Say Yes to New Adventures – Go Camping!

Fri 8 June, 2018

Camping in the UK can be a catalyst for new adventures. Camping near national parks puts you within hiking distance of some of the best scenery in the UK, and you often have the views all to yourself. Wild camping is a great way to get away from it all and surround yourself with peace, at one with nature. The thrill of seeing wild deer grazing in its own habitat, rabbits bounding through the grass or a nesting robin hunting for grubs for its brood are sure to put a smile on your face. 

Camping is good for your health

Surrounding yourself with unspoilt natural beauty, breathing fresh unpolluted air, trying out new sports activities, sleeping beneath the stars and taking time to appreciate the wonders of nature are all part of tent camping holidays in the UK. It’s a known fact that immersing yourself in nature reduces stress, fear and anger. It boosts well-being, forcing us to slow down and literally “smell the roses”. Combine camping holidays with activities, on-site or further afield, and your whole body will feel the benefit. Exercise is also known to counter depression and fresh air will boost your immune system. Viewing nature is beneficial for mental health too, reducing chronic fatigue and feelings of anxiety. 

Camping is good for your bank account

Camping can leave your wallet in a healthy state too! Camping holidays with a tent and grass pitch can cost less than £10 per night, especially if you share the cost with friends so it is a great option if you are on a holiday budget. Bring your own food to cook on the barbecue and appreciate the simple pleasures of dining al fresco and listening to birdsong at dusk. A beautiful sunset and a clear starry sky are a bonus, if you’re lucky. 

Camping holidays are good for adventure

If you want to combine camping holidays with more activities, consider seaside camping. Beautiful stretches of firm sand can be found along the Pembrokeshire coastline and are perfect for walking, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, sailing, body boarding and even leaping across the waves kitesurfing. If you’re staying on coastal campsites, the beach is the perfect place for a challenging game of volleyball, football or cricket. 

Many UK campsites have onsite activities such as a swimming pool, ziplining, play area or scramble nets. These family camping holidays will provide youngsters with unforgettable opportunities for adventure. Couples enjoying a romantic camping holiday may prefer adult only campsites that allow campfires or are close to Dark Sky Parks for stargazing while cuddled in cosy blankets. 

Camping is good for relationships

Modern day living demands that we multitask. We check emails and social media while travelling; we watch TV or listen to music while studying. We’re often too busy to devote time to our partner or kids. Camping can be the perfect antidote, forcing us to slow down and spend quality time with loved ones without distractions. 

We have hundreds of campsites by the coast, in woodland or near national parks and AONB. With so many benefits, camping breaks in the UK are the perfect way to enjoy life to the full. So what are you waiting for?