As lockdown restrictions ease, the nation’s eyes have turned to ‘staycation-ing‘- particularly camping.
Campsites and holiday parks across the UK will be opening on July 4, with social distancing rules being implemented in communal areas and bathrooms.
Tent pitch booking site Cool Camping said that they haven’t been this busy since August, Google has seen an increase in search interest for campsites, and in May, retailer Go Outdoors reported a 460% increase in online camping sales versus last year.
Our good friends at Wanderust have teamed up with author James Warner Smith to pick their favourite most remote UK camp sites from the new Cool Camping Britain guidebook. Inspired by their list of remote camping spots, we’ve picked our top 5 remote UK camp sites that are a must for your staycation bucket list!
Wheems Organic Farm – Orkney Isles, Scotland
The campsite has a simple and fitting ethos; to keep things small, simple and eco-friendly but, most of all, to share the beauty of this ethereal setting with all who choose to visit.
Each pitch for camping is an individual level pitch surrounded by wildflowers and bees. And, for those who favour home comforts, owner Mike has built solid wooden bothies, insulated with sheeps’ fleece and with long double-glazed doors that open onto a deck overlooking the bay. For the ulimate glamping opportunity there are bell tents as well as a beautifully decorated Mongolian-style yurt, complete with a toasty log-burning stove in case you get a little chilly. There really is something for every type of camper.
Chapel House Farm – Herefordshire, West Midlands
Located in the sleepy hamlet of Craswall, Chapel House Farm boasts 15 acres of wildflower meadows bordered by fairytale woodland. Amongst vibrant flowers are 12 spacious pitches are mown into the long grass. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of Hay Bluff and its surrounding mountains.
For those who are new to camping, or are perhaps after more of a ‘glamping’ experience, there are cosy oak-lined heated pods. There’s a six-metre furnished bell tent in a private field too! All pitches have campfire pits, a swinging grill and tripod.
Rhosson Ganol – Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Rhosson Ganol is Wales’ westernmost campsite, offering breathtaking views that overlook Ramsey Sound on the Pembrokeshire Coast – some may compare it as a Welsh version of Land’s End. It has 35 pitches all in scenic locations and the large camping field gives you plenty of space, no matter where you choose to pitching. There are plenty of walking routes along the coastal path that are exceptionally splendid in the summer.
South Penquite Farm – Bodmin, Cornwall
Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping – Port Isaac, Cornwall
A woodland valley folded around a clear, spring-fed lake created from the old Tregildrans Quarry. Tipis and tent pitches are dotted around their secret 20 acres just inland from the North Cornish coast near Port Isaac.