we love campfires!
Who doesn't? So find out how to build one, how to be safe,
and most importantly – which campsites allow them.
What is cool camping?
To us, camping is all about finding those extra-special places to camp. Our team has spent years searching the UK for the very best campsites in England, Scotland and Wales (and throughout Europe too). Between this website and our guidebook series, you can discover our most-loved campsites. At Tent HQ, we don't judge campsites on the number of showers or electricity hook-ups. We're more interested in the location, the view, the ambience, and whether it allows campfires. We understand that different people are looking for different camping experiences; families need half-decent facilities and plenty of room for the kids, couples need peace and quiet, walkers want to explore straight from the tent, and who doesn't love glamping (luxury camping) every now and then in a yurt, tipi or treehouse! But whatever you're looking for, as long as you favour the characterful rather than the commercial, smaller rather than larger sites, and value location or views over pristine facilities, then you're in the right place for discovering the very best campsites in the UK and France.
There are an immeasurable combination of factors that transform a regular campsite into a Cool Camping one, but we'll leave it up to you to find your perfect place ... And don't forget to tell us how you get on! Your campsite reviews are important to other campers, so please tell us about your experiences.
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View-tastic camping nestled in the stunning Cumbrian valleys.
Domaine Les Gandins
Of all the similar domaine-style campsites in France, this is surely one of the dandiest of the lot...
Eat what you see during your stay here! Fresh eggs, mouth-watering rare breeds of beef and lamb-not your average supermarket produce - treat yourself!
Seriously chilled out vibes here in this woodland wonderland of a campsite.
It's activities galore at this site. Take your pick from blo-karts (a 3-wheeled sail board), a power kite or a tandem kayak, plus many more.
Gordale Scar Campsite
Attempted to camp May bank holiday weekend 2013, but it was closed as apparently the owner hadn't been too well.. looked like a beautiful setting, ...
The picture of the tent at this campsite is our tent. I remember being approached and asked if the photo could be taken. My other half is in the te...
The Secret Campsite - The Arkette
I stayed in The Arkette this weekend and thought it was WONDERFUL!! It is beautifully-designed; really warm and the bed is so comfortable. I am not...
A walk on the wild side with added good karma.
If you're coming to Abbey Home Farm, prepare to go with the flow and take it free and easy for an unforgettable green camping experience. ...
We camped here over early May bank holiday and had a wonderful time. The campsite is beautiful and tranquil and is located next to the lovely...