There are great places all around the world to go camping. Eventually, I’ll write about them all! In fact, I’ll visit them all too! But for now, because England is the next country we’re going to live in, here are five places you should totally visit for your next camping trip!
If you’d prefer to see a video, check out this one!
The best time for camping in Dartmoor is spring through summer, which is April through September. However, if you want to go whitewater rafting or canoeing, you’ll need to visit October through March, so it just depends on what you plan on doing while you’re there.
What else can you do while there? Well, there is a really awesome walking festival August to September that will take you on walking tours of the park. You can also visit beautiful and historic villages like Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Tavistock. Or, if you want to check out some sights while you’re there, don’t miss out on the Dartmoor Zoological Park, Buckfast Abbey (a 12th-century church), Cotehele (gorgeous Tudor-style house), and Lydford Gorge, where you can see powerful waterfalls and walk along the nature trails. And that’s just a small part of what you can visit while camping in this stunning part of England.
2. Peak District
If you’d prefer to watch an amazing 4K video of this gorgeous area, check this out!
Now, visiting the Peak District is really a year-round adventure, although in the winter months (December-February) the winds can be pretty biting if you want to go hiking in the area. Summer is the best time to visit, not only because it’s warmer, but because more activities are open like Dovedale and Chatsworth House or the local caves (like this one) that you can explore.
What else should you check out? Well, there’s certainly plenty to see, especially if you love walking trails and history! Alton Towers is an amazing adrenaline junkie’s amusement park, or you can check out Heights of Abraham which has cave tours, cables cars, and even a fossil museum. If you prefer history, you’ll love Haddon Hall, which is a medieval manor house, or Peveril castle, a ruined Norman fort in a gorgeous location.
Whatever you decide to do, you and your entire family are sure to love this amazing district near the center of England.
3. Isle of Wight
To get a little taste of what it’s like there, check out the video!
Now, when is the best time to visit? The warmer summer months (June to August) are the best time, or at least the most popular, but really you could visit anytime. However, be aware that December-February is pretty cool, and it’s possible to get rain any time of the year. There is a walking festival here as well, this one in April and May if you want to take walking tours of the area. And there is a music festival in June that is great for music lovers.
The most popular beach to visit is Shanklin Beach which is a beautiful and well-kept beach with plenty of things to do. Or you can check out dinosaur remains in Compton Bay and Yaverland Beach. If you don’t want to go to a beach, why not check out Carisbrooke Castle (a gorgeous medieval castle), an amusement park Blackgang Chine, or one or both zoos nearby: Isle of Wight Zoo and the Amazon World Zoo Park?
That’s just a handful of what this coastal area has to offer if you decide to take your camping trip here!
4. New Forest
If you’d like to learn more about this gorgeous award-winning area, why not check out this video? It’ll give you some of the history too!
You can visit New Forest any time of the year, but the most popular is April through August because it is the warmest and you can visit all the local touristy areas. Plus, it’s great for hiking. But December is also a festive time to go as they have plenty to offer for the Christmas season!
Besides camping and hiking, there are a few other awesome places you can visit while staying in the area. If you like flowers, you’ll want to check out the Exbury Gardens, which offer a gorgeous array of flora and fauna. If you like amusement parks and rides you’ll want to visit Paultons Park and Adventure Wonderland! They have plenty of rides and attractions for you and especially for your kids. When you want to experience the history of the area, head over to Beaulieu Palace House (a 13th-century manor) and Hurst Castle (Henry the VIII’s fortress).
There are some other things to check out, but I’ll let you discover those on your trip!
When you’re looking for a camping site with stunning views, look no further than Ullswater, England!
If you’d like a video, check out this one. There’s a fair bit of talking, but there are also gorgeous views that show you just how amazing this area is for your next camping trip!
The best time to visit Ullswater is all year round. It is the second largest lake in the lake district and offers plenty of camping and hiking areas. If you and your family love the outdoors, this is the best place for your camping trip!
What is there to do? Well, to be honest, not much that isn’t outdoors. There are plenty of gorgeous places to visit, but nothing like amusement parks or shopping malls. The point of camping out here is truly to get away from the world and just enjoy nature.
But here are some sights you’ll definitely want to check out!
If you like waterfalls, visit Aira Force. For climbing and hiking, Place Fell (though that’s a terrible name for it). For your camping site, you might want to try Great Dodd. If you love stunning views, head over to Arnison Crag. And for history, check out Mayburgh Henge, Greystoke Castle, and King Arthur’s Round Table!
I hope you have an amazing camping trip! Please send me pictures, videos, or just a cool story if you do visit one of these places! I’d love to hear all about it!