We get a lot of enquiries along the lines of “oh, where did you get that”, so it seems to make sense for us to try to collate together all the information that we have on the various suppliers that we use.

If you notice that any of the information is incorrect, or you are a supplier who does not want their details listed here (why?), please contact us using our Contact Page. Also if you have any information that would be useful to add to this page, let us know.

Please note that just because a supplier is listed here, it does not necessarily mean that we have used them and/or endorse them! Sometimes, detailed information is not available on their web sites, so a phone call or two will be necessary. If you are phoning from outside the UK, prefix the call with +44 and leave off the first 0 of the phone number shown.

Caveat Emptor…

Marquees. Also Patrol Tents

BCT Outdoors
Windsor Street, Bradford, W. Yorks. BD4 7AQ
Tel: 01274 728469; Fax: 01274 392656
Good products, often not found elsewhere.

Patrol Tents and Mess Tents. Also general camping equipment

Cotswold Outdoor Ltd
PO Box 75, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 5YR
Tel: 01285-643434 Fax: 01285 650101
Ensure you deal with the Contracts Department and get the Contracts Price List!

General and Personal Camping Equipment

Scouts Shops Ltd
75 Marlborough Road Lancing Business Park Lancing West Sussex BN15 8UG
01903 766921

Kettles and other Commercial Catering equipment

Nisbets Plc
Fourth Way, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 8TB
Sales line: 0845 140 5555

Army Tents and more rugged Camping Equipment. Also tables and benches

Canvas Tent Shop
West End, Haynes, Bedford , MK45 3QU
Tel: 01234 740327

Tent Pegs, more “consumer orientated” camping equipment, Gas cookers, groundsheets etc.

Towsure Products Ltd
151-183 Holme Lane, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 4JR
Tel: 0114 250 3000 Fax: 0114 250 3001

General Camping Equipment

Outdoor Megastore Ltd
P.O. Box 36, Bootle, L20 4YD
Tel: 0800 0271921

Gas Water Boilers (“Burco”)

Burco Sales and Marketing Office:
Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances
Stoney Lane, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 2XW
Tel: 0871 222 5118, Fax: 0871 222 9636

Surprisingly enough, our nearest outlet is the electrical distributor, QVS,
Tel: 0800 801733.

Gas Parts and Spares, some gas cookers

Junction 6 Industrial Park, Electric Avenue, Birmingham, B6 7JJ
Tel: 0800-801090, 0121 322 6400, Fax: 0121 322 6440
Excellent range of LPG spares, cookers etc. Good prices but a very hostile website.

Gas Barbecues

For catering size barbecues, we use:
Cinders Barbecues Limited
High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7NB. UK
Tel: 015242 62900, Fax: 015242 62955

Nisbets (see above) also sell gas barbecues.

For smaller camps, we’ve found the CADAC range of barbecues to be very good. These are available from most of the outdoor suppliers.

Tilley’s and Tilley Spares

Tilley Lamp
Units 1 & 2 The Galloway Barn, Home Farm, Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS
01483 579243

Primus Spares

City Hardware
6/10 Goswell Rd, London, EC1M 7AA
Tel: 020 7253 4095 Fax: 020 7490 2654

Optimus Spares

Optimus International
9 Albert Street, Slough SL1 2BH, UK
(01753) 691707
Optimus International (Sales & Service)
Holcot Lane, Sywell, Northamptonshire NN6 0BE