The real tents are back!!

The real tents are back…

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our tent set up at Barefoot Campsite

I know you’re keen to know about the new campsite we tried out last weekend.

It certainly scores well in terms of an attractive setting…

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Situated in a bend of the river Thames in Oxfordshire, Barefoot Campsite certainly is pretty.  We were fortunate to have riverside pitch. Somehow the white noise of the weir was oddly calming, distracting us from the normal campsite sounds of what was a pretty busy campsite.

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View from our pitch

And not only can you enjoy the view of the river, you can swim or kayak too.  We hired kayaks from the campsite and paddled upstream to the pub for a drink.


Kayaking on the River Thames –

This is a well organised campsite, but unfortunately that means it comes with quite a lot of rules!  They were enforced in a friendly manner, but I was asked to alter where I’d pitched my gazebo and move my car 6 inches to the left (someone over-estimated my ability to park with any degree of accuracy!!).  The booking process was hard work and for a campsite that is clearly fully booked every weekend of the summer, they could do with more toilets…but they get away with it, as it really is a beautiful location!


sunset (over other people’s tents)


See how we scored it!




Different sorts of tents!

Sadly we haven’t had a camping trip recently… but a lack of camping hasn’t meant a lack of tents – just different sorts of tents!!

Here’s the biggest tent we’ve been in for a while – the big top at our church weekend away!

Big top

We must confess to struggling with gazebo envy when we saw this:

Super-sized gazebo at Revive

Super-sized gazebo at Revive

And then one goat had something to celebrate, so here’s my attempt at a ‘tent cake’:

tent cake We are very much looking forward to trying out a new campsite next weekend. Can’t wait – a tent I can actually sleep in!!