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- Calm wild camping site on the outskirts of the Shropshire Hills
- A 10-minute drive from Pontesbury Hill and 20 minutes to Shrewsbury
- Washing machine, charging points and water provided; pubs nearby
Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch 6 x From £20/€23.40/A$37.75/US$27.67/CA$35.07/CHF25.40/SEK237.56/DKK173.98/NOK237.50/ISK3,538/ARS2,715.22/CLP21,687/PEN113.59/NZ$38.94/ZAR395.31/PLN106.45/R$144.99/CZK592.44/RSD2,756/HUF8,177.64/RUB2,012.03/CN¥178.05 per night Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch 6 x From £20/€23.40/A$37.75/US$27.67/CA$35.07/CHF25.40/SEK237.56/DKK173.98/NOK237.50/ISK3,538/ARS2,715.22/CLP21,687/PEN113.59/NZ$38.94/ZAR395.31/PLN106.45/R$144.99/CZK592.44/RSD2,756/HUF8,177.64/RUB2,012.03/CN¥178.05 per night
- Secluded, wild meadow camping on a working farm in rural West Sussex
- A 20-minute drive from the South Downs National Park and Petworth
- Highland cattle and wildlife on site; wineries, pubs and shops nearby
Non-electric grass motorhome pitch 4 x From £25/€29.25/A$47.19/US$34.59/CA$43.83/CHF31.75/SEK296.95/DKK217.48/NOK296.87/ISK4,423/ARS3,394.02/CLP27,108/PEN141.98/NZ$48.68/ZAR494.13/PLN133.07/R$181.24/CZK740.55/RSD3,445/HUF10,222.05/RUB2,515.04/CN¥222.57 per night Non-electric grass tent pitch 6 x From £25/€29.25/A$47.19/US$34.59/CA$43.83/CHF31.75/SEK296.95/DKK217.48/NOK296.87/ISK4,423/ARS3,394.02/CLP27,108/PEN141.98/NZ$48.68/ZAR494.13/PLN133.07/R$181.24/CZK740.55/RSD3,445/HUF10,222.05/RUB2,515.04/CN¥222.57 per night Bell tent 4 x From £125/€146.23/A$235.94/US$172.94/CA$219.17/CHF158.73/SEK1,484.75/DKK1,087.39/NOK1,484.37/ISK22,113/ARS16,970.11/CLP135,541/PEN709.91/NZ$243.39/ZAR2,470.67/PLN665.34/R$906.21/CZK3,702.76/RSD17,223/HUF51,110.24/RUB12,575.22/CN¥1,112.83 per night
- Peaceful adults-only farm stays in the Derbyshire Dales
- A 10-minute drive to Ashbourne, Carsington Water and the Peak District
- Family-run site with direct access to a public footpath
Electric grass touring pitch 4 x From £30/€35.09/A$56.63/US$41.50/CA$52.60/CHF38.10/SEK356.34/DKK260.97/NOK356.25/ISK5,307/ARS4,072.83/CLP32,530/PEN170.38/NZ$58.41/ZAR592.96/PLN159.68/R$217.49/CZK888.66/RSD4,134/HUF12,266.46/RUB3,018.05/CN¥267.08 per night
- Pop-up campsite on a family farm near Calbourne on the Isle of Wight
- A 20-minute drive to The Needles, and 15 minutes to Carisbrooke Castle
- Grass pitches close to walking routes; beaches, pubs and shops nearby
Non-electric grass tent pitch 8 x From £16.50/€19.30/A$31.14/US$22.83/CA$28.93/CHF20.95/SEK195.99/DKK143.54/NOK195.94/ISK2,919/ARS2,240.05/CLP17,891/PEN93.71/NZ$32.13/ZAR326.13/PLN87.82/R$119.62/CZK488.76/RSD2,274/HUF6,746.55/RUB1,659.93/CN¥146.89 per night
- Friendly, family-run site with views over Dartmoor and the countryside
- A 10-minute drive to Dartmoor National Park and 15 minutes to Exeter
- 18-hole golf course, small petting farm and a bar/restaurant on site
Non-electric grass tent pitch 8 x From £40/€46.79/A$75.50/US$55.34/CA$70.13/CHF50.79/SEK475.12/DKK347.96/NOK475/ISK7,076/ARS5,430.44/CLP43,373/PEN227.17/NZ$77.89/ZAR790.62/PLN212.91/R$289.99/CZK1,184.88/RSD5,512/HUF16,355.28/RUB4,024.07/CN¥356.11 per night
- Scenic site on a friendly family-run farm with easy access from A30
- On the edge of Dartmoor National Park; 45 minutes' drive to the coast
- Farm-reared meat products and local apple juice available to buy
