Camping in the UK- 10 reasons to go this summer

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10 reasons to go camping in the UK

Camping is for everyone, families, friends, couples and all. There are so many campsites out there that cater for a range of different needs, from full facilities to rugged back to basics. Below are just some of the reasons why you should try camping in the UK this summer.

1) To get away from it all

Leave the smart phones and the computers behind, un-tether yourself from the internet and enjoy the outdoors

2) To cook outdoors

Bacon butties for breakfast and a cup of tea from the camping stove?  And there’s nothing better than a BBQ when the sun is shining  in the evening.  All washed down by a few beers.

3) To enjoy the English countryside

There are so many locations in the UK where the countryside is extensive and unspoiled. The lake district is one of the most popular camping regions known for its beautiful lakes and mountain scenery.


4) To climb a mountain

The largest mountains in each country are Scarfell Pike in the Lake District, England, Snowdon, in Snowdonia in Wales and of course Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland.  Camping is available in all of these regions.

5) To sit around a campfire

It’s best to check with your campsite before you book and make sure they allow campfires if you are planning to have one. When it starts to get dark, light the fire and gather around, sing songs, roast marshmallows and talk until the flames dwindle.

6) To discover the wildlife

It’s great when you get a glimpse of animals and birds in their natural environment. Take a walk through quiet woods and you may spot a deer happily wandering through the trees. Look up to the skies and you might see circling birds of prey.

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English Countryside

7) To see the stars

If you live in the city you rarely get to experience the star filled skies without light or air pollution in the way.  It’s amazing to lie back and look at the sky, you may even see a shooting star (don’t forget to make a wish)

8) To wake up with the sun

There’s nothing like waking up with the sunrise, un-zipping the tent and taking a deep breath of the fresh morning air. Such a great way to wake up in the morning.

9) To save money and holiday on the cheap!

Camping can become a very cheap holiday for all! With campsites charging from £5 per night, the opportunity to pick and choose  your location, to prepare your own meals  and do as little or as much as you like while you are there!

10) To get back to basics and pass on the skills

Camping as a family means new adventures shared together, from fire-lighting to spotting wildlife. Hiking to outdoor cooking. Skills are being passed on through generations and an appreciation of the life we live! Even the adults can learn a thing or two from time to time!

To find a campsite try UK where you can filter the sites by location and facilities

Are you convinced? What do you think about camping? Leave a comment….


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