UK Campsites; our guide to all those we have visited

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This page provides details, wth a few comments from us, of campsites we have visited in the UK and the year of our visit(s) .
For summaries of all our camping trips and my pictures of the sites go to the appropriate pages indicated on the main Camping in the UK page
Information is often from the excellent online UKCampsite guide.
Many sites were from the Camping and Caravan Club book. In 2020 we joined the Caravan and Motorhome Club. Its sites are open only to members. Most are small sites with few facilities (electricity and water) and fewer than 5 pitches. All are excellent. They are not listed in the UKCampsite guide so appear different in the list below.

Scotland Northern England Southern and Middle England Wales

  Scotland
  Linwater near Edinburgh.2014 Good site with good walks. Very near Edinburgh airport. Access at airport
(to drop off Hugh) was difficult. Recommend he goes by taxi to airport in future. UKcampsite guide
Their website
Glenmore Campsite, Aviemore on shore of Lake Morvich. 2010. Very attractive wooded site.
UKcampsite guide   Their own site
 
     
 

Ullapool Ardmair point. [2010]. Far Northwest. Site is simple. Easy bike ride into Ullapool. On a peninsular. On the shoreline.UKcampsite guide:      Their website:

Clachtoll. [2010]Northwest of Lochinver, (A837, B869). Far Northwest
Exposed, direct access to beach. Very good. Lots of gulls and gannets (September). Opens 31st March. UKcampsite guide:      Their website

 

 

 

 

 

     
  Loch Lomond (Balloch) [2010] Nice site on the Loch.
UKcampsite guide         Their web page

Mull of Galloway [2011, 2020]. Port Logan South of Stranraer On the shore. Sanderlings on the beach. Good walks. Excellent. UKcampsite guide         Their web page

 



   
 

Glencoe, Argyll, Scotland. Near Glencoe, in the mountains on A82. 2017
Glencoe Mountain resort campsite,
Wild country. Golden Eagles SSSI. Good facilities and restaurant.
UKcampsite guide    Their website

Kenbridge Hotel Campsite. Ayr Road, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3PR    01644 420211.  2017     mail@kenbridgehotel.co.uk.     www.kenbridgehotel.co.uk. On bank of river. Free fishing. Good walks. Excellent hotel  restaurant.
   
     
 

Solway View Campsite at Ross bay, South of Kirkcubright, West of Dumfries. 2019
Solway View Holidays, Patricia & Neil Picken, Balmangan Farm, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4TR  n.picken@btconnect.com    01557 870 206 Their website
Voted best campsite in Scotland. Wonderful. Simple. Views over Solway Firth. Good walks. No shops or food. Swallows, House Martin, Meadow pipit, Whitethroat

 
   
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  Pleasley, near Mansfield. 2014. Halfway to Duddo (Nigel’s). Very simple – just a field. OK for one night.
There are many sites around here so not sure which it was. Look here:
 
   
  Beadnell Northumberland. 2014. On coast. Separated from beach by the road. No problem. Good facilities and nice restaurant in the village. CCC site. UKcampsite guide      Their website Longtown and Gretna Green, Cumbria. 2014. OK site but not interesting area.
UKcampsite guide     Their Website    Closed in 2017
 
   
  Malham Riverside campsite Malham Cove. 2012.. Excellent with lovely direct riverside walks. Peregrines and grey wagtails etc. NB can camp wild near the field centre     UKcampsite guide Carsington Water, Peak district (near Ashbourne). 2014. Pudding House campsite.
Very simple friendly site.UKcampsite guide    Their website
 
   
 

Keswick, Ullswater. 2011. Excellent site on shore of lake. Few minutes walk into town.
UKcampsite guide.    Their website.

Cow Green Reservoir at top of Teesdale. Wild camping 2012
   
     
 

Crakehall, Bedale, N. Yorkshire. Greengate Farm, DL8 1LD.    01677 424353 or 07866 586160.
North of Leeds. Near Junction 51 on A1(M). Friendly Stella runs the site. Nice walks. Flat agricultural area. Near village. CCC certificated site. 1917
UKcampsite guide

Brundcliffe farm near Hartington South of Buxton. In the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire.
 Barbara Broadley, Brundcliffe farm, Hartington, Buxton, SK17 0BA. 01298 84382. 1917
A working Dairy farm, just off the main Buxton to Ashbourne road (A515) Very nice site with friendly
farmer (Andrew). Some hard standing, with electric hook up, free WiFi and is a great base for exploring the surrounding area, including the High Peak trail which is adjacent with direct access
.Their website

