Tell us about your favourite campsite

You can find some of the Campfire team’s favourite campsites in our Places section – and we’re adding more all the time. But where do you like to camp and why is it special?

Send us a few lines about your own camping discoveries and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a prize. To enter, simply tell us the name and location of a campsite you’d heartily recommend. And tell us why you like it. We’d also be keen to hear about awful campsites that we should avoid!

We love a long email, or just leave a comment below. We’ll publish your suggestions and pick out winners as we go. Our last winner was Richard Hopewell, whose favourite site is Old Oaks at Glastonbury. He won an Omnia hob-top oven.

Gluten-free foccacia in the Omnia oven

Gluten-free focaccia in the Omnia

What’s an Omnia?

It’s a cooking tin that turns a gas ring or electric hotplate into an oven, for baking bread, cakes, gratins, meatloaves…you name it. It’s light and packable (unlike those cast-iron Dutch ovens) because it’s aluminium, apart from the base plate. There’s a knack to oven-cooking without a thermostat and with not-so-controllable heat sources, but a bit of trial and error is all it takes.

Your cakes and loaves will come out in a circular shape with a hole in the centre, but we think that’s rather pretty – plus it’s easier to cut portions. Remember that an hour’s baking will use up a fair bit of gas on a camping stove, of course. Read our guide to the best gas camping stoves too.



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  1. Traveling in our beloved Bongo, Bunty, we found a real jewel last September. I almost do not want to share it as I am scared it will be booked up when we want to go back this year 🙂
    Ash Farm Campsite, Ludgvan TR20 8HF.
    Quiet and secluded and less than an acre overall. Taking just tents and small campervans, this lovely site has a composting toilet (not at all smelly), outdoor hot shower (wonderful), mains water and a campfire in the evening. The “Secret Garden” where you can sit with a bottle of wine and watch the sun go down over St Michael’s Mount is beautiful. There is no electricity so a torch is needed for those nocturnal trips! The owners are lovely people and very helpful. Superb old pub a short walk downhill.
    Handy for Penzance, St Ives, Marazion and National Trust venues, Trengwainton Gardens and St Michael’s Mount.
    We intended to stay for just one night but ended up there for four as the tranquillity was just what we had been searching for on our trip.

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