UK Campsites

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This page provides details of campsites we have visited in the UK wth a few comments from us. Information is mainlyfrom the excellent online UKCampsite guide.
The small pics at the bottom of each site are just reminders of the site. For good pictures open the 'Their Website' links.
For my pictures of the sites go to the appropriate pages indicated on the main Camping in the UK page
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Scotland Northern England Southern England Wales

  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]. 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
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 On bank of
river. Free fishing. Good walks. Excellent hotel  restaurant.
TOP Northern England
  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.
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
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. 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


TOP South England
  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) 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


  High Sand Creek Campsite, Greenway, Stiffkey. 2017. 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.

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  
TOP Wales          For pictures of these sites Click here
  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