5 Reasons To Carry On Camping This Winter

Experience the unique pleasures of winter camping!

Have you ever heard the sound of crisp snowflakes settling on a canvas roof? Seen the stars with unspoilt clarity? Felt so warm and cosy inside your tent that the weather outside seems miles away?


If you haven’t, it’s time to experience the unforgettable feeling of winter camping. Pack up your warmest sleeping bag, toughest tent and sense of adventure, and head to a site or go wild for a truly unique cold-weather trip!


Here are our top 5 reasons to carry on camping this winter…

1. Experience the outdoors in a different light

There's nothing like taking in the breathtaking views in the low winter morning sun, hugging a mug of morning coffee and tucking into breakfast made by camp stove.


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2. Fewer bugs

Winter is too cold for midges to be active - so the risk of bites is all but gone! 


3. Peace and quiet

There are far fewer people out on the hills in winter and if you know where you’re going, it’s possible to go days without seeing another soul, even in the busy Lake District. 

4. Conquering the cold

Part of the thrill of winter camping is combating the cold, and the battle is easily won if you’re well prepared. The crafty use of a water canteen as a warming hot water bottle is one of the less well-known ways to keep warm, but bringing plenty of clothes, layering up and remembering your trusty down jacket will do the trick to keep you warm and cosy through the nights.


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5. Crisp winter conditions

On perfectly clear and crisp winter weekends, the scenery is truly beautiful and if you wrap up, it's really no different to camping in summer. Checking the weather forecast before you pack up and head out lets you choose a weekend with your idea of perfect conditions!

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