Ten top UK camping destinations
1 - Eskdale Campsite, The Lake District

In the Lake District National Park - beloved by the poet William Wordsworth - Eskdale Campsite is in a secluded valley and within easy reach of WastWater - England's deepest lake. This spacious campsite also has a fully stocked shop for all the essentials - and accommodation ranges from standard pitches and pods to spacious Lakeland barns sleeping up to eight people.

2 - Freshwater East Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, Wales

Within walking distance of the wonderful golden sandy beach of Freshwater Bay, the Freshwater East Caravan and Motorhome Club is in Pembrokeshire National Park in southwest Wales. Sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds, it has a decent mix of tent spaces and caravans and is open from March to October. If you fancy a mini adventure, take a ferry from the beautiful port and seaside resort of Tenby to Caldey Island, a medieval monastic centre noted for its Arts and Crafts style abbey.

3 - The Snowdon Base Camp, Snowdon

This is one of the top UK camping destinations for hikers. Near the heart of the spectacular Snowdonia National Park in north Wales, the Snowdon Base Camp is a traditional mountain campsite where you can get stuck in nature and enjoy the simple things in life. It's named after Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales (and the UK's highest mountain south of the Scottish Highlands). You can get to the summit easily via the Snowdon Mountain Railway from Llanberis.

4 - The Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Scotland

Stay at the Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club Site, which overlooks Scotland's most famous loch (lake) and is open all year round. Awarded the title of 'Scottish Caravan Park of the Year 2017', it has superb panoramic views of Loch Ness and offers traditional camping and caravanning with easy access to the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle.

5 - Padstow Touring Park, Cornwall

A multi-award-winning park, open throughout the year, this well-equipped caravan and camping site is near the picture-postcard port of Padstow and the gorgeous sandy coves of Cornwall's wild and rugged Atlantic coast. If you have time, take a drive to Bedruthan Steps, magnificent granite rock formations that are said to be the stepping stones of the mythological Giant Bedruthan.

6 - East Sussex - Wapsbourne Manor Farm (Wowo Campsite)

If you’re looking for somewhere that’s easily accessible from London and one of the top UK camping destinations, try the Wowo Campsite, where you can relax by the campfire and enjoy quality family time in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Offering a mix of traditional camping and modern glamping, it has various workshops ranging from wild herbalism to tips on how to survive in the woods.

7 - Rosewall Camping, Dorset

This family-run camping park is on the breathtaking Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a few miles from the popular seaside resort of Weymouth, which hosted the sailing events of the London 2012 Olympic GamesRosewall Camping is just a short drive from the famous natural arch of Durdle Door, and overlooks Lulworth Cove, ranked as one of England's great natural wonders.

8 - Camping Skye, The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Just based on its outstanding natural beauty, this is one of the best camping destinations in the UK. With its tropical-style turquoise water and striking rocky peaks, the Isle of Skye will leave you lost for words. Accessible from the Scottish mainland via the A87 bridge between Kyle of Lochalsh and Kyleakin, it's the largest island of Scotland's Inner Hebrides, and has been inhabited since prehistoric times.

Recently opened, Camping Skye is just a few minutes' walk from a bus stop and several shops, restaurants and pubs. This site has all the essentials, from free Wi-Fi to camp cooking areas and laundry facilities. If you fancy a bit of sightseeing, explore Dunvegan Castle, Scotland's oldest continuously inhabited castle, or see the impressive rock formations of The Storr on the Trotternish peninsula.

9 - Deer's Glade Caravan and Camping Park, Norfolk

Escape to rural Norfolk and unwind at the Deer's Glade Caravan and Camping Park – which is open 365 days a year. Great for camping and glamping, it's set in a lush woodland and includes a mixture of standard and deluxe pitches - the latter of which even have electric hook-ups and TV points. Nearby you can explore the historic seaside resort of Cromer - famed for its crab and vast sandy beach.

10 - Cote Ghyll Caravan Park & Campsite, North Yorkshire

The perfect place to get away from it all. In the photogenic North York Moors, the Cote Ghyll Caravan Park & Campsite includes cosy camping accommodation with 5-star facilities for extra comfort. It's close to some of England's best hiking and cycling routes, too, as well as the 14th-century ruins of Mount Grace Priory and the quintessential Yorkshire village of Osmotherley.