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How To Pick The Perfect Camping Pitch

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When it comes to finding the perfect tent pitch, choosing the right campsite is only part of the story. These tips will help you pick the pitch that best suits your needs to make sure you make the most out of your camping holiday.

  • Would you rather pitch your tent on a spot with a great view? Close to the toilet block? As far away as possible from the clubhouse? Under trees for shade? If you have a choice of pitches, take a walk round the site before you decide and see where is best. Ask the warden what they’d recommend.   
  • Look out for roads and railway lines near your potential pitch that might not be immediately obvious. They might have the best location, but they could be noisy.
  • Try to pitch your tent with the main door facing away from the prevailing wind.
  • Check the land before you pitch – those dips could turn into water traps if it rains.
  • Pitch close enough to the electric hook-up point to ensure your cable can reach the tent. If necessary ask the site if they have an extension lead.
  • Pack a variety of pegs to ensure your tent is pitched securely whether the ground is hard or soft.
  • Clear twigs and stones from your pitch to help reduce the possibility of punctures and tears in your groundsheet.
  • Take time to familiarise yourself with the location of services like taps, waste disposal points and emergency fire-fighting equipment.
  • If you plan to revisit a site you love in the future, note which pitch suits you best and request it on booking.

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