Non-electric grass tent pitch 8 x From £20/€23.40/A$37.75/US$27.67/CA$35.07/CHF25.40/SEK237.56/DKK173.98/NOK237.50/ISK3,538/ARS2,715.22/CLP21,687/PEN113.59/NZ$38.94/ZAR395.31/PLN106.45/R$144.99/CZK592.44/RSD2,756/HUF8,177.64/RUB2,012.03/CN¥178.05 per night
- Quiet, dog-friendly meadow pitches surrounding a pine tree folly
- A 20-minute drive from Glastonbury Tor; 25 minutes to Stourhead House
- Pop-up shop selling essentials, logs and kindling; woodcraft courses
Non-electric grass tent pitch (large) 6 x
- Family-friendly site on a working dairy farm seven miles from Garstang
- A 20-minute drive from Lancaster; half an hour from the Lake District
- River, canal, pubs and shops within walking distance; more in Garstang
Non-electric grass tent pitch 6 x From £25/€29.25/A$47.19/US$34.59/CA$43.83/CHF31.75/SEK296.95/DKK217.48/NOK296.87/ISK4,423/ARS3,394.02/CLP27,108/PEN141.98/NZ$48.68/ZAR494.13/PLN133.07/R$181.24/CZK740.55/RSD3,445/HUF10,222.05/RUB2,515.04/CN¥222.57 per night
- An 80-acre site with well-spaced pitches and pretty countryside views
- In the stunning mid Shropshire Hills; half hour drive to Shrewsbury
- Pick-your-own spot stays on a nearly-wild park run by helpful owners
Non-electric grass and earth campervan pitch 6 x From £24/€28.08/A$45.30/US$33.20/CA$42.08/CHF30.48/SEK285.07/DKK208.78/NOK285/ISK4,246/ARS3,258.26/CLP26,024/PEN136.30/NZ$46.73/ZAR474.37/PLN127.75/R$173.99/CZK710.93/RSD3,307/HUF9,813.17/RUB2,414.44/CN¥213.66 per night Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch 6 x From £24/€28.08/A$45.30/US$33.20/CA$42.08/CHF30.48/SEK285.07/DKK208.78/NOK285/ISK4,246/ARS3,258.26/CLP26,024/PEN136.30/NZ$46.73/ZAR474.37/PLN127.75/R$173.99/CZK710.93/RSD3,307/HUF9,813.17/RUB2,414.44/CN¥213.66 per night
- Dog-friendly Nolton Haven site five minutes' stroll from the beach
- In Pembrokeshire Coast National Park; 20 minutes’ drive from St Davids
- Firepits for hire on site; local pub within easy walking distance
Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch 6 x Non-electric grass touring pitch 6 x
- Wild camping on a farm in Waveney Valley three miles from the coast
- A five-minute drive from Oulton Broad and 10 minutes from Lowestoft
- Pubs and restaurants within a mile or two; firepits on site
Wollemi non-electric forest floor tent pitch (woodland) 4 x Holly Hill non-electric grass campervan pitch 4 x Lookout non-electric grass and earth tent pitch 4 x
- Grassy Cumbria pop-up farm site by a slowly flowing beck
- A 20-minute drive to the edge of the Lake District; a mile from a zoo
- Half a mile from a pub and 10 minutes' drive from the beach
Non-electric grass tent pitch 5 x
- Semi-wild camping by a scenic Devon cider orchard
- Sidmouth 15 minutes' drive; half an hour from central Exeter
- Hampers available; small farm shop for teas, coffees and snacks
Orchard non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch 4 x From £22/€25.74/A$41.53/US$30.44/CA$38.57/CHF27.94/SEK261.32/DKK191.38/NOK261.25/ISK3,892/ARS2,986.74/CLP23,855/PEN124.94/NZ$42.84/ZAR434.84/PLN117.10/R$159.49/CZK651.69/RSD3,031/HUF8,995.40/RUB2,213.24/CN¥195.86 per night
- Family-friendly simple pitches two miles from Cromer seafront
- A 25-minute drive to Blakeney; 35 minutes to Wells-next-the-Sea
- Relaxed site with dogs, barbecues and campfires all permitted
Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch 6 x From £16/€18.72/A$30.20/US$22.14/CA$28.05/CHF20.32/SEK190.05/DKK139.19/NOK190/ISK2,831/ARS2,172.17/CLP17,349/PEN90.87/NZ$31.15/ZAR316.25/PLN85.16/R$115.99/CZK473.95/RSD2,205/HUF6,542.11/RUB1,609.63/CN¥142.44 per night
- Dog-friendly site with sea views just off the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
