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UK Campsites – England, Scotland & Wales
During our tour of the United Kingdom we stayed at a number of parks and ‘wild caravanned‘ too. The parks below are the ones we stayed in that were particularly good and well worth recommending.
Camping site costs in the UK vary from being very fair and economical for families or groups to being ridiculously over priced with add-on fees for extra services. The sites below vary in this way and please do check prices before arriving at any site.
Oban Caravan and Camping Park
Ph: 01631 562425
Oban is a beautiful little village with ferry access to the Inner Hebridean Islands of Mull etc. We have stayed in this site on two occasions and love the views.
Linnhe Lochside Holidays,
Corpach, Fort William
Scotland PH33 7NL
Ph: 01397 772 376
On the shores of Loch Eil, the Linnhe Lochside Holidays park offers peaceful sites for caravans, motor homes, tents and has cabins to hire as well. A pretty setting and well managed site with close access to Fort William and the most westerly point of the British mainland, Ardnamuchan.
Inver Caravan Park
Ph: 01593 731 441
Cruising the east coast of Scotland, towards the most northerly point of the British mainland, we stopped overnight at the Inver Caravan Park. Sites for tent and vans with super views across farmland and to the coast. A small park, well run and with very good amenities.
Linwater Caravan Park
Ph: 0131 333 3326
7 miles West of Edinburgh, but within easy reach, is the Linwater Caravan and Camping Park. The friendly, family run park was one of the most welcoming sites we stayed at in the U.K. excellent facilities and a great location with 2 park and ride services handy for Edinburgh.
Morton Hall Caravan and Camping Park
38 Morton Hall Gate
Frogston Road East
Edinburgh, EH16 6TJ
Ph: 0131 664 1533
Another Caravan Park we stayed at on our return south to Edinburgh. Morton Hall is a busy site with great facilities, easy access by car or bus to Edinburgh and set amongst farmland.
Ardmair Holiday Park
Ph: 01854 612404 or 07739951183
Set on the Lochside with wonderful views of the mountains and surrounding country side of the West Coast of Scotland, this little park was a short drive from Ullapool and the mountains of the coast. Stunning walks in this area…
Bainbridge Ings Caravan and Campsite
Wensleydale, North Yorkshire
01969 667 354 or
A stunning place in the Yorkshire Dales. This family run campsite is surrounded by fields and the beautiful stone walls of the dales. An easy walk into the village of Hawes and central to many of the regional attractions. Clean with good facilities and well managed.
Beeches Farm Campsite
Miss Graces Lane
Ph: 07791 540 016
We stayed at 2 sites in the Wye Valley. Beeches farm was a winner. Set in a couple of fields on a farm, away from traffic noise and high up above Tintern Abbey with walks through the woods to amazing view points and down to the Abbey. Each site, set well apart from the next, with a designated fire pit available for each pitch.
Electric hookup available, a few cabins are available for rent and firewood is for sale. It is a quiet site that does not encourage, or tolerate loud groups.
The Wye Valley is a designated area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’, canoeing on the Wye River is a major attraction.
Black Beck Holiday Park
Nr Newby Bridge,
Well set out and maintained site with good facilities, this park is for caravans, motor homes and static cabin rentals. Located in farm country and easy drives to discover some stunning areas of the southern the Lake District.
Camping and non-electric hook up pitches are nearby at Black Beck Farm Holidays. We did not stay here or see the site, but it was an option and does have tent pitches.
Sykeside Camping Park and Brotherswater Inn
Cumbria CA11 0NZ
Tel: 01768 482239
Fax: 01768 482239
This is a pretty site that we have stayed at in earlier years camping in the Lake District. By the shores of Brotherswater, with mountain peaks surrounding the park. Good little pub on site and decent facilities.
Bushes Farm Caravan &Camping Park
Dorset DT11 8SU
Ph. 01258 452496
Bushes Farm Caravan Park is a peaceful place, set among trees on a working farm. Camping and caravanning available.
It is a small, family run site with good amenities and views across the countryside. An ideal base to explore the area.
Tollgate Farm Caravan and Camping Park
Cornwall, TR6 0AD Tel: 01872 572130
The New forest is worthy of more than just a drive through. Stop, stay and soak up the history and unique charm. We stayed at a few sites in the forest and enjoyed idyllic days of walking, relaxing by streams, enjoying the villages and watching the ponies wander through villages and across heathlands.
All these sites have walking trails and New Forest Ponies wandering through, there is a theme here! I love the ponies so always wanted to camp at a site where they were a part of the scene too.
All sites here are found on the camping in the forest website.
Season, check opening times.
Ph: 01590 623152 enquiries
Bookings: 0845 130 8224
Close to the village of Brockenhurst, yet quiet and one of the nicest spots we stayed. Actually, it was my favourite site in the forest. We had one of the best pitches – opposite the wooded area with the stream for the kids to play in and views across to the heathlands.
There is a pretty little stream running through the woods by the site and open heathland bordering the camping area too.
Ponies wander freely and are a pleasure to watch.
This site requires campers to have their own toilet facilities. There is a water point, chemical toilet dump points and an office. No showers or loos.
Hollands Wood Camping and Caravanning
Enquiries Ph: 01590 622967
Bookings: 0845 130 8224
Seasonal campsite. Please check opening dates.
All facilities available, toilets, showers, Chemical toilet dump points and water. This is a lovely site too, though can be noisy with constant traffic along the main Lyndhurst to Brockenhurst road. If you can camp closer to the open heathland, it is a little quieter. A big site, gets very busy, but has ponies roaming through and an easy walk into Brockenhurst and local pubs.
Enquiries Ph 01590 624344
Bookings Ph: 0845 130 82
This is a huge, spread out site sitting between Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu. Toilet facilities, showers and chemical toilet dump points. Quite an open setting in an elevated position with ponies wandering through. Not within easy walking to villages, but plenty of walking trails.
Enquiries Ph: 023 8081 2740
Bookings Ph: 0845 130 8224
Seasonal campsite. Please check dates.
Ocknell campsite is in the north of the New Forest and is an unusual site as it is laid out on a dis-used air field. A remnant of the last war. Toilet facilities, though no showers. Chemical Toilet dump and fresh water.
Noisy, sadly, as the A27 cuts straight through the New Forest, not too far away from the Ocknell site.
Enquiries Ph: 02380 8081 2740
Bookings Ph: 0845 130 8224
Seasonal – check opening dates.
Managed by the staff at the Ocknell site, Longbeech has no facilities other than water and chemical toilet dump. Set in the forest, the traffic noise is ever-present, but not too bad. Plenty of walking trails from the site and some lovely secluded areas to pitch.
Ph: 01590 681020
Bookings: 0845 130 8224
Open All Year, Electric hookups.
This was quite a nice little site. A few ‘levels’ of pitches available, basic and more secluded ones. A dis-used railway that is now a bike trail from Brockenhurst, cuts through the site. Undulating, with plenty of shade and lovely walks onto the heathland.
Not many sites listed really, considering we toured for months in the U.K. with our caravan. This is due to a combination of friends and family to stay with, our love of camping in wild (free) places and a few sites that we stayed at but do not recommend overly and so have not added them here.
Camping and caravan park owners of places we did not visit may choose to have a full page Advertorial on our site to promote their business. We passed some fabulous looking sites as we travelled around, where we stayed depended on where we were at the end of the day.