To be a happy camper, don’t make too much noise, leave wildlife alone and take your litter with you. If you smoke, use a personal ashtray to stub out butts until you can find a bin. Choose biodegradable beauty and cleaning/laundry products, so they don’t create algae bloom when rinsed down sinks (avoid all scents for pregnancy/nursing and affected medical conditions).
Follow the 7 Leave No Trace Rules. These ensure you just leave memories and footprints, and no trash that could harm the planet or wildlife. The 7 rules are:
- Plan ahead & prepare
- Camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you wind
- Minimise campfire impacts
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of others
take a little break in a caravan
Everyone loves a break in a caravan! It may not be posh, but it’s quintessentially English. You may get your feet wet and the caravan may wobble a bit, but it’s all good fun! It’s also one of the most affordable ways to take a break either in the country or by the seaside, and most parks have static caravans, which is better than lugging a caravan on the back of your car and getting stuck in traffic jams.