Where to go camping near the UK National Parks

Mon 14 May, 2018

Where might you find some of the best camping experiences in the UK? National Parks in Snowdonia, the Lake District and the South Downs combine modern well-equipped campsites with stunning scenery and wildlife for arguably the best camping experience. Whether you fancy wildlife-enriched camping on the Norfolk Broads, touring parks near the lush Peak District or breathtaking campsites in Snowdonia National Park, we have the best choice of campsites across the UK. 

Whether you plan to go north, south, east or west, we have something for everyone, from wild camping on the North York Moors to fully-equipped family campsites in the New Forest.

National Park Campsites in North England

Camping in the Peak District National Park (the first in the UK) is perfect for scenic walks and cycling the Tissington Trail. Explore the Blue John Caverns and pretty Derbyshire villages such as Bakewell and Tideswell. A little further north you can opt for woodland touring parks in the Yorkshire Dales or peaceful campsites in the North York Moors nearby. Both are a walker’s paradise. 

Camping in the Lake District is always popular with walkers. Explore the towns of Keswick and Ambleside and see why the area inspired so many famous poets, artists and writers. On the opposite coast, campers in Northumberland National Park can enjoy the remote and beautiful northeast landscapes.  

Camping in Wales National Parks

Wild camping in Snowdonia is a spectacular experience for walkers and mountain bikers in Wales. Further south you’ll find family-friendly campsites near the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley while Pembrokeshire Coast National Park camping includes some of the best sandy beaches and nature reserves in the UK.

Scotland Campsites near National Parks

Campsites near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs offer heather-covered mountains and dark lochs while camping in the Cairngorms National Park puts you in the UK’s largest national park.

Campsites in South England National Parks

Camp near Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks for a true West country experience including cider farms and Devonshire cream teas. More campsites abound in the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, both known for their sunny climate, history and scenic charm. Norfolk Broads camping should definitely include a boat trip, birdwatching and a day at a wildlife preserve.

Don’t forget that National Parks Week 2018 runs from 23-29 July and has plenty of free events for families camping in national parks nearby. Why not secure your place at one of the campsites near the Brecon Beacons or  Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks and start looking forward to your next camping break in a national park today!

Check out CampStead's selection of campsites in the UK National Parks