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Camping in late September/early October. Is it a good idea?

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Phoenix Mon 08-Aug-11 12:28:44

We haven't been camping for ages but still have all our stuff and are thinking of starting up again but the only time we can get now (with work etc.) is the weekend at the end of Sept 29th/30th. It'll be me, dh, ds1 (5) and ds2 (2). Would you go that late?

belindarose Mon 08-Aug-11 12:34:04

We will, with 2yo DD. Also went in April! Brr!

Phoenix Mon 08-Aug-11 12:36:34

We went in June a few years ago and that was freezing too.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 10-Aug-11 16:26:18

We went mid September last year and picked a really chilly weekend. Days were fine but the nights draw in early and it dropped to 6c the first night. Slept in thermals and hats.

That was just bad luck tbh, the next weekend was warmer.

We camped this April, it was warmer than nearly every day of our recent 2 weeks in Norfolk!!

Most campsites will be pretty quiet by that time anyway.

needanewname Wed 10-Aug-11 20:22:08

Take hats and thick socks!

PuppyMonkey Wed 10-Aug-11 20:23:45


poorbuthappy Tue 27-Sep-11 11:23:12

Bumping this thread for the sheer irony of the conversation!

Blu Tue 27-Sep-11 14:10:20

I wish we were camping this w/e!

I would just need to plan my day around the fact that it gets darker so much earlier. So would do lots of tidying / cooking prep type jobs earlier as I am not good at getting it all done in the dark.

IloveJudgeJudy Tue 27-Sep-11 22:52:01

We went camping 16/9. It was lovely, a bit breezy, not fantastic weather, but OK. Only thing was how damp from the dew everything was when we were packing up. Not a problem as the site was laid back about leaving time, but everything was very damp. Just make sure you've got enough bedclothes and a heater.

babyocho Fri 30-Sep-11 20:48:28

God I wish was I camping this week. Went that week in September when it was really windy, could have done with this heatwave!

WOnder if OP ended up going this weekend.

dearprudence Fri 30-Sep-11 20:50:36

Brilliant. I hope she went!

We were going to go tonight but too knackered after work, but we're all packed up for a 6.30am start tomorrow.

cece Fri 30-Sep-11 21:02:28

We went last weekend. Lots of dew but lovely time. Just wrap up warm at night.

Beamur Fri 30-Sep-11 21:04:42

This weekend would be great for camping. I'm at home but DP has gone to Wales for the weekend climbing and has taken a bivvy bag and mat - he's sleeping under the stars tonight.

cheerup Fri 30-Sep-11 21:13:55

We went last weekend. There was a lot of dew but the weather in Sussex was beautiful. We're going again tomorrow. That will be our third camping trip since the beginning of Sept so it's definitely doable.

bilblio Fri 30-Sep-11 23:02:32

I was so tempted to get the tent out again, but at 37 weeks pregnant DH said definitely no!

Plus he doesn't like camping when it's too hot.

Maybe I'll just stick a chair in the back garden, grab a blanket and sleep there, it's too hot in the bedroom. grin

GingerWrath Sun 02-Oct-11 16:12:38

We went! The weather was glorious, I didn't bother to take waterproofs and this morning we woke up and.....

RAIN! Had to pack down a wet tent (again), when yesterday we were roasting in shorts and t's.

We didn't even bother to pack the tent away properly because the next dry day it has to go up in the garden. It is currently in a sad wet heap in the boot of the car sad

mummyosaurus Sun 02-Oct-11 20:46:47

I went one Easter and had Icicles in the tent.

Beamur Sun 02-Oct-11 22:48:44

DP has just got home, bivvying went ok-ish, but on Friday it rained at 2am, he couldn't sleep in the car and was too hot in the sleeping bag, but seems to have sorted himself out for the following night but still got rained on a little bit.

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