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5 Beautiful UK Campsites

5 Beautiful UK Campsites
9 June 2015 No comments

We asked our staff, friends at Glenmore Lodge, and Tim Meek from Do Try This at Home to recommend their favourite UK camping spots. The answers are varied and reflect the fact you don't need to go far from home to find an amazing pitch!

For Climbers

'Many good campsites for climbing spring to mind but for out-and-out convenience, close proximity to the pubs, easy access to several crags – valley and mountain – and reasonable amenities, the National Trust site in Langdale is hard to beat. Stroll up to Raven, bag as many classics as you can fit into a day, then potter down to the ODG for a well-earned beer. Bliss!'

Ben Ankers, Fort William Manager

For Escaping the Rat Race

'If you're looking for a quick escape from Manchester, try North Lees campsite out in the Peak District. At a short drive from Manchester or Sheffield it's easily accessible after work (if you live in Manchester or Sheffield of course) and sits at the foot of Stanage Edge, so whether you enjoy shedding skin from 'sinker jams' or taking in the stunning views, it's the perfect place to wake up!'

Andy Barlass – Climbing Expert at Manchester, Deansgate

For Remoteness

'Idyllically placed on a spit of flat land on the southern tip of Eilean Mor on Loch Sionasgaig in the Inverpolly Nature Reserve, you are surrounded by the Assynt giants of Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor and Cul Beag. It is a wonderful place with a true wilderness feel. And, because of the portages needed to reach the loch, you feel you have truly earned it!'

Ben Ankers, Fort William Manager

For The Family

'Gordale Scar campsite near Malham is one of our favourite family sites in the UK. Situated at the dramatic entrance of a huge gorge, complete with waterfall and a gentle stream flowing right through the centre of the site, it is the perfect natural adventure playground for children. Experienced climbers can take to the rock for a challenging climb, walkers can pick from the many varied walks in the area, whereas those looking to relax can sit back amidst stunning scenery. The facilities are very basic, but this, in our opinion, adds to the appeal of this rather unique campsite'

Tim Meek, Do Try This At Home

For Views

'In summer or winter Glenmore campsite offers breathtaking views across Loch Morlich to the Cairngorm mountain range. In winter and late spring these hills wear a crown of snow whilst in summer they are lush green and beckoning you to explore them from the lake side tranquillity.

'Use the site as a base to hike, bike or run through Glenmore forest or to climb Cairngorm mountain. This site has it all – only 10 minutes away from Aviemore but a world away from civilisation!'

Lisa Anderson, Glenmore Lodge