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Wapsbourne Manor Farm, East Sussex
It only opened in 2007, but this idyllic former strawberry farm has already become a fixture for many campers. Rope swings keep the kids happy, campfires are encouraged and several fine farm shops are within strolling distance of this great British campsite.
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Shadow Woods, West Sussex
Five colourful Mongolian yurts sit amongst the trees and sculptures of this charming, eco-friendly “glampsite”, which offers everything from herb picking and basket weaving to holistic massages.
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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula
If you fancy sleeping in the midst of one of the best panoramas in Britain, this spacious Welsh campsite is your best bet. The pitches overlook a perfect beach, its sheltered sands encircled by a craggy headland, complete with natural arches, triangular peaks and a tranquil green valley.
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Foxholes Castle Camping, Shropshire
Less than two miles from the Welsh border, Foxholes is a great base for several walks, including the Shropshire Way and Offa’s Dyke, although you don’t have to move from this well-ordered site (based around an eccentric 1930s mansion) to immerse yourself in the area: the views from the hilltop on which it sits stretch for almost 360 degrees.
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Both the drive here – either a winding route along the Highlands’ spectacular west coast or precipitous single-track through a mountain pass – and the lack of mobile phone reception underline Applecross’s isolation. But that doesn’t mean it’s unwelcoming: with a family-run pub, a good restaurant, several festivals and walking and kayaking opportunities, this stunningly wild corner of Scotland is well worth a visit.
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Comrie Croft Eco Camping, Perthshire
Set in rolling hills on the Highlands’ edge, Comrie Croft is defined by community spirit. It’s owned by 50 local residents, allows guests to light campfires and sleep in hammocks amid the birch trees and runs storytelling circles, campcraft sessions and musical workshops.
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The Barn, Westray, Orkney
You can camp on Shetland, but the scouring wind will scare off all but the most resilient camper, meaning that if you want to get right up north, this friendly British campsite is probably your best bet. Nearby are seastacks, great populations of seabirds, a castle and a chippie selling all manner of unusual, boat-fresh fish.
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