   
     
  Bowfield Farm Certificated Site Boldron  Barnard Castle Co Durham 2018, 2019, 2020. Near A66 before Scotch Corner DL12 9SU Excellent site. Farm with sheep and cattle. Curlews in all fields. Nesting Lapwings, Redshank and Oysrercatchers. Wonderful walks. One of best campsites Tel: 01833 695245.Had to be towed out of mud with tractor by Wendy    UKCampsite Guide   Their Website. Park Top Farm, West of Richmond North Yorkshire. 2018.. Simple country site. Website
CCC site 6 van places plus tents. Good views. Ken & Chris Wallis Park Top Farm, Marske, Richmond,  N.Yorks  DL11 7LS 01748 825844 07703222147

 

 
   
  Hardhurst Farm Camp Site, Hope Valley, Derbyshire   S33 6RB. 2019. Simple site. Good walks. Adjacent pub served good food. Their website

Kielder village Caravan And Camping site. Halfway between Scotch Corner and Duddo. 2019
Kielder Village Site, Kielder Village  Kielder, Northumberland NE48 1EJ   Tel: 01434 23957. restaurant at Anglers arms best to book . +44 1434 250072  Their website

 
     
 

Tullly Field, Houndridge Farm, Ednam, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7QN. CMClub site. No. 2000 p. 530. 2020. Their website
Hard standing with adjacent grass. Nice views but no walks. 20 miles from Duddo

 
     
  Pike Oakes Farm, WidmerpoolBetween Leicester and Nottingham near A46. 2020. Simple CCC site CS 930, p326. No good walks. Pike Oakes Farm, Willoughby road, Widmerpool NG12 5PU   01159 372283 or 07954 173068.
CCC CS 930 p. 326
Haughton Park Farm. Bothamsall, South of Retford in a farm next to an icecream parlour. 2020. Nice site with many good walks and molehills. A CCC site CS943 p. 326. Thomas.
   
 

Hampton House Farm, Kineton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 0JH. 2020, 2021. A few miles from junction 12 on M40. Near Wellesbourne, South of Warwick. Very near Compton Verney house, park and art gallery. A CMClub site. No. 1584. P.476. Excellent site. Caroline. Arable farm. Nice views. Many country walks. Website

 
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Furzehill Farm, South Gorley, Fordingbridge. 2020. In New Forest national park. CMClub site. Minimal facilities. Lovely. Almost direct walk onto high forest for long walks.
Furzehill Farm, South Gorley, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2PT. 01425 655698. Richard.
A CMClub siteNo. 639. Page 354. CMClub website


 
     
  Greenhill farm Landford. 2014 New Forest Direct access to new forest. Very good with quiet section with ducks for oldies. UKcampsite guide   Their website


Pennington (Hurst View). Every year. Visited when possible. Excellent 'casual' large site. Direct access to the Lymington - Keyhaven footpath. Open all year. Small shop. Excellent Chequers Inn 15min walk. Seashore, Marsh, lagoon birds UKcamspsite guide        Their website
 
   
  East Creech farm. 2015. Near Wareham. Excellent with good walks direct from site. Tearooms. Farm animals for children.  UKcampsite guide       Their website


West Wittering. 2016. Excellent site with very good pub food a short walk away. A lot of labelled walks and bike rides. BUT there is very little access to the harbour for birds and the beach is some distance away. Disappointing. UKcampsite guide    Their website

 







 

Pike Oakes Farm, Willoughby road, Widmerpool, Notts, NG12. 1159 372283 or 07954 173068
A CCC site CS930 page 326. Their website. Next to (closed) fishing lakes. Only road walks. 2020.

 
     
  High Sand Creek Campsite, Greenway, Stiffkey. 2017, 2021.Off A149 between Wells next the Sea and Blakeny. Large site mainly tents. Adjacent to marshes and vast beach. We never reached the sea. There is a creek for swimming or boats at high tide. Excellent pub food about 15 minute walk. On coastal path. Frampton Marsh RSPB bird reserve. 2018. Website Off the A16 between Spalding and Boston. They welcome camper vans to stay on the carpark overnight. We were camped just behind the centre.
 
