Essential tips for camping outdoors this summer
Avoid pitching up at midday
Ideally, campers should set off early in the morning. This not only ensures maximum time for fun on site, it also helps to avoid travelling during the hottest time of day.
With most sites offering check-in from early afternoon, it’s probably better to wait until later on to begin pitching but that gives plenty of time to scope out the local area in the meantime.
Keep your tent cool
It is easy to keep your tent cool without having to use electricity with some simple tips.
Keep your tent ventilated for as long as possible, as you’ll reap the benefits of better circulation and a fresh breeze. Don’t forget to close up any mesh doors to prevent the tent from filling up with insects!
It may seem like a hassle, but taking your tent down during the day can also be a handy trick to keep it as cool as possible. When you put it back together at the end of the day, you’ll find that the inside is a lot cooler.
Look for sites close to water
Sites on the coast, or with options for swimming - an outdoor pool, or a nearby river suitable for wild swimming - are likely to prove popular in a heatwave.
Use the search filters on Pitchup to narrow down your search from the outset by choosing one or more of these features.
Hot weather can make you extremely dehydrated, so having enough water is extremely important, particularly if you plan on long walks or strenuous activities during your trip.
Don’t forget to pack summertime essentials
Sunscreen, sunhats, sunglasses and appropriate loose-fitting clothing will all help to protect you from the sun and keep you cool during the day. Breathable cotton bedding will also keep you cool while you are asleep.It’s particularly important when at the seaside, walking or playing games.