Our Favourite Places to Camp

To us, camping isn’t camping unless you’re able to sit around a fire at night idly dreaming of not very much at all. But nowadays, not every camp site in the UK will allow you to build a fire. So, we’ve taken a look at ten of our favourite places to camp (and some even stock our very own wood too)!  

Digeddi Wildlife Camping, Powys

Just down the road from Hay-on-Wye is this rural riverside camp site that has traditional pitches as well as the option for glamping too.

Digeddi Wildlife Camping, Powys

Wood is provided from the farm’s surplus stock, so after a busy day’s canoeing or horse riding (both offered by the site), you can relax by a proper campfire.   Digeddi Wildlife Camping

Digeddi Wildlife Camping, Powys

Fox Wood Camping, West Sussex

This off-grid campsite is located within the South Downs National Park in a 35- acre private woodland.

Fox Wood Camping, West Sussex

Each pitch has its own fire pit, log seats and fire wood, so all you have to remember is your own marshmallows for toasting. Fox Wood Camping

Fox Wood Camping, West Sussex

Denmark Farm, Ceredigion

Camping is just a part of the offering at this West Wales Conservation Centre.

Denmark Farm, Ceredigion

However, bearing in mind it’s a nature reserve, you’re asked to use a fire wok and charcoal rather than sourcing your own wood from the surrounding woodlands. Denmark Farm Eco Campsite

Denmark Farm, Ceredigion

Pleasant Streams Farm Camping, Cornwall

Simply enjoying nature is the ethos at this campsite.

Pleasant Streams Farm Camping, Cornwall

It’s surrounded by wildlife and you can pitch your tent wherever you choose. They also offer five vintage caravans for a more luxurious experience.

Pleasant Streams Farm Camping, Cornwall

Camp fires are allowed in the fire rings provided and the farm sells wood. Pleasant Streams Farm Camping

Hole Station, Devon

You can only camp amongst the 23 acres of deciduous woodland if you’re 18 or over at Hole Station.

Hole Station, Devon

You can either bring your own tent or rent everything you need from the camp site owners’.

Hole Station, Devon

Camp fires are positively encouraged and you’ll be using our very own Certainly Wood kiln-dried logs when you stay here. All very grown up! Hole Station

Kestrel Lodge, Lake District

As well as your own fire pit, you can enjoy the large communal camp fire at Kestrel Lodge (firewood courtesy of our good selves).

Kestrel Lodge, Lake District

Although a traditional family campsite, it’s got lot of mod cons including a spanking new shower block and covered areas for rainy days.

Kestrel Lodge, Lake District

You can access nine Wainwright walks from the camp site too. Kestrel Lodge

Lings Meadow, East Anglia

Choose from bell tents, vintage vans or pitching your own tent.

Lings Meadow, East Anglia

Whatever you choose, you’ll only be one of 25 people at any one time in this rural, eco-campsite. If you fancy something a little different, why not book a walk with an alpaca.

Lings Meadow, East Anglia

Then relax around the communal campfire or borrow a fire pit and grill for a spot of BBQing? Lings Meadow, East Anglia

Ace Hideaways, Scotland

White water rafting is one of the more extreme pursuits available at this otherwise oasis of tranquillity.

Ace Hideaways, Scotland

As well as pitching your own tent, you can opt for a bell tent or shepherd’s hut, if glamping is your thing.

Ace Hideaways, Scotland

Whether camping or glamping, you’re encouraged to build a camp fire around which to watch the stars at night.  Ace Hideaways, Scotland

Harry’s Field, New Forest

Bang in the heart of the beautiful new forest is this campsite, which describes itself as run by campers for campers.

Harry’s Field, New Forest

New for 2017 are bell tents, but you’re welcome to pitch your own tent in this idyllic space. Camp fires come in the form of rather lovely fire baskets for people to use. Harry’s Field, New Forest

Harry’s Field, New Forest

Welsummer, Kent

Another Certainly Wood camp site, offering a choice of pitches in fields or woodland.

Welsummer, Kent

In either case, you’re welcome to make a fire and enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake from the on-site café.

Welsummer, Kent

Glamping options are also available including the charmingly named Wendy House, a grown-up play house in which you can sleep too. Welsummer, Kent

 

With thanks to coolcamping.com