Here’s 10 home-spun campsites you can enjoy this coming summer…
Extreme Sports ➤ Aberafon, Gyrn Goch, Caernarfon
This beautiful campsite is located on the coast of north west Wales on the Llyn peninsula, offering both camping and caravanning to its guests. The 15-acre valley ground has five acres of sheltered, level pitches surrounded by grassy tiers and rugged coastline full of rock pools ready for exploring. Aberafon was designed especially for the extreme sports lovers. Activities such as canoeing, hiking through Snowdonia and even wakeboarding are all must-dos at the local sporting venue, Glas Fryn Park a mere nine minute drive away > More info.
Children ➤ Dan-yr-Ogof Caravan and Camping Park, Swansea
Dan-yr-Ogof camp site is located in Swansea and can only be described as an esoteric campsite as it is attached to a dinosaur park. Complete with life-size replicas of over 100 dinosaurs; as well as spectacular caves, it is perfect for families with children who want to spend the day exploring the area. If that isn’t enough to keep you entertained, nearby fields house animals such as alpaca, lambs, shire horses, ducks, donkey, geese and chickens – perfect for the adventurous family, with a soft side for farm animals. The site has 30 level pitches with a specific area for families. Though the nearest shop is two miles away, you can get breakfast, lunch or dinner at the (very good) on-site cafeteria > More info.
The View ➤ Park Foot Caravan & Camping Park, Cumbria
Park Foot is set in the heart of the Lake District, on Lake Ullswater in Cumbria. Not only does it offer traditional camping and caravanning, but it also boasts a variety of accommodation options such as lodges and holiday cottages. With such an idyllic setting, Park Foot has ensured there is always something new to see and do. Whether you’re after an action packed holiday, or just want to relax by the lake, this ‘AA Holiday Centre of the Year 2015’ will not let you down. Why not also launch your boat from the private beach, fish on the lake, walk on the fells, or go pony trekking…the possibilities are endless > More info.
Relaxing ➤ Troytown Campsite, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly
St Agnes is one of the smallest inhabited islands of the Scilly archipelago and is outlined with some of the country’s best beaches. It’s only campsite, Troytown, is a 15-minute walk away from the Quay and is perfect for relaxing or taking some time away from your busy schedule. Seclusion and the on-site farm shop that sells its own produce are the campsites greatest assets so bring your favourite book, leave your phone at home, and relax > More info.
Seeking Comfort ➤ Veryan Campsite, Cornwall
Fancy sleeping under the stars in Cornwall? At Veryan Campsite you get all the luxury of home comforts within your tent, at the same time as exploring the great outdoors. The family-friendly Veryan ‘glamping’ site is set in a beautiful and intimate location and offers all the traditional facilities such as a laundry room, toilets, hot showers, fishing lake and games room > More info.
Surfing ➤ Trehenlliw Farm, Pembrokeshire
The large flat campsite sits within 115 acres of farmland which is used for sheep and breeding cattle. Since there are no streetlights in sight, the night sky remains unpolluted, meaning you can enjoy the unadulterated view framed by the well-known mountains Carnllidi and Penberi. St. David is only a 10-minute stroll from the campsite, with an array of local pubs and restaurants and beautiful sandy beaches for learning to surf > More info.
Walking Adventures ➤ Kinlochewe, Achnasheen
Set in an intimate location, Kinlochewe Caravan Club site is an oasis of calm surrounded by lochs, woodland and mountains, perfect for a day’s hiking through the countryside. The campsite offers high quality facilities to ensure your holiday is trouble free and caters to all of your camping needs. The Scottish Natural Heritage Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve is also less than a mile away giving you the opportunity to get up close to nature and explore the area > More info.
Swiss Farm is a beautifully designed camping and caravanning site located at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, just a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque Henley-on-Thames. With great shops and the famous Royal Regatta, it is perfect for guests wishing to visit London, Oxford or Windsor. The campsite has everything you need, from a well-stocked fishing lake, swimming pool, children’s play area and service facilities providing luxury amenities for all campers > More info.
Nature Lovers ➤ Turner Hall Farm, Cumbria
This small but basic site lies in the Duddon Valley, one of the most beautiful, untouched parts of the Lake District. The grassy site offers natural privacy from the craggy landscape and is great for walkers, mountain bikers, climbers and nature lovers alike, or for those looking for the ultimate location to reconnect with the great outdoors > More info.
Bird Watchers ➤ The Warren, Folkestone, Kent
The Warren was made for you if a campsite with beautiful surroundings floats your boat. Only a 20-minute drive from the channel tunnel, you are free to venture afar on a day trip to the continent. The campsite is positioned on the cliff edge with stunning views of the iconic chalky white cliffs of Dover meaning it is a great location for avid bird-watchers and nature lovers. Picture postcard perfect, you could say! This tranquil campsite is well laid out, offers a mix of grass and hard stand pitches for caravans, as well as offering excellent on-site facilities. Overlooking a shingle beach great for sea fishing, bird watching and taking walks along the coastline, you will be wishing your stay could be longer > More info.