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Three Cliffs Bay, Penmaen, Gower
The dramatic clifftop location is a large promoting level for this family-run campsite on the south aspect of the Gower peninsula. It is correct on the Wales Coast Path, and a brief stroll from the spectacular Three Cliffs Bay. Guests can select between sea-view or (cheaper) countryside-view pitches, for tents, caravans or campervans. There are additionally sea-view bell tents and inland yurts (each sleeping 5). The bathe block is especially spectacular, with energy showers, LED lighting and underfloor heating … Even the dog-washing factors have heat water. The store can be effectively stocked, with native bread, meat, beer and wine; and company can order hampers, and hire picnic tables and firepits. The campsite was began in 1948 on North Hill Farm, which dates again 5 generations, and remains to be run by the Beynon household.
• Camping £29.50 an evening for a household of up to 5, glamping £454 for three nights, threecliffsbay.com
Top of the Woods, Pembrokeshire
“Eco luxury” is the vibe at this web site on a 27-acre farm. Campers can pitch their tents within the four-acre wildflower meadow, whereas glampers can select from safari lodges, nature domes or pioneer camps; there’s additionally one pitch for a campervan. The farm courtyard is the social hub, with an enormous Dutch barn, campfire and wet-room showers. Breakfast is served within the barn at weekends, as is a stew supper on Fridays and barbecues on Saturdays. There are pop-up meals stalls through the summer holidays and a fishmonger comes each Wednesday. Campers might help feed the positioning’s three kunekune pigs, stroll to the key waterfall within the woods for a swim, and take yoga courses within the barn. The homeowners additionally run glamping exercise weekend breaks a number of instances a yr, from “wild gin” foraging to canoe treks and paddleboarding safaris.
• Camping £16/£8 an evening grownup/little one, campervans £20/10, canines free, five-metre bell tents for rent at £30 an evening, glamping from £100 an evening for 4, topofthewoods.co.uk
Candleston Campsite, close to Bridgend
Candleston is a woodland web site on the sting of the Merthyr Mawr Warren nationwide nature reserve, which is residence to the best sand dune in Wales. The 15-acre web site has 10 bell tents, plus two camp kitchens with wood-fired pizza ovens, a barn housing the showers, bogs and a eating space, and a central firepit. There are common acoustic music classes, movie nights, pop-up meals evenings and a bar serving Welsh ales and ciders. Prices embrace a easy breakfast (selfmade granola, native eggs). The woodland has a lot of strolling trails and is bordered by the River Ogwr, which flows by means of the dunes to the ocean – a few 20-minute stroll. The nature reserve is a habitat for uncommon butterflies, reptiles and orchids.
• From £100 an evening for up to 4 (three-night minimal), woodsanddunes.co.uk
Treberfedd Farm, Ceredigion
Over the previous 11 years, the homeowners of Treberfedd Farm have switched to natural farming, a course of that has included planting greater than 15,000 bushes, restoring wildflower meadows and managing hedgerows and subject margins to present habitats for wildlife. They have additionally branched out into vacation lodging. There are now eight tenting pitches in a raised paddock with nice views over the inexperienced and delicate Aeron valley. Elsewhere on the farm are 4 vacation cottages, an Edwardian horse-drawn caravan and two octagonal eco-cabins, one with a wood-fired sizzling tub. There is a farm path to observe, a pizza and pingpong shed, playground and a video games barn. Guests should purchase the farm’s personal beef and lamb at reception. It is a 20-minute drive to the seashores of Cardigan Bay.
• Pitches from £35 an evening for up to 4 in summer, wood caravan £75 an evening for 2, cabins for 2 adults and a pair of youngsters from £900 every week in July, treberfedd.co.uk
Sands Caravan and Camping Park, close to Gairloch, Wester Ross
Right on a sandy seashore three miles from the crofting village of Gairloch, this web site has wide-open views of the ocean and the Isle of Skye. Choose from mild walks exploring the coast and archaeological path, or exhilarating hikes within the Torridon mountains (about an hour’s drive away). Bikes will be employed, in addition to kayaks – with dolphins, porpoises and seals amongst wildlife to look out for – and there’s fishing within the property’s loch and river. Well-kept services embrace a store, indoor cooking and consuming areas and a video games/TV room.
