Campsite suggestions

Coast or countryside, moors or mountains, lots of facilities or quiet seclusion? We’re happy to give a few pointers to whet your appetite but planning your own trip can be part of the fun. Here’s some of our favourite sites that we’ve used in the past couple of years;

Discount on Site Fees

To add value to your camping experience we  are members of The Camping and Caravanning Club Privilege Scheme, which entitles you to up to 30% off Club Sites and 15% off Camping in The Forest Sites. In your hire unit you will find a copy of the Camping and Caravanning Club Privilege Guide, which lists all participating sites helping you to choose the perfect location throughout your entire journey. You can also find details of their sites on the Club website

When you’ve selected the Club Site you’d like to stay on, all you have to do is show them the Privilege key fob, which you will find on the keys of your hire vehicle, on arrival to claim your discount.

Sites which are part of the scheme are marked with an asterix (*)

How to Book

To guarantee your pitch it’s best to book. To Book your campsite please call the service centre on 024 7647 5426 for Club Sites or 024 7647 3008 for Camping in the Forest sites and let the advisor know that you are booking under the Privilege Scheme. A minimal deposit will be taken and upon arrival at the Club Site, your due balance will be discounted accordingly on presentation of the Privilege key fob provided.

Dunstan Hill Camping & Caravan Club Site, Northumberland (our first camper trip!) *

  • Fabulous coastal/beach walks to some great pubs (especially The Ship, Low Newton by the Sea & Jolly Fisherman, Craster)
  • Great site with excellent showers & loos
  • Dunstanburgh Castle

Annstead Farm, Beadnell, Northumberland

  • Small walled-garden site (8 pitches) & larger camping field
  • Just across the road from the beach
  • Lovely walks to Seahouses (boat trips to Farne Islands) & Beadnell village

Kielder Campsite, Northumberland

  • Remote & beautiful site in the heart of Kielder Forest
  • “Dark skies” observatory
  • Kielder Water lakeside walks
  • Beware of midges in peak season!

Barn at Beal, near Holy Island, Northumberland

  • Stunning coastal views towards Holy Island
  • Coffee shop, bar & restaurant on site
  • Great stop off for Scotland

Doe Park, Cotherstone, County Durham

  • Great for exploring walking in Teesdale
  • Barnard Castle nearby (eye tests optional)
  • Friendly site owners, good facilities
  • Only 40 minutes from us

Coleman’s, Aysgarth, North Yorkshire

  • Small, tranquil site owned and run by the ever-helpful Matt and Clare
  • They’ll cook breakfast bacon butties if you don’t want to and have a fabulous barista-standard coffee machine in Matt’s “hut”
  • Perfect for exploring Wensleydale (Black Sheep & Theakston’s breweries, Wensleydale Creamery, Castle Bolton and great walks)
  • 2 good pubs within easy walk

Scarborough Camping & Caravan Club Site, Scarborough*

  • Large, well run site with good facilities
  • Great for families, nearby attractions include water park & Sea Life Centre
  • Short walk to beach, Scarborough 1.5miles
  • Great walks inc. Cleveland Way National Trail & North Yorkshire Moors National Park

Serenity Campsite, Hinderwell, North Yorkshire

  • Pretty, well equipped village site
  • Short walk to Runswick Bay & Staithes
  • 2 pubs & Fish & Chip Shop in village
  • Bus to Whitby stops outside camp 

Hooks House Farm, Robin Hood’s Bay

  • Farm site with stunning views over the bay
  • Close to Cleveland Way
  • Short, but hilly, walk into Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Local bus service to Whitby

Sandyhills Bay Holiday Park, Dalbeatie, Scotland

  • Virtually on its own un-spoilt, secluded beach
  • Has our one of our favourite camping pitches, almost on the beach where the little river meets the sea
  • Tide goes out for miles offering lovely beach walks

The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District

  • Multi-award winning ecco-friendly campsite
  • Fabulous on-site “Quiet Bar” with open fires, cask beer on tap and occasional live music acoustic sets
  • Playroom for children
  • Lake District’s legendary walking and Ullswater’s water sports

Ravensglass Caravan & Camping Club Site, Cumbria*

  • Usual excellent C&CC facilities
  • Coastal location near the Lake District
  • Pretty fishing village
  • Ravensglass & Eskdale Railway runs from near the site 7 miles up the beautiful Eskdale Valley
  • 3 pubs within walking distance

Wasdale Head, Seascale, Cumbria

  • National Trust Site in spectacular setting
  • Hill waking Mecca, handy for Scafell Pike
  • Short walk to Wasdale Hotel and Wastwater

Cae Du Camping, Tywyn, Wales

  • Right by the sea with stunning views over Cardigan Bay
  • Campfires permitted, with stone firepits
  • Helpful farmer/owner
  • Good, but basic facilities
  • Fabulous sunsets and dolphins frequently seen

Three Rivers Camping, Geldeston, Norfolk Broads

  • If I had to just pick 1 campsite, this would probably be it!
  • Located on a finger of land between the River Waveney and their own river cutting
  • Family owned and run
  • Ecologically developed site, with large pitches
  • Boat Shed with canoes, kayaks, rowing boats and bikes for hire
  • Great facilities
  • Riverside walks, pretty villages & good pubs

High Sand Creek, Stifkey, North Norfolk

  • Right by the saltmarshes, mud creeks and beaches
  • Good facilities
  • Great coastal walks, including Norfolk Coastal Path
  • Close to Wells-next-the-Sea, Blakeney Nature Reserve & Holkham
  • Red Lion close by for good pub food

West Runton Camping & Caravan Club Site, Near Cromer, Norfolk*

  • Fabulous location for families, surrounded by pine forest
  • 1 mile to beach through woodland forest
  • Close to traditional seaside towns of Cromer & Sheringham
  • Usual, excellent C&CC facilities and management