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- Peaceful, dog-friendly site in Dartmoor National Park
- Walking distance from reservoirs; a 25-minute drive to Fingle Bridge
- Ex-army mess tent for dining and relaxing; natural firepit area
Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site 5 x From £25/€29.42/A$44.09/US$31.57/CA$40.18/CHF30.22/SEK309.83/DKK218.76/NOK298.82/ISK4,050/ARS3,772.40/CLP26,095/PEN115.57/$48.31/ZAR492.35/PLN134.47/R$149.37/CZK726.33/RSD3,454/HUF11,593.81/RUB2,091.70/CN¥211.49 per night
- Scenic family site with spectacular views of the Shropshire Hills
- A half-hour drive from Ironbridge, Hoo Farm and Telford Steam Railway
- Ramblers' paradise: climb the Wrekin within half an hour’s drive
Powered grass caravan site 6 x From £39.50/€46.48/A$69.66/US$49.88/CA$63.48/CHF47.74/SEK489.54/DKK345.65/NOK472.14/ISK6,400/ARS5,960.39/CLP41,230/PEN182.60/$76.33/ZAR777.91/PLN212.46/R$236.01/CZK1,147.61/RSD5,458/HUF18,318.22/RUB3,304.88/CN¥334.16 per night Powered grass tent or trailer tent site 6 x From £39.50/€46.48/A$69.66/US$49.88/CA$63.48/CHF47.74/SEK489.54/DKK345.65/NOK472.14/ISK6,400/ARS5,960.39/CLP41,230/PEN182.60/$76.33/ZAR777.91/PLN212.46/R$236.01/CZK1,147.61/RSD5,458/HUF18,318.22/RUB3,304.88/CN¥334.16 per night
- Motorhome aire with fabulous sea views on the Orkney island of Sanday
- The beach five minutes’ walk; Sanday Heritage Centre 10 minutes’ drive
- Well-stocked shop five minutes’ drive for food, drink and souvenirs
Powered grass and gravel motorhome site 6 x From £20/€23.54/A$35.27/US$25.26/CA$32.14/CHF24.17/SEK247.87/DKK175.01/NOK239.06/ISK3,240/ARS3,017.92/CLP20,876/PEN92.46/$38.65/ZAR393.88/PLN107.57/R$119.50/CZK581.07/RSD2,764/HUF9,275.05/RUB1,673.36/CN¥169.19 per night
- Peaceful site with fishing on the River Aller just outside of Nordburg
- A five-minute drive from Wienhausen and 20 from Celle
- Access to a well-developed network of walking and cycling paths
Power optional grass tent site 5 x From £15.30/€18/A$26.98/US$19.32/CA$24.58/CHF18.49/SEK189.57/DKK133.85/NOK182.83/ISK2,478/ARS2,308.15/CLP15,966/PEN70.71/$29.56/ZAR301.24/PLN82.27/R$91.39/CZK444.41/RSD2,114/HUF7,093.70/RUB1,279.81/CN¥129.40 per night Power optional grass caravan site 5 x From £17/€20/A$29.97/US$21.46/CA$27.31/CHF20.54/SEK210.64/DKK148.72/NOK203.15/ISK2,754/ARS2,564.61/CLP17,740/PEN78.57/$32.84/ZAR334.72/PLN91.42/R$101.55/CZK493.79/RSD2,348/HUF7,881.89/RUB1,422.01/CN¥143.78 per night Power optional grass motorhome site 5 x From £17/€20/A$29.97/US$21.46/CA$27.31/CHF20.54/SEK210.64/DKK148.72/NOK203.15/ISK2,754/ARS2,564.61/CLP17,740/PEN78.57/$32.84/ZAR334.72/PLN91.42/R$101.55/CZK493.79/RSD2,348/HUF7,881.89/RUB1,422.01/CN¥143.78 per night
- Scenic site with swish glamping huts overlooking the Galloway Hills
