Late summer can be one of the best times to go camping in the UK, the main summer rush is over, and campsites across the nation have relaxed back into a more familiar tranquil pace. If you are planning a late summer camping trip then check out these 4 great destinations:
Top Of The Woods Campsite
Top Of The Woods is a luxury campsite set in the picturesque Pembrokeshire National Park. The campsite offers eco friendly luxury camping holidays with nature activities for the kids and food nights for the adults. The campsite is set on a 27 acre farm and campfires are allowed. Learn about bushcraft, stroll through the ancient woodlands, or just spend the day relaxing in a hammock.
Prices start from £13 per night for adults, and £6.50 per night for children aged between 4 and 15, children under 4 stay free of charge. Food and Fire weekend packages cost £40 for adults and £20 for children, this includes a cooked breakfast on Saturday and sunday, a campfire stew on Friday, and a BBQ feast on Saturday.
Certainly one of the UK’s more unusual campsites, Mousehole camping is located on the local Football clubs grounds. Amenities include free parking, toilets, showers and a fully licensed club house. The local pub is just 500 metres from the campsite and serves good beer and food. Mousehole’s picturesque harbour is also within walking distance and offers good fishing for anglers on high tide, common catches include Pollack, Wrasse, Mackerel, and Flounders.
Hooks House Farm Campsite
Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hoods Bay is located close to Whitby in North Yorkshire, the wide sweeping bay was once used by smugglers who traded in luxury goods such as Tobacco, Rum, and Silk.
Robin Hood Bay museum even has a model of a smuggler’s house where you can learn about how the smugglers brought goods ashore via an extensive network of purpose made tunnels.
Hook house Farm Campsite overlooks the bay and provides stunning vistas, the site is equipped with excellent amenities and visitors have access to a freezer, an electric kettle, a fridge, and a microwave in addition to showers, toilets and washrooms.
The campsite is open from the beginning of March to the end of October and prices start from £8 per night for adults and £3 per night for children. Electric hookups are available for an additional £4 per night. Campfires are not permitted but BBQ’s are allowed.
Wild Camping In Sandwood Bay Sutherland
Campsites are great for a short family break, but if you are looking to get away from it all then wild camping could be just the thing. Remember the first rule of wild camping is to leave no trace. When you leave, the site should be exactly as you found it, which means taking all your rubbish home with you.
Wild camping is not for the feint hearted, but the rewards can be spectacular. Sandalwood bay is nestled in soft sandy dunes that provide an exceptionally comfortable surface to pitch on. Because the bay is located on Scotland’s remote and rugged west coast, the chances are that you will have the place to yourselves. Wild camping is legally permitted throughout Scotland, so you don’t even need to seek permission.
Chiselled granite cliffs give way to the azure waters of the bay and it’s pristine 1 mile beach which is reputed to be amongst the most beautiful in Britain. Behind the dunes you will find Sandwood Loch, a freshwater loch that offers excellent brown trout fishing. There is no road access to the Bay, visitors should park it the hamlet of Blairmore and then take the path to the bay.