Winter Camping

Best places for winter camping in the UK

With summer just a distant memory and the cold weather here to stay, many of us will have given up on our hopes of a family camping trip. However, this doesn’t have to be the case — there are plenty of UK camping spots that are just as beautiful in the winter.

Of course, to ensure your comfort and enjoyment of the trip, you’ll need to ensure you have the correct equipment. Spend a little more on a quality sleeping bag that will keep you warm during the frosty nights and layer up with fleeces, thick socks and insulating base layers.

You’ll also need to consider your footwear. To tackle the wet weather and keep warm, purchase a pair of walking boots with sturdy soles and thick rubber trends — you’ll need them for your wintry walks. You can pick up a decent pair from discount stores like Brantano.

Once you’ve sorted all of your equipment, you’ll need to decide on where you’ll take your camping trip. To help you out, we’ve picked a few of our favourite spots for your winter outdoors adventure. Read on to find out more:

Great Langdale

Great Langdale Campsite, Cumbria

If you’re not ready to brave the cold in a tent, you’ll find the perfect alternative at the Great Langdale campsite. Nestled in the Langdale Pikes, you can spend a weekend in a cosy wooden pod, complete with heating and lighting. It’s perfect for snuggling down after a long day walking the region. There’s a pub nearby too — perfect for grabbing a home cooked meal.

Middle Woodbatch Farm

Middle Woodbatch Farm

Can you think of anything better than dosing off under the stars after a long day exploring picture-perfect Shropshire? Because of the minimal light pollution of Middle Woodbatch Farm, it’s the perfect place for a spot of stargazing as you sit around your very own fire pit. With plush shower and toilet blocks to boot and a yummy takeaway breakfast menu, it’s ideal for your next country escape.


Millbridge Farm

Located just three miles away from York city centre, Millbridge Farm offers the best of both worlds. Spend your time exploring the one acre paddock and seeing the sheep, pigs and goats that reside there. For a spot of retail therapy, head into the city centre or visit the McArthurGlen outlet, located just two miles away.