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Hidden Gems in the UK Camping Scene


Hidden Gems in the UK Camping Scene

According to the ordnance surveys, the UK’s coastline spans more than 12,000 miles. Along with the abundance of mountain ranges, we are able to boost a wide range of breathtaking and idyllic scenery. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that so many of us have chosen the ‘staycation’ route in recent years.

With more than 3,000 campsites across the UK, which are the top spots you should look at for your next camping trip? Let’s take a look:

Runach Arainn

This location is nestled just off the west coast of Scotland near the ferry port at Ardrossan. Despite being only 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, the Isle of Arran is awash with natural beauty. You’ll struggle to find a location anywhere across the globe which is so small yet contains such a vast range of forests, sandy beaches and valleys. Runach Arainn is truely unlike any other camping experience. Yurts here can sleep up to six people and include a wood burner and stove, as well as offering Wi-Fi.

The uniqueness Runach is that you are experiencing an area of outstanding natural beauty, but with every home comfort you could imagine.

You’ll find something for everyone on the island with challenging hikes and cycles, low valley strolls or watersport activities for the slightly more adventurous among us. In the evening, relax with a glass of of wine at the Stag’s Pavillion before indulging is some luxury seafood cuisine.

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Rossharbour Lakeside Paradise

Located on the shoreline of Lower Lough Erne on Boa Island is Rossharbour.  It is possibly one of the most peaceful and secluded areas in Northern Ireland and is ideal for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nearby attractions include in the Marble Arch Caves and the Legnabrocky Trail, which shot to fame in recent years and has been regarded to on Instagram as the stairway to heaven.

The curvy walk winds its way through approximately 4km of hills before it reaches the summit at 550m. There, it offers unrestricted views of the surrounding landscape. Make sure you remember a bottle of water though. After completing the trek, retreat to one of the many glamping pods or wigwams, where you can relax in your own personal hot tub, before having a barbeque by the water.

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Caerfai Farm

A trip to the Pembrokeshire coast can see you land in the UK’s smallest city. Gaining city status in 1995, St Davids offers some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in the country. It has a population of just 1,600 people. Caerfai makes it onto our list simply due to its location.

Stumble across this campsite on top of the headland, hook up the gas supply, and simply immerse in the stunning light reflecting off the waves below. Pitching a tent is the most popular choice among visitors, however yurts and cottages are available for those not keen on getting too close to nature. If you’re taking the kids along to St Davids we highly suggest bringing a kite — it will provide hours of unlimited fun.

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Are you looking for a camping holiday ideal for children? Fisherground in the Lake District could be the ideal place for you! As you drive into the site, both you and the children will soon realise why this was the right place to come. Set deep in the heart of Eskdale, one of Cumbria’s most exquisite valleys, the site has been described as a child’s paradise. A zip wire, Tarzan ropes, and tyre rafts to negotiate through the pond are just some of the activities the children can enjoy. But, don’t think that this is all about the kids — Fisherground is perfectly located for those seeking a challenge and fancy tackling the National Three Peaks. The King George IV Inn, which is within walking distance off the site, offers traditional homely dishes and of course a hearty stout.

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The Secret Campsite Lewes

Choose to get away from it all with the ultimate peace and tranquility resort. Five miles north of Lewes, in the Sussex countryside, the Secret Campsite is a tent-only venue which places an emphasis on helping you escape from the rat race of nine-to-five. Reconnecting with nature is what this place is all about and the site’s surroundings, which are effectively untouched, enables you to do just that. Wildlife habitats are prevalent throughout the site, so don’t be taken aback if you are to witness a deer strolling past during your stay. Reliving your youth is more than possible at SCL with Tree Tents, which featured on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, available as an accommodation option.

Similarly, the owners have planted numerous edible plants around the site, serving up a surprise for those who decide to frequent here.

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It’s clear that the UK is home to a host of amazing locations. Above, we have provided you with five of our favourite places to stay throughout the United Kingdom, but as we’ve noted, there are more than 3,000 options — you’ve never been more spoiled for choice.

Make sure you have a great energy supply on your next trip. Our lightweight gas bottles are the perfect choice for powering your barbecue, camping stove, patio heater, or caravan.