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Scouts take part in special Royal Olympic Camp

Camping insurance may have been needed by the 137th St Columbkille's Scout Group ahead of a special camp held to celebrate Britain's big events in 2012. The Rutherglen Reformer reports how dozens of youngsters pitched up at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre in Blanefield. As well as embracing the summer holidays, the camp was held to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and … More

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Festival-goers ‘have lucky escape after live cable hits camp’
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Music lovers may have had a narrow escape from having to make a camping insurance claim after a live power cable snapped at a festival. The 33,000-volt power line fell into a camping area at Coney Grey Farm at around midnight on Thursday (July 28th), the Ripley and Heanor News reports. Fire crews set up a 1,500 sq m cordon … More

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Campers warned about carbon monoxide
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Camping insurance customers may want to heed warnings about staying safe when sleeping under the stars following a number of tragedies. A national campaign has been launched by the charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness in a bid to prevent more people from losing their lives to poisoning from BBQs. Lynn Griffiths, president of the organisation, said: "Already this year there have … More

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Study finds 1 in 4 festival-goers lose valuables
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Investing in camping insurance may be a wise move before attending a festival this summer, as one in four have to replace valuable items after such an event. This is according to new research from Halifax Home Insurance that revealed thousands of music lovers are forced to replace belongings that have been lost or stolen at festivals. Digital cameras, designer … More

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Hikers ‘should always use a compass and map’
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Investing in camping insurance may not be the only wise move ahead of a trekking adventure this summer. Olly Pemberton, product executive at Exodus (www.exodus.co.uk), explained how learning to use a compass and read a map is vital before embarking on a remote hike. "Weather can be extremely unforgiving in the mountains and can suddenly turn for the worse without … More

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Camping site announces discounts
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Camping enthusiasts have been given the opportunity to get away this summer for a reduced price, after one company launched a money-off deal. Clumber Park is offering breaks in the heart of Sherwood Forest in June or September with ten per cent knocked off the usual price, the Worksop Guardian reports. Visitors have the option of either pitching their own … More

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Festival goers advised to leave valuables at home
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In order to avoid making a claim on camping insurance after attending a festival this summer, individuals have been advised to avoid taking expensive items. Music lovers were told by insurance manager at MoneySupermarket Hannah-Mercedes Skenfield to remember to think about protecting their possessions when enjoying an event. "Such large events can be a prime target for those on the … More

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Brecon Beacon’s a great destination for food lovers
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Avid campers looking for a location that has more to offer than merely great countryside may want to consider taking a trip to Wales. Frank Marr, director of Alexandra Marr and Associates, has described how the Brecon Beacons is a great destination for food lovers. There are numerous award-winning gastropubs that serve meals created from fresh local produce and meat, … More

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Tips on what to pack for summer festivals
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Taking out a camping insurance policy is not the only preparation people need before heading to a festival this year. Packing essential items can mean the difference between an enjoyable and exasperating experience, with the Scotsman providing tips on what "no savvy festival-goer would be without". A torch was described as a must-have item for night time wanderings and in … More

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