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10 hidden gem camping spots

Bell tent in a field with a blue sky

Camping and caravanning has boomed in the last few years, with some 4.5 million Brits enjoying the lifestyle for the first time. While here at CaravanTimes we’ve always known how wonderful this type of holiday can be, it’s great to see so many more people getting involved.

With that in mind, it’s safe to say we’re always keen to find hidden spots that haven’t yet been discovered by the masses. ATS Euromaster has given us a helping hand by highlighting ten camping spots that haven’t yet been discovered by social media users.

The destinations, which are all located in England, have received fewer than five tags on Instagram. So there’s plenty of opportunity for you to find the next best place to pitch up.

Trigon Farm

Located at Wareham in Dorset, Trigon Farm is a dog-friendly site with views across to Trigon Manor and open fields. Explore the market town of Wareham at the confluence of the Frome and Piddle rivers or venture into Poole, just eight miles away.

Dewflock Farm

If the idea of pitching up on a working farm appeals then head to Dorset, where just five minutes outside of Dorchester you’ll find Dewflock Farm. There are world-class beaches in the vicinity, as well as the UK’s best-preserved Roman ruins, meaning there’s something to keep everyone entertained.

Newfold Farm

Active holidaymakers should jump at the chance to camp at Newfold Farm at the start of the Pennine Way, as it’s ideally located for hikers and cyclists. Take in the impressive limestone gorge, which is studded with fossils dating back over 350 million years.

Callestick Camping

Cornwall is always calling to camping and caravan enthusiasts, so finding a hidden gem is pretty rare. Not far from Truro and close to the beach, Callestick welcomes the whole family – including the dog – and is the perfect place to escape the crowds.

Eco Caerhys Camping

Not much could be more enchanting than camping in a wild meadow on an organic farm on the Pembrokeshire coast. Explore the smallest city in Britain, St Davids, or learn to surf is this stunning part of Wales.

Newlands Valley Campsite

If you want to enjoy all of the activities offered in the Lake District but with a chance to retreat to tranquil surroundings in the evening, then head to Dodd. Just north of Keswick, it’s home to the Newlands Valley Campsite, which is a great base for boating, quad biking and mountain biking.

East Crinnis Camping

Wildlife lovers should head to East Crinnis Camping in Heronbank for easy access to the Cornish coast and attractions like the Eden Project. It’s a working farm and has an ethos that puts nature right at its heart.

Three Fields Campsite

Sometimes it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest impact and an individual firepit on each pitch at the Three Fields Campsite feels like the stuff that memories are made of. Explore Haverfordwest by day and roast marshmallows in the evening on a getaway to Pembrokeshire.

Birchwood Fishing and Camping

Skegness is the epitome of a British camping and caravanning holiday, but see a different side of the location at Birchwood Fishing and Camping. The large lake is the perfect place to unwind and see if you can catch any fish.

Kings Acre Glamping

It’s hard to believe you’re just a ten-minute drive from Chester when you arrive at the peaceful surroundings of Kings Acre Glamping. While it’s right in the countryside, there are plenty of creature comforts to enjoy including bell tents and pizza ovens.

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