Unsurprisingly, the 2021 summer in the UK is calling for more breaks than before (for obvious reasons, of course!) and the increasing interest to go camping is only continuing to surge!
Whilst staycations have been on the cards for quite some time now, the mere thought of waking up to birds chirping, feeling the fresh country air, exploring various off-road routes, stargazing at midnight, and spending quality time with family amidst nature has become as fascinating as ever.
Sure, the UK is well-provided for, with carefully created spots sprouting like mushrooms after rains and pitches for campsites. However, with the ongoing situation, many campsites have stopped overcrowding.
This means, before you go ahead and book your slots, ensure you’re checking the place and that their fields are safe while also offering the best experience.
Here are some of the best places to go camping in the UK.
Brook Meadow and Campsite, in Leicestershire
During the summer months in the UK, one of the best ways to break free from the everyday stress of your life and enjoy the great outdoors is through camping.
That said, the brook meadow and camping site in Leicestershire should definitely be on the cards as the place is perfect for a family outing – this spot is the best to visit with your children as it allows them to run around in the sun without causing much trouble.
Moreover, the campsite offers some really amazing facilities like a camping pod near a lake, off-road experience, access to a bar and onsite BBQ and more; the best way to make a weekend or family day out memorable!
Gill Head Farm, in Cumbria
This summer, do you want to feel the true essence of escapism?
While finding a place near the Lake District that feels apart from everyday life is a little difficult, and the farm beneath Blencathra might seem just like a family spot, do ask for the ‘Hidden Field’.
Popularly known as the Gill Head Farm in Cumbria, when you ask for this field, you’re directed towards a bridge and into the riverside nook that’s completely surrounded by trees.
Not only is it a really peaceful place but also has a waterfall of its own along with cute rabbits hopping around on the railway embankment.
Canal Camping, in Norfolk
When we talk about the English canals, we immediately think of them being straight and narrow whereas the rivers are loose and less tangible. However, Canal camping in the Norfolk Broads is the complete opposite – it’s perhaps the best way to get back to nature!
With the River Ants humming alongside the hired motor boards and the Dilhan Canal and North Walsham’s long-abandoned routes buzzing with damselflies, the edges of this camping site are covered with yellow flag irises while being mirrored by the riverbed’s green underbelly.
Since it is set near the riverbank, this site is the perfect place for off-grid camping with your family and friends.
Cilrath Wood Camping, in Pembrokeshire
Known for its untouched natural beauty, the Cilrath Wood Camping site is virgin territory.
With its five pitches set away in a hay meadow along with ponds and woodland to explore, this camping spot is completely isolated and located near an 18th-century farmhouse in Narberth.
By visiting this place for camping, you get to experience the true essence of remoteness and can have the time of your life!
Abbey Home Farm, in Gloucestershire
An organic Cotswolds farm offering open camping for quite some years, the Abbey Home Farm is quickly gaining sustenance from its surroundings.
While actual showers in this farm have been added just recently, its DIY ethos still remains – for people who desire, you can heat up water over the fire and wash with the help of a watering-can head and bucket.
When at the main field, however, make sure you walk a mile ahead from it to witness some amazing ‘away-from-it-all’ pitches made of wood; they were planted there 30 years ago. It also has a tap connected to the borehole, glugging fresh water for you.
The best part about this home farm is that it allows wood scavenging, meaning you can show off your whittling skills!
Birds and Bees, in Suffolk
Do you want to hark back to the simpler times?
Initially a dairy farm, this spot now seems more like a nature reserve with its holding pen for bulls converted into a wood-clad shower place and its paddocks turned into a wildflower meadow.
Since almost all of its landscape is untouched, it has just one pathway that’s mowed through long grass allowing kids to happily get lost. Additionally, this camping spot is the best for people with a curiosity for nature – thanks to its lowkey alighting point.
Bert’s Kitchen Garden, in Wales
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in nature, Bert’s kitchen garden is located between the sea and mountains on the hardly-visited Llyn Peninsula.
With only a handful of pitches in the meadow and a track leading to its shingle beach, this camping spot is completely green like its woodland which separates you from the coast.
Named after the family campervan, Bert, who traversed the globe, this spot has been recently turned into a cafe offering pots of tea and home-baked croissants.
To Sum Up
There you have it – the top seven places to go camping in the UK in 2021.
However, when planning for a trip, ensure that you’re checking with the place to see whether it’s open and also see if it’s safe enough especially when traveling with kids.
Book a day out or a long trip to one of these places and enjoy the summer weather to its fullest!