     
 

Blissford. Gorse Farm Caravan Park. 2008. Blissford Road  Godshill  Fordingbridge Hampshire. nice simple site up the road from John and Debbie Shepherd. UKcampsite guide     Their website

Ridge Farm Arne. Near Wareham. 2016. Nice simple site. Couple of miles to RSPB reserve. Many nice walks. Wareham in walking distance by the river. UKcampsite guide     Their webpage
 
     
  Sedge Fen, The Paddock. 2018. Near Lakenheath, Norfolk. very simple site; 5 place; ccc only. UK campsite guide    Their website

Hedgehog retreat campsite at Akeley, between Towcester and Buckingham. 2019. Hedgehogs Retreat CCC Certificated Site, 1 Five White Houses, Lillingstone Dayrell, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5AQ  Tel: 01280 860117 [NB This  is strange because the site is just after Akeley village on the same road – the A413]. Site is a field with no electricity but water and toilets/showers. Friendly owner. Short walk (15 min) to nearby Bull and Butcher. Restaurant is excellent but not pub food and so expensive

 
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  Fairbourne. Ynys Faig Farm. On south side of Barmouth Estaury. 2015. Informal simple good. Very near spar shop, indian restaurant and fish and chip shop. Next to station of Fairbourne/barmouth railway. And main line to Shrewsbury. Excellent walks/rides along shore and around estuary, Arthog etc. UKcampsite guide Near Bala N Wales.  Ty Cornel, Frongoch Bala Gwynedd. 2015.   Next to river Tryweryn and National white water centre for rafting and kayak (anyone can use it for daily fee).UKcampsite guide Their website
 
   
  Pencelli Near Brecon. 2015. Very high standard (& price); Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park 
UKcampsite guide           Their website
Manorbier near Tenby. Green hill farm. 2014. CS site. Kelpie tents. Simple site in field. Electric. Small shower and loo facilities. short walk to village and sea. UKcampsite guide
 
   
  Builth Wells. 2012. Very nice friendly site, on river bank. Walks by river. Few minutes to town.
UKcampsite guide         Their website
 
   
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  Scotland
  Linwater near Edinburgh.2014 Good site with good walks. Very near Edinburgh airport. Access at airport
(to drop off Hugh) was difficult. Recommend he goes by taxi to airport in future. UKcampsite guide
Their website
Glenmore Campsite, Aviemore on shore of Lake Morvich. 2010. Very attractive wooded site.
UKcampsite guide   Their own site
 
     
 

Ullapool Ardmair point. [2010]. Far Northwest. Site is simple. Easy bike ride into Ullapool. On a peninsular. On the shoreline.UKcampsite guide:      Their website:

Clachtoll. [2010]Northwest of Lochinver, (A837, B869). Far Northwest
Exposed, direct access to beach. Very good. Lots of gulls and gannets (September). Opens 31st March. UKcampsite guide:      Their website

 

 

 

 

 

     
  Loch Lomond (Balloch) [2010] Nice site on the Loch.
UKcampsite guide         Their web page

Mull of Galloway [2011, 2020]. Port Logan South of Stranraer On the shore. Sanderlings on the beach.
Excellent. UKcampsite guide         Their web page

 



   
 

Glencoe, Argyll, Scotland. Near Glencoe, in the mountains on A82. 2017. Glencoe Mountain resort campsite, Wild country. Golden Eagles SSSI. Good facilities and restaurant.
UKcampsite guide    Their website

Kenbridge Hotel Campsite. Ayr Road, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3PR    01644 420211      mail@kenbridgehotel.co.uk.     www.kenbridgehotel.co.uk. On bank of river. Free fishing. Good walks. Excellent hotel  restaurant. 2017.
   
     
 

Solway View Campsite at Ross bay, South of Kirkcubright, West of Dumfries. 2019.
Solway View Holidays, Patricia & Neil Picken, Balmangan Farm, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4TR  n.picken@btconnect.com    01557 870 206 Their website
Voted best campsite in Scotland. Wonderful. Simple. Views over Solway Firth. Good walks. No shops or food. Swallows, House Martin, Meadow pipit, Whitethroat

 
   
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  Pleasley, near Mansfield. 2014. Halfway to Duddo (Nigel’s). 2014. Very simple – just a field. OK for one night. There are many sites around here so not sure which it was. Look here:  
   
  Beadnell Northumberland. 2014. On coast. Separated from beach by the road. No problem. Good facilities and nice restaurant in the village. CCC site. UKcampsite guide      Their website Longtown and Gretna Green, Cumbria. 2014. OK site but not interesting area.
UKcampsite guide     Their Website    Closed in 2017
 
   
  Malham Riverside campsite Malham Cove. 2012.. Excellent with lovely direct riverside walks. Peregrines and grey wagtails etc. NB can camp wild near the field centre     UKcampsite guide Carsington Water, Peak district (near Ashbourne). 2014. Pudding House campsite.
Very simple friendly site.UKcampsite guide    Their website
 
   
 

Keswick, Ullswater. 2011. Excellent site on shore of lake. Few minutes walk into town.
UKcampsite guide.    Their website.

