There are great places all around the world to go camping. Eventually, I’ll write about them all! I’ll visit them all too! But for now, because England is the following country we’ll live in, here are five places you should visit for your next camping trip!
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The best time for camping in Dartmoor is spring through summer, from April through September. However, if you want to go whitewater rafting or canoeing, you’ll need to visit from October through March, so it depends on what you plan on doing while you’re there.
What else can you do while there? Well, a fantastic walking festival from August to September 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 tiny part of what you can visit while camping in this stunning part of England.
If you’d prefer to watch a fantastic 4K video of this gorgeous area, check this out!
Now, visiting the Peak District is 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 plenty to see, especially if you love walking trails and history! Alton Towers is a fantastic adrenaline junkie’s amusement park, or you can check out Heights of Abraham, which has cave tours, cable cars, and even a fossil museum. If you prefer history, you’ll love Haddon Hall, 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 will love this special district near the center of England.
Isle of Wight
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 you could visit anytime. However, be aware that December-February is pretty cool, and it’s possible to get rain anytime. There is also a walking festival here in April and May if you want to take walking tours of the area. And a music festival in June is great for music lovers.
The most famous beach to visit is Shanklin Beach, 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 want to avoid going to a beach, 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 offers if you take your camping trip here!
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 see all the local touristy areas. Plus, it’s excellent for hiking. But December is also a festive time, as they have plenty to offer for Christmas!
Besides camping and hiking, you can visit a few other excellent places while staying in the area. If you like flowers, you’ll want to check out the Exbury Gardens, which offers gorgeous 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, especially your kids. To experience the area’s history, head to Beaulieu Palace House (a 13th-century manor) and Hurst Castle (Henry VIII’s fortress).
There are other things to check out, but I’ll let you discover those on your trip!
When 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 gorgeous views show how great 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? Only a little that is outdoors. There are many gorgeous places to visit, but nothing like amusement parks or shopping malls. Camping out here is to escape the world and enjoy nature.
But here are some sights you’ll want to check out!
If you like waterfalls, visit Air Force. For climbing and hiking, Place Fell (though that’s a terrible name for it). For your camping site, 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 a fantastic camping trip! Please send me pictures, videos, or an incredible story if you visit one of these places! I’d love to hear all about it!