The World’s Biggest Liar Competition, Santon Bridge, Wasdale 17th November 2011
17 November 2011 : Written by Campingninja
Home to the largest lakes and the highest peaks in England, the spectacular scenery of the Lake District makes it an excellent location for camping, and for the fibs of the annual World’s Biggest Liar Competition. In recent years the audience has heard stories of how the Lake District was formed - not by ice or volcanic action, but by large moles and eels!
Flaming Tar Barrels, Ottery St Mary, Devon 5th November 2011
05 November 2011 : Written by Campingninja
See one of the country’s premier spectacles at Ottery St Mary in Devon, where the famous flaming tar barrels are carried by brave locals through the streets, in a tradition dating back hundreds of years to the gunpowder plot of 1605. After all the excitement, snuggle up somewhere warm for some cosy camping nearby.
St Fagans Halloween Ghost Tours, Cardiff Area 28th - 30th October 2011
28 October 2011 : Written by Campingninja
Join the folk at St Fagans Natural History Museum this October for an hour’s tour at this most frightening time of the year to hear strange stories of supernatural Wales.
World Conker Championships, near Oundle, Northamptonshire 9th October 2011
09 October 2011 : Written by Campingninja
Camping near a horse chestnut tree? Attracting players from around 20 different countries each year, the World Conker Championships is a thrilling, sporting event. Including live music, dancing, more than 50 stalls, a bouncy castle, beer tent and traditional fairground rides, the World Conker Championships is an enjoyable day out for the whole family.
Egremont Crab Fair and Sports, Cumbria 17th September 2011
17 September 2011 : Written by Campingninja
Egremont Crab Fair and Sports was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world. It features the World Gurning Championships which may not be pretty, but there are some great campsites to stay at in some very beautiful Lake District settings nearby!
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Staffordshire 12th September 2011
12 September 2011 : Written by Campingninja
The annual Abbots Bromley Horn Dance attracts visitors from around the world who come to view the spectacular and unusual display of the Horn Dance. Staying at a campsite nearby gives you a great base for exploring the beautiful English countryside of the area, so why not bring your tent and come and watch the Deer-men, Fool, Hobby Horse, Bowman and Maid Marian perform the Horn Dance?
The Belchford Downhill Challenge, Lincolnshire Wolds, 11th September 2011
11 September 2011 : Written by Campingninja
Belchford Downhill Challenge is a soapbox cart race, also known as gravity racing and downhill racing. It takes place in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The 10th Belchford Downhill Challenge will take place on Furlongs Lane, Belchford on September 11th, 2011. Special feature this year will be gravity bikes!!
World Gravy Wrestling Championships, Lancashire 29th August 2011
29 August 2011 : Written by Campingninja
If you are looking for something different to do on your camping trip this Bank Holiday, then the World Gravy Wrestling Championships could be the unusual event you are looking for. The wild and wacky competition is without doubt one of the craziest culinary competitions in the world!
Bog Snorkelling Championships, Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales 28th August 2011
28 August 2011 : Written by Campingninja
Camping, snorkelling and a peat bog. The perfect mix for a muddy Bank Holiday weekend with a difference! On 28th August at Waen Rhydd peat bog, near Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, a host of crazy competitors from all over the world will battle it out in a sixty-yard peat bog for the coveted title of Bog Snorkelling Champion.
First Flight First Splash, Aberfoyle, Scotland 6th – 7th August 2011
06 August 2011 : Written by Campingninja
Be at one with nature with a camping trip to Scotland to see the osprey chick’s taking their first flights before they set off on their migration to Africa.