Camping holidays have sky-rocketed in popularity over the last few years. No longer is it seen as a fusty pastime for old nature lovers. Adventurers of all ages are pitching tents in the UK and internationally.
It is far more than just tent poles and freeze-dried camping food. It’s about escaping the civilised world for a little while – leaving behind home comforts and phone signal to spend much needed time in the great outdoors.
There are many different types – from sleeping at a festival to roughing it in the wild.
It can involve sleeping in a tent, a caravan, a motorhome, or even just a bivvy bag (or bivouac sack, a thin waterproof shell that goes over your sleeping bag). Some people even choose to stay in pods!
Whether you’re a member of the famous Camping and Caravanning Club or you’re just pitching up a tent for the first time, we’ve put together a basic guide to answer all your camp-related questions – from equipment to the best campsites for surfers in the UK and the best campsites for surfers in Europe.