Archive for May, 2011

The Camper Van Cookbook

This year’s Christmas present cook book was “The Camper Van Cookbook” by Martin Dorey with recipes by Sarah Randell. ┬áThe idea is that it features recipes that can be cooked on just two rings or using a barbecue, as well as showing you how to make the most of your campervanning trips. Like the Cool Camping Cookbook, this is the kind of book that you can flick through at any time, reading the informative sections and choosing the recipes that you will use on your next trip. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hidden Spring Vineyard, Horam, East Sussex

PLEASE NOTE: We have been informed that this campsite has now closed and is no longer taking bookings.

There’s always a slight feeling of apprehension when arriving at a campsite for the first time. You’d like to believe that you’ve done enough research by studying the site’s own website, you might have read a recommendation in a book, or a handful of reviews online, but as you pootle down the road in your campervan looking out for the little brown sign with the tent and caravan logo you’re bound to be hoping that it lives up to your expectations. First impressions count so when you drive through the gates at Hidden Spring and are greeted by a single lane track, tree lined on one side and with grape vines on the other you’re off to a promising start. The track climbs up a gentle incline until at the brow the rows of vines on the left stop and the field opens up to reveal around 15 pitches, all with electric hookup. Through a gap in the hedgerow on the right there’s another field which is home to the site’s tipis and yurts. Read the rest of this entry »

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