Whether you are hiking, fishing, cycling or simply getting a flavor of the local area, camping is the perfect way to pursue your chosen passion. The Camping & Caravanning Club share their top five ways to enjoy this unique way of holidaying...
With a network of hundreds of campsites the length and breadth of the UK, the Club can provide the perfect pitch for you to pursue your passion and fit your lifestyle.
Camping with kids is the ultimate family experience. A chance to get away from the iPhones, tablets and games consoles that keep us apart at home. There’s no chance of getting bored (even with the lack of electricity) in the Great British countryside. Build dens in the New Forest, make sandcastles and go rock pooling at Tregurrian - for even more of a treat head to our site at Drayton Manor Theme Park.
The night sky has to be one of the best free attractions on earth. Did you know from a city centre location we can see around 100 stars with the naked eye, but under a really dark sky it’s possible to see over 1,000 stars and other celestial bodies including meteors and planets. Skye Camping and Caravanning Club Site is one of the darkest sites in the whole of Europe. See The Milky Way, Zodiacal light and the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights). Winter is the best time to stargaze on Skye when the nights are longer (almost 18 hours in December).
The Brecon Beacons boasts some of the darkest skies in the UK. Since being awarded International Dark Sky Reserve Status (only the 5th location in the world to hold this status) stargazers can rest assured these inky dark skies will be protected by regulations to prevent light pollution. Its location 1,100ft above sea level means stargazers can enjoy some of the most spectacular uninterrupted darks skies in the UK. Stay at Rhandirmwyn Camping and Caravanning Club site for easy access.
Back to Basics
Feeling adventurous? The Camping and Caravanning Club offers lots of options for the back to basics camper. If you like to go back to nature and love nothing more than the simplicity of the British countryside then perhaps a Camping in the Forest site is for you! These sites range from wilderness camping, with no facilities so you can really get back to nature to full facility sites for those that can’t live without a hot shower, but still want to experience a night in the forest!
A Little Luxury
If the thought of back to basics camping is filling you with fear, then The Camping and Caravanning Club has some options for those who like a little more pampering and a little less perseverance. Camping Pods and Dens are a great way to holiday- they sleep up to four people in locally sourced timber structures. The Log Cabin at Teversal is cool, quirky and a little bit different. Located in the site’s Glamping Paddock, this fully insulated rural retreat offers a relaxed camping experience whatever time of year. The rustic log cabin will accommodate up to six people but you won’t suffer from cabin fever. Inside the tardis like cabin, it is surprisingly spacious and well thought out, equipped with a few home comforts to ensure a relaxing break in a cosy and comfortable environment. And because everything is here ready for you, you can immediately relax and enjoy your holiday. Check out the rest of the Club’s Glamping options if luxury is your thing.
There is nothing more romantic than escaping the real world and heading off, into the British countryside. Explore the breath-taking Pembrokeshire Coastline with its unique mix of rugged cliffs, rocky coves and stretches of superb sandy beaches. Discover picturesque castles and romantic ruins that are so unique to the UK. Alternatively visit some of the locations that have hosted the filming of some of the most romantic films ever made. For Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre stay at Bakewell Camping and Caravanning Club Site. And for the iconic platform scenes from Brief Encounter, stay at Kendal Camping and Caravanning Club Site.