rope Gormet style. 
Guest Blog | 07 June 2019 More