Camping Out In Cornwall & Equipment You May Need

When I was a kid I loved camping, it all started off as soon as I could walk I loved to make dens. We had a row of trees in my parents garden that used to make one end of the camp, then we would use the windbreak (from when we went to the beach) for the other side. The top used to be an old bedsheet we would tie to the trees. Many an hour was spent in our camp! I was a proper outdoorsy child, you could always find me playing with stones and in the mud!

Camping

Now I’m older we love to go and explore around Cornwall to see what hidden camping sites and places we can find. We have yet to take baby girl on an adventure but I’m sure we will plan something soon.

St Michael's Mount

Cornwall has lots to offer for the camping outdoorsy kind, in fact if you are not totally into camping, why not try glamping? it does seem to be the rage at the moment. Jugglingonrollerskates spent some time glamping at YHA Eden Project. As you know The Eden Project is one of Cornwall’s top attractions, with lots to do for the whole family.

The Cornish Mum and her family have stayed at Silverspring Hideaway down near Constantine in West Cornwall in one of their glamping pods. It does sound like fun!

Cornwall

If you are like me and prefer the more ‘traditional’ way of camping there are places like Pensagillas Camping & Caravan Park at Pensagillas Park. Here at this camp site you can use it as your base for various activities in the surrounding area. There is a fantastic cycling track nearby called The Pentewan Valley Cycle Track which takes you along a picturesque valley and river. Within a short distance is Heligan Gardens and the beautiful Mevagissey and of course The Eden Project is fairly close by as well. Pensagillas offers extensive country walks, a rural farm, woodland areas and they have a splendid 2 and a half-acre fishing lake on the grounds, for keen fishermen.

So if you are thinking about going camping, these are some of the facilities you could expect at a campsite:

Electric hook-ups.
Toilet and shower block.
WiFi for your laptop or phone maybe?!
Laundry.
Outdoor washing up area.

Here is a helpful guide to camping which will give you some hints and tips on places to stay (not just in Cornwall) and equipment to remember.

My own camping equipment checklist includes:

  • Tent, pegs/stakes and hammer
  • Ground Cloth
  • Air Mattress
  • Air Pump
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Cooking Utensils and equipment
  • Spare Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Torch, Matches, Small Shovel, Batteries
  • Camera
  • Kindle (I can’t go anywhere without it!)

With the school holidays in full swing, you can always plan a last minute camping trip away. It can be a fun adventure for the whole family!

Is there anything I have missed off my camping list?

Would you love to come down to Cornwall for camping?

*This is a collaborative post

 

12 Comments

  1. August 19, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Great post very helpful. We love to camp and will venture down south one day I’m sure x

  2. August 12, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Oh I am so desperate to go to Cornwall, and would love to try camping there- we have all the gear but need to wait until next summer now when the new baby will be bigger! It’s such a beautiful place.

    • Rachel
      August 13, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      I hope you get the chance to pop down next Summer, it’s beautiful xx

  3. August 12, 2017 / 9:13 am

    I’ve only been to Cornwall once, and only been camping once. And they was not in the same trip! Thanks for giving me the idea to come camping in Cornwall, we’ve been thinking of returning but hadn’t considered camping!

  4. August 11, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I’d love to get my family camping..think I’ve got my work cut out for me though, so many lovely memories from my own childhood.

    • Rachel
      August 10, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks Nicole, yes camping is a childhood reminder for me as well! I hope you get to go glamping next Summer! x

  5. August 10, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Cornwall sounds like a fab place to go camping and it’s right on your doorstep, shame it’s so far from London. Also some brilliant tips here too. Claire x

    • Rachel
      August 10, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      It’s a beautiful place for camping Claire, hopefully one day you will be able to get down here for a camping break. xx

  6. August 10, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Cornwall is so great for camping – we love Hayle with its beautiful beach!

    • Rachel
      August 10, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Oh yes Hayle is wonderful, plus they do awesome pasties down there! xx

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