• £22 for tent, automotive and a pair of adults, little one £3, sandscaravanandcamping.co.uk
Greenhillock Glamping, close to Dundee
A five-acre car-free web site with simply 25 pitches and some bell tents, Greenhillock is a household favorite, with loads of area (although there’s an adults-only space too). There are nature trails amongst wild grasses, woodlands, a pond (nice for insect inspecting – with primary scientific tools out there), a den constructing area and an “art shack”. Campfires are allowed and it’s all very eco-friendly, with compost bogs and photo voltaic showers. Just exterior the village of Kirkbuddo, it makes a very good base for exploring this beautiful nook of jap Scotland, with nice strolling and biking on the doorstep, and the Cairngorms nationwide park lower than an hour away. The metropolis of Dundee and the medieval port city of Arbroath – a should for recent seafood – are a brief drive south.
• Camping £24 an evening for 2 adults, further grownup/little one £8/£6, bell tents £70 an evening for 2 (two-night minimal), greenglamping.co.uk
Drymen Camping, Stirlingshire
This back-to-basics campsite is the primary in a single day cease for walkers tackling the 96-mile West Highland Way from Milngavie (simply exterior Glasgow) to Fort William. The tree-dotted subject has 30 tent pitches, 4 glamping pods and area for a couple of campervans, plus sizzling showers and correct bogs. The web site can be on National Cycle Route 7, close to the Rob Roy Way and the John Muir Way, and inside Loch Lomond & the Trossachs nationwide park. The small city of Drymen is a few mile away, and has a few pubs and resort eating places.
• Grass pitch from £18 for 2, further grownup/little one £9/£7; “kocoon” pods from £20 for two, coolcamping.com
Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site, Dumfries and Galloway
The solely campsite inside the 300-square-mile Galloway forest park, Glentrool makes a quiet, picturesque base for exploring south-west Scotland. Campers may get pleasure from hikes round lochs or within the Galloway Hills, experience mountain bikes on the 7Stanes trails or go birdwatching in close by Cree nature reserve by day and spend the nights stargazing (Galloway was the UK’s first dark sky park). There’s loads of area for tents and caravans, a pond, a campfire spot, Shetland ponies and a small store. The web site is shut to the Southern Upland Way too, for these strolling the coast-to-coast route.
• Tent pitch £7 plus £4pp (over-6s), car £2, pet £2, glentroolcampingandcaravansite.co.uk
Crom Campsite, close to Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh
Crom is one in every of two National Trust campsites in Northern Ireland (the opposite is Castle Ward in County Down). The 2,000-acre Crom property is a nature reserve on the shores of the Upper Loch Erne, with islands, historical woodlands (together with a conjoined pair of yew bushes) and a ruined citadel. It is residence to uncommon species equivalent to pine martens, crimson squirrels and otters. The campsite has 19 tent pitches and 5 glamping pods, plus a tearoom, a small store and a communal campfire. The small village of Newtownbutler is three miles away and the closest city is Enniskillen, 18 miles away.
• Pitches from £14 an evening for one then £8/£4 every an extra grownup/little one, pods sleep 2 adults and three youngsters, £65 an evening, canines £1.50, nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays
Swanns Bridge Glamping, County Derry
For a back-to-nature stick with creature comforts, Swanns Bridge is an effective selection. At the foot of Binevenagh mountain, on the banks of the River Roe, it’s surrounded by spectacular surroundings – and 10 minutes from seven-mile-long Benone seashore, a Game of Thrones location. There’s a selection of furnished yurts, bell tents and cabins – which include actual beds, towels and linen, so company can journey gentle – plus restricted area for caravans and motorhomes. Facilities are good and clear and logs are offered for barbecues and fireplace pits. The workforce can prepare kayaking, browsing and different water sports activities on the river or sea.