- Galloway Forest walks and mountain biking within a 20-minute drive
- Pods each include a kitchen, woodburning stove, double bed and ensuite
Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children) 4 x From £110/€129.44/A$194/US$138.92/CA$176.78/CHF132.95/SEK1,363.26/DKK962.56/NOK1,314.81/ISK17,822/ARS16,598.54/CLP114,817/PEN508.52/$212.57/ZAR2,166.33/PLN591.65/R$657.23/CZK3,195.87/RSD15,200/HUF51,012.78/RUB9,203.46/CN¥930.57 per night
- Dog-friendly wild camping site on a Peak District National Park farm
- A five-minute drive to Ladybower Reservoir; 20 minutes to Stanage Edge
- Pubs five minutes’ drive away and direct access to footpaths
Unpowered grass site 6 x From £20/€23.54/A$35.27/US$25.26/CA$32.14/CHF24.17/SEK247.87/DKK175.01/NOK239.06/ISK3,240/ARS3,017.92/CLP20,876/PEN92.46/$38.65/ZAR393.88/PLN107.57/R$119.50/CZK581.07/RSD2,764/HUF9,275.05/RUB1,673.36/CN¥169.19 per night
- Spacious site over 10 acres of a working farm with great views
- A 10-minute drive from Dorchester and 15 minutes from Weymouth
- Walk from the site into Came Woods or to Osmington White Horse
Unpowered grass and earth tent or trailer tent site 8 x From £20/€23.54/A$35.27/US$25.26/CA$32.14/CHF24.17/SEK247.87/DKK175.01/NOK239.06/ISK3,240/ARS3,017.92/CLP20,876/PEN92.46/$38.65/ZAR393.88/PLN107.57/R$119.50/CZK581.07/RSD2,764/HUF9,275.05/RUB1,673.36/CN¥169.19 per night Bell tent 6 x From £60/€70.61/A$105.82/US$75.77/CA$96.43/CHF72.52/SEK743.60/DKK525.03/NOK717.17/ISK9,721/ARS9,053.75/CLP62,628/PEN277.37/$115.95/ZAR1,181.63/PLN322.72/R$358.49/CZK1,743.20/RSD8,291/HUF27,825.15/RUB5,020.07/CN¥507.58 per night
- Dog-friendly bell tents with green surroundings and the Dulas river
- A 20-minute walk from Dyfi Bike Park; 25 minutes’ drive to the beach
- Firepit, logburner and gas stove provided; pubs and shops nearby
Bell tent 6 x From £120/€141.21/A$211.63/US$151.55/CA$192.85/CHF145.04/SEK1,487.20/DKK1,050.07/NOK1,434.34/ISK19,442/ARS18,107.50/CLP125,255/PEN554.75/$231.89/ZAR2,363.26/PLN645.44/R$716.98/CZK3,486.40/RSD16,582/HUF55,650.30/RUB10,040.14/CN¥1,015.17 per night
- Peaceful campsite 15 minutes' walk from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
- Marloes Sands 15 minutes' drive; Manorbier 40 minutes
- Centred around two large wildlife ponds; well-behaved dogs welcome
Unpowered grass and earth campervan site 6 x Unpowered grass tent site 6 x Cwtch corner bell tent (private bathroom amenities) 4 x From £100/€117.68/A$176.36/US$126.29/CA$160.71/CHF120.87/SEK1,239.33/DKK875.06/NOK1,195.28/ISK16,202/ARS15,089.58/CLP104,380/PEN462.29/$193.24/ZAR1,969.39/PLN537.87/R$597.48/CZK2,905.34/RSD13,818/HUF46,375.25/RUB8,366.78/CN¥845.97 per night The Snug bell tent (pet friendly) 6 x From £100/€117.68/A$176.36/US$126.29/CA$160.71/CHF120.87/SEK1,239.33/DKK875.06/NOK1,195.28/ISK16,202/ARS15,089.58/CLP104,380/PEN462.29/$193.24/ZAR1,969.39/PLN537.87/R$597.48/CZK2,905.34/RSD13,818/HUF46,375.25/RUB8,366.78/CN¥845.97 per night
