More and more of us are attracted by the lure of camping out of season; perhaps for the peace and quiet as a result of reduced holiday crowds, perhaps for the dark, cosy evenings, or perhaps for the winter weather. Whatever your reason, browse our round-up of camp sites that remain open throughout the autumn and winter.
Please note: At the time of writing, the UK is under its second complete lockdown, initially expected to last for four weeks. Before booking any trip, do check with the campsites – the impact of Covid-19 means that re-opening times may be affected (if the site is still open), and in some cases there may be reduced availability and/or facilities.
Brinkle Springs Caravan and Camping Site is a large, 3-acre site with views over the Witham Valley. With nearby walks and local fishing, this is a peaceful site offering a real hideaway campsite experience.
Norfolk Coast Campsite is the perfect base to explore the West Norfolk coast. This family run, dog-friendly camp site is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the sea and will encourage the use of fire pits and barbecues.
Irongorge camping is an independent, family run site just ten minutes from the historic town of Ironbridge. With no caravans or trailer tents allowed, this is the perfect site for a true camping getaway. For those preferring a little more comfort, the site offers a limited number of furnished camping pods.
Offering camping and glamping just for grown-ups, the Parkland Camping and Glamping site has stunning views over the countryside towards Dartmoor National Park. With a choice of pitches and accommodation from traditional grass to pitches to bell tents and shepherd huts, this is a great site for a luxury winter camping break.
If you’re looking for a nearly wild camping experience in stunning surroundings, look no further than Bush Farm Wild Camping near Saltash. Wild camping takes you away from the more traditional campsite and caravan park and at Bush Farm, you can pitch up anywhere on their 200 acre site.
The Peak District
Situated roughly ten miles from the Peak District market towns of Buxton, Leek, Bakewell and Ashbourne, Upper Hurst Farm welcomes families and pets. Whether you pitch your own tent, or choose their stunning Mongolian yurt, you are certain to enjoy a wonderful and relaxing camping break at Upper Hurst.
Although situated in a secluded spot in the Garden of England, Go Glamp Camping and Glamping site is well placed for visits to local tourist spots, which include the historic cathedral city of Canterbury and Leeds Castle. Throughout the winter months, traditional camping is available with optional electric hook-up, fire pit and barbecue rental.
Step off the roundabout and get back to basics at the Syke Farm Camping Ground in the heart of the Lake District. The friendly site owners offer a traditional, unassuming camping experience with an unapologetically no-frills approach, while the stunning backdrop of the Cumbrian scenery provides walks galore.
Scotland is possibly the destination that most people associate with winter holidays in the UK, with the Highlands of Scotland in particular offering the winter camping enthusiast everything they could look for. The Ben Nevis Holiday Park is bordered by the River Lochy to one side and views of the Aonach Mor mountains to another. Perfect for hiking holidays, the site has cycling and walking paths close by.
Situated in Pembrokeshire on the west coast of Wales, Celtic Camping is set in 250 acres on Pwll Caerog farm. With electric hook up and large shower and toilet blocks, the site is pet friendly and has direct access onto the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, a 186 mile long national trail.
Wherever you go in the UK, and this quick trip around the country has offered just a taster of the sites available for winter camping, you can be sure that once you try it, you will be hooked. For all your winter camping needs, our online shop is available all year round too.