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The UK’s top campsite locations revealed


New research from leading motorhome rental company, Camptoo, ranks UK campsites on popularity, weather, air quality and nearby landmarks. And in its recent list of 10 top camping hotspots in the UK, Higher Moor Farm in Dorset took the top spot.

It also proved to be the most Instagrammable campsite on the list with by far the most social media posts, tagged 943 times by users on the social media site.

The 10 most popular camping regions in the country were selected based on the number of campsites in the area, with the top individual site for each region then singled out based on the online popularity (judged by Instagram posts and TripAdvisor reviews).

To give an ultimate overall score of the top 10 campsites in the UK, average climate conditions (annual sun hours and rainfall) were measured, along with the number of nearby hiking routes, the quality of air in the area and nearby landmarks to visit.

In second place was Herding Hill Campsite in Northumberland, boasting the most landmarks nearby compared with the rest of the list.

As expected, popular camping locations made up the top five with Long Meadow (New Forest), Deepdale (Norfolk) and Mains Farm (Lake District) ranking third, fourth and fifth respectively.

The rest of the list comprised of Gwithian Farm (Cornwall) in joint sixth place alongside Beech Croft (Peak District), followed by By The Way Hostel and Campsite (Loch Lomond), Grantown on Spey (Cairngorms) and Tyn Cornel (Snowdonia) coming in eighth, ninth and 10th place.

Ed Bassett, Camptoo’s Head of Wanderlust, said on the research: “We knew national parks would dominate the list, but had no idea just how much with an impressive seven campsites making the list from parks all across the UK.

“It will be interesting to see if any of these results change over the coming months with campsites beginning to open their doors to the public again and record numbers expected with travel restrictions meaning Brits are more likely to book a staycation this summer.

“We hope our research will help the public decide which areas of the UK will be the best for them whether they’re looking for good weather, nearby attractions or social media-worthy pictures.”


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