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A New Way to Camp: Introducing Defender Camping

Explore the Yorkshire Coast like never before

Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to explore the stunning road routes of Route YC? Look no further than Defender Camping! This innovative new camping experience allows you to rent a Land Rover Defender, bringing your beloved four-legged companion along for the adventure. With Defender Camping, you can explore the great outdoors like never before. Read on to learn more about this fantastic way to camp!

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Who is Defender Camping?

Defender Camping is a Yorkshire-based business that allows customers to hire Land Rover Defenders for their travels and camping trips. Founded by husband and wife Tom and Sophie Waters, Defender Camping is based on their working farm at the foot of the North York Moors, where they live with their two children, Will and Martha, and their black Labrador Skye.

The business was born from a love of the beautiful Yorkshire region, Land Rovers, and travel. Tom and Sophie understand that many view the Land Rover as a workhorse but believe it to be much more than that. Along with Defender Camping, they also run Yorkshire Vehicle Hire.

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Perfect for exploring the great outdoors in style, Defender Camping allows you to take your road trip adventure to the next level. Enjoy everything from breathtaking countryside views to glamping under the stars while making the most of your trip. With the ability to bring your dog along for the ride, no one has to miss out on a truly unforgettable experience.

Why choose a Defender for camping?

If you're looking for a vehicle that is both practical and awesome, the Land Rover Defender is the perfect option. They offer extreme reliability, durability and off-road capability and come fully equipped with everything you need for your camping trip.

Defenders are known for their robustness, offering unrivalled protection from the elements when out in the wild. So whether you're tackling a steep incline or a muddy trail, a Defender can handle it all with ease. With comfortable seating for up to five people and plenty of room for luggage and other camping essentials, a Defender is a perfect choice for camping trips.

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Defender Camping kit out their vehicles with a massive range of features and comforts to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. The vehicles have all the modern amenities, from built-in air conditioning, power windows and heated seats to alloy wheels and 4WD capabilities. The standard kit list features everything you will need to cook, sleep and relax plus, check out their range of extra add-ons, such as bike racks, awning rooms and pizza ovens; you'll have everything you need to tour the Yorkshire Coast in style.

Tips for Camping with Your Dog

The guys at Defender Camping love dogs, and taking your four-legged friend on an adventure has never been easier. They can supply top-of-the-range dog boxes to keep your faithful friend safe and comfortable as you travel the route and pitch up for the night.

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First time camping with your dog? Check out our top tips below.

1. Bring plenty of supplies for your dog: food, treats, toys, bedding, and a leash.

2. Set up camp in an area that allows your dog plenty of space to explore safely and away from other campers.

3. Always keep your dog on a leash unless you are in an enclosed space away from other people and animals.

4. Ensure your dog can access fresh water and shade in hot weather.

5. Take breaks from the journey by stopping off at designated dog-friendly areas such as beaches or parks.

6. Always be aware of your dog's activity and energy levels during the trip, as they may need rest more often than usual.

7. Carry a first aid kit for minor injuries or illnesses.

8. Be mindful of the noise your dog can make at night, and be respectful of other campers around you.

9. If your dog is allowed, take them on hikes with you to explore the local sights – ensure they are always securely on a leash.

10. Most importantly, enjoy yourself and your dog's company – camping can be a fantastic experience for you and your pup!

How to Get Started with Defender Camping

Can't wait to start your Route YC adventure with Defender Camping? Based at Great Ayton, they're only 30 minutes from Whitby, so a perfect location to begin your Route YC adventure.

Find out more and check availability on their website or give Tom a call for a friendly chat first on 07712660372.

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