Britain's Best Kept Secrets - 10 Best Campsites across the Country

  • RESHMA DEWDA
  • Sep 20, 2016
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Britain is full of envious campsites that are as varied as the people who live here. From family friendly to adults only and dense woodlands to sea facing campsites, the choice on offer is truly mind boggling. Whether you like to pitch a tent or are more of the caravan types, there is a wealth of picturesque campsites across the country.

Here some best places for camping in UK that stand out because of their gorgeous backdrops:

1. Burnbake Campsite, Dorset

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This traditional campsite has been a favorite of many since 1975. Nestled in nature’s best, this woodland has been left to God’s design. Sounds of a stream gurgling and melodious birdsong are your bed partners here. Lush greenery soothes the eyes and nudges you to disconnect from the superficial. Great for families to pitch a tent or camp in camper vans, caravans are not permitted here.

2. Grange Farm, Isle of Wight

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Where else can you boast of doing fossil hunting and beach combing at the same site? Grange farm is a place of outstanding natural beauty and special scientific interest. Surrounded by a family of friendly domestic animals like buffalos, alpacas and poultry, you’ll fall in love with the simplicity and beauty of this site. Facilities include a children’s play area, launderette and hot showers.

3. Turner Hill Farm, Cumbria

This campsite is for those who are true nature lovers at heart and wish to escape technology and all things modern. Here you get to walk amongst crags, fells, pikes, tarns and waterfalls. Ideally situated in the quiet Duddon valley, Turner Hill farm is as basic as it gets in terms of facilities but most would say that therein lies its charm. There is nothing to distract you from the splendid views and the peace and quiet. You can indulge in nature walks, stargazing and meditation. Caravans are not permitted here.

4. Vale of Pickering Caravan Park, North Yorkshire

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Situated on the edge of North York Moors National Park, this versatile campsite is a sure winner for all season camping. Full of exciting outdoor and entertainment facilities, this site is close to brilliant attractions like lavender farms and amusement parks. But you won't be aware of all of that when you are here crammed with trees and flower beds, this campsite is right out of a beautiful dream. It also boasts of fantastic facilities.

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5. Back-of-Beyond Touring Park, Dorset

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This adults only caravan site is a relaxed, blessed place to be in. Spread over 30 acres of gorgeous woodlands, lakes, rivers and intermittent wildlife appearances, this park will make you fall in love with it. Squirrel sounds and crickety clatter will soothe the ears that are accustomed to hearing shrill phone rings and traffic noise. There are just 80 pitches so be sure that you won’t be rubbing shoulders with other campers here. This campsite is ideally situated to explore New Forest, Dorset Jurassic Coast, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth and Christchurch.

6. Bakesdown Farm, Cornwall

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A picturesque location coupled with clean, well maintained facilities is a recipe for camping happiness! Get up, close and personal with the wilderness and experience true spiritual calm at this campsite. Its hard to believe that this heavenly countryside is only three and a half miles away from Widemouth Bay and surrounding civilization.

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7. Nantcol Waterfalls, Wales

 
At a mere two mile distance from Shell Island's inviting golden beaches, this seven acres campsite combines the best of nature. With the Rhinog mountain for backdrop, dramatic scenery unfolds in front of your eyes at this well appointed campsite. From nature walks that pass woodlands and rivers to organic farm visits, there is a lot of entertainment packed in here. The good facilities and stunning surroundings make this an ideal camping experience in Wales. Motorvans and tent pitches are allowed here.

8. Badrallach, Scotland

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Badrallach is a remote, secluded spot that boasts of incredible natural beauty. Pitching a tent here would mean sharing the spotlight with red squirrels, deer and eagles. Absolutely perfect way to get away from it all, Badrallach makes perfect sense even in the unpredictable Scottish weather. Here, you can climb hills, kayak, fish or just ogle at the beauty that surrounds you. You might leave Badrallach but a piece of it always stays with you.

9. Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly

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The ideal base to explore the isles of Scilly, Bryher campsite overlooks unbelievable panoramas. It has five camping fields so you can be rest assured about your own quiet corner. The campsite is a few breaths away from the beach and the children’s play field gives them a sense of freedom. Surrounded by colorful birds and crystal clear waters, you will truly find yourself at this gorgeous campsite.

10. Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Norfolk, Sheringham

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Set in 300 acres of woodlands and heathland, Kelling Heath boasts of 300 large, green, leveled pitching fields. Perfect for a family getaway, the facilities here are top notch. The park has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are acres and acres of green, forest cover that hide between them exciting cycling paths and hiking trails. From red squirrels to wooly sheep, the park is a hotbed of flora and fauna. And if that alone does not cut it, it also has tennis courts and indoor and outdoor pools.

Some of Britain’s best kept secrets are revealed through its enchanted campsites. Isolated but not lonely, remote yet grand, these campsites are perhaps the most gifted places in the country. After all, nothing beats the feeling of lying in the lap of nature!
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A hippie hiding in civilized clothes, a borderline feminist and a dreamer stuck in a practical avatar, Reshma is an incorrigible idealist who lives in a black and white world. A robin hood in her own right, she loves to come to the rescue and most times , she ends up rescuing herself in the bargain.

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