Best places to go camping in the UK

Camping is one of Britain’s favorite pastimes. Escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, visiting a remote spot, setting up a tent, building a fire, and toasting marshmallows are one of the best things one can do. However, trying to choose your campsite especially if you are looking for unique short breaks and experiences can be a rather complicated process with all the options out there.

So to help you find a place to stay, we have separated the glorified fields from the well equipped camping locations. Hopefully you will find our favourite places to go camping in Devon, the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales to be helpful and enlightening.

Waterside House

Waterside House is a stunning campsite, nestled on dramatic shores of Ullswater, and run by a very friendly family; which altogether provides a brilliant camping experience. Located at the bottom of Barton Fell, Waterside House is a mecca for anyone who loves mountain biking, hill walking; sailing, fishing, paddleboarding or even wakesurfing on the lake, or pony trekking through the stirring views the Lake district has to offer. The site has facilities for you to bring your own tents to camp in, to stay in the site’s glamping tipi; as well as recreational activities. There is the opportunity for you to hire rowing boats, canoes or kayaks from the site if you want to explore the wonderful lakes; or if mountain biking is more your thing and you can’t bring your own bike with you, you can also hire them.

Catgill Farm

Similarly to Waterside House, Catgill Farm is a family run site that offers facilities for basic camping all the way up to glamping with a luxurious hot tub. Situated in the green rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, the site has wonderful views and is also a wonderful base for anyone, allowing you to do lots of fantastic activities nearby. Opened nearly 10 years ago, the site has become incredibly popular whilst retaining its family run and down to earth feel. It was recently highlighted as “one of Britain’s top 5 coolest campsites” by the Telegraph newspaper, and for good reason. Alongside its wonderful camping facilities, there are private log fuelled hot tubs, fire pits and pizza ovens for people to enjoy.

Woolacombe Bay

Staying at Woolacombe bay holiday park is a perfect camping experience for those who want to go camping, but also enjoy the provisions of an all inclusive experience. Set in the wonderful North Devon Coast, and with access to the glorious Woolacombe beach; it’s the perfect place for a seaside camping holiday. The site has great facilities such as its exhilarating water flume, adventure trails or thrilling climbing wall to enjoy. If exhilarating activities like that are less your thing, there are also several more relaxing options; such as the well heated indoor pools that you can relax in or top quality spa facilities to make use of, or if you are unable to leave your kids for a few hours, there are plenty of more chilled activities, such as tapping into your artistic side by doing fun arts and craft’s activities like pottery painting.