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Nine great places to camp in the UK

[ 0 ] 10 September 2012 |

Everyone has a favourite campsite or two, but unless you have friends who are in the know, how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right place for your summer camping trip? That’s why we’re bringing you the first of several blogs that give you an insider’s guide to picking the right campsite for you.

 

 

 

Tent with a view

These are three highly recommended camping sites that guarantee fabulous views from your tent porch.

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, Wales

Pretty much any campsite on the Stunning Gower coastline in south Wales will reveal amazing views but the Three Cliffs Bay campsite tops them all with its amazing position, which gives panoramic views of the shore. The beach is often very quiet, which makes this a great place for coming with the family for a get-away-from-the-crowds holiday.

See Three Cliffs Bay

Sandwood Bay, north-west Scotland

This kind of camping requires a six-mile hike with everything on your back and you won’t find a toilet or shower block anywhere nearby. Except the walking efforts and pure remoteness of this amazing wild camping hotspot are the utterly stunning views. Whatever the season, you’ll be met by fantastic sea views and a picture postcard sea stack at the edge of the 1.5 mile sandy beach. Note that in Scotland the land access laws allow for wild camping so long as you act in a responsible way and do not spoil the environment for others.

See How to walk to Sandwood Bay

The Warren, Folkestone, England

The wonderfully named Warren campsite is run by the Camping and Caravanning Club and is a real gem, according to those who have visited. It’s the awesome views over the ocean from the top of the white cliffs that stretch between Dover and Folkestone that make this a truly fabulous campsite find.

See Camping and Caravanning Club

The Shore Campsite, Achmelvich, Lochinver, Scotland

Okay, so we could pretty much choose every campsite on the north-west coast of Scotland for “tents with views” but this one offers great potential for amazing sunsets. As the sun begins to set, most of the campers head for a walk over the rocks to take in the fabulous sea views and the sun setting brilliantly in a big sky.

Tel:  01571 844393

Great for families and kids

Lots to do for the kids so that the adults can sit back, open a beer and enjoy their holiday, too.

Vale of Pickering Caravan Park, Nth Yorks

A playing field for football, a brilliant children’s playground plus clean and modern toilet and shower facilities mean that every family will be happy at this campsite for a week or more. And if you ever get bored you can always pop along to the fun seaside towns of Scarborough or Whitby for more entertainments.

See Vale of Pickering Caravan Park

Trevornick Holiday Park, Cornwall

There’s body boarding, safe swimming and surfing on the nearby beach. An on-site children’s playground, a swimming pool, bars, restaurants and golf. Plus you can choose to stay in a pre-erected luxury Eurotent. No wonder families love this site.

See Trevornick Holiday Park

Fisherground Campsite, Cumbria

Families will think they have chances upon a campsite paradise when they arrive at Fisherground for you’ll find Tarzan ropes, a zip wire, a tree house, an adventure course and rafts.  A station on the family friendly Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Steam Railway is also located right next door.

See Fisherground Campsite

For walkers

Camping gets you close to so many great walking destinations. Here are a couple of our favourites.

Syke Farm, Cumbria

The Lake District is world famous for its fabulous range of walking routes so you can’t go far wrong camping in Cumbria. The site  is located at the edge of Buttermere, which also has two great country pubs for lies refuelling after a day on your feet.

Call Syke Farm Camping Ground on 017687 70222.

Great Glen campsite

Set at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, this is a campsite that could hardly be beaten for amazing hiking potential. Whether you fancy a walk to the Ben summit or a stroll into the stunning Glen Nevis valley, this campsite offers enough routes in the area to keep you going for weeks.

See Glen Nevis Holidays

Category: Camping, Campsite Guides, Expert Guides

About David Scotland: A keen outdoor enthusiast interested in all things outdoors, including camping, outdoor leisure such as hiking and hillwalking. Also love cycling, skiing and football. View author profile.

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