Campsites in North Cornwall

September 1, 2015
Campsites in Cornwall
Kynance Cove, The Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England.

The Lizard, Cornwall

This small, quirky website regarding the Lizard peninsula promises to-be the absolute most southerly in Great Britain. Proprietors Jo and Ron have actually developed a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere here with chickens roaming freely and art and sculpture dotted around.

Acoustic devices tend to be inspired; mobile ringtones aren't. Perched towards the top of the Caerthillian area, the website features spectacular sea views and sunsets. The closest beach – a tiny tidal cove – is a 15-minute walk away along a footpath, but a further 10 minutes will bring you to the white sand shores of Kynance Cove.

There is a small shop on location selling anything from camping spares to meals (do not miss out on Jo's celebrated home-baked scones) and a village shop as well as 2 bars within easy hiking length. Instead, you'll follow the coast road to Cadgwith Cove, a functional fishing village three kilometers away, where you are able to break up local lobster, crab and fish for your barbeque. The Cadgwith Cove Inn even offers folk night on Tuesdays and Cornish tracks on Fridays. However may prefer to be back at Henry's, sat by your own campfire with a jug of Rosie cider seeing the movie stars.

Open all-year; £9.60 per person per evening, £4.80 per child (5-18); 96

This laidback site provides a genuine back-to-nature experience, hugging a riverbank during the base of the Rhinog mountains. Children will like introducing on their own into the lake in the rope swings, bobbing about on inflatables and building dams. If you're able to rip all of them away, there are woodland tracks to explore, including an enjoyable riverside amble to your Nantcol waterfalls themselves, just a few mins from camp.

In hot weather you can expect to usually get a hold of brave souls jumping through the rocks to the falls. Additional afield, the sandy shores of Shell Island and seaside destinations of Barmouth are just a short drive away. Straight back at base, facilities are basic but well maintained. Welsh ice-cream, hot drinks and camping gear are on purchase in website shop and there's good deli, butchers and club within the nearby town of Llanbedr. At night, toast marshmallows within the campfire (the friendly owner offers logs) and fall asleep to the smooth sound associated with the river.

Open up all-year; £8 per adult per evening, £3 per youngster; 09

Hurley Lock
Maidenhead, Berkshire

For a real feeling of adventure just a brief jump from capital, nothing beats camping on an area into the lake Thames.

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