Top UK Camping Hotspots

Camping is an age old Brit favourite – there’s nothing better than getting away for a few days with nothing but a backpack full of supplies, a tent and a sleeping bag; leaving all the modern technology behind and going back to basics. There are literally thousands of campsites throughout the UK to enjoy, but if you’re struggling for inspiration and looking for ideas where to go this summer, check out my guide to some of the top camping hotspots in Britain.

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The Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most breathtaking places to visit simply for the stunning views on offer on a clear day. I’ve taken some fantastic photos over the years, and even had a picture of Lake Windermere blown up onto a canvas to go on the wall in my flat, purely because it’s unique  and looks amazing everytime I see it.

The National Trust offers a few different camping locations in the Lakes, such as Low Wray close to Lake Windermere, Wasdale close to Scafell Pike, and Holme Wood Bothay near Loweswater. More info can be found on the National Trust’s website. Some offer glamping pods where you at least get a roof over your head, but you still need to take bedding , sleeping bags etc.


If you’re planning a hike up Mount Snowdon, there are plenty of campsites that can act as a base before and after your walk if you’ve traveled far to take on the highest mountain in Wales.

The Visit Wales website offers a full list of camping locations throughout the country if you’re looking for somewhere to pitch up . Llanberis acts as an ideal place, with a stunning view of the north west face of Snowdon itself, and as an added bonus, the Olympic Torch will be passing through this year!

The New Forest

The New Forest set in Hampshire has a range of events throughout the year to keep you entertained while you relax away from work, along with activities such as horse riding, cycling, watersports and golf. If you’re taking children with you, there’s a bunch of wildlife centres such as Liberty’s Owl Raptor &  Reptile Centre with birds such as owls, falcons and vultures The New Forest Wildlife Park boasts everything from otters to wildcats, as well as deer.

Last but by no means least, Cornwall has hundreds of holiday parks and camping locations offering something for everyone regardless of your budget. Newquay is a particular favourite, mainly with surfers looking to catch a few waves. If you want to try it yourself, there are loads of surf schools for beginners to learn how to fall off a board.

If you’re into boating and sailing, Newquay is the place to be, along with bodyboarding, kitebuggying and waveskiing. If you’re with family and kids, there are plenty of magnificent beaches to make sandcastles, paddle in the sea and sit back and try to get a sun tan. Alternatively check out the Blue Reef Aquarium or Newquay Zoo for a day out that will keep everyone happy.
I’m sure I’ve probably missed loads of your favourite camping venues off this list, if you’ve been somewhere and want to write about it,  get in touch on our write for us page!








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