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Campsite Review: Hidden Valley Caravan & Camping Park - Near Ilfracombe, North Devon

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Anyone following me on Twitter will be aware that we have just returned from a great weeks camping in North Devon. We had planned to travel further afield but due to a heavy workload which resulted in a lack of planning we decided to spend the week surfing at Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe.

So we started googling and found a few campsites we liked the look of but as this was last minute most of them were either booked up or didn’t take dogs (as we were taking our 9 month old Cocker Spaniel Puppy, Murray). (more…)

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Campsite Review: Tollgate Farm Caravan and Camping Park - Perrenporth, Cornwall

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Now we have our new shiny camper van we can now actually go camping! We kicked off the new season with a trip to Tollgate Farm in Perranporth, Cornwall. We chose this site as the website boasted beautiful dog walks through the dunes - they certainly didn’t disappoint!

Our pitch was level so no use for our brand new chocs! Our pitch looked out onto the dunes and surrounded by hedges and wildlife (the dog spotted several rabbits!).

We hooked up and after just a two hour journey the dog was egar for a walk! We were given a leaflet with several walks direct from the park and decided to take one through a golf course and sand dunes leading onto the beach. (more…)

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Readers Rides #21 1989 VW T25

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This weeks readers rides come from Martin, who’s sharing with us his 1989 VW T25 - Boris.


Model: T25
Year: 1989
Colour: Off white, creamy colour
Engine: 1900cc petrol 4 speed
Camper conversion: Holdsworth 2 berth

We had been thinking about buying a VW camper and decided to go to Vanfest for the day back in 2006.  We had approached my bank to see if they would loan us £5,000 which they agreed to, so off we went to Vanfest on the Saturday with the intention of buying a van.  We had a good look around and then went to the sales area.  We saw some really nice vans but were out of our price range and we also saw some very rough ones that would have needed lots spending on.

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Destination Viaduc in a ‘67 Split Screen VW Van

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Simon Thompson shares with us his trip to Millau in France in his stunning 1967 Split Screen VW Campervan.

Four months hard graft, working on a new interior, followed by 10 nights, 2021 mile round trip camping in France, which included an un-missable visit to the magnificent Viaduc de Millau…

This isn’t a story about how I, Simon Thompson (serious petrol head), came to own my precious 67′ split screen camper back in 95’, nor is it a story about the endless hours/years spent transforming the body and chassis into something solid that I’m proud of today. It’s a story about planning a summer camping holiday abroad in early 2008 with my wife and being blasé about the fact that I would finish the interior in time for the BIG trip. All this when the interior didn’t exist, as the interior was pulled out before its spray job and complete re-build back in August 2003 and since then was never looked at again!

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Can you have all the fun and enjoyment of owning a VW Camper Van at a fraction of the cost?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

As VW Camper Van Owners / Enthusiasts I am sure that, like me, you have all been told by people outside of the scene (we shall call them ‘normies’) that you are mad for putting in all the time and effort (and not to mention the money) into, what they deem to be, an ‘old banger’. They simply cannot grasp the fun and enjoyment that can be gained from owning an old VW Bus. Similarly, I am sure you have all been told by these ‘normies’ that you could save a lot of money by hiring an old VW Van a couple of times a year. That way you can have all the fun and enjoyment without the bills that seem to destroy your bank balance in a few seconds flat!

Well someone recently imparted this wisdom to me and, as we are still currently without a van, I thought this might not be a bad idea. (more…)

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Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van - Part 3: Sydney to Cairns

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van - Part 3: Sydney to Cairns

In Part 1 of ‘Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van’ we told of our journey from Adelaide to Melbourne in a Camper Van. In Part 2 we travelled from Melbourne to Sydney and we now continue our travels from Sydney right up to Cairns.

We left of where we said goodbye to my Mum, Dad and brother who had flown out to Sydney to see us. We got back in the van and headed north up the coast passed Newcastle to Port Macquarie. We were so keen to make up some ground as we were well behind our schedule. So keen was I in fact that I completely ignored a Police Officer in the middle of the road waving me in to do a random breathalyser test. I only realised I had done this when I saw him in my rear view mirror with his sirens on yelling furiously at me to ‘pull over!’. (more…)

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Sum Doood’s VW Camper Vans

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Sum Doood's VW Camper Vans

This weeks guest post comes from Sum Doood, a regular reader of the VW Camper Van Blog and a member of the VW Camper Van Blog Facebook Group. In this article, Sum Doood tells of his lifelong dealings with VW Camper Vans:

In 1959 at the age of three somewhere in Gloucestershire I was introduced to my first VW, a Kombi in which the family took holidays in wildest Wales and highland Scotland. I remember sleeping over the engine and waking to dodge the overnight condensation dripping onto my ex-WD sleeping bag.

We progressed to a comparatively sophisticated Devon Caravette and in 1966 moved to Wales where, with our hip-displaced Labrador puppy, we lived for three very wet autumn months in an old, crudely converted and totally immobile Bedford bus, what some might call a non-starter home. Perhaps for adults it represented too much camping because shortly afterwards the Caravette was sold.
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Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van - Part 1: Adelaide to Melbourne

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van - Part 1

This time 5 years ago, we had just started a massive 5 month round the world trip which saw us leave the UK, Fly to Singapore, then on to Australia, Hawaii, Mainland USA and then home. It really was the trip of a lifetime. In this blog post I thought I would write about the middle part of that amazing journey we led me to becoming a massive VW Camper Van fan.

We had just spent 3 weeks in WA (Western Australia) travelling around Perth and down to Bunbury and Busselton to see an old school friend of mine who is lucky enough to live there now. We then spent a week seeing Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayres Rock) before flying down to Adelaide where we had intended to drive from Adelaide right up to Cairns following the coastline.

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