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Secluded campsite retreats

Posted on: Thursday 19th of March 2020

Camping is all about getting away from the crowds and spending time in the Great Outdoors, and whilst their is a great amount of confusion and uncertainty around at the moment, many campsites and National Trust sites around the UK remain open.

Whilst it’s imperative that we all do our best to practise social distancing, why not do it somewhere remote and with the bonus of some incredible scenery.

If you are looking to get away from it all and self isolate, whilst maintaining a sense of normality and looking after your own mental health, read our guide to some of the most scenic and secluded caravan and motorhome parks in the UK.

Little Switzerland Caravan Site

Wear Bay Road
The Warren
Folkestone
Kent, CT19 6PS
Tel: 01303 252 168

Open: March to October

Nestled in the cliff overlooking the English Channel, Little Switzerland in Folkestone is as close as you can get to France without having to hop on a train or a boat. The site offers stunning views of the cliffs, Wear Bay and the town of Folkstone.

It also over looks the Warren, a natural paradise. Well maintained steps and paths lead down to this unspoilt area, with the beach also just a short walk away.

Fidden Farm

Knockvologan Road
Nr Fionnphort
Isle of Mull
Scotland, PA66 6BN
Tel: 01681 700 427

Open: May to September

When thinking of isolated remote locations in the UK, some of the Scottish Islands will probably appear near the top of your list. Fidden Farm on the Isle of Mull ticks all the boxes when it comes to social distancing.

Relax on this unspoiled beachside caravan and camping site and while away your time watching the dolphins and eagles, or by paddling in the crystal-clear waters – total bliss.

Aeron View Camping

Blaenpennal
Aberystwyth
Ceredgion
Wales, SY23 4TW
Tel: 01974 251 219

Open: March to October

One of the nicest, most secluded and well maintained sites you’ll have the pleasure of visiting. Aeron View Camping not only boasts the sort of views and wildlife that you’d expect from a top-notch rural campsite, it also features something you’ll probably never have seen before: red kite feeding. Everyday at around 4pm the owners feed the local red kites!

Farditch Farm

The Ditch
Chelmorton
Buxton
SK17  9SG
Tel: 01629 815 683

Open: March to October

This friendly park in the village of Chelmorton is the place to settle for a little while if you seek your own space; valuing quality over quantity, the owners have set up just a handful of pitches, each one spacious and surrounded by landscaping for the dual win of privacy and pretty colour.

Being within the Peak District National Park you are spoilt for choice for rural rambles on the miles and miles of trails available.

Windfarm Park

The Hollies
High Lane
Croft, Skegness
Lincolnshire, PE24 4SH
Tel: 07787 998 748

Open: 07 May to 07 September

If fishing is your preferred way of clearing your head and getting some me-time, then Windfarm Park in Lincolnshire could be for you. This secluded countryside base has it’s own fishing lake, as well as several miles of country walks around the fields of the farm.

Wake up to fresh coastal air, the sound of the birds and no near neighbours!

Covert Farm Camping

Broadmoor
Kilgetty
Pembrokeshire
SA68 0RH
Tel: 07533 588 112

Open: 18 April to 29 September

Hide away here for as long as you can manage. The owners have set the site up to be a peaceful getaway for guests who want to unwind in a wildlife haven. This family-run haven is in a Site of Special Scientific Interest, home to a wide variety of birds and wildlife living among reeds and trees… plus it’s only 10 minutes’ from the spectacular Pembrokeshire coast.

Ashbourne Woods

Rattery
South Brent
Devon
TQ10 9JZ
Tel: 07562 532 101

Open: 19 March to 30 September

Have a secluded and hidden away stay at the peaceful and rural Ashbourne Woods near South Brent in Devon. It is a beautiful woodland camping site which specialises in wild and semi wild camping within the 68 acres of woods.

And as befits a rural and tucked away site such as this, campfires are encouraged here, so bring along your bangers and marshmallows for toasty evenings under the Devon stars.

Roselands Caravan & Camping Park

Dowran
St Just
Penzance
Cornwall, TR19 7RS
Tel: 01736 788 571

Open: 1 March to 31 October

If ‘Cornish retreat’ were in the dictionary, it might well be beside a pic of Roselands Caravan and Camping Park. This little gem of a site is hidden away among hundreds of acres of west Cornish countryside five miles from Land’s End and six from Penzance, and keeps visitor numbers carefully managed to make sure it never gets overcrowded.

Due to the very dynamic nature of the situation at the moment we advise that you ring ahead if planning to visit any campsites as their own personal circumstances may be subject to change.