At Top of the Woods in Pembrokeshire, Wales, everything is about getting back to nature. And they have plenty of ways to do it, too. The only decision you’ll have to make is which eco-friendly accommodation to pick. Will you choose a boutique safari lodge or a brand-new nature dome (which looks a bit like a giant golf ball with windows)? Or a ‘pioneer camp’ with a large, tent-meets-marquee lodge and a separate kitchen under canvas? Of course, there’s always the classic: BYO tent and pitch up in the wildflower camping meadow.
Camping is one of life’s finest thrills. The great outdoors, with no pesky neighbours and only nature for company? Well, there are few things better. And the British countryside is as good as anywhere for a tip-top camping getaway.
With all its lush wilderness, marvellous landscapes and, of course, a tremendous selection of rural pubs, the UK is the ideal camping destination. Throughout the country you’ll come across everything from terrific scenic hikes and fairytale forests to dramatic coastlines and majestic peaks. There’s something for every kind of camper, from the blustery ruggedness of the Scottish Highlands to the rolling meadows of the Chilterns.
And while, sure, you can ‘wild camp’ in many places, often it’s best (and most legal) to pitch your tent in a proper campsite (or indeed go glamping). Which is where we come in. From Devon and Cornwall to the Isle of Mull and Gower Peninsula, below we’ve rounded-up the country’s finest places to sleep under the stars. Here are the 18 best places to go camping in the UK.
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