Top 10 Active Campsites in UK

Campsites in UK are in abundance, but if you are the restless kind and activity hungry when in outdoors, then you ought to have a look at this list of 10 active campsites in UK.

1. Tipi adventure, Herefordshire

Tipi adventure, Herefordshire

If you are looking for a Tipi camping right in the middle of UK then this is the right place to experience this Native American way of life. Located on the banks of river Wye, this campsite is reachable only through an open canoe, by paddling down to the designated campsite. Best time to plan your visit would be April till October. Each tipi can accommodate about 7 people.

2. Grizedale Campsite, Cumbria

Grizedale Campsite, Cumbria

The campsite is known for hiking and biking, including ATB trails. From beginners to professionals there is action packed for every kind of biker here. With bridleways marked all along, horse riding is also another activity you can pursue during your stay at Grisdale. The forest fun continues with the tents laid up for your unique camping experience. You also have the option of booking a yurt or a wooden pod. The best part of this campsite is – it is open all year.

3. North Lees, Derbyshire

North Lees, Derbyshire

The campsite is a part of the Peak District national park and is a picturesque spot for camping. A babbling brook, cliffs, sloping fields and oak woods, you have everything in one place. The outdoor activities that you can pursue while you are here include- climbing the Stanage Edge cliff, visit to the Chatsworth House and many more.

4. Monstay Farm, Shropshire

Monstay Farm, Shropshire

This is more of a ranch with over 100 acres of horse-friendly farmland. The campsite is located deep in the country side and good for those who want to escape the noise of urban life. It is a lovely place to enjoy camping with your family, as kids will love the free activities on the sloping fields and everyone can try their hand at horse riding. Biking, hiking and swimming are other activities that will keep you busy at Monstay Farm.

5. Fforest, Pembrokeshire

Fforest, Pembrokeshire

This is a wild campsite that offers a hoard of rough outdoor activities such as coasteering, horse riding, Canoeing, rafting and biking. Wildlife sighting is something that you can do if you want a slow paced activity. The place is open from Easter to September and closed for winter as it gets cold in the outdoors.

6. Spiers House, North Yorkshire

Spiers House, North Yorkshire

The campsite is located to the West of Scarborough and is a great vacation spot for those who want to unwind in the lap of nature. The campsite is located in the heart of the Cropton forest and easy access to hiking and cycling trails. Organized tours are run by the forest department. It is also a paradise for bird watching.

7. Beacon Cottage, Cornwall

Beacon Cottage, Cornwall

The campsite is located on a hillside that faces the Atlantic making it the best seaside scenes in Europe. This is the best place for enjoying wind surfers, trekking, fishing, sailing and even gliding, tennis and golf. The campsite is located close to the city of Truro where you can stroll among the streets and catch a glimpse of the boutiques, eateries and markets. Also make a visit to the beautiful cathedral in the city.

8. Bwch-Yn-Uchaf, Gwynedd

Bwch-Yn-Uchaf, Gwynedd

Situated atop Lake Bala in the Snowdonia National Park, Bwch-Yn-Uchaf is an ideal campsite for sailors and windsurfers. Fishing, kayaking and whitewater rafting are other adventure activities that you can enjoy while on your stay at Bwch-Yn-Uchaf.

9. Roadford Lake, Devon

Roadford Lake, Devon

Another water sport friendly campsite is Roadford Lake which has everything for an adventurous camper in one place. With over 100 pitches, equipment rentals and private trainers, this is a great place to enjoy the activities as well as the outdoors.

10. Loch Tay, Perthshire

Loch Tay, Perthshire

If you love camping in wooden lodges and tipis, then Loch Tay is the best place to go to. As this is a campsite that overlooks a loch, you could indulge in activities such as sailing, fishing and kayaking. Other activities include biking and hiking.


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