REVEALED: The UK’s top campsite locations ranked

● Dorset campsite rated the best in the UK ● Northumberland and New Forest campsites ranked second and third ● Campsites in Norfolk and Lake District complete the top five ● Camptoo research ranks UK campsites on popularity, weather, air quality and nearby landmarks

The UK’s top location campsites ranked

The UK’s top campsite locations have been ranked and Dorset’s Higher Moor Farm has been ranked top research has revealed in a new study

New research from leading motorhome rental company, Camptoo, has ranked the 10 top camping hotspots in the UK, with Higher Moor Farm in Dorset taking the top spot.

It proved to be the most Instagrammable campsite with by far the most social media posts, tagged 943 times!

The Top 10

The 10 most popular camping regions in the country selected on the number of campsites in the area with the top individual site for each region then singled out. These were based on online popularity (judged by Instagram posts and TripAdvisor reviews).

Average climate conditions (annual sun hours and rainfall) were also measured, along with the number of nearby hiking routes, the quality of air in the area and nearby landmarks to visit. This gives an ultimate overall score of the top 10 campsites in the UK.

Herding Hill campsite in Northumberland took second place on the list, boasting the most landmarks nearby compared with the rest of the list.

Popular camping locations made up the top five with Long Meadow (New Forest), Deepdale (Norfolk) and Mains Farm (Lake District) ranking third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Mains Farm, based in the UK’s largest national park has by far the most hiking trails close by. Featuring an impressive 631 to choose from although the Lakes do have the second-highest average annual rainfall in the list.

Gwithian Farm, located in the UK’s unofficial camping capital Cornwall, ranked in joint sixth place alongside Beech Croft in the Peak District.

National Parks figure heavily

National Parks made up the rest of the list as By The Way Hostel and Campsite (Loch Lomond), Grantown on Spey (Cairngorms) and Tyn Cornel (Snowdonia) coming in eighth, ninth and 10th place.

Ed Bassett, Camptoo’s Head of Wanderlust, said on the research. “Its really interesting piece of research to be involved with and it gave us some very unexpected results

We knew national parks would dominate the list. We didn’t realise how much with an impressive seven campsites in parks all across the UK

With Cornwall having so much to offer it was no surprise to see Gwithian Farm place in the top 10. This was lower than expected given the areas natural beauty. The competition is fierce with amazing choice of campsites throughout the country and we are spoilt for choice.

“It will be interesting to see if any of these results change in the future. Will Brits be more likely to book a staycation this summer or just travel abroad now.

“We hope people enjoy our research on the UK’s top campsite locations ranked. Hopefully it will help the public decide where to go whether they’re looking for good weather, nearby attractions or great pictures.”



Notes to Editors: Camptoo’s Head of Wanderlust Ed Bassett is available for comment or interview on request.


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