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.

  Index to sites. The dates of our visits are given for easy access to the summary and pictures of the visit linked on the main Camping in UK page
 

Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

Edinburgh 2014

Aviemore 2010

Ullapool 2010

Clachtoll 2010

Loch Lomond 2010

Mull of Galloway 2011

Glencoe 2017

New Galloway 2017

Ross Bay (Dumfries) 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern England

 

 

 

 

 

Mansfield 2014

Longtown 2014

Malham Cove 2012

Ashbourne 2014

Keswick 2011

Cow Green reservoir 2012

Bedale 2017

Hartington 2017

Boldron 2018,2019, 2020

Richmond 2018

Kelso 2020

Hope Valley 2019

Bothamstall 2020

Kielder 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern and Middle England

 

 

 

 

South Gorley 2020

Landford 2014

Pennington every year

Stiffkey 2017 2021

East Creech 2015

West Wittering 2016

Widmerpool 2020

Frampton Marsh 2018

Blissford 2008

Arne, Wareham 2016

Lakenheath 2018

Akely 2019

Kineton, Warwick 2020/1

Sandringham 2021

Bexhill 2021

Horsham 2021

Slimbridge 2021,2022

Tenbury Wells 2021

Shrewsbury 2021

Ross on Wye 2021

East Fleet 2021

Sizewell 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wales

 

 

 

 

 

Fairbourne 2015

Bala 2015

Pencilli, Brecon 2015

Manorbier, Tenby 2014

Builth Wells 2012

Blaengwyn farm, Brecon 2022

Treseisyllt farm nr Fishguard 2022

St Dogmaels 2022

Newport 2022

 

 

 

 


 
  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. Did not want vans recently so phone. 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, 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 Site, Kielder Village  Kielder, Northumberland NE48 1EJ   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

 
     
 
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.
   
 

 

 
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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


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
     
  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

 







     
  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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  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

Sandringham CCC site . Coach road, The Sandringham estate,  Sandringham, Norfolk, PE356EA. 01485542555. 2021Shop but no restaurant. Large. Many good walks. Website

 

     
 

Sizewell. P451. CMH club. Vulcan arms. Sizewell, Leiston, IP16 4UD, Suffolk. 2021. Telephone 01728 830748. Small site next to the pub. Friendly and good food. Almost on the beach. Many excellent walks. Website

East Fleet Farm Touring Park, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset. DT3 4DW. 2021
01305785768. Opposite Chesil Beach. Long walks on coastal path. Very large, good and expensive. No birds Website

     
  Bexhill. Cobbs Hill Farm.  Watermill Lane, Bexhill-on-sea,  East Sussex TN39 5JA. 2021. Tel: 01424 213460 Mob: 07437 757964 E-Mail enquiries@cobbshillfarm.co.uk. 3 miles from Bexhill. Very good friendly site. Excellent country walks using maps provided ye the site. website. . Horsham. Copperfield Farm, Newells Lane, Lower Beeding, Horsham RH13 6LN. 202101403 891068. A CMsite. Small nice site. Good walks but these involve some steep roads. Good South-facing sky with good views of stars down to the horizon. Website
     
 

Slimbridge. Tudor Caravan Park, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge, Gloucester GL2 7BP. 2021. 01453-890483 info@tudorcaravanpark.co.uk. Immediatel adjacent to the excellent Tudor Arms pub. Good walks along the footpaths of the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. Slimbridge Wetlands Centre is 5 minutes walk. website

Tenbury Wells. Orchard Holiday Park, New House Farm, St Michaels, Tenbury Wells WR15 8TW 2021. Phone: 01568 750618. A CM Club site, 3 miles from Tenbury wells. Wonderful simple site (but with toilet block) in a pear and apple orchard. Very friendly farmer and sun. Excellent country walks. Big clear skies. Website
     
  Shrewsbury. Condover Park Caravan Site, Wheathall, Ryton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7NG. 2021. 01743718449. A CM Club site. Small good quiet site with about 7 fishing ponds. Walks mainly involve small country roads. Good wide skies. Website

How Caple, near Ross on Wye, Rugden farm. How Caple, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 4TF. 2021. 01989 740237. A CM Club site. A sloping field with water and electric hookups. Walks mainly involve steep roads. Nice views. Very friendly place. Website

     
  East Fleet Touring Park, Fleet Lane, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4DW. Tel: 01305785768 enquiries@eastfleet.co.uk    Website. Large, good but expensive. Good walks on Coastal path.

Sizewell. A CMH site. Vulcan Arms, Sizewell, Sizewell, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4UD 2021     
01728 830748. Small site 50 mtrs from beach. Many very nice walks. Next to Vulcan arms pub.. Excellent food.    Website

     
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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
Bryncws Farm. 2022. CCC [H] site. CS351. Simple and good. Many walks.
UKcampsite guide
  Bryncws Farm CCC Certificated Site
St Dogmaels
Cardigan
Pembrokeshire   (Browse area)
SA43 3JS
Tel: 01239 614287
powell204@btinternet.com
(Susanna)



   
  Blaenglynn Farm in the Brecon Beacons. 2022. A CMC hideaway site (p547). National Trust. Many hill walks. By river Taffel. Heard Cuckoo, Chiff Chaff, Garden Warbler. Very friendly Treseisylly Farm. Near St. Nicolas and Fishguard.2022 A CCC site.CS357. Run by Teresa. Short walk to shore. On coastal path. Teresa
  Blaengwynn farm, Libanus, Brecon, LD3 8NF
01874 625072 heather.jones247@ gmail.com
Treseisyllt farm, St. Nicolas, FishguardSA640LJ
01348 891205 or 07980 669497   teresa.carlisle@btopenworld.com
   
  Tredegar House Country Park. A CMC Club site. p. 249. 2022.Near motorway near Newport, convenient last stop before motorway drive home. Site is on the edge of the park near Tredegar House - all owned by the National Trust.  
  Tredegar House, Newport, NP10 BTW
01633 815600
 
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