With the prospect of freedom slowly encroaching, and the sunshine returning after a bitter winter spent at home, Summer 2021 is set to be a good one. Perhaps even the best one yet.
For those of us both missing and craving an authentic experience of the great outdoors, here is a list of just some of the most beautiful campsites in the UK. From the lochs of Scotland and Northern Ireland, to the jagged coastlines of Wales and England, these spots are perfect for hikers, ramblers (or ‘stravaigers’), surfers, climbers, and nature enthusiasts alike.
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The unique landscapes of this weird little island, or rather, islands, are so vast and varying, the task of exploring them can often seem daunting. Indeed, the more you discover, the more you’ll find to uncover. In this sense, camping is the perfect answer; you can inhabit a space right in the heart of where you intend to explore. Whether that is inside a forest, on the shores of a loch, or the edge of a cliff (maybe not); beginning your day with the mountains on your left, and the sea to your right, is not a bad place to start.
(All season dates subject to Covid restriction reviews, and if not otherwise stated, they are yet to be confirmed.)
The 10 Best Campsites In The UK
After plenty of discussion amongst the Outdoors Magic team we’ve agreed on our list of the best campsites in the UK with beautiful views…
- Ocean Pitch, Devon
- Corfe Castle, Dorset
- Dale Farm, Derbyshire
- Gill Head Farm, Cumbria
- Three Cliffs Bay, Gower
- Trwyn yr Wylfa, Snowdonia
- Crom, County Fermanagh
- Glenbrittle, Skye
- Glen Nevis, Scottish Highlands
- Rothiemurchus, the Cairngorms
Location: Croyde, Devon
Season: 12 April – 30 Sept
Price: From £15.00
Near: Croyde Bay, Croyde village
Overlooking the northerly point of Croyde Bay, Ocean Pitch is perfectly situated as a surfer’s paradise. With surf hire available, the bay is just 50 yards away, so you needn’t worry about missing out on a good swell.
Located on the North Devon coast, with access to various coastal paths, this campsite is also great for hikers and cyclists. One of the most popular walking trails takes you to Baggy Point, displaying exceptional views of the Croyde coastline, and the great expanses of sandy beaches that come with it. Alternatively, you can take the Tarka Trail by bike, which explores further inland landscapes as well.
Though Devon is a popular holiday destination, this location remains relatively untouched, with limited numbers of pitches to create a more authentic camping experience.
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