- Dartmoor National Park, England
- Assynt, Scotland
- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales
- Lake District, England
- Isle of Skye, Scotland
- Brecon Beacons, Wales
Embarking on a campervan adventure in the United Kingdom offers a unique and immersive way to explore the country. While popular tourist destinations abound, there’s something truly special about seeking out secluded campervan spots where you can escape the hustle and bustle, take a deep breath and reconnect with nature. In this blog, we’ll guide you through some hidden gems across the UK that promise tranquillity and serenity for your campervan holiday. And always being mindful of the environment, take the time to enjoy it!
Dartmoor National Park, England
Nestled in the heart of Devon, Dartmoor National Park provides a rugged and wild landscape perfect for those seeking seclusion. With vast open moorlands, ancient woodlands, and enchanting tors, this area offers a wide array of picturesque spots for campervan enthusiasts. Venture off the beaten path to find hidden valleys and quiet corners where you can set up camp and stargaze under the clear night sky. Be sure to explore the ancient stone circles and historic landmarks that add to the mystique of Dartmoor. Check out Oakmoor Touring Park near Newton Abbot. Adults Only, and dog friendly.
For a truly remote and untamed experience, head to the northwestern Highlands of Scotland and discover Assynt. Known for its dramatic landscapes, including iconic peaks like Suilven and Quinag, Assynt is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and solitude seekers alike. Campervans can find peaceful spots along the shores of pristine lochs, surrounded by heather-covered hills and breathtaking vistas. The solitude of Assynt allows for a genuine connection with nature, and you might even spot some local wildlife, such as red deer and golden eagles. Have a look at Port a Bhaigh campsite near Ullapool. A stunning view of the sea, and a bar to sample the local whiskies!
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales
The rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire offers a stunning backdrop for campervan adventures in Wales. With a mix of towering cliffs, sandy beaches, and quaint villages, this national park provides a diverse range of secluded spots. Explore the quieter corners of the park, like the secluded coves along the coastal path, where you can park your campervan and wake up to the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a paradise for nature lovers, with its rich marine life and birdwatching opportunities. West Angle Bay Campsite is a remote touring park on the coast, with direct access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, overlooking West Angle Beach. Bliss!
Lake District, England
While the Lake District is a popular destination, there are hidden pockets of tranquility waiting to be discovered. Avoid the crowded hotspots and venture into lesser-known valleys and fells to find your own private haven. Park your campervan near one of the many serene lakes or beside a babbling brook for an idyllic experience. The Lake District offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, from lush green valleys to imposing mountains, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat. We loved Fisherground Campsite at Holmrook. Great facilities, peaceful and walking distance to a pub.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland, is a dreamlike destination that beckons campervan enthusiasts. While some areas of Skye can get busy, there are hidden gems waiting to be explored. Traverse the winding single-track roads to discover remote bays, ancient ruins, and breathtaking cliffs. The Trotternish Peninsula offers secluded spots with panoramic views of the sea and the otherworldly landscapes that make Skye a photographer’s paradise. Staffin campsite is nestled in the most rugged and breathtaking scenery in Skye.
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Escape to the heart of Wales and explore the enchanting landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park. With its rolling hills, wooded valleys, and waterfalls, this park provides a serene backdrop for campervan adventures. Seek out quiet spots along the River Usk or in the shadow of Pen y Fan, the highest peak in southern Britain. The dark skies of the Brecon Beacons also make it an excellent destination for stargazing, adding a touch of magic to your secluded campervan experience. In fact, have a look at this beautiful site…Dark Skies Camping campsite is a back to nature, small eco site where you can watch the Milky Way from next to your campfire.
If you are looking to get away from it all, and go find your own spot of peaceful heaven, there are plenty of sites in the UK to choose from. A Campervan holiday doesn’t always have to be about high adventures and crazy experiences, it can also be about peace and quiet and the simple life.