Fancy a trip away but can't decide where to go? Here are some suggestions for you, all within an easy couple of hours drive.
Terversal ~ Nottinghamshire
Located just outside Mansfield and within easy reach of the Peak District and the Robin Hoods Wheelgate all action Theme Park and Waterpark.
A great club site with fabulous facilities and a local pub just down the road that does great food. Around 20 minutes from the motorway, ideal for a weekend away with family or friends. There are walking and cycling routes that start across the road from the site.
Llanystumdwy ~ North Wales
A beautiful campsite location on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.
located between mountains and sea in an area of natural beauty. Its position makes it ideal for exploring both the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park – both great walking areas.
Lovely views extend over the rolling countryside from the campsite which is bordered by tree and dry stone walls. The site boasts 70 pitches – many sloping – spread out over a large field. Facilities are clean tidy and include toilets, showers, a laundry and dog walk.
It’s a short walk to the village of Llanystumdwy. Here you’ll find a pub serving home-cooked food and a museum dedicated to Lloyd George who lived in the village until the age of 16.
Criccieth to the east of the campsite has a castle and plenty of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. It also has a long esplanade along the seafront and a sandy beach. Further on Porthmadog is the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. It’s also home to the Ffestiniog and Welsh High Railways. Jump on a train at either end of the town, enjoy the mountain scenery.
Caernarfon, Portmadog, Pwhelli and Port Merrion are all easily accessible by either bus, car or train from the campsite.
Keswick - Lake District
Situated within a 10 minute walk from the town centre of Keswick and on the bank of Derwent Water.
The site boasts a prime location in the north of the Lake District with stunning views extending over the lake to the hills beyond. Keswick campsite is an organised campsite with good facilities – showers, toilets, washing up area, a laundry and a new backpacker room, particularly useful for those arriving on foot or by bike. Keswick town is within walking distance and ticks all the boxes for provisions, outdoor gear, eating and drinking.
Whether you’re a stroller, a rambler, a high-level walker or prefer to see the sights on two wheels, you can take your pick from numerous lake- and hillside tracks and trails easily accessible from Keswick campsite. Skiddaw is also easily reached from site. And, with Derwentwater so close at hand there’s no shortage of water-based activities to dip into. This stretch of water is popular for canoeing and kayaking. For a small fee you can launch directly from the Sites shoreline.
Fishing can be enjoyed on the lake too. Try the eastern shore or hire a boat from one of the marinas and head to the centre of the lake to catch pike, bream and trout.
For a less energetic way to enjoy the water and the views board one of the motor launches which operate around the lake and offer several drop off points.
At the southern end of Derwentwater is the beautiful valley of Borrowdale where you’ll find the Neolithic Castlerigg Stone Circle and the medieval and much photographed pack horse bridge at Ashness.