Ferry travellers setting off on a camping holiday over the coming months can look forward to the benefits that trips of this kind can bring, which have been highlighted by the Camping and Caravanning Club.
Based on more than 60 studies reviewed by academics at Liverpool John Moores University and an online survey, the organisation claimed that camping makes people happier, reduces stress and improves family relationships.
Announcing the key findings of its research, the Camping and Caravanning Club revealed that 93 per cent of regular campers believe holidays of this type can make you happier.
A substantial majority (91 per cent) of children say spending time outdoors with their parents makes them happy, while 80 per cent said their mum and dad are less stressed when they go camping.
The research has received backing from the likes of environmentalist David Bellamy and television presenters Julia Bradbury and Sarah Beeny.
Another supporter, adventurer Ben Fogle, said: "The findings of the Camping and Caravanning Club research that show campers are richer for it are no great surprise to me.
"For me it definitely chills me out and I find it's a fantastic way to switch off."
People planning to travel by sea for a camping holiday this year can book crossings with operators such as Stena Line
and Irish Ferries
, which sail to a range of destinations across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Posted by Mark Robinson