If the idea of camping appeals, but the thought of being surrounded by masses of others on a sprawling field doesn’t appeal, then there are essentially 2 choices.
1) Go wild and camp in the middle of nowhere, although this might have a few issues such as lack of facilities.
2) A more suitable option might be to find one of Britain’s tiny campsites where you and a handful of other people can enjoy more relaxed surroundings.
Assuming you’ve opted for the latter then you’ll need to find these oasis’ of peace and tranquillity in the British countryside and that can be a little tricky as by their very nature they tend to be hidden away in private grounds and woodlands.
To help with this quest, author Dixie Willis set out on a 2,000 mile cycling trip to find the best of the small hidden away campsites that really make camping a more enjoyable experience. The camping sites she found stretch right around England, Scotland and Wales from Dundonnell in Ross-shire to Betws Garmon in Gwynedd, via Dalegarth guesthouse and campsite in Buttermere (Lake District) right down to Broad Meadow House in Cornwall.
For the full list of the small campsites found, click here for the Guardian article.
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