Cow Green Reservoir at top of Teesdale. Wild camping 2012
   
     
 

Crakehall, Bedale, N. Yorkshire. Greengate Farm, DL8 1LD.    01677 424353 or 07866 586160.
North of Leeds. Near Junction 51 on A1(M). Friendly Stella runs the site. Nice walks. Flat agricultural area. Near village. CCC certificated site. 2017. UKcampsite guide

Brundcliffe farm near Hartington South of Buxton. In the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire.
 Barbara Broadley, Brundcliffe farm, Hartington, Buxton, SK17 0BA. 01298 84382. 2017.
A working Dairy farm, just off the main Buxton to Ashbourne road (A515) Very nice site with friendly
farmer (Andrew). Some hard standing, with electric hook up, free WiFi and is a great base for exploring the surrounding area, including the High Peak trail which is adjacent with direct access.Their website

   
     
  Bowfield Farm Certificated Site Boldron  Barnard Castle Co Durham 2018.Near A66 before Scotch Corner DL12 9SU Excellent site. Farm with sheep and cattle. Curlews in all fields. Nesting Lapwings, Redshank and Oysrercatchers. Wonderful walks. One of best campsites Tel: 01833 695245.Had to be towed out of mud with tractor by Wendy    UKCampsite Guide   Their Website. Park Top Farm, West of Richmond North Yorkshire. 2018 Simple country site. Website
CCC site 6 van places plus tents. Good views. Ken & Chris Wallis Park Top Farm, Marske, Richmond,  N.Yorks  DL11 7LS 01748 825844 07703222147

 

 
   
  Hardhurst Farm Camp Site, Hope Valley, Derbyshire   S33 6RB. 2019. Simple site. Good walks. Adjacent pub served good food. Their website

Kielder village Caravan And Camping site. Halfway between Scotch Corner and Duddo. 2019. Tel: 01434 23957. restaurant at Anglers arms best to book . +44 1434 250072  Their website

 
     
 

Tullly Field, Houndridge Farm, Ednam, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7QN. CMClub site. No. 2000 p. 530. 2020. Their website
Hard standing with adjacent grass. Nice views but no walks. 20 miles from Duddo

 
     
  Pike Oakes Farm, WidmerpoolBetween Leicester and Nottingham near A46. Simple CCC site CS 930, p326. No good walks. Pike Oakes Farm, Willoughby road, Widmerpool NG12 5PU   01159 372283 or 07954 173068. CCC CS 930 p. 326...2020.
Haughton Park Farm. Bothamsall, South of Retford in a farm next to an icecream parlour. Nice site with many good walks and molehills. A CCC site CS943 p. 326. Thomas. 2020.
   
 

Hampton House Farm, Kineton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 0JH. A few miles from junction 12 on M40. Near Wellesbourne, South of Warwick. Very near Compton Verney house, park and art gallery.
A CMClub site. No. 1584. P.476. Excellent site. Caroline. Arable farm. Nice views. Many country walks. Website

 
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Furzehill Farm, South Gorley, Fordingbridge. 2020. In New Forest national park. CMClub site. Minimal facilities. Lovely. Almost direct walk onto high forest for long walks.
Furzehill Farm, South Gorley, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2PT. 01425 655698. Richard.
A CMClub siteNo. 639. Page 354. CMClub website


 
     
  Greenhill farm Landford New Forest Direct access to new forest. Very good with quiet section with ducks for oldies. UKcampsite guide   Their website


Pennington (Hurst View). Every year. Visited when possible. Excellent 'casual' large site. Direct access to the Lymington - Keyhaven footpath. Open all year. Small shop. Excellent Chequers Inn 15min walk. Seashore, Marsh, lagoon birds UKcamspsite guide        Their website
 
   
  East Creech farm. 2015. Near Wareham. Excellent with good walks direct from site. Tearooms. Farm animals for children.  UKcampsite guide       Their website


West Wittering. 2016. Excellent site with very good pub food a short walk away. A lot of labelled walks and bike rides. BUT there is very little access to the harbour for birds and the beach is some distance away. Disappointing. UKcampsite guide    Their website

 







 

Pike Oakes Farm, Willoughby road, Widmerpool, Notts, NG12. 1159 372283 or 07954 173068
A CCC site CS930 page 326. Their website. Next to (closed) fishing lakes. Only road walks. 2020.