- Cosy adults-only site with mountain views in the Brecon Beacons
- Just off the A4069, 25 minutes’ drive from Dinefwr and Llandeilo
- In a Dark Sky Reserve with firepits provided; communal kitchen on site
Unpowered grass tent site 5 x
- Eco-friendly and relaxed Norfolk farm near Aylsham
- Handmade shepherd's hut with spectacular views
- Double bed with linen, woodburning stove and outside barbecue
Shepherd's hut (2 adults and 1 infant) 3 x From £59/€69.43/A$104.05/US$74.51/CA$94.82/CHF71.31/SEK731.20/DKK516.28/NOK705.22/ISK9,559/ARS8,902.85/CLP61,584/PEN272.75/$114.01/ZAR1,161.94/PLN317.34/R$352.51/CZK1,714.15/RSD8,153/HUF27,361.40/RUB4,936.40/CN¥499.12 per night
- High-end glamping on the edge of Exmoor National Park in North Devon
- Exmoor Zoo a 10-minute drive; less than 40 minutes to surfing beaches
- Bell tents with private dining areas, shared kitchen and hangout barn
Bell tent 4 x From £250/€294.19/A$440.90/US$315.73/CA$401.78/CHF302.17/SEK3,098.32/DKK2,187.64/NOK2,988.21/ISK40,505/ARS37,723.96/CLP260,949/PEN1,155.72/$483.11/ZAR4,923.47/PLN1,344.67/R$1,493.71/CZK7,263.34/RSD34,545/HUF115,938.13/RUB20,916.96/CN¥2,114.93 per 3 nights Bluebell Horsebox static caravan (pet friendly) 4 x From £250/€294.19/A$440.90/US$315.73/CA$401.78/CHF302.17/SEK3,098.32/DKK2,187.64/NOK2,988.21/ISK40,505/ARS37,723.96/CLP260,949/PEN1,155.72/$483.11/ZAR4,923.47/PLN1,344.67/R$1,493.71/CZK7,263.34/RSD34,545/HUF115,938.13/RUB20,916.96/CN¥2,114.93 per 3 nights Emperor bell tent 6 x From £280/€329.49/A$493.81/US$353.61/CA$449.99/CHF338.43/SEK3,470.12/DKK2,450.16/NOK3,346.79/ISK45,365/ARS42,250.83/CLP292,263/PEN1,294.41/$541.08/ZAR5,514.28/PLN1,506.03/R$1,672.95/CZK8,134.94/RSD38,690/HUF129,850.71/RUB23,427/CN¥2,368.72 per 3 nights
- Glamping on a historic farm five minutes' drive from Aberporth beach
- 10 minutes' drive from boat trips and activities in Cardigan
- Private hot tubs, picnic tables and plenty of space for campfires
Dormouse Cabin 1 bedroom cabin (2 adults and 2 children, hot tub) 4 x From £250/€294.19/A$440.90/US$315.73/CA$401.78/CHF302.17/SEK3,098.32/DKK2,187.64/NOK2,988.21/ISK40,505/ARS37,723.96/CLP260,949/PEN1,155.72/$483.11/ZAR4,923.47/PLN1,344.67/R$1,493.71/CZK7,263.34/RSD34,545/HUF115,938.13/RUB20,916.96/CN¥2,114.93 per 2 nights Field Mouse 1 bedroom camping pod (2 adults and 2 children, hot tub) 4 x From £250/€294.19/A$440.90/US$315.73/CA$401.78/CHF302.17/SEK3,098.32/DKK2,187.64/NOK2,988.21/ISK40,505/ARS37,723.96/CLP260,949/PEN1,155.72/$483.11/ZAR4,923.47/PLN1,344.67/R$1,493.71/CZK7,263.34/RSD34,545/HUF115,938.13/RUB20,916.96/CN¥2,114.93 per 2 nights
