Britain is the best place for campers as it has so many natural spots to offer. Here are 10 best tiny campsites of Britain to try out on your next camping trip.
1. Coverack, Cornwall
Above the Coverack Harbour and on the Lizard Peninsula is the tiny campsite of Coverack. The grassy site has place for 3 tents. One can be pitched close to an YHA hostel and the other two at the apple orchard nearby. This campsite is for those who like nature in its natural, untouched form. They can enjoy wind surfing and coastal walks on the secluded beaches of the harbor below.
2. Rushey Lock, Oxfordshire
Located on the banks of river Thames, this campsite is just a mile long stretch accessible only by foot or by a bike. Blessed with abounding birdlife, this campsite has the grassy fields with apple trees. Visitors can pitch their tents on the grassy banks and spend their time admiring the water birds in the river and take a walk to visit the St. Mary’s Church , a 12th century building with its Crusader’s chest. Canoeing, rowing and kayaking are allowed here.
3. Spencer’s Farm Shop, Essex
If spending a day in the woods amid tall trees is you idea of a camping holiday then Spencer’s farm shop is the ideal place for you. Located in a small village, this campsite comes equipped with a shop and a cafe. An added attraction of the farm is that you get to harvest the fruits and berries growing on the farm during your stay. Sampling them over the campfire is the best pass time of the campers here.
4. Evergreen Farm, West Sussex
Located just 40 miles away from London, this is the best wild camping site close to this world city. With allowance only for 11 tents at any time, the location can range from the sociable kind to the ultra secluded ones. The facilities consist of separate fire pits for each tent, guided trails and a special farm animal safari for children.
5. Four Oaks, Shropshire
This campsite can be reached after traveling down a battery of tiny roads, farms and gates. The trip is well worth the effort because of the natural beauty of the campsite. In the middle of the campground is a large pond with water lilies and surrounded by trees. It is a perfect spot for lazing around just watching the wildlife and activities of the natural surroundings.
6. Birchbank Farm, Cumbria
This is a 300-acre farm off the coast of Cumbria. The farm is house to Smithy Beck, a small stream. Apart from pitching your tents, you can indulge in walks and also hike to a peak called Old Man of Coniston. You could also walk down 5 miles and enjoy the fresh sea breeze along the Cumbria Coastal Way.
7. Jelley Legs, North Yorkshire
Jelley legs is the smallest of all the tiny campsites in Britain. It has room only for 2 tents. Though a little tight on space, this is hardly a cramped site. The campsite is located on a private estate and the owner provides great food at all times of the day. This is the perfect campsite for cyclists and long distance runners as there are specified trails for both to perfect their art.
8. Inchcailloch, Stringshire
This is the largest among the series of islands at the southern tip of Loch Lomond. Entrance to the island is through a ferry and the campsite is bereft of roads. Only marked trails guide you through this untouched and secluded island. Water sports are the favorite activities of the visitors to Inchcailloch.
9. Ty Maen, Denbighshire
Yet another farm property that doubles up as a campsite, Ty Maen is known for its friendly hosts and completely natural surroundings. The fields of Ty Maen are along the banks of the river Dee. There are a number of old world charms around this small farm that will keep you occupied through your camping here.
10. Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire
Located at the foothills of the Black Mountains, the only way Llanddeusant can be approached is by climbing to the top. The view from this campsite is awesome – the Sawdde valley below and the peaks of Garreg Lwyd. Hikers can follow the trail to the historic Llyn-y-Fan glacial lake, from here.