Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Heading off on a camping trip always brings us a sense of freedom and peace; this has never been more true since the pandemic that has hit us all this year. It was with great excitement that we packed up Colin, hitched up Hero and headed to rural Somerset for a long weekend away.
The campsite where we stayed was part the beautiful Nunnington Park Farm, and all of the pitches had uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. Alison was there with information of local places to visit, popular walks in the area and biking routes. There were fire pits available to book during your stay, sausages and bacon from the farm to buy for breakfast along with either beef or pork burgers for dinner.
It was the first time we managed a complete set up with both the campervan and teardrop-caravan and it worked so well! With both side awnings out, the kitchen awning on and our new Joolca shower, and enclosure, set at the back, there was nothing that we were missing. Despite the weather taking a turn for the worse, the kitchen at the back of Hero was dry, cosy and large enough for us to cook in as well as fit our table and chairs inside so we could eat in the dry, whilst taking full advantage of the scenery.
Primus has long been one of our favourite equipment brands; their stove and pans are ideal for what we need and their Large Kamoto Open Firepit was admired by our fellow campers. We cooked sausages, popcorn, toasted marshmallows for S’mores and spent the evenings around the fire once the rain had eased. The base of the Firepit ensured that the grass underneath was completely protected, and the folding design made for easy packing down when it was time to leave.
The Joolca shower was an absolute treat. With hot pressured water available at the turn of a tap we never even considered using the site facilities, as nice as they were.
The idyllic setting, the complete lack of road noise and light pollution, waking up to the sound of birds and watching the local bats fly overhead each evening made our time at Nunnington really quite special; so much so that we booked to visit again as soon as we got home.
We'll see you down the trail!