10 great campsites to stay at this spring

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite campsites for this weekend, and beyond.

11th April 2014
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We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite campsites for this weekend, and beyond.

The Rolling Downs, East Sussex

The Rolling Downs offers camping with a bit of comfort for those of a more luxurious inclination. These converted shepherd’s huts offer a beautiful, peaceful and exclusive getaway in East Sussex. Boasting just the two huts, the Rolling Downs provide a spot of tranquillity away from the business of reality with room for up to two adults and two children.

Price per night: From £65

Phone number: 07941133370

Baysbrown Farm, Langdale, Cumbria

With a policy of no groups numbering more than 4, with the exception of families with very young children, pre-arranged Duke of Edinburgh and Walking groups, Baysbrown farm provides a quiet getaway in one of the most beautiful parts of England.

In the heart of the Great Langdale Valley, the tents are surrounded by the fells, and offer a perfect pitching point from which to set off on a day of walking.

Price per night: From £5

Phone number: 01539 437150

Batcombe Vale, Somerset

Set back from the River Allam, this a enchanting campsite that is hidden away amongst the rolling hills of the rural West Country. It’s serene location make all the more attractive with a boating lake in which you can relax, oar in hand, or perhaps chatting to the resident ducks. Meanwhile, for adventures on dry land, there’s a wooded valley to explore.

Price per night: From £6

Phone number: 01749 372373

Caolasnacon, Kinlochleven, Argyll

This is a stunning setting in the Scottish highlands. On the edge of the River Leven which leads into the nearby Loch of the same name, this multi purpose campsite is found between Glencoe and Blackwater Reservoir. Campers and caravan owners use this beautiful site – there are a few static vans too – and all site users are made to feel welcome. It’s an ideal spot to walkers, kayakers and canoeists, surrounded by the stillness of the Scottish countryside at its best.

Price per night: From £11

Phone number: 01855 831279

Aberafon, Caernarfon, Wales

This utterly stunning spot on the Welsh coast just below Anglesey looks out across the Irish sea, with nothing but the beach below and the blue water stretching out in front. Shadowed by Gyrn Goch mountain to the south this is a wild and inspiring part of the Welsh coast.

Price per night: From £8

Phone number: 01286 660295

Turner Hall Campsite, Seathwaite, Cumbria

Cumbria, Cumbria, Cumbria. There’s just something wild, exciting and addictive about this part of Britain and it’s all here at this site on the southern point of the Lake District in the Duddon Valley.

A slightly more gentile setting than other areas of the national park, the dry stone walls and crops of rock at this campsite stir thought of Lord of the Rings and a Hobbity haven. Despite being a stone’s throw from Broughton-in-Furness, this place feels as isolated and wild as it gets. Perfect for an easily accessible break.

Price per night: From £6

Phone number: 01229 715011

Pleasant Streams Farm, Cornwall

Campfires, wild flowers, a lovely little lake, no set pitches and plenty of wildlife: pleasant hardly begins to cover this exceptional campsite. If you want to get out and explore the nooks and crannies of the Cornish coastline then the couple who run the site offer canoe and kayak hire. Cornwall’s north coast is a surfer’s paradise and it’s just a 30-minute drive from here. The prices are reasonable too!

Price per night: From £10

Phone number: 01726 74837

Wild Northumbrian, Northumberland

For a spot of more luxurious camping in the North East, head to the Wild Northumbrian campsite. It’s exactly what you would expect from such a name, but with tipis and wigwams on offer, it’s a much more glamorous and cosy way of experiencing the Northumberland countryside. Not far from Kielder Forest and Kielder Water, there’s a real feeling of escape with the wild and expansive moorland surrounding you.

Price per night: From £80

Phone number: 01434 240 902

La Rosa, Whitby, North Yorkshire

In the North York Moors, La Rosa is a chic campsite, aimed more at young, artsy folk that the traditional caravan and tenting demographic but this kitsch, festival-feel location is gorgeous. The whole campsite is made from reclaimed and recycled materials and items. The ethos is one of green, eco-friendly living. Candles and fairy lights set the tone at night and if you’re quiet enough you may even encounter some of the local deer.

Price per night: From £56

Phone number: 01947 606981

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