The UK National Parks You Take Your Camper To This Summer


Every year 18 million Brits forgo a foreign destination and opt to go camping instead.

If you’re lucky enough to have your very own home-on-wheels then it’s likely that you fall into that quarter of the population that have swapped flip flops for wellies and hiking boots.

Camping is a great way to bring the family together, be at one with the outdoors and quite frankly, save a lot of money.

With 10 breathtaking National Parks in the UK alone, we would be foolish to not holiday in the beauty that is on our very own door steps.

Here are the most popular National Parks in the UK and why you should take your camper to them this summer.

New Forest

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Where: Hampshire

Why: Many of the National Park’s camp sites are located in completely natural surroundings meaning you can often find yourself sharing a pitch with the famous New Forest ponies or even the odd deer.

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Lake District

The Telegraph

Where: Cumbria

Why: The Lake District is the largest National Park in England. With more than 16 lakes there is plenty of opportunity to go rowing, sailing windsurfing or fishing.

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South Downs

The Telegraph

Where: Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex

Why: South Downs is Englands newest National Park and became fully functional in 2011. It is home to quaint market towns, breath taking views and hidden gems.

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Peak District

The Telegraph

Where: Derbyshire

Why: Home to Chatsworth House, the Peak District is a haven if you’re into hiking and phenomenal views.

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North York Moors

About Britain

Where: North Yorkshire

Why: North York Moors is one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK – meaning it really is a sight to behold. It is also home to a variety of different festivals – so whether you are a music lover or a history lover, you’re bound to find the festival for you.

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Broads

Broads Authority

Where: Norfolk, Suffolk

Why: The Broads are a network of navigable rivers and lakes and is home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the UK. While it’s based on the water, the rivers are surrounded by a host of camper friendly campsites.

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Loch Lomond

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Where: West Dunbartonshire

Why: If you’re into adrenaline filled activities such as rock climbing and water sports or prefer to take in views via horseback or waters Loch Lomond has something to suit everyone.

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Northumberland

Northumberland National Park

Where: Northumberland

Why: This National Park is located in the most northern corner of England and has 700 miles of paths and trails just waiting to be explored.

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Cairngorms

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Where: Scottish Highlands

Why: Cairngorms was voted one of the top 20 places to visit in the world by National Geographic Traveller Magazine and it’s not hard to see why. Located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands the largest National Park in the UK offers water sports, snow sports, wildlife watching and cycling routes.

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Snowdonia

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Where: northwest Wales

Why: Snowdonia is home to the highest mountain in England and Wales so is must-visit for all mountain climbers.

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Dartmoor

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Where: Devon

Why: The vast moorland is occupied by ponies that wander in the craggy landscape. Bronze Age stone circles and abandoned medieval farmhouses are hidden in the hills – a must see for history lovers.

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Exmoor

Devon Guide

Where: Somerset, Devon

Why: Exmoor is known as one of the best walking and cycling locations in Europe. While walking you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of wild red deer or the famous Exmoor ponies.

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Pembrokeshire

Visit Wales

Where: West Wales

Why: Pembrokeshire is the UK’s only coastal National Park making it a real place of beauty. With over 200 designated walks and it’s fascinating past on show through it’s prehistoric tombs and medieval churches it’s a place that really need to be seen to be believed.

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