• Cabins sleep 2 from £75 an evening, yurts sleep 2 from £90, bell tents sleep 4 from £95 (minimal two nights at weekends), swannsbridge.com
Tintagel Duck Farm, Cornwall
The couple who personal this rare-breed duck farm simply exterior Tintagel have put aside their high subject for campers this August. That means a easy stick with spacious pitches, sea views – and visits from their enticing silver appleyard geese. Those who can bear to eat these feathered buddies should purchase duck burgers, wraps, pizzas and noodles from the on-site Duck Truck. Tintagel, stated to be the birthplace of King Arthur, now has a dramatic new footbridge, and on the seashore beneath, at low tide, Merlin’s cave will be explored. The campsite makes an reasonably priced base for exploring the north Cornwall coast, with Port Isaac and Bude lower than half an hour’s drive, and Padstow 45 minutes away. As effectively as tackling the South West Coast Path, walkers can discover close by Bodmin Moor.
• £20 an evening for 2, open August solely, pitchup.com
The Wave, Bristol
Bristol’s inland browsing spot, The Wave, had deliberate to open its new glamping possibility final yr – however is now taking bookings from May (and will open earlier, if restrictions enable). The 75-acre web site, on the outskirts of town, can have 25 safari tents, every sleeping eight. At its coronary heart lies the browsing lake, with tools rent and classes out there for all ranges, and there’s a clubhouse with cafe, restaurant, loads of outside seating and wildflower meadows.
• Tents for up to 8 value £200 in summer and £150 in May/June (two-night minimal keep in week, three at weekends). The web site will probably be dwell for bookings from 16 February, stay.thewave.com
Eweleaze Farm, close to Weymouth, Dorset
The extraordinarily well-liked Eweleaze Farm campsite in Osmington and its close by sister farms Shortlake and Northdown are all opening for eight weeks this summer as a substitute of the standard 4 (5 July-30 August). There remains to be some availability but it surely’s reserving quick. A favorite with households, the websites are shut to the farm’s personal seashore and have well-stocked farm retailers, in addition to on-site actions equivalent to yoga and meditation, and animal grooming. The seashore can be good for fossil hunters. Right on the South West Coast path, it’s the right spot for walkers too. Furnished bell tents for 4 can be found in any respect three websites (for the primary time this yr at Shortlake and Northside), although they’re slightly dear.
• £10 an evening grownup, £5 little one (double that on Fri and Sat evening), canines £3, automobiles £15 per keep, eweleaze.co.uk
Hideaway Camping, close to Okehampton, Devon
Children will love this magical web site unfold over 24 numerous acres: there are tree swings and a fairy glade within the woods; a stream and a pond with a nature path; a hammock backyard and picnic space; and resident pigs. Nine tenting pitches are spaced throughout a four-acre subject, every with its personal fireplace pit, plus there’s a communal firepit at “Hideaway Henge”. A communal area has showers, bogs, a kitchen and a youngsters’ nook with books and video games. Glamping choices embrace a Gypsy caravan, a shepherd’s hut, an Airstream and two igloos. There can be a remedy room for massages and different therapies. The personal observe to the campsite meets a bridleway for walks by means of north-west Devon’s rural “Ruby Country”, and company may also cycle to Meldon reservoir, an area magnificence spot. The market city of Okehampton is a 15-minute drive away.
• Camping £10 an evening plus £4/£2 per grownup/little one, under-5s free, glamping pods sleeping 5 from £80 an evening, hostunusual.com
Cornish Tipi Holidays, close to Port Isaac
Set in 20 acres of woodland with a spring-fed lake, Cornish Tipi Holidays gives an off-grid back-to-nature getaway a 10-minute drive from Port Isaac. Campers can sleep in a tipi or convey their very own tent or campervan – to pitch both in communal meadows or a secluded personal spot. Paths wind by means of forests and wildflower fields to the lake within the previous Tregildrans quarry – good for lazy days swimming, fishing and boating, or simply watching swallows and dragonflies skimming the water. There’s a restaurant, campfires are allowed, and there’s loads of journey on the doorstep, together with a few of the county’s greatest browsing seashores and coastal walks.
