British havens made for camping

Cornish Camping holidays in the UK

Camping has seen a surge in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic began and as travelling abroad has become more challenging. Fortunately, there are many locations across the UK that offer something spectacular as people get in touch with nature more than ever before.

Cornwall camping breaks

England’s southernmost county offers the perfect introduction to camping thanks to fairly reliable weather and local amenities.

Camping in Cornwall offers far more than the traditional image of hiking and downpours as most of its campsites are dotted around the coastline, offering easy access to the beach for sunbathing and picnics in the right season.

The majority of campsites are also geared up to facilitate families with electricity and water supplies, as well as local shops, instead of the wild camping often found in more northern parts of the country.

Cornwall’s popularity as a holiday destination in general means there is a lot to do, including towns, indoor attractions and its most visited location, the Eden Project, making it ideal for families and first-time campers planning on a long stay.

Camping holidays in the UK Lake District

Camping Breaks in the Lake District

England’s largest national park has a variety of campsites that can set you up in anything from farm pods and woodman huts to caravans and glamping tents.

Once you’ve chosen your camping style, you’ll be treated to stunning landscapes that make you feel like you’re on another continent. This includes England’s deepest natural lake, Bassenthwaite, which wouldn’t look out of place in Canada’s great outdoors. The Lake District is also home to Scafell Pike, England’s tallest peak standing at 3,210ft.

There are a lot of record-breaking vistas to explore in the Lake District, however the amount of rainfall it sees all year round can make it challenging. Make sure to pack raincoats, warm clothes and water-proof tents to trek through the scenery unhindered.

Scottish Island Camping holidays in the UK

Isle of Skye camping holidays

A large number of spots in Scotland are ideal for experienced campers, and this couldn’t be truer of Skye.

The isle has a few campsites with basic facilities, however, you shouldn’t expect to glamp up here. Prepare to be away from your tent or caravan for most of your stay by packing hiking boots, thermal clothing and supplies.

That’s because most people come to Skye to conquer its alien terrain, including the famous Fairy Pools, Black Cuillin mountains and Bruach na Frìthe summit. Read our article, the most romantic least cliched holiday destinations, to discover more.

Skye’s one-of-a-kind surroundings, which include the once extinct in the UK white-tailed sea eagle, are arguably best experienced by getting as close to nature as possible through camping.

For more information and ideas about holidaying in the UK or abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic or when it ends, take a look at our UK Holidays page.