We got back from our latest camping adventure on Monday. We travelled over on Saturday and came back on the Bank Holiday Monday. Two nights there was a good amount of time, particularly when you’re running around after toddlers and just being on your feet most of the day!
It was a really good site, set into the hills, with a number of large flat areas, with hedges and trees forming the boundaries. It’s generally an eco site, with a massive wind turbine close by and composting toilets etc. We were there first out of the two families so we chose a spot by the side of the largest area, which was near two water taps, a small fire pit and a toilet shed. It had great views across the site and was meant to be more sheltered, but it was still windy!
Oh man, 109 photos from the trip, taken on my DSLR and mobile camera – the hardest (and most enjoyable) part of blogging is choosing the pictures which sum up what i’m trying to say. I’ve used nearly 20% of my total 30GB WordPress allowance so far, so loads of space left!
It was so cool to be able to have a fire each night which really helped, given it was on the cool side and slightly windy! The owners would drive around in their little flat bed truck delivering wood and servicing the site etc. You could buy a wheelbarrow of wood for £10, but we bought a half barrow full the first night then went on a mission of mercy back home to get wood for the second night! The car going to site was totally full (mostly with bedding and tent etc) so I couldn’t bring much of my own wood. Our camping friends picked up some for us which i’d left out!
Anyway, we got back and chucked loads of wood in an Ikea bag and had a good fire for the last night. J constructed a defence wall around the windy side to protect the fire which helped to get it going. The kids liked helping and chucking on wood etc and also dodging the smoke!
Amazing being outdoors the whole day and the changes in weather, from cold and fresh in the morning to hot direct sun and cold overcast with wind! The last night was quite cold but our sleeping bags were super-warm! One down-side was the bug bites! 2 days after the trip, i’ve counted 21 bites, which are now really itchy!
Everyone had a good time and we’ll defo go back there next year. We spotted loads of other areas we could pitch next time and particularly more sheltered spots! Lots of trails in the woods and other places to see in the immediate area which we didn’t get a chance to see this time. Also very reasonable price (£12 for our family per night). The kids even got a ride in the little truck at the end, when all our stuff was collected and taken back up the hill to the cars!