Where to next, we wonder?

2017 is round the corner and already we have started making plans on where we would like to go, Seahouses, Alnwick and Beadnell Bay via Dent and home via Runswick Bay. The Tan Hill Inn, Swaledale now does wild camping, surrounded by countryside, sounds great! I’m certain Derbyshire will be on the cards, I have a few places in mind especially in the Peak District, Edale for one.

Ive added some more pages:




With that said, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, all the best for 2017  🙂

That was 2016!

Well, 2016′ camping season is coming to a close, we have one more weekend planned and that is Kelham Hall with Ste & Tina. Its going to be cold but we have hook up, Gusbus has heating, we will take a camp fire and get ourselves toasty warm. Its going to be a good weekend, we’re looking forward to it!

Ive added some content, reminiscing on what used to be a brilliant show, The Bus Stopover, back in its Wymeswold days. We have fond memories of that show!


Major, our Westfalia camper has been sat forlorn for most of 2016, he needs some tlc all around to get him looking good again. We plan to do this a few evenings in the week, some bodywork needs doing, paintwork, interior and, if all goes to plan, a Fellows Speedshop Subaru conversion for long term reliability!


Until next time!

Its Monday night

And after a weekend in Winster, surrounded by some stunning Derbyshire scenery, I have added some more content to the Our Derbyshire section, looking at Winster. I would recommend spending some time there, there isn’t much in the way of shops, it has one village grocery store and two pubs, that’s about it but the scenery more than makes up for it!


Another new section covers another place which is special to us, Runswick Bay to the north of Whitby:


The final addition was a great weekend spent in the company of thelatebay’ Spring Camp back in April 2013, which brought some fond memories, especially as the weather left most of the country covered in snow!


Ive been thinking of the next update, I might go back to June 2011, Bus Stopover, when it was held in Wymeswold, Leicestershire.

The joys of owning a Campervan…

…means that you can head off as and when you please (ie when the weather is good). And today was no exception. Yesterdays weather put us off heading into Derbyshire so today, as the sun was out, we went to Clumber Park, made ourselves a cuppa and bacon & egg cobs.


Ours is usually stocked with tea, coffee, Pringles and pasta/sauce for last minute get aways. A good day was had!




What’s not to like about the Derbyshire countryside; we are surrounded by it. My drive to work everyday is via Tansley and everyday I can see the view over Matlock onto the hills surrounding the town.

One of the places we had never been to is the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, so in April we had a walk from Birchover to the circle, the views on the walk up there are superb, looking out over Matlock, Darley Dale and Rowsley:



What’s great about having all of this on your doorstep is the fact that it constantly changes, the colour of the trees, flowers, always different.

We do take it for granted though!

Summer 2016

Summer 2016 so far has been great weather wise and we’ve managed to get away regularly to places as near as Matlock, Edale, we’ve headed north to Dent and Keswick. Camperjam came and went and last weekend saw us head down to the Cotswolds.

We have plenty more weekends to come, don’t know where we will end up yet but we will head somewhere! Ill add content as and when.

What I don’t want to do is add every adventure on here but what I will do is add some of our favourite ones. Longer term I will go back in time, there is a lot to add, it will not be done quickly. I do hope to add a section with some of the campsites and links to their websites, contact details and addresses etc.

If I think about it, I might add a section for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and the towns/villages local to us. Ill see!