Helpful Tips for Camping in the UK
Whether you’ll be roughing it or glamping there is no better way to get closer to nature than setting up camp in the great outdoors. And when it comes to the great outdoors, Great Britain has some of the most awe-inspiring scenery and gorgeous landscapes you’ll find. Serious campers might look for a more permanent home away from home in a static caravan. The growing popularity of “glamping” means a recent rise in static caravans for sale. Those in the market to own their own caravan might want to check out the Park Resorts website for a great range of static caravans for sale. If you’re a serious holidaymaker in a search of the perfect static caravans for sale, or if instead you’re just looking for a peaceful weekend away under the stars, the UK offers an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy. Here are our top 5 tips for camping and caravanning in the UK:
1. Prepare for the Weather
Though the UK has a lot of things to recommend as a camping destination, unfortunately the weather is not one of them. However, even if the weather proves less than cooperative, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your holiday away—just be sure you’ve prepared for all eventualities weather-wise. There is nothing worse than being cold and wet, so layers and waterproofs are a must for all seasons!
2. Be Beside the Seaside
You’re spoil for choice when it comes to seaside escapes in the UK. They say you’re never more than 70 miles from the sea, but why not get a little closer so you can enjoy scenic coastal walks and water-sports? The New Forest offers endless options for taking in stunning woodland scenery as well as the sea air. Whether you’ll be in a tent or caravan, there are dozens of options for a lovely getaway along the coast.
3. Do Your Homework
Many national parks and nature reserves have specific regulations when it comes to camping. Though you may feel compelled to be at one with nature and set up camp wherever the winds may take you, your best bet is to do a bit of homework in advance and research the camping rules and regulations at your potential destination. While a spontaneous, old-fashioned approach to camping might be romantic, unfortunately it could lead to a hefty fine.
4. Pick a Centralized Base Camp
Even the biggest nature lovers sometimes need the comforts of home. Setting up camp in a centralized location means you’ll have the best of both worlds. Pick a site that’s close enough to a town or village to stock up on provisions if need be, but also has easy access to everything the surrounding landscape has to offer. Hillend on the Gower Peninsula is a great option for this reason—You’re close enough to the seaside to spend the day surfing, canoeing or taking a rambling walk down the Gower coastal path, but you’re also merely a stone’s throw from well-stocked shops and great pub.
5. Plan Your Provisions
If you do choose someplace remote, be sure to come prepared. Have a checklist of essentials and ensure you’ve not under packed on the necessities. Keep an emergency kit on hand with first aid items and some non perishable food to be sure you’re prepared for anything that might come your way.