Time flies…

…when your having fun!

2017, for us has flown by, we have had a great year but we ended our camping season quite early. The weather got in the way and, at the same time, we moved house and felt that time was better spent making this a priority.

We met some characters in Dent:

DSC_0168Enjoyed the beauty of the Cotswolds:

DSC_0276Got lots done on Major

20170926_163034035_iOSAnd generally had a damn good time exploring the beauty of our British countryside. I don’t know where we will end up in 2018, we do want to get to Hardraw and visit the falls at the scar. I’m finding quite a love for Yorkshire as well as Derbyshire, the North Yorkshire Moors are calling! Watch this space for more.

I might add some more content to places past, I have plenty to add but I don’t want to add to much and overcomplicate the blog.


A little gem…

called Tannenbaum Campsite near Alderwasley near Wirksworth.

What a superb setting for a campsite, Tannenbaum is set overlooking the Derwent Valley out towards Ambergate, Ripley and Belper with views out to the far distance. DSC_0150

We headed over for the end of May Bank Holiday weekend with Ste and Tina being made very welcome by Sharon and Ian the owners, we felt like they wanted us to be there and enjoy ourselves. We sincerely hope they do well!

On the Saturday night they sometimes have local singers play, when we stayed a young lad, Gabe Newton-Wild, a Belper lad, sung very well, I enjoyed his singing and hope he does well!

Close by is The Bear Inn serving a very tasty Sunday lunch with more selections of the most tender meats one could imagine & not too bad a selection of draught beers, our plates where clean!

We look forward to returning to Tannenbaum in the near future 🙂



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!