Stay dry when camping

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Brits that love to camp love to stay dry too…

Over the past ten years or so there has been a big increase in the number of people going camping all over the UK. But being British, we all know the importance of keeping dry too and so the sales of waterproof clothing have risen as the more of us enjoy the outdoor life.

It may be due to the ever-growing popularity of music festivals since the 1990s but more and more Brits have experienced camping these days and as the festivalgoer’s get older the interest in camping beyond the festival circuit has increased.

According to the Independent, the best camping spots in the UK include:

THREE CLIFFS BAY, GOWER

TURNER HALL FARM, CUMBRIA

BRIGHOUSE BAY, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

THE WARREN, FOLKESTONE, KENT

GWERN GOF ISAF FARM, CONWY

VALE OF PICKERING CARAVAN PARK, NORTH YORKSHIRE

BAY VIEW FARM, CORNWALL

SYKE FARM, CUMBRIA

TREVORNICK HOLIDAY PARK, CORNWALL

BURROWHAYES FARM, SOMERSET

FISHERGROUND CAMPSITE, CUMBRIA

BLACKBERRY WOOD, EAST SUSSEX

BOSWORTH WATER TRUST, WARWICKSHIRE

There is an array of different environments to explore here in the UK, with amazing views and wonderful experiences to had sleeping under canvas. From wild coastal sites in Wales to wonderful woodlands in Sussex and beautiful open countryside in the South West. The UK has a lot to offer any keen camper and enough to convince the less keen that camping is a great way to holiday.

But as anyone living in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or England can tell you, the one thing all these locations have in common is unpredictable weather. And any seasoned camper will also tell you that being prepared for the occasional down pour is essential.

Luckily, as camping has grown in popularity so too have fabrics and materials. Campers and hikers back in the 1980s and earlier had to rely on ungainly anoraks and heavy-duty trousers more suited to North Sea fishermen than walking through the Kentish countryside when they needed men’s waterproof jackets.

Nowadays, waterproof clothing made from hi-tech fabrics are readily available and much more affordable. These fabrics keep the wearer both dry and are ‘breathable’, which prevents overheating in hot weather and keeps the warm in hotter weather.

Until relatively recently a material like Goretex was only in the price range of outdoors people with the money to spend on the best equipment. In the past 10 years, demand for waterproof clothing coupled with a reduction in manufacturing cost mean that the best waterproof trousers are now available at prices that suit most budgets.