It might be a small country but the natural beauty of the United Kingdom is something one can never forget. With its isles and highlands it is the place to enjoy quiet camping and nature watching. Here are some of the finest camping sites in the UK if you are thinking of backpacking anytime soon –
Thistledown Stroud, Gloucestershire
From undulating pastures to enchanting woods, glades of flowers to rolling hills this site has everything. There is a camping pitch on the higher field that leads to an elderflower orchard flanked by woods offering you opportunities for a quiet walk, nature watching, and even a run. Various events such as ‘bronze-age-baking’, milking, badger watching etc. are available throughout its April to December season.
Turner Hall Farm Seathwaite, Cumbria
If you interested in remote wilderness then Turner Hall farm in the famous Lake District is just perfect for you. The site is nestled in between the folds of Scafell Range Mountains in the north-west and the Old Man of Coniston in the south-east. It is pretty basic in nature as it has no flashy facilities and suit walkers and climbers with its location serving as its point of attraction.
Although it’s weathered and worn camouflages it well with its beautiful rugged scene it has hot showers and filtered drinking water throughout its season from April to October.
Park House campsite and Keld Bunkhouse Keld, North Yorkshire
This site is a working Swaledale sheep breeding farm and is simple in nature. Although the farm and the house is set on a higher ground the campsite is by the river Swale with a large field for setting up tents which is protected by a stone wall.
The farm has its own natural spring water and you have access to waterfalls at Keld and a 192 mile coast to coast hiking trail passing through three national parks. The best part however is that it is open all year round.
Ardnamurchan Kilchoan, Highlands
This site combines all that is best in a camping site. It is spectacularly located, small in size, offers a great view of the loch, and gives you the genuine highland croft feeling.
It is surrounded by beaches and ruins of a volcanic caldera which is intersected by a road that leads to the Sanna Bay right across its crater. It is a really a place which amazes you with its scenic beauty and geographical wonders. It is open from April to September.
Gibraltar Farm Campsite, Lancashire
This site offers an amazing view of the Morecambe Bay which stretches for miles along the North West coast. The water on the Bay is perfect for swimming; however you have to be aware of the fast rising tides. The Jenny Brown’s Point, a popular bird watching spot is just a mile away. The RSPB reserve with access to coastal lagoons and nature trails is nearby at Leighton Moss and a separate site of 10 acres of ancient woodland available for private booking. It offers excellent homemade ice-creams on site.
So if you are really giving the camping sites around the UK a try then you have a great list to pick and choose from. Now all you need to do is log onto their website and figure out whether or not they suit your requirements. Enjoy your camping responsibly!