Here are this week’s favourite campsites, recommended by Campfire Magazine readers. If you’ve got a place you love, let us know. There are prizes for the best tips.
Old Oaks luxury campsite, Glastonbury
Richard Hopewell, who won an Omnia hob-top oven for sharing his perfect pitch with us, writes:
“Our favourite campsite is the Old Oaks site, just outside Glastonbury. It is large and flat, pitches are nicely spaced apart, with hedges between and there’s an electricity hook-up to all pitches.
The showers and toilets are spotless and the hot water is endless. The other facilities (dish washing, ironing, laundry) are excellent. There’s also a site shop which sells loads of useful stuff – food, guides and camping gear (I once forgot our hook-up cable, and they loaned me one rather than selling it !)
And it’s for over 18s – no children are allowed to stay. Bad if you’re a family, of course, but good if you like peace and quiet! Very highly recommended.”
Kevin Friend writes:”My favourite campsite is Chy Carne in Cornwall. It’s a relaxed campsite with fantastic views of the sea. Beautiful!
Wild Boar Wood, Sussex
Hugh Sandie writes:
“My favourite is Eco Camp UK’s Wild Boar Wood Campsite – 600 acres of woodland with beautiful scenery and campfires. But then again I’m biased.” (Hugh runs the site!)
Folkestone Camping and Caravanning Club site
Jane Hawkins writes:
“Our favourite is the Folkestone Camping and Caravanning Club site. It’s only an hour and 20 minutes’ drive from London and is next to the sea. There are fantastic clean facilities and lashings of hot water. It’s great for walks to Dover or along the beach to Folkestone, tea shops and the Millennium Park.”
Camperfest, Chester Racecourse
Joan Watson was the winner of our Camperfest competition. Here’s what she says about her début trip in her new caravan…
“Thank you for our win and the prize of tickets for our first Camperfest at Chester Food and Drink festival! We arrived at 10pm on Thursday evening and finding the site was quite difficult, but thanks to the helpful tweets on Twitter, we got there.
The staff made us feel immediately welcome and we were shown our place very quickly. The only downside is that the campervans and caravans were parked too close, (nice if you want to know your neighbours but for safety reasons should have been further apart, and there was plenty of space).
We found in the morning that people were very helpful in putting our awning up, as this was our first night in our second-hand van.
We went along to the food and drink festival on all three days and enjoyed the oudoor cooking sessions. These gave me some great ideas and we cooked a whole skewered chicken and baby potatoes for tea! Yummy.
It was a very different weekend to the usual scooter rallies or fishing weekends we usually go to. Many thanks for our tickets!”