Generally camping in Cornwall is pretty pleasant, and there are lots of campsites and holiday parks with great facilities that you can take advantage of. The only real challenge that you may have to cope with is the weather – that can sometimes be a bit wet and cold.
If you’re camping in the summer and you’re lucky you may be able to avoid rain and cold weather almost entirely, but the same can’t be said of the other seasons. In any case it is best to be prepared, so that if the weather does turn your camping trip won’t be ruined – and these tips will help you to do just that:
- Make sure everything is as waterproof as possible
Try to pack camping gear and clothes that are as waterproof as possible so that they don’t get that wet and damp. In particular you should make sure your tent, sleeping bag, and backpacks are waterproof, and may want to also pack a waterproof jacket with a hood.
The idea should be to try to keep everything as dry as possible, as the last thing you want is for your clothes or gear to get damp in the cold.
- Pack warm clothes
While temperatures are unlikely to drop below zero in Cornwall, having warm clothes can help you to cope with the cold a lot better – especially if it gets windy. Some of the items that you should consider adding to your list are thick socks, mittens, thermal underwear, and some extra blankets.
- Get some hot water bottles
Having a few hot water bottles can be extremely useful if it gets wet and cold. Sometimes the nights in Cornwall can get chilly even in the summer, and putting a hot water bottle into your sleeping bag is a great way to warm them up so that you don’t feel the chill.
- Find a way to cook when it is wet
Lighting a campfire and cooking isn’t going to be easy if it is rainy and cold, and it is important that you plan ahead for that eventuality. Many campsites in Cornwall may have facilities to help with cooking, or electric hook-ups that you can use to connect a toaster or small cooker oven. If not, you may want to look into a camping stove that is designed to be weather resistant.
As you can imagine the campsite or holiday park that you select could help you to cope with the weather as well. Some may even have different types of accommodation that you can choose for a camping holiday in Cornwall, and you could check out the Perran Springs Holiday Park in particular at:
Perran Springs Holiday Park
At the end of the day you’re unlikely to encounter torrential rains or snowstorms when camping in Cornwall – and the tips listed above should help you to cope with the cold weather and rain so that your camping experience is as enjoyable as possible.