• Tipis are available two sizes (sleeping 3 or 6) from £345 for three nights (for tipis sleeping 3) within the Village Field, tenting from £20/£10 an evening for grownup/little one, cornishtipiholidays.co.uk
East and south-east
Camp Elwood, Holkham, Norfolk
A pop-up coastal campsite with a retro Americana theme is opening within the grounds of Holkham Hall this summer. Camp Elwood has pitches for tents, campervans and motorhomes, plus commonplace and deluxe bell tents. Entertainment contains campfire singalongs, free workshops in expertise equivalent to tie-dying and macramé, mixology masterclasses and actions together with rowing, softball and biking. Elwood’s Dining Hall seated restaurant serves Tex-Mex meals and margaritas to eat in or take away, with vinyl comfortable hours, bingo and gigs by the home band. Holkham Hall is inside the Holkham nationwide nature reserve, with property grounds, pine woods and Holkham’s improbable seashore to discover.
• From £245 for 2 for 4 nights or £455 for 7 nights, open 26 July-9 August, campelwood.com
Chapelfield Camping, close to Fordingbridge, New Forest
Chapelfield is an annual summer pop-up campsite in a subject in Godshill, a small village within the New Forest the place free-roaming ponies and donkeys are a standard sight. There are transportable bogs and sizzling showers, a cell store, firepits to hire, and visiting meals stalls – final yr’s included pizza, fish and chips and connoisseur burgers. It is a brief stroll to the Fighting Cocks pub within the village, a mile to the riverside city of Fordingbridge and a 30-minute drive to the seashore at Southbourne. This peaceable web site has a no-music coverage and no noise is allowed after 11pm.
• Pitches £15/£20 an evening weekdays/weekends, plus £5/£7 an evening grownup and £2/£5 little one, open 30 July-30 August, chapelfieldcamping.co.uk
The Secret Campsite, close to Lewes, East Sussex
There’s a lot of area at this idyllic, peaceable spot exterior the village of Barcombe, with 16 pitches screened from their neighbours by bushes, grass and crops (and every has its personal firepit). It’s all very eco-friendly, with no automobiles on web site (wheelbarrows are offered for transporting gear) and solar-powered showers. Tim, the proprietor, has plans for it to turn into the UK’s first “edible campsite”, with berries, shrubs and edible flowers for campers to decide. There’s a takeaway cafe, a farm store proper subsequent door, the South Downs are simply three miles away and Lewes and Brighton are usually not an excessive amount of additional. For one thing extra thrilling than your common tent, there’s additionally the Gridshell, a cool pod constructed of ash wooden and canvas within the orchard, with its personal firepit (sleeps 5, from £125 an evening) and a tree tent suspended between three oak bushes on the sting of historical woodland (sleeps two adults and one little one, £130).
• Camping £22/£11 an evening for grownup/little one, thesecretcampsite.co.uk
Ling’s Meadow, close to Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This campsite on a family-run farm gives an actual escape, with plentiful animals to spot (from deer and hedgehogs to alpacas that company can tackle a stroll). With a most of 25 individuals on the positioning at one time, all the pieces revolves round nature and the inexperienced ethos: waste water is recycled on the farm, there are compost bogs, wood-fired showers and a ten% low cost for these arriving by public transport. Campers can pitch their very own tent or keep in a bell tent, geodesic dome (full with photo voltaic chandelier) or Living Van, with stained-glass home windows. There’s a timber-framed camp kitchen, a pizza oven and native produce will be ordered. The web site isn’t removed from the market city of Diss and has quick access to fantastic walks and fairly villages.
• Camping £12/£6 an evening for grownup/little one, under-3s free, 20% off stays of seven nights or longer, StarDome sleeps 5, from £255 for three nights, hostunusual.com
Nethergong Camping, close to Canterbury, Kent
Camping at Nethergong, a family-run web site 20 minutes from Canterbury, is in woodland or grassy fields, and there’s additionally a selection of wagons, huts and bell tents. The homeowners planted 3,000 native bushes 25 years in the past and dug a number of lakes and ponds, making a vibrant habitat for wildlife, from a whole lot of frogs to dragonflies, swans, owls and nightingales. The lake is stocked with carp, which will be fished, and youngsters can take part feeding them each morning. Produce is grown in polytunnels for an area veg field scheme – these can be found to campers too. With a loyal following, the positioning will get very booked up, however there’s nonetheless some (primarily weekday) availability for July and August. Campfires are permitted and there’s a restaurant and small store. Walking and biking choices embrace the Saxon Shore Way and the Crab and Winkle Way. The seashores of Broadstairs and Whitstable are a brief drive away.
