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The coolest places to park your campervan in the UK

Dreaming about a summer spent in a campervan? Check out these dreamy campsites where you can park and pitch up post-lockdown in the UK

Ellie Walker-Arnott
Rosie Hewitson
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Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Rosie Hewitson
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It’s summer holiday season, and luckily for us the UK’s green list is expanding by the week, with MadeiraIbiza and Majorca the latest additions. Nevertheless, with rules on travelling abroad liable to change as soon as the next virulent strain emerges, plenty of us are still opting to staycation this year.

With many of the UK’s best Airbnbs and holiday cottages already fully booked throughout the summer, you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve left it too late to plan a summer break to remember. But don’t despair – there are plenty of other options available, from wild camping to campervanning. In fact, holiday homes that don’t come on wheels are seriously overrated if you ask us.

After months spent inside our homes, camping and campervanning holidays feel like the perfect post-lockdown break. Hire a van and you can keep yourself to yourself, bring all your own kit with you and socially distance with ease. Here are some of the coolest campervan-friendly campsites across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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Campervan-friendly campsites in the UK

There are 25 pitches at this lush campsite in the Kent Downs, where small campervans are permitted. There are compost loos and horsebox showers if you don’t have facilities in your camper. And an on-site outdoor pizza oven for alfresco evening feasts. 

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This is the kind of place you want to keep secret once you’ve discovered it. Beryl’s is on the South West Coastal Path, surrounded by Devon’s lush beaches and countryside. Campervans are welcome to pitch up – as long as they can make it down the narrow access track. 

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The pitches at this campsite are so near the sea they’re practically on the beach. This camper-friendly spot comes with roomy facilities, ace views of Croyde beach and on-site surf hire. It’s also right on the coastal path if you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground. 

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Parking spaces don’t get much dreamier than the spots at Digs in the Wig campground. The tiny woodland site welcomes small campervans as well as tents. There are just five spots in total, each in their own peaceful clearing, and with eco-toilets and a fire pit

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Set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, this countryside campsite brims with brilliant facilities: hot showers, fire pits, electric hook-up, hairdryers, a shop and even a coffee shop on site. It’s all surrounded by stunning scenery, with the ruins of ancient Bolton Abbey Priory within walking distance. 

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