Holidays don’t always have to be abroad. In fact, there’s nothing quite like packing the car, setting off on an epic road trip and checking out some stunning camping spots for an ultimate staycation experience.
Whether you love scenic backdrops and long country walks, or you long to wake up to the sound of the waves gently kissing the sandy shores, there are thousands of wonderful places to pitch up or escape to.
Here’s the Halfords guide to the best campsites in the UK.
Caolasnacon, Kinlochleven – Scotland
If you like a wee mountain, you’ll love this camping spot. The Loch Leven banks offer serenity and the luscious, calm waters personify tranquillity.
As far as campsites go, you’ll struggle to find a better place for canoeing and skimming stones.
Cost – £10 for a tent and two people
Aberafon, Gyrn Goch – Wales
While pronouncing this camping spot may be a tad challenging for some, the actual location will leave you lost for words too.
Aberafon has a rugged coastline for a backdrop and boasts some fine rockpools, sandy beaches and greenery. If you like to surf or enjoy a private beach, this Welsh wonder tops most campsites.
Cost – £7.50 per adult and £3.50 per child
Pleasant Streams Farm, Lower Sticker – Cornwall
Living in a city can be very stressful and noisy. However, Pleasant Streams Farm is as close to silent as you’ll probably experience in the countryside.
Unlike most other campsites around the UK, you can escape to the summer house for a spot of reading and board games on rainy days. You’re also just down the road from cute farm animals and a pub to quench your thirst.
Cost – £10 per tent
Baysbrown Farm – Lake District
Situated in the middle of an 800-acre farm beneath the rocks of Crinkle Crags and Langdale Pikes, this part of the UK has to be experienced.
Once you’ve checked in at the nearby farmhouse, you can hop on your bike or take a relaxing stroll around the jaw-dropping countryside.
Cost – £6 per adult per night / £3.50 per child, per night
Swattesfield, Thornham Magna – Suffolk
Our final example is one of the newest campsites in the UK, located in the north of Suffolk. It consists of two fields overlooking a beautiful lake and woodland.
This is probably the best choice if you’re new to camping as it provides onsite facilities as well as a stunning landscape.
Cost – from £10
Before you set off on your next adventure, don’t forget you can get all the camping gear you need at Halfords.
For more useful tips, check out our previous post: ‘3 quick (and tasty) breakfast camping ideas’.