- Off-grid Cornish hideout with a wild, 45-acre landscape
- A 10-minute drive from Tintagel Castle; 25 minutes to Polzeath beach
- off grid adventurous site
Tipi 2 x From £130/€152.98/A$229.27/US$164.18/CA$208.93/CHF157.13/SEK1,611.13/DKK1,137.58/NOK1,553.87/ISK21,062/ARS19,616.46/CLP135,693/PEN600.97/$251.22/ZAR2,560.20/PLN699.23/R$776.73/CZK3,776.94/RSD17,963/HUF60,287.83/RUB10,876.82/CN¥1,099.76 per night
- Small and simple eco-friendly site near Lytchett Matravers in Dorset
- A 15-minute drive from Poole and half an hour from Studland beach
- Firewood sold on site; 15 minutes by footpath to pub and shop
Unpowered grass tent site 6 x From £18/€21.18/A$31.74/US$22.73/CA$28.93/CHF21.76/SEK223.08/DKK157.51/NOK215.15/ISK2,916/ARS2,716.13/CLP18,788/PEN83.21/$34.78/ZAR354.49/PLN96.82/R$107.55/CZK522.96/RSD2,487/HUF8,347.55/RUB1,506.02/CN¥152.28 per night
- Peaceful dog-friendly paddock pitches in the Oxfordshire countryside
- A 20-minute drive from Blenheim Palace and 40 minutes from Oxford
- Walk 20 minutes to the country pub in Barford St Michael village
Paddock unpowered grass tent site 6 x
- Nearly-wild camping field in a rural Lanarkshire location
- A 40-minute drive from Irvine and Glasgow city centre
- Part of a working smallholding; close to Loudoun Hill
Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site 6 x
- Pop-up campsite in rural surroundings near Heathfield, East Sussex
- Blackberry Farm Park and Bateman’s House and Garden 15 minutes’ drive
- Back-to-basics grass pitches five minutes’ drive from shops and pubs
Unpowered grass tent site 6 x Unpowered grass caravan site 6 x From £30/€35.30/A$52.91/US$37.89/CA$48.21/CHF36.26/SEK371.80/DKK262.52/NOK358.59/ISK4,861/ARS4,526.88/CLP31,314/PEN138.69/$57.97/ZAR590.82/PLN161.36/R$179.24/CZK871.60/RSD4,145/HUF13,912.58/RUB2,510.04/CN¥253.79 per night
- Overlooking the seashore on the coastal path a mile from Aberaeron
- Spectacular views of the Llyn Peninsula and north Wales mountains
- Outside barbecue area with firepit
1 bedroom cabin (double) 2 x From £75/€88.26/A$132.27/US$94.72/CA$120.53/CHF90.65/SEK929.50/DKK656.29/NOK896.46/ISK12,151/ARS11,317.19/CLP78,285/PEN346.72/$144.93/ZAR1,477.04/PLN403.40/R$448.11/CZK2,179/RSD10,364/HUF34,781.44/RUB6,275.09/CN¥634.48 per night
- Glamping site on a farm on the edge of the Wye Valley
- Close to the Brecon Beacons, Symonds Yat Rock and River Wye
- Indoor and outdoor cooking facilities, plus a heated bathroom
The Garden Room 1 bedroom lodge 2 x From £360/€423.63/A$634.89/US$454.65/CA$578.56/CHF435.12/SEK4,461.59/DKK3,150.21/NOK4,303.02/ISK58,327/ARS54,322.50/CLP375,766/PEN1,664.24/$695.68/ZAR7,089.79/PLN1,936.32/R$2,150.94/CZK10,459.21/RSD49,745/HUF166,950.91/RUB30,120.42/CN¥3,045.50 per 3 nights
Why pick a fire-friendly campsite?
