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Camping: Cornwall

The canvas revolution continues. Sitting beneath Bodmin Moor, Belle Tents Camping (above) is a colourful encampment of six sleeping tents and three kitchen tents, all pre-erected and embarrassingly well kitted out: double-beds, rugs, fridges, cookers, lighting and electricity, and all served up with a relaxed Cornish attitude.

High in the Swiss Alps, meanwhile, the Whitepod camp has had such success with its space-age geodesic domes that it's opening the camp over summer, and calling it Greenpod – instead of skiing and snowshoeing, it will offer hiking and cycling, among other activities.

Fforest Camp near Cardigan, Wales opens in May this year, and offers a similar experience: mountain-bike, hike or kayak the day away, then retire to your large tent in an idyllic 200-acre setting in the evening. MH

For information go to www.belletentscamping.co.uk; www.whitepod.com; or 01239 613 961 for Fforest Camp