Top Camping Sites in UK
As the economy begins to pick up slowly, there has been a slight rise in the number of overseas holidays being booked by Brits but stay-cations are still as popular as ever. With an abundance of beautiful countryside to enjoy across the UK, what can be simpler than packing up the car boot on a Friday evening and heading off for a spot of camping?
If you are looking for a camping spot that is not too far away from London, Abbey Wood and New Barn Farm are ideal locations for a quick getaway. Each just a 30-40 minute drive from the city center and both are suitable for families or singles. Feather Barn Farm, at New Barn, offer luxury tents that add a little rustic glamour to your stay, with wood burning stoves, quality bedding and full running water. With a chance for children to experience running a farm, this ticks all the boxes for a fun and educational trip into the countryside.
If you want your adventure to take your further afield, here’s our pick of the best :
There are many family friendly campsites to be found across the UK, with plenty of daily activities and night time entertainment for children and adults. If you are looking for a vintage style camping trip, with a hint of what it was like when you went camping as a child, Jerusalem Farm, in West Yorkshire, is the place for you. A simple, but beautiful, camping site, where children can build dens, climbs trees and go foraging in the woods, whilst adults kick back and enjoy the simple things in life.
Head to Eco Camp UK at Wild Boar Wood, in West Sussex, for a camping expedition that is truly off grid. Switch off from your hectic lifestyle for a few days by relaxing in one of the sites’ bell tents, set in acres of woodland that is a designated area of natural beauty. Nature lovers will enthuse at the vast array of wildlife the site has to offer, as they take part in a true camping experience.
Off the Beaten Track
If you are looking for ultimate tranquility, Bakesdown Farm, is a quiet campsite hidden away in the north of Cornwall. Spread over 30 acres, there is plenty of space to sprawl, even during the busiest summer months. Self-catering farm buildings or luxury tipis are available but a simple tent is all you need to enjoy this beautiful spot.
If tents are just not your things, then head to Lincoln Yurts, for luxury themed yurts, including an amazingly beautiful Balinese yurt and a stunning gothic inspired yurt. Set in 11 acres of land, in the Lincolnshire town of Welton, the grounds have the best in cooking equipment and wash rooms and even has it’s very own Jacuzzi!
Something a bit different
Tents too boring ? Yurts too trendy ? Why not enjoy a camping trip with a difference and book yourself into a Shepherd’s Hut in the Dorset Downs. The site is part of a working farm and will give you the feeling of being out in the wilderness, with opportunities to relax and enjoy the stunning views or do a spot of trout fishing, to earn your supper.
Here goes a list of essential camping kit you must check before heading for the wilderness :
Sleeping bags and fleece blankets
Waterproof trousers, coat and hat
A good torch with strong focus
A flag and a flag pole
A potty – great for kids
Camping coffee pot/cafetiere
Screwtop bottle of wine and straw