On a balmy weekend in May and our first camping trip of the year, we took our 14 week old rescue puppy – Rorie – for his first ever adventure.
We went fairly local to the fabulous location of Crickhowell and to one of our favourite campsites – Park Farm. With its location to walking, river swimming, mountain biking, town and great pub – it’s a friendly campsite with a panaromic view and space for kids to run around. Plus it’s dog friendly, something we have never had to consider before!
There is something deeply satisfying with sharing someone’s first adventurous experience, be it a walk up a mountain, wild camp or campfire on the beach. And a dog is no different.
Rorie embraced it and loved every moment. He enjoyed the smells, the sounds, the sense of space, chasing and being chased by the kids, but I suspect he most of all enjoyed the evening barbeque!
The second day was a group walk up Table mountain on the north side of Crickhowell. With its meadow approach and short scramble to the top you can tell he was loving every moment of it, and he slept well that night!
Everyone who knows me, knows I am NOT a dog fan, so it came as a surprise to all – including myself – when I gave in and agreed to getting a puppy. However in a short space of time, Rorie has become an important member of our family and for the most part we are all smitten. I foresee Rorie featuring in many more adventures to come.
Cost:– cheap – just camping cost and BBQ
Logistical ease:– Easy-ish, the first camping trip of the year always takes ages to pack for. And now we have to pack for one more!
Adventure rating:- *, although Rorie would have rated it higher