- Swimming and seal spotting close by; beach under 30 minutes’ walk away
- Shower with a sea view; shops, pubs and cafés a short walk away
Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch unlimited x
- Eco-friendly coastal glamping site on the Rame Peninsula, Cornwall
- Under a mile from the beach; Looe 25 minutes' drive
- Smartly furnished bell tents; breakfast baskets available
Bell tent 4 x From £100/€116.98/A$188.75/US$138.35/CA$175.34/CHF126.99/SEK1,187.80/DKK869.91/NOK1,187.50/ISK17,691/ARS13,576.09/CLP108,433/PEN567.93/NZ$194.71/ZAR1,976.54/PLN532.27/R$724.97/CZK2,962.21/RSD13,779/HUF40,888.20/RUB10,060.17/CN¥890.27 per night
- Basic, almost wild family camping site on a smallholding in Snowdonia
- A 20-minute drive from Blaenau Ffestiniog and Zip World Slate Caverns
- Firepit areas with logs; 20 minutes’ walk to the village pub and shop
Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch 5 x From £30/€35.09/A$56.63/US$41.50/CA$52.60/CHF38.10/SEK356.34/DKK260.97/NOK356.25/ISK5,307/ARS4,072.83/CLP32,530/PEN170.38/NZ$58.41/ZAR592.96/PLN159.68/R$217.49/CZK888.66/RSD4,134/HUF12,266.46/RUB3,018.05/CN¥267.08 per night
- Simple farm site with sustainable facilities on the Lizard Peninsula
- Within a 1.5-mile walk of clifftop walks on the South West Coast Path
- Within 10 minutes' drive of Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands
Non-electric grass tent pitch (backpacker, no cars) 2 x From £16/€18.72/A$30.20/US$22.14/CA$28.05/CHF20.32/SEK190.05/DKK139.19/NOK190/ISK2,831/ARS2,172.17/CLP17,349/PEN90.87/NZ$31.15/ZAR316.25/PLN85.16/R$115.99/CZK473.95/RSD2,205/HUF6,542.11/RUB1,609.63/CN¥142.44 per night Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch 6 x
- Quiet pitches at a wildlife-rich Anglesey farm a mile from the coast
- Easy access to Anglesey Coast Path; 25 minutes' drive to Holyhead
- Dark skies area with great stargazing; communal firepit on site
Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch 8 x From £19/€22.23/A$35.86/US$26.29/CA$33.31/CHF24.13/SEK225.68/DKK165.28/NOK225.62/ISK3,361/ARS2,579.46/CLP20,602/PEN107.91/NZ$37/ZAR375.54/PLN101.13/R$137.74/CZK562.82/RSD2,618/HUF7,768.76/RUB1,911.43/CN¥169.15 per night
- Peaceful and secluded Pembrokeshire site in the Ritec Valley
- Close to the coast: 10 minutes' drive to Tenby or 15 to Saundersfoot
- Three village pubs and a local shop within a 20-minute walk
Non-electric grass tent pitch 8 x 3 bedroom rental tent 6 x From £50/€58.49/A$94.38/US$69.17/CA$87.67/CHF63.49/SEK593.90/DKK434.96/NOK593.75/ISK8,845/ARS6,788.04/CLP54,217/PEN283.96/NZ$97.36/ZAR988.27/PLN266.14/R$362.48/CZK1,481.10/RSD6,889/HUF20,444.10/RUB5,030.09/CN¥445.13 per night Poppy bell tent 2 x From £85/€99.43/A$160.44/US$117.60/CA$149.04/CHF107.94/SEK1,009.63/DKK739.43/NOK1,009.37/ISK15,037/ARS11,539.68/CLP92,168/PEN482.74/NZ$165.51/ZAR1,680.06/PLN452.43/R$616.22/CZK2,517.88/RSD11,712/HUF34,754.97/RUB8,551.15/CN¥756.73 per night Daffodil bell tent 5 x From £95/€111.13/A$179.32/US$131.43/CA$166.57/CHF120.64/SEK1,128.41/DKK826.42/NOK1,128.12/ISK16,806/ARS12,897.28/CLP103,011/PEN539.53/NZ$184.98/ZAR1,877.71/PLN505.66/R$688.72/CZK2,814.10/RSD13,090/HUF38,843.79/RUB9,557.17/CN¥845.75 per night Daisy bell tent (large) 6 x From £95/€111.13/A$179.32/US$131.43/CA$166.57/CHF120.64/SEK1,128.41/DKK826.42/NOK1,128.12/ISK16,806/ARS12,897.28/CLP103,011/PEN539.53/NZ$184.98/ZAR1,877.71/PLN505.66/R$688.72/CZK2,814.10/RSD13,090/HUF38,843.79/RUB9,557.17/CN¥845.75 per night
What is a pop-up campsite?
