5 October 2011

another summer {part 2}

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so we ended up at lovely corner of Sussex,...Dernwood Farm. After the shocking £36 fee {and they tried to sell us wood for another £10! so we bought some at the petrol station instead for £2.50}, we then found we had to take all our stuff by cart through the woods to the campsite, ah how quaint! Well, after a few minutes the novelty wore-off pretty quick. Especially when you forget a gas cylinder at 7am and have to go the 20 minute walk back to the car in your jammies, not exactly relaxing! ANYway, it was a nice big field and quite empty when we arrived.

This campsite is called 'wild' camping, meaning they don't have much in the way of facilities {which is fine for us}...but you still pay the same as if it did, hmmm. I though wild camping meant you only take a piece of waterproof cloth and a pen knife, but everyone there had foldout picnic tables etc... Oh well...we made the best of it, and the weather was so good, we soon forgot about all the heaving!

the toilet was at the other end of the field, but when you can't hold it in anymore, a misty damp stroll awaits you...

after washing my hair in a bucket {which was lovely!} we made our way off to a different beach.
the woods n the way were stunning...

I always take my trusty woolly cardi where ever I go, even though BBC said it would be 30 degrees, I tend not to believe them {I wonder why?}

After this holidays camping experience, we are tempted to compile our own 'top 10 campsites of Britain' as there are much better ones out there, my own personal opinion of course!

part 3 of this epic tale of freak British weather continues shortly...

21 comments:

  1. Anonymous5.10.11

    Absolutely, a top ten would be marvelous. I am so not a camper and I think one bad experience would put me off for life so an expert opinion would be greatly appreciated. I have to say your photos make the whole thing look amazing.

    janex

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  2. I love your camping posts so much! I'm from the UK and barely ever camp, but you've made it look like such a fun experience. I'd love a top ten list if you have time to make one! Keep the beautiful images coming!

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  3. You two must be able to put that tent up in your sleep now. You're always out camping, it's brilliant!

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  4. I love your camping posts so much! I'm from the UK and I camp loads and loads, but golly! how I envy your beautiful tent, vintage equipment and photography skills.
    Perhaps you could offer your skills to these people who have a series of beautiful books of camping sites
    http://www.coolcamping.co.uk/
    Your experiences and photography would really enhance the books no end!

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  5. ohhh i just love your tent!! Can i ask what type of tent it is? I'm sure you get asked all the time, but it is so beautiful.
    I would appreciate a point in the right direction as to where to purchase one :)
    thank you so much and i cant wait for part 3!! x

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  6. That trolley pushing lark looks hard work to me!

    They should use little donkey's that would be a nicer way of doing it x

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  7. Wow that is an expensive campsite! Nice not to be surround by cars though. We often find we'll pick a nice spot away from everyone then within a few hours of getting our tent up we're surrounded by 4x4's!

    You do have a wonderful tent! I'd love one too!

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  8. I´d love your top 10 campsites, we´re from sweden and would love to go camping in the u.k. You have such a lovely blog :)

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  9. Aww Dernwood Farm! We camped there 2 years ago but it seems that the price has skyrocketed since then. Lovely shot of the misty field. X

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  10. Anonymous5.10.11

    Lovely weekend. I so enjoy your camping posts. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I really enjoy all your posts but especially your camping trips. We often go away in our campervan, normally to Cornwall for the husband to go surfing but a good campsite is priceless :)

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  12. HappyHermit5.10.11

    I camped at Dernwood a few weekends ago so i was looking forward to seeing what you thought! I was mainly miffed that they forgot to mention the ruddy big pylon in the field!!

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  13. Does it take long to get your beautiful tent up? x

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  14. Anonymous5.10.11

    hi artemis, i love love love your blog! i look forward to every post and when there is a new one it brightens my mood no end. i especially love camping, but im a bit of a wuss and only go in the summer.. have you ever been to pembrokeshire? it is AMAZING! anywhere near haverford west, tenby way is amazers. barafundle bay is, in my opinion, the best beach in the uk and is close to tenby too.. right up your street i'd say. go go go!!! i was also wondering what camera you use for your shots? keep the posts coming through the winter months xxxx

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  15. I just love your blog - and your tent is amazing!!!! So amazing that we are just about to order one for our family to start camping over her in Auckland, NZ. Thank you so much for your inspiration. I will look forward to your future posts. xxxx

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  16. This looks like fun! Camping is alwayys a great time and your tent is so pretty.

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  17. Lovely set up but you would have burned a few calories lugging it all to the campsite, phew!

    Love the misty photos in the previous post as well as the cute horsey :)

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  18. aha, I'm pretty sure I camped there when it first opened. Has it still got a huge electric pilon at the bottom of the field? When you walk under it it sounds like you are about to be attacked my thousands of wasps. Other than that I liked the place but they have definitely put their prices up.

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  19. Linda7.10.11

    Great post, made me smile; that campsite reminds me of the film Carry on Camping where the owner (Mr Fiddler) charged for putting up a washing line. Lol Glad you enjoyed it, super photos.

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  20. you should try the campsite at Abbey Home Farm (theorganicfarmshop.co.uk) near Cirencester. I work in the cafe and we serve yummy vegetarian lunches (organic of course!) and there is a lovely hut by a pond (so romantic!) and yurts to hire too along with a camping field...

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  21. Beautiful photos! I adore your tent and your cardigan. Would love to hear where you found your tent.

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