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    My family absolutely loves the Gower, as well as the area around Tenby. It really is beautiful.

    Sango sands in Durness – might be a bit far for you


    Pool Bridge Campsite nr Porlock, Exmoor.

    Set in a steep sided coombe with a stream running through it, campfires allowed within a few metres of the stream. No mobile signal and rather hard to find, but worth it 🙂

    I go to a little camp site in Dwygyfylchi. Not got a clue how to say it but it’s a cracking site. Camp fires galore and right on the northern tip of snowdonia.


    Taking our new bell tent for it’s debut outing for the week between the holiday weekends ( god bless the future queen) but don’t know where to go. We’ll be taking the boys (3 months and 2 years) and the dog so somewhere scenic with nice walks would be nice. We’ll probably spend a bit of time just chilling out around the tent so somewhere a little nicer than your standard grassy field would suit.

    Current thoughts are Devon & Cornwall but really the whole of the UK is our oyster

    Let’s hear what you’ve got!!

    We love Caerfai Farm near St Davids in Pembrokeshire. Lovely spot with fantastic views – great for kids as above a really safe beach. The area in the middle of the camping fields is kept clear so there are always impromptu games of cricket and football going on with the kids from the site. Dogs allowed too.

    For something a bit wilder, then it’s hard to beat Mynydd Mawr on the Llyn peninsular near Aberdaron. Facilities very basic, but again, stunning views out over Bardsey Island and a real back of beyond feel.

    We’ve also stayed here a number of times:

    The camping area down near the estuary is stunning. Direct access onto the Mawddach trail and handy for CyB.

    In Cornwall, I really rate Henry’s on the Lizard: … a bit hippy dippy, but good fun, and again great for kids. Some great walking thereabouts as well.

    Although it’s v expensive, I also like Tristram campsite at Polzeath. You can’t beat it for views / location / easy access to the surf etc, but it does get very busy – probably best left for out of season.

    Not stayed at Pool Bridge, but it gets very good reports. Nearby there is also Burrowhayes Farm – much bigger, more commercial site, but has some of the best facilities of any campsite I’ve stayed in, and direct access onto Exmoor. Very friendly too.


    Sandy Balls, New Forest. Mainly for the name, but it’s a lovely place too.

    Following on from post above, just to whet your appetite:

    View from the back of the van @ Graig Wen last year:

    Not a great pic, but gives an idea of how far from anything Mynydd Mawr is:

    Sunset view from Tristram, Polzeath:


    Near Achiltibuie, Wester Ross

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    Castle Point near Dalbeattie

    Fisherground, Eskdale in the Lakes – with miniature railway.


    Is that crosses that the OP is burning in his tent?

    Premier Icon Bregante

    Fisherground is ace. Not been for over 10 years now but have some happy memories of weekends with the eldest (now 16) and trips on la’l ratty!

    Had no pics of mine uploaded earlier but here it is, some stunning views…


    Glenbrittle on the isle of Skye.

    Just google it

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    Favourite one from the Fens:

    Huh, not remote enough… 😯


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    Is that crosses that the OP is burning in his tent?

    It’s a tealight chandelier (library photo – I don’t have one) no occult here!!

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    Three Cliffs Bay in the Gower is quite stunning.

    Indeed camster, not been yet, but will be going there with the caravan in a couple of weeks…


    Oh my gosh Petrieboy, your tent is lush!

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    In Cornwall we always used to stay at the St Ives Bay Holiday Camp. Now, it’s a big site, loads of caravans, and doesn’t look like much at all but the tent area is right on top of the dunes for the beach (massive, massive, get lost in them forever dunes) and the beach is lovely- big flat sands with fab rockpools etc further along. There’s a typical horrendous clubhouse but if you avoid that there’s a pretty nice conservatory place up the top by the pool where you can chill out and avoid the mobb. Good family site. Not at all adventurey though, it’s just a very, very good standard-issue campsite.

    TJ’s spot on, the Sango bay site is stunning. 5 seconds plummet to the beach :mrgreen: And what a beach. But not in cornwall…

    Just my opinion, but Durness doesn’t strike me as being particularly lovely, looking at the photo’s on the website Teej linked to.

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    It’s an awful website isn’t it! The town’s not pretty, but it’s really a lovely part of the country. Quite bleak/rugged as you’d expect.

    Durness and sango sands is one of the most beautiful parts of teh country. The campsite is atop this beach


    +1 Fisherground

    Love the place – do they still have the campfires ?



    Where did you get your tent.

    It looks ace!


    Lazy car based camping doesn’t achieve the best camp sites in my opinion.

    Lots of nice campsites up around the north west of scotland. Clachtoll is a bit of a favourite of ours – just watch the locals, as I woke up to a large cock in my face this summer 😯

    There are few things better in life than watching a west coast sunset from the door of your tent with a cold beer for company.


    Horgabost Bay on the Isle of Harris. On those days when the sun comes out and the family is playing in the sea, the dog thinks it is in heaven and you are sat out in the light past midnight and the midges forgot to emerge.

    It does happen, the only problem is the next day it is 60mph winds and horizontal rain and then when it dies down the flesh is eaten from your bones.


    Oh yes. Horgabost beach.


    Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull is also a great camping spot but was rowdy when I was last there.

    And the campsites on the Morar coast above Arisaig are amazing.


    Lardy & Emzs – tent came from these guys after a recommendation on here. Saw them at the outdoor show and was pretty impressed so ordered a 5m ultimate.
    No more expensive than a decent family tent but thought it would be a bit of fun for the boys (we may dress up and make the dog into a totem pole) 8)


    In between Padstow and Newquay , petting farm and campsite , fantastic for kids. The nearest beach at Porthcothan Bay is dog friendly too.

    We’ve been for the last 3 years.

    I’m with ditch_jockey Clachtoll – Will be going up here for the 4th year in a row in July!

    You can just make out the campsite which is 40miles past Ullapool/80 past Inverness.

    This is my photo, not taken off of the website.


    Lower Treave

    Crows-an-wra near Sennen Cove, Cornwall.

    Had a few visits here, its nice, quiet and relaxing.

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    I am enjoying the suggestions.

    I like Shell Island in Wales. Not as remote as some but if you find a quiet spot down amongst the dunes its beautiful.


    Think that Caerfai is the site I stay at St Davids too. Farm just mile west out of town above the harbour?

    EDIT: – No its not, Porthclais Farm is where we stay.

    Low Wray near Ambleside in the Lakes is worth a look too, lots of small broken up fields and wooded areas to camp in.


    Another one for St Davids, but Pencarnan Farm Campsite has fantastic views of St Davids Head, Ramsey Island and Whitesands bay. Right on the coastal path, tis a brilliant (if slightly costly) campsite. Good walking to Whitesands, it’s own little beach (Portsele) and 5 mile coastal walk to Porthclais harbour. Very safe for youngsters also- my 3 had some excellent holidays there. Some good riding across the Preseli’s as well.


    Some of my favourites have already been mentioned. I’d add Keppoch near Arisaig, and Torvaig, Portree

    Campsite of the gods by druidh_dubh, on Flickr

    Lovely view of the Cuillin, easy stroll into Portree and the site usually gets a wee breeze which will keep the midge at bay.

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