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Tent holidays are special

Posted by | charlottec | September 20, 2011 | No Comments

Though the majority of tourists to the UK seem to look no further than London, Edinburgh and York, there are many who love to take advantage of the British countryside.
It’s actually surprising to most people who fly into the UK for the first time just how green the country is. Perhaps they have an image of Heathrow Airport as being in the middle of a concrete jungle, and that the whole of the country is one big road system.
In fact, Britain has some of the most outstanding scenery in Europe. Within easy reach of London you can be at the South Downs or the Cotswolds, and further afield in the south of the country visitors find rural delights in counties like Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
Wales, aside from Swansea and Cardiff, is a land of mountains, valleys, rivers and beaches. And Scotland has Loch Ness, Loch Lomond and the likes of the Highlands, including the highest mountain in the country, Ben Nevis.
What better way could there be to explore the countryside of the British Isles than on a camping holiday? There are some wonderful natural trails to hike along, including the Pennine Way which has its southernmost point in the Peak District of Derbyshire.
There are other accommodation solutions, to be sure, including youth hostels and bed & breakfasts. But for many people, there is nothing that beats the satisfaction of erecting a tent for the night and settling down to sleep knowing that nature is so close.
As far as foreign visitors to Britain are concerned, some may be worried that they will not be able to fit camping gear into their luggage or that they will have to pay excess baggage if they bring their tents from home.
But actually there are many companies who will hire out tents for a night, a week or a month. And if you decide to buy a tent, you will have various options when it comes to the end of your trip.
You could advertise the product on an internet auction site, sell it to a shop that deals with secondhand camping gear, or arrange to ship it back to your home. If you won’t need it again for a while, and are not worried about it arriving back within a week or two, you’ll be able to find some cut-price ways of sending back all your camping gear.


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