• Pitches £35 for 2 adults and three youngsters, further grownup/little one £7.50/£5, wagons for 2 adults plus little one £95, shepherd’s huts for 2 adults plus 3 youngsters £100 (all two nights minimal), nethergongcamping.co.uk
The Big Sky Hideaway, close to Boston, Lincolnshire
In the countryside west of Boston, the Big Sky Hideaway is the newest concept from adventurer and founding father of the “YesTribe” neighborhood, Dave Cornthwaite and his spouse, Emma. A crowdfunding marketing campaign helped launch the mission, which gives 15 tenting pitches (with seating and fireplace bowls), area for 5 campervans, and different uncommon selections, from a transformed college bus to a sleeping pod within the woods. They goal to plant 2,000 bushes on the 14-acre web site too (guests can become involved with planting), with alpacas a part of the plan (an adopt-an-alpaca possibility is obtainable). Everything is designed to enable social distancing and will probably be open when restrictions enable.
• Camping from £21.20 an evening for 2 (two-night minimal), Landpods from £150 for 2, School Bus sleeps 6, from £250 for two nights/£850 every week, further individuals £20 an evening, bigskyhideaway.com
Cuckoo Farm, close to Stamford, Rutland
This laid-back campsite on a small natural farm subsequent to the River Chart has area for round 50 pitches (20 with electrical hook-ups) in a fairly meadow. It’s a secluded spot, with campfires permitted (cooking tools out there to rent), and an on-site farm store stocked with recent produce together with natural meat. Local birdlife is prolific (proximity to Rutland nature reserve helps) and campers might even spot kingfishers over the river, which is shallow sufficient for youngsters to splash round in. Guests can book excursions of the farm, accumulate eggs and study natural farming. Rutland Water, 4 miles away, gives biking, crusing, canoeing and fishing, and the gorgeous village of Ketton, with a few good pubs, is a 20-minute stroll away.
• Grass pitches from £20 an evening for 2 (further grownup £10, little one £5), coolcamping.com
Upper Booth, Edal, Peak District
The National Trust has simply taken over Upper Booth Campsite, a beautiful family-friendly hideaway on the western finish of Edal within the Peak District nationwide park. Right on the Pennine Way and shut to Kinder Scout, it has spectacular views and an limitless selection of climbing for all ranges – even when it’s simply to the native pubs. The 40 pitches are unfold throughout two fields (one permits automobiles and campervans; the opposite is car-free). The bathe and bathroom services are being refurbished earlier than the positioning opens (bookings are being taken from 20 May).
• From £18 a pitch, for up to 4 adults and 1 little one,
Walesby Forest, close to Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Covering 250 acres, Walesby Forest is a non-profit outside journey centre which normally hosts college and scout teams – however this yr is providing public tenting in woodland environment. There are pitches of varied sizes dotted across the web site, with area for caravans and motorhomes and loads of services, together with a store, a bar and a swimming pool. The big selection of actions supplied, from watersports (there’s a lake onsite) to climbing and archery (all operated following Covid guidelines), make it an awesome selection for households.
• Camping from £10 an evening grownup, £8 little one (plus VAT), under-4s free, walesbyforest.org.uk
Howgills Hideaway, Sedbergh, Yorkshire Dales
This little glampsite is on an upland livestock farm on the foot of the Howgill Fells between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District – and makes a very good base for exploring each. There are 4 pods and a bell tent (every sleeping 4) and two static caravans (sleeping six). All have cooking services – the bell tent has a separate camp kitchen – and outside eating areas with barbecues. One of the pods has an en suite bathe room and an out of doors tub. It is 5 miles from the “book town” of Sedbergh for dinner on the Black Bull, which serves meals sourced from inside a 20-mile radius.
