The Summits team enjoyed a day out to Loch Trool, located in Galloway forest park. This is a great walk. It has a bit of everything; woods, water and history.  Galloway Forrest Park is a massive park with 3 visitor centers. It is home to local wildlife and stunning scenery. We decided to walk around…

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The north coast 500 is Scotlands version the USA’s route 66. With the most beautiful coastal scenery including iconic beaches, rugged cliffs and stunning mountains it really is unique. Although it has been around for longer than we can remember. The name was launched in 2015 to boost tourism in the north of Scotland, linking…

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Alex The man, the myth, the legend. Summits is only here today because of Alex. He decided to take the plunge in 1985 and open his very own outdoor equipment shop. Most of our regular customers will have a story involving him. He is the most active member out the lot of us – yet…

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REASONS WHY FAMILY CAMPING STAYCATIONS ARE BETTER THAN GOING ABROAD. WHAT MAKES FAMILY CAMPING SO GREAT? So you want to stay in the UK this year? Let us explain why it can be better than going abroad! 1. Camping is flexible If the weather is looking good, then just grab your kit and go! The…

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We are all daydreaming of a getaway when the lockdown is over. We can’t wait to grab our tent and drive to somewhere remote or basically anywhere that isn’t your garden. As we are still in the middle of uncertain times it’s hard to pre-plan trips. So now is the time to get your camping…

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Picking a tent can be more confusing than picking a house to live in! Why? Well, you don’t need to move your house around with you, do you? So what tent is the one that will work for you best? It might seem like a bit of a minefield out there but let us help…

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As we prepare to stay home during the lockdown, here are a few tips to keep you busy through your isolation period. Many of us have lots of free time, this is the best time to give your camping kit some TLC. As soon as the lockdown is over the first thing you will want…

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