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Category: Camping

Fourwinds Top Tips for Camping Safely in the Heat

With the heatwave we are experiencing, Fourwinds wanted to share some top tips when camping with us to help keep you safe and cool for your stay with us

We certainly all pray for sunshine when on a camping holiday but when the mercury rises there are some things we can all do to make our holiday safe and more enjoyable. Being outside when camping is one of the main things that attracts us to this style of holidaying and any sunshine that comes our way is very much welcomed at Fourwinds Leisure!

Just a few small tips for camping in the heat can go a long way in making our camping trip safe.

Campsite Safety

❌Please don’t place disposable BBQs straight onto grass or wooden objects

❌ Don’t leave glass bottle lying in the sun for long periods

✔Place BBQs on an even surfaces of bricks or paving slabs

✔ Distinguish cigarettes properly & dispose of all rubbish safely

✔If using a disposable BBQ please make sure it is cooled fully before putting in the bin

Sun Safety

❌ Don’t spend too much time in the midday sun ….sun stroke can be nasty 

✔ Stay hydrated with plenty of water

✔ Don’t forget your sun cream! Use high SPF sun cream

River Safety

✔Be super careful swimming and during water activities in the river

✔Wear your buoyancy aid supplied by us when you hire our canoes or kayaks

❌ Never swim anywhere you are unfamiliar with and unsure of the currents

Looking after our Doggy Guests

✔Ensure they have plenty of shade and drinking water, particularly when taking them for a walk

❌ Never leave them locked inside a hot tent, and NEVER leave them in a hot car, even for a few minutes as this could prove fatal

Keeping Food & Drinks Cool

✔ Bring a good cool box with ice in it and freezer blocks (you can refreeze blocks in the campsite freezer)

Our final words of wisdom...!

Even a small BBQ, discarded lit cigarette or glass rubbish could easily set grass on fire & cause a large scale incident. It’s also just as important to keep ourselves safe from the sun’s rays and keeping safe by the river so we hope our tips have been helpful. We wish you an enjoyable camping holiday here at Fourwinds Leisure and if you have any questions about your upcoming stay with us please get in touch

Camping Activities That Are Anything But Boring!

Find a site that offers camping with activities and banish the boredom on your next trip!

You may have it in your mind that camping is a sedate and relaxing way to spend your time, and this can certainly be true. However, not everyone is content to sit back and relax for their whole break. The good news is that if you are looking for camping activities that are anything but boring, there are Campsites that have activities suitable for the whole family that you can choose to spice up a camping trip and make it fun. Read on to find out what they are.

Canoe Hire

One of the best options for injecting some excitement into a camping trip is to hire canoes and explore the local waterways. Of course, there are various different types of canoes on the market, and some like traditional Kayaks require some extra safety training before use. The reason being that you need to be able to right the canoe if it turns over in the water, something known as an ‘Eskimo Roll.’


However, there are other kinds like the ones we have on offer at Fourwinds Bed and Breakfast. Indeed, our Mackinaw Canadian canoes (sits up to 3 people) and our Mazzif Fisha sit-on kayaks, (sits one) allow you to swim free if they roll. It is because of this that we choose these types to offer for our canoe hire service and not only are they perfect for exploring the placid 26 miles of Old River Nene that runs adjacent to our campsite, but you can also safely operate them after a short briefing. Just remember to bring a packed lunch to store in the provided cool box and you can make a whole day of canoeing on the Old River Nene!

Coarse Fishing

Fishing is another activity that sits perfectly with camping, and depending on your location you may be able to try sea fishing or coarse fishing (angling for freshwater fish). The great thing about fishing is that it often combines both periods of calm and contemplation, with a burst of activity and excitement, once you have a bite! Not to mention the thrill of the competition when you are engaged in match fishing.


Happily, for any keen anglers, there are all kinds of wonderful fishing spots all over the UK, and Cambridge in particular. Although, with the Old River Nene running along the southeastern boundary of our land, (and free of charge to use for our guests) you won’t find a more convenient camping spot if angling for Rudd, Roach, Bream, and Tench is on your agenda!

5 Compelling Reasons To Camp In The Cambridgeshire Fens

Discover the powerful reasons to choose self catering accommodation in Cambridgeshire, with our camping in the Fens Guide!

Apart from the obvious, like coming to visit us here at Fourwinds Bed and Breakfast, there are plenty of compelling reasons to enjoy a camping trip in the beautiful Cambridgeshire Fens. Find out what they are, below!

The wealth of holiday accommodation on offer

One of the best things about camping in the Fens is the wide range of facilities that are available including campsites for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, along with friendly bed and breakfasts, guest houses, and even self-contained apartments!

However, if you like your camping a little more refined, why not try a glamping option, instead? After all, staying in accommodation like one of our luxury shepherds huts or a cosy log cabin means you get to appreciate the great outdoors, while also having access to all the modern comforts of life such as a comfy bed, ensuite bathroom, and indoor seating.

Plenty to keep the whole family entertained

Campers also flock to the Fens because of all the activities in Cambridgeshire that are on offer such as kayaking. You’ll even find that some campsites like ours are close enough to the Old River Nene to be able to offer canoe hire on-site, making getting on the water super simple and easy.

Explore the historic landscape and atmosphere of the area

East Anglia is a region packed with history, and the Fens are no exception. In the area, you will find a wealth of fascinating local attractions such as the imposing Ely Cathedral, and the historical Oliver Cromwell’s House.

Two of Britain’s first nature reserves, Wicken Fen (founded in 1899) and the Woodwalton Fen (founded in 1910) are also close by. Both of which are chocked full of hiking and walking routes for all ages and abilities.

It’s a short jaunt to the historic, university town of Cambridge

Choosing a campsite in the Cambridgeshire Fens also offers the opportunity to visit the historic university town of Cambridge itself.

Be sure to take a break from all the wonderful high-end independent shops such as Cambridge Cheese Company, Cambridge Gin Laboratory, and Nomads to check out the unique architecture of the University.

Indeed, a boat ride or punt down the river is the ideal way to see two of the most popular historic sites -the ornate Bridge of Sighs and the famous, if a little eccentric, Mathematical Bridge!

Choose from a wide range of places to eat

While there is always the option to pick a campsite that allows camp fires so you can do your own cooking, campers will be pleased to note there is a broad range of local eateries offering delicious fare to choose from too.

Be sure to check out the Little Downham Anchor Restaurant where you can get a cracking roast dinner. While vegans will find plenty of grub in establishments like Truly Scrumptious Vegan and Gluten-Free Cafe in Ely, famous for their legendary cakes.

If you are lucky you may even find a Cambridge campsite like ours that offers an award winning breakfast too. Leaving you with nothing to worry about apart from making the most of your camping trip in the beautiful Fens.

Check out our Staycations in the Cambridgeshire Fens blog for more ideas about holidaying in East Anglia and our Explore page for lots of places to visit while you are here.

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