 
     
  High Sand Creek Campsite, Greenway, Stiffkey. 2017, 2021. Off A149 between Wells next the Sea and Blakeny. Large site mainly tents. Adjacent to marshes and vast beach. We never reached the sea. There is a creek for swimming or boats at high tide. Excellent pub food about 15 minute walk. On coastal path. Frampton Marsh RSPB bird reserve. Website Off the A16 between Spalding and Boston. They welcome camper vans to stay on the carpark overnight. We were camped just behind the centre. 2017, 2018.
 
     
 

Blissford. Gorse Farm Caravan Park. 2008. Blissford Road  Godshill  Fordingbridge Hampshire. nice simple site up the road from John and Debbie Shepherd. UKcampsite guide     Their website

Ridge Farm Arne. Near Wareham. 2016. Nice simple site. Couple of miles to RSPB reserve. Many nice walks. Wareham in walking distance by the river. UKcampsite guide     Their webpage
 
     
   

Hedgehog retreat campsite at Akeley, between Towcester and Buckingham. Hedgehogs Retreat CCC Certificated Site, 1 Five White Houses, Lillingstone Dayrell, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5AQ  Tel: 01280 860117 [NB This  is strange because the site is just after Akeley village on the same road – the A413]. Site is a field with no electricity but water and toilets/showers. Friendly owner. Short walk (15 min) to nearby Bull and Butcher. Restaurant is excellent but not pub food and so expensive. 2019.

     
  Sedge Fen, The Paddock. 2018. Near Lakenheath, Norfolk. very simple site; 5 place; ccc only. Nice site with interesting walks, near bird sanctuaries and Lakenheath airodrome. UK campsite guide    Their website

East Fleet Touring Park, Fleet Lane, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4DW. Tel: 01305785768
June 2021. Very large. Very good but expensive. On coast path by Chesil beach. Very few birds in June. Their website      UKcampsite guide

 
     
 

Furzehill Farm, South Gorley, Fordingbridge, Hants, SP6 2P T. Phone 01425 655698. 2020
Caravan and motorhome club. Booked with Richard. and Sue Loader. Their website
A 5 van site in a field IN the New Forest. Great walks. Very friendly. Electric hoop up.

Sandringham CCC site. Coach road, The Sandringham estate,  Sandringham, Norfolk, PE356EA. 01485542555. 2021Their website UKcampsite guide
Very large site in the Sandringhap estate forest. Good walks. Full of woodpigeons.

     
 

Sizewell. Vulcan Arms CMH club P451. Sizewell, Leiston, IP16 4UD, Suffolk. 01728 830748. Opposite Sizewell power station. 2021. Almost on beach. 5 pitches. Electricity. Excellent food in pub. Great walks along Coastal path. CMH club page. UKcampsite page.

 
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  Fairbourne. Ynys Faig Farm. On south side of Barmouth Estaury. 2015. Informal simple good. Very near spar shop, indian restaurant and fish and chip shop. Next to station of Fairbourne/barmouth railway. And main line to Shrewsbury. Excellent walks/rides along shore and around estuary, Arthog etc. UKcampsite guide Near Bala N Wales.  Ty Cornel, Frongoch Bala Gwynedd. 2015.   Next to river Tryweryn and National white water centre for rafting and kayak (anyone can use it for daily fee).UKcampsite guide Their website
 
   
  Pencelli Near Brecon. 2015. Very high standard (& price); Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park 
UKcampsite guide           Their website
Manorbier near Tenby. Green hill farm. 2014. CS site. Kelpie tents. Simple site in field. Electric. Small shower and loo facilities. short walk to village and sea. UKcampsite guide
 
   
  Builth Wells. 2012. Very nice friendly site, on river bank. Walks by river. Few minutes to town.
UKcampsite guide         Their website
 
   
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