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February 26, 2018

Top UK campsites to visit in 2018

Whether you’re looking to go camping for the first time or are a seasoned pro at this type of holiday, Flogas is here to help. This is because the camping gas bottles stockist has compiled their list of campsites that must be seen to be truly believed in 2018…

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping

When can I visit? All year round

What’s the address? Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8DD

Is there a contact number for the site? 01485 210256

The first thing you will want to do if you decide to go to the Deepdale Backpackers & Camping campsite is to try and snap up one of their tipis. As well as being well-maintained, each tipi comes with a stove — perfect for heating — as well as comfy faux fur-clad mattresses, a barbecue and a lantern.

Once your sleeping arrangements are sorted, you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Why not take up one of the cookery classes, which sees meals being prepared using local produce? Or enjoy some stargazing once the sun goes down?

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Campfires permitted | Campervans permitted | Short walk to a nearby pub

How big is the site? 75 grass camping pitches, as well as 7 hard-standing, fully serviced pitches.

Are there further details available for the site? https://www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/

Gimme Shelter

When can I visit? All year round

What’s the address? 2 Dales Farm Cottage, Duloch, Nr Dunfermline, Fife KY11 7HR

Is there a contact number for the site? 01383 417 681

Green living is key when it comes to the layout of the Gimme Shelter campsite. You won’t find any showers or access to hot water at this site, for instance, while the toilets are of a sawdust-composting style.

Don’t worry that you’re going to feel like a contestant on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here though. Everything at this campsite — based in the meadows and hills, just a few miles away from the Forth Bridge — is self built and sublimely improvised. Just wait until you’re feeling at your calmest around a campfire that is set amid rich woodland and playing host to fantastically designed hand-carved wooden furniture.

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Campfires permitted | Woodland camping | Forests nearby

How big is the site? No size given, as the site consists of a campsite and a holiday cottage.

Are there further details available for the site? https://coolcamping.com/campsites/uk/scotland/near-edinburgh/fife/1094-gimme-shelter-campsite-and-holiday-cottage

Baysbrown Farm

When can I visit? Between March and October

What’s the address? Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JZ

Is there a contact number for the site? 01539 437150

An 800-acre farm is the setting for the Baysbrown Farm campsite. It also lies underneath the rocks which make up Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and the Langdale Pikes — three sights which should already be making up your list of places to visit while here.

You don’t even need to go through the hassle of booking a designated pitch at the Baysbrown Farm campsite. Instead, you get to choose the spot that appeals most to you and then visit the nearby farmhouse to let them know about your arrival.

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Caravans & campervans permitted | Remote location | Forests & mountains nearby

How big is the site? Around 200 pitches, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Are there further details available for the site? http://www.baysbrownfarmcampsite.co.uk/

Cleadale Campsite

When can I visit? Between March and October

What’s the address? Cleadale Campsite, 13 Cleadale, Isle of Eigg, Scotland PH42 4RL

Is there a contact number for the site? 01687482480

Is there a better selling point for the Cleadale Campsite than to mention that it was a holiday destination for beloved author JRR Tolkien throughout his lifetime? Inspiration for the fantasy landscapes that he created in such well-loved series as The Lord of the Rings can certainly be seen all around the site, from the imposing mountains of Rum that serves as a stunning backdrop, to its grassy vantage point that looks out towards the sea.

Just getting to the Isle of Eigg where Cleadale Campsite is based can be a fascinating journey. In fact, it’s not uncommon for dolphins, minke whales and an orca to all be spotted during the ferry crossing.

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Dog friendly | Wi-Fi available on site | Remote location

How big is the site? Pitches for 10 tents.

Are there further details available for the site? http://www.eiggorganics.co.uk/index.html

Hooks House Farm

When can I visit? Between March and October

What’s the address? Whitby Road, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire YO22 4PE

Is there a contact number for the site? 01947 880283

From the moment you set foot on Hooks House Farm, countless spectacular sights await. This is thanks to the campsite being found atop a hill away from the town next to Robin Hood’s Bay. Therefore, you will be able to relax on a grassy field and choose to look out to sea, along the neighbouring fields, woods, rolling hills or moors.

Fan of exploring your holiday destination of choice? If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, it is advised that you take up the challenge of the coast-to-coast walk that will take in the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and parts of the Lake District.

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Caravans & campervans permitted | Dog friendly | Electrical hook-ups

How big is the site? Pitches for 50 tents and 20 caravans or campervans.

