The figures support the theory that camping is on the up. Now you’ve decided you’re staying in the UK this summer the dilemma is where to stay. Here with Motorparks, who sell a variety of cars such as the new ford focus automatic, we take you through the different options available in to making your ‘staycation’ a great one.
This highlights that British holiday makers are opting for the ‘staycation’ instead. A study has found that 93% of Britons head off on at least one holiday within the UK every year. This equates to a whopping £13billion. Perhaps we’re all realising that when the weather is good at home, its just as good as being abroad?
Bay View Farm, Cornwall
The site at Bay View sits right on the South West Coast Path, offering uninterrupted sea views, perhaps one of the best in the country. The recent glamping hype has contributed to the rise in those choosing to spend those precious weeks off from work in the UK, and Bay View offers such facilities. It is open all year round and charged at £20 per pitch which allows for two adults and two children.
The snugs, which look out over Looe bay, provide holidaymakers the home comforts not quite provided with standard camping. Power-sockets, Wi-Fi and most importantly a full-size double bed provide holiday makers the full camping experience, without the inevitable drawbacks.
And if you’re stuck for things to do, who doesn’t love monkeys. A brief walk from the camp-site entrance and you will stumble across the monkey sanctuary, home to a variety of the rescued creatures.
Hooks House Farm, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
Sticking with scenery and a view to remember, Hooks is no different. The grassy slopes wind down form a high hill right down to the sea. Deemed as the ideal starting point for anyone wanting to carry out the coast-to-coast, the farm is no different to the other sites in the wide range of activities it offers.
The local beach on Robin Hoods Bay offers opportunities for rock pooling and fossil hunting, whilst a 15-minute walk will lead you to the local museum. If you’re starting the coast-to-coast, consider the appropriate stops along the way through Yorkshire, before ending up on the Cumbrian coast.
Between March and October, the site will remain open. From £7 for adults and £3 for children.
Baysbrown Farm, Great Langdale, Lake District
Situated in the beautiful Great Langdale Valley, you don’t book a pitch, you just arrive and find a space. This campsite is different to most others you will come across. Acres of flat ground are provided that sit at the base of the mountain range.
Use the days to your advantage. Rise early and set off hiking through the routes that include Crinkle Crags and Scafell Pike. This campsite provides the ideal opportunity for anyone looking to escape from the pressures of modern life and to ultimately just relax. This site is open from March through to October. From £6 per adult and £3.50 per child.
Caolasnacon, Kinlochleven, Argyll
Sitting on the edge of Loch Leven, Caolasnacon combines breath-taking views with idyllic scenery. The campsite offers visitors the chance to pitch their tents right by the water. You will not run out of activities to keep yourself entertained, with water sports including wind-surfing a particular favourite of the thrill seekers. Or, if you’re not a water person, the climbing and hiking trails nearby give unrestricted access to the local wildlife. Loch Leven plays home to otters and if you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a golden eagle. Their opening season is Easter until October every year. From £10 per tent for two people.
Once you’ve finished indulging in the surroundings, there is no better way to round of your evening than by having your tea as the sun goes down, beside the beauty of the Loch.
Are these places easy to get to?
Even if its glamping you’re going for, remember all the necessary essentials – you don’t want to have to run around the local town to find a pillow on day one of your trip. The popular choice amongst caravanner’s and campers throughout the UK is the estate car or SUV, as realistically, size really does matter.