UK travel wish list
The UK is full of stunning places to visit that we often forget about because they are right on our doorstep. When you’re roaming through a noiseless forest or admiring a sandy beach, it’s often easy to forget that you’re a mere few hours from home. Once you’ve got your Camping and Caravanning Club membership, sometimes it’s difficult to know what location to visit next. Therefore we’ve compiled a wish list of places in the Great British outdoors that you must see.
Legend tells us that the Giant’s Causeway was carved from the coast by the mighty giant Finn McCool who was having some trouble the Scottish giant Benandonner across the sea. However science tells us that the Causeway was created from volcanic eruptions burning and cooling over 60 million years. Regardless of which story you choose to believe, the Giant’s Causeway is an incredible sight to behold and is Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction.
Nearby campsites: Craig House Certificated Site & Charlie's Hideaway Certificated Site
At 10 and a half miles long and 219 feet deep, Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England. An area very popular with tourists, there are many activities both on and off the lake for you to enjoy. Why not walk, cycle or sail around the magnificent lake so you can appreciate all of the views and visit the quaint towns nearby.
Nearby campsites: Braithwaite Fold Club Site & Windermere Club Site
With a history dating as far back as 8500BC, visiting Stonehenge gives you the opportunity to watch in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors. The great thing about Stonehenge is that scientists still don’t know exactly why the stones were erected in the first place. Why not pay the awe inspiring monument a visit so you can draw your own conclusions? When visiting Stonehenge you should also consider a visit to nearby Avebury Henge. The less known yet equally impressive Avebury is the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world and is also well worth a visit.
Nearby campsites: Salisbury Club Site & Devizes Club Site
Snowdonia National Park is home to the biggest mountain in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon. However do not let that accolade put you off visiting! If the thought of walking up a mountain is a bit too daunting, consider taking the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit so you can enjoy the views without the effort of climbing. Snowdonia National Park has a multitude of other activities to enjoy including walking trails, caverns, boat trips and many picturesque towns that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Nearby campsites: Bala Club Site & Llanystumdwy Club Site
Cheddar Gorge is the largest gorge in England and is a spectacular sight to behold. The gorge is almost 400ft deep and 3 miles long, and is the site where Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton was found in 1903. You can visit Bough’s Cave where the Cheddar Man was discovered or climb the 274 steps to the Lookout Tower for remarkable views across Cheddar Gorge. The Gorge is also home to a herd of feral goats so make sure you keep an eye out for them during your visit.
Nearby campsites: Cheddar Club Site & Broadway Cottage Certificated Site
The Northern Lights
Visit the Isle of Skye and experience the amazing spectacle of the northern lights. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to travel all the way to Iceland to experience the spectacular auroras. Visit during the winter months for the best opportunity of seeing the lights and while you’re on the Isle of Skye why not visit the usual rock formation, Old Man of Storr? From the car park to the summit and back it’s a 3.8km walk of medium difficulty and the views are breath-taking.
Nearby campsites: Skye Club Site & Shulista Croft Certificated Site
The Romans began construction on Hadiran’s Wall in 122 AD and it took them less than 6 years to build the 80 mile frontier. Immerse yourself in the ancient history of Hadiran’s Wall and explore the wildlife and nature that surround it now. A particularly impressive stretch of the wall is the 30 mile long Birdoswal trail. This epic trail boasts the longest continuous stretch of wall, Milecastles and forts.
Nearby campsites: Haltwhistle Club Site & Bellingham Club Site
Visit the Isle of Wight and see the iconic Needles, one of the most naturally stunning landmarks in the UK. These dramatic rocks are a photographers dream, and the chalk they are made up of is very resistant to erosion so hopefully we will be able to enjoy the Needles for many years to come. At this iconic location you can take a chairlift from the cliff top above Alum Bay down to the stunning beach below, meanwhile taking in views of the Needles. While visiting the area you can also grab some food from a variety of restaurants and kiosks, or enjoy the thrilling rides and attractions.
Nearby campsites: Adgestone Club Site & Water Mill Heights Certificated Site