Are there further details available for the site? https://www.hookshousefarm.co.uk/

The Secret Campsite

When can I visit? Between March and October

What’s the address? Brickyard Farm, Town Littleworth, Cooksbridge, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4TD

Is there a contact number for the site? 07730 525560

Looking to experience a natural way of living? Look no further than The Secret Campsite for your next staycation destination. This is because this campsite is for tents only — no cars or pets allowed unfortunately — and is based on a stretch of land that was once occupied by rail tracks but has since seen countryside foliage reclaiming the land.

Don’t be put off by the thought of wild camping. After all, you’ll soon feel relaxed as you sit around a campfire pit in a scene that is surrounded by a beautiful collection of ancient oak and hornbeam trees. Just be sure to keep an eye out for a passing deer, as they are known to live close to the site.

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Campfires permitted | Disabled facilities | Perfect for a romantic retreat

How big is the site? Pitches for 15 tents, as well as a Tree Tent and the Gridshell facility.

Are there further details available for the site? http://www.thesecretcampsite.co.uk/

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite

When can I visit? Infrequent dates, though mainly weekends between March and September

What’s the address? Nazeing New Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 6TD

Is there a contact number for the site? 03000 030 632

Next to the River Lee but hidden away within a group of ash and birch trees is the Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite. Once you’ve found the campsite and pitched up, there will be so much for you to see and do. You can choose to take a walk or cycle along from Stratford to the Olympic Park, for instance, try your hand at some canoeing or simply relax on hammocks that swing from the trees at the site.

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Campfires permitted | Dog friendly | Waterside campsite | Woodland camping

How big is the site? 17 pitches altogether, which includes 12 riverside and 5 woodland glades.

Are there further details available for the site? https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/where-to-stay-and-short-breaks/lee-valley-almost-wild-campsit/

Aberafon

When can I visit? Between Easter and September

What’s the address? Gyrn Goch, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL54 5PN

Is there a contact number for the site? 01286 660295

From the minute you reach the Aberafon campsite, you’ll be taking in amazing sight after amazing sight. This is because you will find a scenic, private sandy beach on one side of the site and the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula in the other direction.

Hoping to get your adrenaline pumping while camping? From paragliding to canoeing downstream, there are so many extreme sports which can be undertaken around Aberafon. The nearby Glas Fryn Park sports facility even accommodates wakeboarding lessons too!

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Campervans permitted | Children’s playground on site | Dog friendly | Waterside campsite

How big is the site? Pitches for 65 tens and tourers.

Are there further details available for the site? http://www.maelor.demon.co.uk/aberafon.html

Pleasant Streams Farm

When can I visit? Between Easter and September

What’s the address? Pleasant Stream Barn, Lower Sticker, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7JL

Is there a contact number for the site? 01726 74837

Pleasant Streams Farm is tucked into a rural section of Cornwall near to a lake, which means that there are so many wonderful sights to be seen at the campsite. It also plays host to an entertaining summerhouse that’s filled with exciting games to play and books to read should the weather take a turn for the worse. The site is home to ducks, goats, hens and pigs too — perfect if you’re an animal lover then!

Not one for staying in one place while on holiday? You don’t need to worry then, as there’s a beach within a 10-minute drive and you’ll also be in close reach of the Roseland peninsular, where even more picturesque beaches and peaceful villages can be found.

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Caravans & campervans permitted | Campfires permitted | Electrical hook-ups

How big is the site? Pitches for 50 tents within the site’s main camping field, as well as five vintage caravans available for rent.

Are there further details available for the site? http://cornwallfarmcamping.co.uk/

Ninham Country Holidays

When can I visit? Between May and September (though ‘Willow Brook’ camping area is only open between July and August).

What’s the address? Ninham Farm, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Is there a contact number for the site? 01983 864243

Within the ‘Garden Isle’ part of the Isle of Wight, to the south-east of the island, you will find the Ninham Country Holidays campsite.

Here, you have a selection of brilliant sleeping arrangements to choose from. Do you choose to pitch up in the ‘Orchard’ fields with its ultra-modern eco-facilities and both solar and rainwater-harvesting tech, or select a spot on the ‘Willow Brook’ field with its more basic facilities but which are still very functional and well kept? Whichever option you go with, you’re guaranteed to make so many wonderful memories at this family-run and award-winning campsite.

Which amenities stand out for the site?

Caravans & campervans permitted | Children’s playground on site | Disabled facilities | Dog friendly | Swimming pool on site

How big is the site? Pitches for 140 tents in the ‘Orchard’ camping area, as well as pitches for 80 tents in the ‘Willow Brook’ camping area (though only between July and August).

Are there further details available for the site? https://www.ninham-holidays.co.uk/

Sources:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/camping-holidays/coolest-campsites-in-britain/

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/may/01/10-best-cool-campsites-britain

https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/top-10-cool-campsites-in-england/