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Sun rising over Buttermere Lake, Lake District. England

Camping in National Parks

National park campsites

There are 15 National Parks in the UK alone, each with unique qualities and landscapes, all equal in beauty and diversity. Not only do these vast and protected places offer a tranquil camping escape from today’s fast-paced living, but they also provide a place to seek excitement and adventure. View our campsites within national parks below.

National park FAQs

How many national parks are there in the UK?

There are 15 national parks in the UK. Two national parks are in Scotland, three are in Wales, and the other 10 are in England.

Each national park adds to a diverse range of the country’s landscapes and natural beauty, from the Scottish Highlands' rugged mountains to Dartmoor's tranquil moorlands. The UK's national parks are popular destinations for lovers of the incredible outdoors, nature enthusiasts and tourists seeking to experience the country's stunning landscapes.

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What are the 15 national parks in the UK called?

Scottish national parks:

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs 

Welsh national parks:

Brecon Beacons
Pembrokeshire Coast

England’s national parks:

• Norfolk and Suffolk Broads
Lake District 
New Forest
North York Moors
Peak District
South Downs
Yorkshire Dales

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Is it free to visit the UK's national parks?
Yes, national parks in the UK are free at the point of access. Many of our campsites are within national parks so you can set off and explore on foot.
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Can you wild camp in UK national parks?
Wild camping means setting up for the night, away from conventional campsites. The rules on where you’re able to do this in the UK are complex, especially when it comes to national parks. View our guide to wild camping for more information.
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About national parks in the UK

Campsites in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Green landscape

The Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) is a mountainous area with plenty of vast open green space to explore. Spend your day caving in the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, enjoy endless walks and take in waterfalls as you go or take things easy on the Brecon Mountain Railway. However you choose to explore this national park, there are plenty of well-located campsites to use as your base. Our Rhandirmwyn Club Site in Llandovery sits just outside the Brecon Beacons, in a perfect location for setting off on foot or bike to explore the hilly surroundings.

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Campsites in the Cairngorms National Park

Our Tarland by Deeside Club Site in Aberdeen is just outside the Cairngorms National Park, sharing the same scenery as Balmoral Castle. The Cairngorms is as suited to adventure seekers as it is to those looking for a tranquil holiday. Lochs, mountains, moorlands and dense forest provide endless sights and activities to enjoy.

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Campsites in the Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park

Enjoy a holiday in Dartmoor, an upland area of southern Devon with outdoor activities, endless history to unearth and brilliant attractions for the entire family within easy reach. We have numerous Club Sites scattered across Devon.

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Campsites in the Exmoor National Park

Exmoor landscape view

Exmoor, on the border of Somerset and Devon is one of the best places in England to see red deer, is an International Dark Sky Reserve and has a beautifully varied landscape, with plenty to see and explore. Our Lynton and Minehead Club Sites are perfectly placed for a holiday in the Exmoor National Park.

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Campsites in the Lake District National Park

Sun rising over Buttermere Lake, Lake District. England

The Lake District National Park is one of the most popular in the UK, and therefore has a brilliant selection of campsites to stay on. A haven for walkers, a playground for thrill seekers and a beauty spot for those wanting a gentle pace, the Lake District has it all.

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Campsites in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Head to Scotland to visit the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain and the wonderful surroundings of rugged mountains, serene lochs, dense forests and picture perfect glens.

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Campsites in the New Forest National Park

New Forest landscape with two horses

Ancient woodlands, heathlands, wetlands, and coastline await those visiting the New Forest. One of the most popular national parks, the New Forest is a haven for wildlife lovers, has an array of potential outdoor activities and has some wonderful historical attractions to discover.

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Campsites in the Northumberland National Park

Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coastline.

The Northumberland National Park is just about as North as you can go in England before crossing over into Scotland. Rolling hills, rugged moorland and valleys provide the perfect setting for a variety of outdoor pursuits while the areas past means there are plenty of historical attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall and the Vindolanda Roman Fort to visit.

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Campsites in the North York Moors National Park

north york moors coastal view

The North York Moors in North Yorkshire are just 20 miles from the city of York. Incorporating the coast, expansive moorland and charming villages, you’ll never be short of things to do or beautiful sights to see when camping in the North York Moors.

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Serpentine Road among green hills of Peak District National Park, England.

Camping in the Peaks offers a varied and unique experience with fascinating geology, charming villages, and outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy.

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Campsites in the Pembrokeshire National Park

sunny pembrokeshire coastline

This Welsh national park is an incredibly popular camping destination. The national park stretches along the entire Pembrokeshire coastline, offering exceptional beauty.

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Campsites in the Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia lake view in the sun

Campsites in the Snowdonia National Park, Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri in Welsh, are continuously popular. Whether you’re a mountain climber, want easy walks for fantastic pictures or are looking for a family-fun filled holiday, the Snowdonia National Park might be for you.

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Campsites in the South Downs National Park

Seaview of the Severn Sisters chalk cliffs in south downs during the daytime

Chalk cliffs, Iron Age forts, historic villages and perfectly dark skies for stargazing are just a few of the pulls for campers to visit the South Downs.

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Campsites in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

yorkshire dales landscape

Steep valleys, limestone pavements and high moorlands are some of the characteristics of the Yorkshire Dales. Dark Sky Reserves, the three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough and plenty of historical attractions are just a few things to explore in the Yorkshire Dales.

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