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How to choose the right Campsite

How to choose the right Campsite

It's great to enjoy the outdoors. Heading off and pitching a tent or parking a caravan is a favourite weekend and holiday pastime. Many of us like to keep the costs down by going for one of the many UK campsites so that we can spend our budget on other activities. When you're planning your camping holiday, choosing the right campsite could make the difference between having a wonderful holiday or a miserable flop. Here's some advice on features to consider, as well as a guide to some of the UK campsites.

Pitching a tent can be time consuming, but it's a much easier process if the pitch you choose is flat. You'll also want to avoid the damp, while having easy access to water. Shorefield Holidays offers six holiday parks in and around Milford on Sea near the New Forest. The campsites feature flat, well drained pitches with access to water, as well as showers and toilets. You can take your pets, and there's a shop on site for stocking up on essentials. Some of the Shorefield Parks also offer caravan pitches as well as self catering accommodation.

Holidays in Devon are a bit of a British tradition. If you want to get in on the act, remember to check out the on site facilities. If you're not in your tent, you'll want to make sure that there's plenty to do. That won't be a problem at Peppermint Park in Dawlish Warren. It's close to one of Devon's finest beaches where you can enjoy a relaxing day of swimming and sunbathing. For those who prefer to avoid the sand, there's a pool within the holiday park (where you can also try scuba diving), while a children's play park offers fun for younger family members. Anglers will enjoy the coarse fishing at Peppermint Water, while the less active will be content with a trip to the coffee shop. This campsite is environmentally aware and offers great views of the countryside.


Millions of us visit Scotland every year, and one of our favourite campsites is in the Balquhidder Braes Holiday Park in Perthshire, Scotland. You'll be hard pushed to find a more beautiful area, as this park is within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Not only do you have easy access to several monuments and attractions, but there are plenty of outdoor activities on the doorstep, including golf, cycling, fishing and walking. For something a bit out of the ordinary, try kayaking at the at The Hereford & Borders Canoes & Kayaks in Herefordshire.

Finally, no round up of UK campsites would be complete without a visit to Cornwall, where the Trenance Holiday Park is located. In addition to all the facilities you would expect, this park has an on-site restaurant, which is great for the times when you fancy a treat. Wherever you choose to pitch your tent, there's a great selection of UK campsites so choose your campsite carefully.