Where to go camping
Helping you to find the best camping destinations
Camping in the UK gives you freedom, adventure and the chance to get closer to nature, whether it is a night on Cornwall's coast' or a week's holiday in the Highlands of Scotland.
So much to explore here in the UK
Home is where the heart is, and that's especially true when it comes to camping in the UK. Sometimes we forget just how much there is explore in this country.
Our favourite UK camping destinations
Family holidays are so important and we want to help you choose the right destination for your next camping trip. To give you inspiration, we've hand-picked some of our favourite UK camping destinations.
Some, like the Lake District, Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands, might be obvious. Others are maybe less well-known, but they are all magnificent and should definitely be on your camping bucket list. Start planning that dream holiday now!
The Lake District
Camping by spectacular lakes and stunning mountains in the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District, nearly all your views are simply breathtaking. Camping in the Lake District is a truly memorable experience.
North Coast 500
The North Coast 500 is a spectacular 516-mile circular driving route around the most northerly tip of Scotland. With an official start and end point in Inverness, it takes in some of the country's most incredible coastal scenery, with every bend, every hill presenting a new spine-tingling vista.
With glistening blue seas and towering mountains, it's easy to see why Wales is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Golden beaches, towering cliffs and hidden coves provide the backdrop to any Welsh camping adventures.
Tourists flock to Cornwall and return year after year to experience it all over again. On a sunny day, with the beaches looking golden and the sea an azure blue colour, you can easily believe you are on the south coast of France, not the southwest corner of England!
Camping in Scotland is where history comes alive, with beautiful and wild countryside offering picturesque scenery for walkers. Scotland has so much variety to offer that on a camping trip to Scotland you'll find plenty to explore.
Devon is an extraodinary place, with golden beaches, towering cliffs, hidden coves, spectacular landscapes and hidden gems of gorgeous villages. Devon offers so much in such close proximity there is something for everyone in Devon.
The New Forest lets you experience atmospheric forest trails and romantic heathland as well as free-roaming ponies and deer in one of southern England's premier outdoor locations. Camping in the New Forest is a delight.
Beach-lovers are spoiled for choice in Norfolk, with miles of unspoilt coastline, with beautiful beaches and wildlife havens, as well as charming seaside resorts, ranging from quaint villages to bigger coastal towns. Camping in Norfolk is always an exciting adventure.
Yorkshire has superb beaches, traditional seaside resorts and picturesque villages, which all combine to give a superb destination for a camping weekend or longer holiday. With plenty of campsites to choose from, camping in Yorkshire is still one of our favourite spots.
Camping in the Peak District is like a giant outdoor playground, with the Peak District National Park covering over 500 square miles. It's a paradise for lovers of the outdoors and there are lots of campsites to choose from for your camping holiday.
Advice and top tips
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More camping destination and travel inspirations
Walking in Exmoor
Exmoor's charms are spread between a stunning coastline and atmospheric moorland that make a walker's paradise.
Walking in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966. Wander down quaint streets, visit grand stately homes, or spend time in the great outdoors on hilly uplands.
Walking Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall in the north of England is a great walk, whether you decide to do it all in one go or break it down into shorter sections.
Mersea Island Walk
This simple clockwise walk around Mersea Island in Essex is fairly long but can be done in one day, or could be split over two shorter days.
Wareham Forest Way
Beautiful views, shady glades, an Iron Age hill fort and lots of wildlife make this a memorable walk.
Hambleton Peninsula Walk
Nestling in the heart of England's smallest county, Rutland Water is also known as the playground of the East Midlands, with a huge range of outdoor activities on offer.
Lambert's Castle to Coney's Castle Walk
You will enjoy wonderful views over a beautiful valley on this walk near Charmouth on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast.
John Kyrle Walk
An easy walk, enjoying the legacy of a seventeenth century philanthropist, John Kyrle, around the beautiful campsites of Ross-on-Wye.