• Pods and bell tents from £63 an evening in summer, howgillshideaway.co.uk
Waterside House, Ullswater, Lake District
This sheep farm on the northern shores of Ullswater, on the foot of Barton Fell, has been run by the identical household for 5 generations – and as of late it additionally features a waterside campsite. It is a peaceable web site (“absolute quiet” between 11pm and 8am) with pitches for tents – some proper by the lake – plus tipis, bell tents and pods. Campers can rent rowing boats, kayaks and mountain bikes, and there’s a wakesurfing and paddleboarding firm based mostly on the campsite. There are quite a few strolling routes from the positioning, together with round Ullswater or up Barton Fell, and others simply reached by Ullswater Steamer. A mile-long lakeside footpath goes to the favored village of Pooley Bridge, which has a number of pubs and cafes.
• Camping £24 an evening for 2, plus £6/£3 every further grownup/little one, tipis/pods for 2 value £85/£70 an evening, watersidefarm-campsite.co.uk
Syke Farm, Buttermere, Lake District
This is a no-frills campsite for 50 tents in undulating fields, with some spots by the stream – first come, first served. There are not any electrical hook-ups, no actions, simply bogs, showers (50p for 5 minutes of sizzling water) and a bothy for shelter in unhealthy climate – with a plug socket for those that actually should cost their telephones. However, there are additionally two yurts about 200 metres away from the principle campsite for those that don’t need to tough it. It is a two-minute stroll into Buttermere village, which has a few pubs and cafes – Syke Farm Tearooms does a full English for a fiver for campers, and serves ice-cream constructed from milk from the farm’s Ayrshire cows. Two lakes, Buttermere and Crummock Water, are inside a 10-minute stroll.
• Camping £8 grownup/£4 little one/£4 automotive an evening in summer, under-3s and canines free, yurts sleep 4 from £299 for two nights to £560 every week, sykefarmcampsite.com
Howgill Lodge, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
Campers will at all times give you the chance to pitch a stage tent at this terraced campsite, which has 4 ranges backed by drystone partitions. Each pitch has its personal picnic bench, for meals with a view over the Wharfe valley. A steep path leads to the summit of Simon’s Seat, which at 485 metres has even higher views. It is a 10-minute stroll to the River Wharfe, the place there are many protected spots for swimming. The 80-mile Dales Way runs alongside the river; it takes an hour to attain the Red Lion pub at Burnsall. Bolton Abbey is about 90 minutes in the other way, or a brief drive away.
• Pitches for 2 from £23 an evening, further grownup £10, further little one £5, coolcamping.com
Walkmill Campsite, Warkworth, Northumberland
Hidden away on a 10½-acre smallholding encircled by the River Coquet, Walkmill is a tranquil web site with 10 pitches for tents and 9 for caravans; primary services (bogs and bathe/tub) additionally embrace a shared kitchen and lounge space. There are woodland walks on the doorstep, together with a 30-minute stroll to Warkworth Castle, which has a hermitage that may solely be accessed by boat, and a large, sandy seashore past. From Warkworth, it’s one other half-hour to Amble, the closest city, for boat journeys to go to the puffins on Coquet Island. The campsite is inside a mile of the Coast and Castles route from Newcastle to Edinburgh, so makes a very good in a single day cease for cyclists.
• Tent pitch £15 an evening plus grownup £9, teen £5 and little one £3 walkmillcampsite.co.uk
Wolds Walk Glamping, East Heslerton, Yorkshire Wolds
Three glamping pods opened on this working farm close to Malton final yr. Two sleep 4 (in a double mattress and a settee mattress) and one additionally has bunkbeds and sleeps six; all have bathe rooms, kitchenettes and underfloor heating. The pods are on the forehead of a hill with views over the North Yorks Moors – a great place to see kestrels, buzzards, barns owls and tawny owls. Guests should purchase provides from the farmhouse, from duck eggs to barbecue hampers, and rent firepits. There can be a pub lower than 10 minutes’ drive away. The Yorkshire Wolds Way, a 79-mile strolling path from Hessle to Filey, runs proper previous the positioning. Dalby Forest is 10 miles away and it’s a half-hour drive to the seaside cities of Filey, Scarborough and Bridlington.
• From £160 an evening for 2 in summer, plus £20/£10 every further grownup/little one (two-night minimal, three nights at weekend), campsites.co.uk