Rambles from the Brambles

Tales of tents, terrain and the simple things
Keeping Things Simple

Keeping Things Simple

Eight years ago today we received news of the planning permission which set our journey at Old Bidlake Farm into motion. A few months later we opened the farm gates to our first camping visitors. The tents were sparsely furnished and the fresh paint on the shower room...

Open Sesame

Open Sesame

There is a fairy-tale feel to Old Bidlake Farm at the moment. The season began with a magically sunny start when we hosted a children's birthday party for Fifi in the Orchard and with a wave of her Tinkerbell wand she brought the campsite back to life. The Easter...

A toast to real (and virtual) talent

A toast to real (and virtual) talent

'You should write a blog' has been the constant cry for almost ten years, ever since we declared our mad cap notion of running away to the West Country to create a campsite. So it is a good indication of our success at mastering the laid back Dorset way of life that...

Beneath the starry skies..

..where your camping adventure begins