October Camping at Bishop’s Castle
There’s definitely a nip in the air; a change in season. Not the time of year most families go camping. However, with the right gear, you can still get away and make a weekend of it.
This time, it was a more traditional camping experience, keeping warm with a wood-burning stove 🙂
For this trip, we headed off to Foxholes Castle Camping in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire. This is a campsite we’ve visited plenty of times over the years.
It was great to get the Robens Kiowa tent out again. This is a polycotton tent, so it feels like a traditional canvas tent, but with modern fabric, making it lighter. It’s also easy to pitch, with just a single pole in the middle, plus some poles around the porch.
The tent is a family favourite. It’s full of character and certainly stands out on the campsite.
Three Tuns Brewery
Established as a licensed brewery back in 1642, the Three Tuns Brewery is the oldest in Britain.
Of course, the brewery has an attached pub that serves meals, beer (not just their own) and other drinks. And it’s just a short walk from the campsite.
So, instead of cooking at the tent, we headed off to the pub. 🙂
The wood-burning stove in our tent certainly makes it toasty and takes the chill off the October nights.
With the rain creating a gentle pitter-patter on the canvas, we all had a great night’s sleep, warm in our sleeping bags.
First thing in the morning, I lit the stove, warmed the tent, and made a brew.
What a glorious morning to wake up to, with the sun shining through the tent. It was a cold wind outside, but nice and cosy inside, and a perfect end to a great weekend camping 🙂
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