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Top 10 Campsites In The UK

14.06.2016 | Great British Summer

With Summer just around the corner, its time to dust off those walking shoes, get your camping tents out and enjoy the great British outdoors. If you love your camping and looking for a new campsite close to home, have a look at our list of top 10 UK camping spots for some inspiration.

1 Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club site, Cumbria

Situated in one of Britain’s most scenic areas, 16 beautiful lakes are hugged between England’s tallest mountains. The landscape of impressive valleys and charming stone-built villages give the area a fantastic atmosphere to share with your loved ones.

Located just outside of Ravenglass, a pretty Roman fishing village on the Lake District’s West coast, this Camping and Caravanning club site combines modern facilities with traditional camping principles. With 6 acres of stunning woodland situated just 500 meters from the dramatic Cumbrian coast, this unique destination is a walker’s paradise.

2 Whitemead Forest Park, Gloucestershire

Whitemead Forest Park is the perfect UK family trip, whether you’re looking for an action packed holiday or a relaxing break Whitemead Forest park has it all!

Located in the heart of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, engulfed by the striking British landscape. This is the perfect UK camping trip for all the family, the campsite has stunning modern apartments or beautiful wooden log cabins which provide everything you require for a relaxing break.

The campsite has a fantastic entertainment programme filled with daytime and evening activities for your little ones- they won’t want to leave!

3 Swattesfield, Suffolk

Surrounded by mature woodlands and lakes this campsite is situated deep in North Suffolk’s countryside. It is the perfect place to enjoy a scenic walk and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. There’s even an outdoor pizza oven- making this one of the Uk’s top camping sites.

4 Britchcombe Farm, Oxfordshire

Situated just beloew the White Horse chalked on to the hills at Uffington, this lovely campsite is a summertime favourite. It is the perfect place for families to enjoy a spot of rural escapism in a beautiful part of Oxfordshire. In the evening the site manager delivers bags of kindling and logs so you and your family can huddle round a campfire and watch the sunset go down.

5 Henry’s Campsite, Cornwall

Henry’s campsite is situated in a rural area with impressive costal views, located at the top of Caerthillian valley. It is a brilliant place to go for a family walk to the local fishing village, where fresh fish is sold for your evening BBQ’s. There is also a local Cornish pub that is filled with great atmosphere and brilliant food!

6 Danegate,Kent

For families who like to go camping as a big group with other families, Forgewood is perfect. There 100 pitches spread over a massive area, so it never feels overcrowded. You’re able to park your vehicle alongside your tent (especially good if you’re travelling with small kids and a car full of clobber).

The site is adjacent to a 300-acre country estate with its own deer park, lake and Victorian follies – so once you’ve got yourself there, you don’t need to venture offsite at all. New this year is an expanded menu in the barn restaurant.

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7 Ardgartan, Dunbartonshire

If you have older kids in search of an adrenaline high, this place has it all: watersports, mountain biking and several munros (mountains over 3,000 ft).

While the teens are off gallivanting, younger ones can wander the edges of Loch Long or spend all day crab fishing. There’s a children’s play park on the site, and a cafe that does a brisk trade in bedtime hot chocolate. Kids also enjoy the wildlife – birds and dragonflies are a speciality – but beware the midges. Insect repellent is a must!

8 Golden Cap Holiday Park, Dorset

Golden Cap Holiday Park hugs the Dorset coastline, surrounded by over 2000 acres of National trust property. The campsite nestles in a peaceful valley beside a stream, next to the towering Golden Cap cliffs that display fantastic panoramic views.

9 Ashbourne Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Derbyshire

This is the perfect campsite to explore the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales. There are a number of walks in the area as well as a variety of outdoor activities, it is also a brilliant place to go bird watching- so don’t forget your binoculars! This campsite is near Alton Towers and Go Ape, so it is perfect for a fun holiday with the children.

10 Long Meadow Campsite, New Forest

The place to relax, leave the noise and rush of the world behind and enjoy the fresh air, open space and peace of the countryside.
Long Meadow Campsite welcomes you to the beautiful New Forest, with its meandering streams, leafy paths and open heath land. You have the option to walk, or cycle the miles of safe off-road trails or just sit and watch the forest ponies, deer and wildlife.

Long Meadow Campsite is perfectly located within the heart of the New Forest, yet within walking distance to the shops, pubs and restaurants of the quaint village of Brockenhurst, where ponies and donkeys still roam the streets. A short drive away and Lyndhurst, the capital of the forest has many more facilities, while the beaches of the Solent are also nearby. We offer you 100 spacious pitches, and a choice of electric hook up, grass, or, hard standing, all set in a 19-acre meadow and our modern facilities promise clean toilets and hot showers. Whether you want to pitch a tent, set up the caravan or park your motorhome Long Meadow Campsite is the perfect base for your holiday.