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If you ever want to escape the stress and strains of everyday life, I urge you to grab the tent and go camping. It’s a great way of getting back to nature and living a more simple life, even if it is just for the weekend.
My family and I have been going camping for many years and so I’ve seen quite a bit of the UK from our campsites. Here’s my top 5 places to camp in the UK.
With over 90 miles of coastline to explore, camping in the North Norfolk area is a delight. We camped here back in 2010 and had a fantastic time. We enjoyed fish and chips on Cromer Pier, saw wild seals swimming in the sea at Horsey Gap and watched an amazing meteor shower in the pitch black at 1 o’clock in the morning outside our tent.
Hubby and I took a week’s holiday in a four man tent to North Devon as a reward for finishing my post graduate degree. Money was tight so we packed up the boot with camping essentials and escaped to get some fresh sea air in our lungs. We had a fantastic week exploring the area and sampling Devon cream teas and ice cream.
The Peak District
I have fond, fond memories of camping in the Peak District as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award I took part in at school. We literally carried everything we needed to camp with for two nights and trekked up ravines and down along streams. It was such a fun trip. The area is a real favourite of mine and the scenery is just breath taking.
Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
When we first started our camping adventures, we weren’t brave enough to camp too far away from home just in case we had a terrible experience so we packed up our stuff and drove 20 miles up the road to Cannock Chase. Camping in the middle of a forest is an awesome way of remembering that we aren’t the only ones existing on the planet and the sound of the wind through the rustling trees is just fantastic.
A family favourite, Lincolnshire has lots to offer. Every year we join my Parents, Grandparents, Sister and Nephew on our annual camping weekend full of giggles, dining al fresco and toasting marshmallows over an open fire. Whether you want to explore the history of the area, visit the coast or walk through the countryside, Lincolnshire is the perfect setting.
So what are you waiting for? I can’t think of a better way to wake up than hearing the birds or setting foot into dewy green fields first thing. All you need is your tent, a trangia camping stove and the tea bags and you’re good to go! Make the most of your weekends and go and explore.