The clue’s in the name with this one – pop-up campsites open for a month or so, everywhere from farmers’ fields to countryside pubs. Because they launch for a limited number of days, they give you a chance to pitch up somewhere new and exclusive. Some pop-up campsites appear for a single summer, while others return year after year.
Camping is incredibly popular in the UK – in 2019, 13.1m domestic camping and caravan trips were taken. Temporary campsites boost the number of pitches available across the nation in the peak summer months, giving us all enough space to set off on a staycation in the great outdoors.
Which are the best pop-up campsites?
At pop-up campsites, you can stay everywhere from wildflower meadows with ocean views to the manicured grounds of stately homes. There are pitches at country parks, rugby clubs, vineyards, showgrounds… the list goes on. Some of the most unique pop-campsites are on sandy beaches, at golf courses and in the grounds of gin distilleries.
These short-term options tend to be right in the thick of nature, sometimes in national parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so they’re top-notch for wildlife watching and walking trips. Spectacular scenery tends to be all around – you can stay at pop-up campsites by rivers, on clifftops overlooking the sea or with mountain views.
Some of our most popular options are in these areas:
What can you expect at a pop-up campsite?
Pop-up sites are, more often than not, on the simpler side of the camping spectrum. Some include basic facilities – like toilets and showers – while others offer a wild camping experience. As these campsites tend to have limited access to electricity, they’re excellent for embracing an off-grid holiday where you ditch the devices.
That being said, you can have a luxury experience at pop-up glamping sites with accommodation set up ahead of your arrival, like bell tents or yurts with proper beds. Check the details on each listing before you book so you know exactly what to expect.
Your essential pop-up camping checklist
Of course, you’ll need all the usual bits and bobs you take camping – a tent, motorhome, campervan or caravan, as well as bedding, toiletries and cooking equipment. But it’s worth making sure you pack these essentials for pop-up camping holidays at low-key sites:
- A torch
- Lighter and matches
- Toilet roll
Here’s our full camping checklist to help you get ready for your next adventure.
Why don’t pop-up campsites stay open permanently?
As these campsites are more casual than established campsites, they’re usually run as a side by project by businesses like farms, pubs or even county councils. There are laws that allow pop-up campsites to launch for up to 28 days – extended to 56 days during the pandemic – without planning permission.
Campsites sometimes open in wilder areas where it would damage the delicate surroundings if people pitched up all year around, so it’s more sustainable to keep them temporary. We send a downloadable version of the Countryside Code with each booking so that everyone knows how to care for nature and leave no trace.
The benefits of pop-up campsites
Pitchup guests love a pop-up – these campsites tend to get slightly better reviews than more established options because of their friendly, exclusive and back-to-basics feel.
- Let you camp in areas of the UK where you might not normally be able to stay overnight, often far from busy resorts and residential areas
- Offer a trip with a twist – many pop-ups are on working farms where guests can meet the animals
- Increase capacity in busier destinations during the summer months, like the sought-after South West of England
- Help reduce the temptation to go wild camping, which is illegal in England and Wales (except for in Dartmoor National Park)
- Benefit rural areas – from the local shop to the village pub – as visitors spend an average of £46 off-site per night per booking
- Help boost mental health by getting more people out into nature
How to start a pop-up campsite
Got spare land? You might be able to launch a temporary site with limited set-up costs and no extra marketing spend. The law allows campsites to pop up for 56 days or more in some parts of the UK in 2021 (usually it’s 28 days). Launching a temporary campsite during the pandemic has been a lifeline for many businesses, from pubs to farms, helping to supplement lost income.