Get ready for the glow
Nothing quite beats huddling around a campfire, no matter the time of year. It’s a thing that’s founded on simple pleasures – there’s telling ghostly tales while keeping an eye out for werewolves, cooking stews and sausages over the embers, more or less successfully singing along to the guitar… the list goes on. Whether these activities are your established camp classics or you’re yet to try them out, Pitchup.com is the place to find a fire-friendly campsite near you.
A blazing fire is a handsome sight against pretty much any backdrop, but it’s still worth giving thought to the kind of scenery you’re looking for. After inspiration? We’ve got campsites where you can sleep surrounded by lakes and/or mountains, pitches in the middle of woodlands that rustle with wildlife and fire-friendly sites close to the coast…
And that’s without exploring the hundreds of campfire-friendly glamping options out there – a best of both worlds choice that blends pre-pitched comfort with the primitive pleasure of stoking the flames.
You might also want to take your pack to a dog-friendly site where fires are allowed– if so, keep your pet on a lead in case the sight of all those neatly-stacked sticks proves too tempting…
Few planning on cooking over a campfire aim for the heady heights of haute cuisine (after all, you’ve got our gastronomic delight collection for that). That said, just like kitchen cooking, you can boil, roast, fry, and grill food on a campfire, or simply wrap a potato in foil and stick it in the flames to bake.
For most other techniques, you’ll need at least some equipment, but this option still has the potential to be less bulky than bringing a barbecue along. One nifty tool that may come in handy is a collapsible cooking tripod, where you can hang your Dutch oven or light-weight frying pan.
Top tips for a smooth trip
Light your fire like a pro
Fire-building – much like ice skating, surfing or building a tent – is one of those things that looks simple but takes practice to get right. Basically, it’s all in the layering – start off with your tinder, surround it with a generous amount of kindling, put some small sticks on top and gradually work your way up to the bigger logs.
If you’ve never tried building a campfire before, consider having a read of our fire-building guide. Print it off if you’re looking for a wild-style break without your phone (or if you need something to scrunch up to get the flames flickering). Sites may also lay on bushcraft courses to help get you started.
As any good Scout or Guide can tell you, fires need to be built, burned and extinguished responsibly.
Building: while a cone-shaped heap of logs is a good way to get a fire burning, oversized pyres are out.
Burning: if your site doesn’t already have designated campfire areas, pick a place with sandy or earthy ground, away from overhanging trees and a safe distance from tents – those floaty sparks and embers may look pretty, but they’re also a potential risk to your surroundings.
Extinguishing: even when the flames have died down, your campfire may remain extremely hot for several hours. If in any doubt, pour cold water over the embers before turning in for the night, stirring some ash into the earth until the fire’s completely out.
Newcomers to camping are often surprised that some campsites ask that guests only buy firewood directly from the site. These rules aren’t to help the owner make a quick buck – they’re in place because whenever you move wood, you’re at risk of moving insects and tree diseases too.
Campsite owners who ask that you don’t bring wood from home – or worse, forage for it in protected wildlife habitats on site – are simply trying to protect the delicate balance of their local area’s ecosystem. A small price to pay to make sure that campfires can continue at as many sites as possible.
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Weather looking uncertain? Get back-up at a fire-friendly site with electricity.
All those earthy and woody smells that swirl around a campfire are great, but they do tend to hang around after the event. Pick a site with a shower to easily do away with any unwanted odours.
…then pack up and go
Many sites will sell some of the following items on-site, but any self-respecting campfire connoisseur will have the following in their back pocket:
Matches, a lighter or a flint fire-striker
A tinder box
Disposable firelighters (to be hidden after the fire is lit to avoid allegations of cheating)
Firewood (unless you’re asked to buy it on site)
A sharp knife to cut up smaller twigs
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