When Jason, Finlay and I first dipped our toes into camping in the UK, I never imagined we’d end up with a Bell Tent of our own. Our first few experiences of camping were with borrowed gear. This was to help us decide whether camping was right for us before spending a lot of money … Read moreCamping with our Bell Tent – Why we Love it
Trying to find a campsite can be daunting, and sometimes overwhelming – there are so many options! While wild camping is permitted in Scotland we’re not at that stage yet (maybe one day!) So the alternative is finding a managed campsite that meets all of our needs. We’ve discovered some great resources to help us … Read moreHow to find a (not too wild) place to camp
Are you unsure about tent camping? Do you like the idea of getting away from it all, but don’t know if camping in a tent is for you? If you don’t want to invest in buying a tent just yet and but are keen to experience the joys of the great outdoors, here are a … Read moreNot sure if tent camping is for you?
Why you need a camping list There’s no doubt that a successful camping trip requires preparation. The one thing that makes preparation a breeze is a good list (or several, if you are list-obsessed like me!) A good list will ensure you never forgot to take that vital piece of equipment. The perfect camping list … Read moreDon’t know what to take camping? Make a camping list.
What’s so great about camping? I have a confession to make. I’ve never considered myself to be a “camper”. I thought a camper had to be spontaneous, “outdoorsy”, and have no fear. This is definitely not me. Growing up, I wasn’t the child who ran out the door – rain, hail or shine, climbing trees, making … Read more5 Reasons to go Camping
I’ve finished my 30 Days Wild journey on literally the other side of the world from where I started – in Queensland, Australia. I’m finding hard to string two words together corhently through a combination of exhaustion and jetlag, But I can’t help but smile when thinking back over the last month. This is my … Read more30 Days Wild – Day 30 – Wild Reflections
The next leg of our journey on Day 29 of 30 Days Wild saw us transiting through Changing Airport in Singapore. After a 12 hour flight it was certainly a relief to get of the plane to stretch our legs and seek out some wildness at the airport. First stop was the Cactis Garden in … Read more30 Days Wild – Day 29 – Wild about Changi Airport
Today we are on the first leg of a long journey. So our opportunities for Random Acts of Wildness are all in-flight. I began reading ‘H is for Hawk’ by Helen Macdonald, and was engrossed straight away. One section I thought was particularly relevant to 30 Days Wild was when the author wrote about the … Read more30 Days Wild – Day 28 – Wild on a Plane
As we rushed out of the door into the rain this morning Finlay and I encountered two snails making their way across our front path. I had to stop and watch them. One was the smallest snail I’d ever seen, so I had to take a photo of course. And now apparently I am the … Read more30 Days Wild – Day 27 – Snail’s Pace
Prompted by several posts on the 30 Days Wild Facebook group about the amount of plastic waste that is littering our beaches and polluting our oceans and waterways I’ve been thinking about what I can do to help. As the Marine Conservation Society explains, beach litter is at the highest levels since records began. Turtles … Read more30 Days Wild – Day 26 – Tackling Plastic Waste