Around The Campfire: Your camping photographs
We love to see photographs of your camping adventures. Send us your favourite camping snaps and you could win a great prize from Coleman!
We’ll publish the best pictures here on outandaboutlive.co.uk and in Camping magazine, and the picture we like the most will win a fantastic Coleman Event Shelter L worth £200.
Send your pictures along with a short caption to email@example.com
Here’s our latest winning picture from reader Tracey McLeod, who gets a Coleman Octago tent worth £200.
These photos are from our first camping trip at Brick Kiln in Campsea Ashe, Suffolk. We bought a tent from Tesco for 30 quid and the basics, loaded the car and off we went on our very first camping adventure. My recently-found other half, Andy, was – shall we say – a lot more excited than me! He wrote lists and drooled over anything and everything camping-related while I yawned and kept advising to buy more if we like it… as in let's not be all the gear, no idea!
I was quite prepared for it to be a one-and-only trip, as a Girl Guide camping adventure from my teens still haunts me. But lo and behold I loved it, as did our much-loved hound, and of course Mr Adventure himself was in campsite heaven. He took care of all the cooking and even making a coffee from the kettle on the little stove lit up his eyes with excitement. From that one adventure we now have a lot more gear – the hound is squashed in the back with our forever-expanding camping kit, but camping has made our life so much more fun. Before lockdown we would often head off on a Saturday, just for the night, so even our weekends are now an adventure – and the hound adores it, too!
So salute to many more camping adventures to come!
Tracey McLeod, via email
Tracey’s picture wins her a Coleman OctaGo tent worth £200. Easy to pack and quick to pitch, it is the smaller sibling to the popular Octagon family tent.
The OctaGo is a great option for couples, festivals or those going on a weekend away with friends, and is a hit with younger campers. This three person tent offers 360° views of your surroundings, great ventilation, colour coded poles for straightforward pitching and it easily packs down into its carry bag.
A 2,000mm hydrostatic head flysheet and taped seams will keep you dry, while fire retardant materials provide that extra level of safety when camping.
Here are more of your camping pictures…
My partner Kate and I spent a delightful August bank holiday weekend in north Devon. We have been coming here for over 20 years and thoroughly recommend it. The view from our tent was great (minus the feet!)
Shaun Ricketts, Oxfordshire
Since last March I have been working from home, and like most was unable to get out camping. So, I thought, why not build a camp office at the end of the garden. Me and the dog can work outdoors in comfort. It's an ongoing project and I am always improving it but I have all the usual comforts such as a camp bed, gas burner for the all-important brew, and a fire pit for when it gets chilly.
Nat Walton and Dubh the lazy greyhound, Shropshire
My 14-year-old daughter Esther is never happier than when we go camping. I told her we had to make the most of our time together as she wouldn't want to do this with her mum for much longer. She was horrified. "I will always want to go camping with you mum!"
After a long day's walk in the Lake District!
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