The Top 5 UK Camping Destinations for Autumn Breaks

When planning a family getaway, we all too often overlook the lovely destinations right on our doorstep. Southern European sunshine is always a treat, but the UK is filled with hundreds of fantastic campsites and holiday parks offering an abundance of beautiful scenery worth exploring. For some inspiration, take a peek at Park Resorts, who offer 39 unique Coastal Holiday Parks, promising something for everyone.

Whether camping under the stars is your thing, or you prefer ‘glamping’ in a luxury caravan holiday park, here are the top 5 destinations for a great getaway right here in the UK: 

1. Isle of Wight

With direct access to the diverse and beautiful landscape of the New Forest, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to set up camp. The stunning coastline lends itself to fishing and watersports, and the mainland boasts some of the best hiking and rambling in Britain. If your feet get tired why not hop on a mountain bike, or better yet, explore the woodlands of the New Forest on horseback and take the path of the wild ponies.

Isle of Wight

2. Galloway Forest Park

Situated in the middle of Galloway in southern Scotland, the Galloway Forest Park offers spectacular views and a wealth of dramatic scenery, making it a favourite among campers and holidaymakers. In 2009, Galloway Forest Park was awarded status as a Dark Sky Park, making it one of the best places in Europe to enjoy stargazing free from light pollution. The longer nights of the autumn and winter are ideal for seeing the wonders of the night sky in Galloway.

Galloway colours

3. Mersea Island

Mersea Island just off the Essex coast is an ideal destination for boating and fishing. Seafood lovers should definitely take the opportunity to try locally sourced oysters! For a taste of local history, the Mersea Museum is worth a visit, and guided historical walks are available from £1.50 per person. You can pitch a tent in one of the well-kept campsites, or if you’re looking for the comforts of home to be closer to hand, check out the extensive holiday parks with amenities from laundry facilities to heated pools.

Mersea Island

4. Lake District National Park

There is no better destination in the UK for getting a breath of fresh mountain air, or a view of breathtaking scenery than the Lake District. Wander through the sublime landscape that inspired Wordsworth and explore the picturesque towns and villages throughout Cumbria. If outdoor adventuring is on your list the Lake District offers spectacular fell walking, mountain biking, rock climbing, sailing, and more.

Lake District 2010_D13552

5. St Agnes

This charming village on the north coast of Cornwall retains its traditional friendly Cornish atmosphere and makes a fantastic base for exploring all that Cornwall has to offer. St Agnes boasts numerous campsites offering dramatic sea views and stunning scenery seeped in the village’s mining heritage. The diverse coastline is designated part of the Cornwall Area of outstanding natural beauty– take one of the many well marked coastal walks and you’ll soon see why.

St Agnes

1 Comment to “The Top 5 UK Camping Destinations for Autumn Breaks”

  1. Mark Richard says:

    UK is the best camping spot across the world. Good post.

    Thank you

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