Train to the stage: 10 great campsites in the UK that can be reached by public transport |  Camping holidays

Train to the stage: 10 great campsites in the UK that can be reached by public transport | Camping holidays

Bert’s Kitchen Garden, Llŷn Peninsula

Twenty campsites and two safari tents are set amidst wildflower meadows on a 200-acre farm outside the small village of Trefor on the north coast of the Llŷn region of exceptional natural beauty. There is a tree house and cribs with rope for children, while the big draw for adults is the seasonal garden restaurant for breakfast and lunch every day and dinner six nights a week (drinks and cocktails garnished with herbs from the garden). There is a private pebble beach and you can rent rowers and kayaks on the nearby sandy beaches of Porth Iago or Aberdaron. Take bus 30 from Caernarfon or Pwllheli to Ganolfan, just half a mile from the lane to the site.
Adults from 22 £ at night, children from 10 £at least two nights, bertskg.com

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Hertfordshire

A 17-acre site between the 4,000-acre Lee Valley Park green spaces on the Essex-Hertfordshire border. Choose from 12 riverfront locations or five wooded areas with basic amenities such as a composting toilet, cold water fountain and solar panels. Take the train to Broxbourne, a 10-minute walk from the campsite. You could also cycle 17 miles along the Lee River towing track from London.
Posts by 22 £ at nightvisitleevalley.org.uk

Guilden Gate Smallholding, Hertfordshire

Guilden Gate

Choose between a yurt and a refurbished caravan either in a flooded forest or in the “Secret Garden” which can be reached via an oak door in less than an hour by train from London and just 15 minutes from Cambridge. . The owners provide their own seasonal vegetable program (asparagus and rhubarb in May, sprouts and leeks in December), along with fruits, herbs, mushrooms, honey and eggs. Take the train to Royston and then bus 17 to Park View, a five-minute walk from the small farm.
Two nights from £ 250, guildengate.co.uk

Brook Lodge Farm, Bristol

With buses running from Bristol right at the entrance, this campsite and caravan park is easily accessible without a car. In the historic Cowslip Green settlement, the farm dates back to the 1730s and is a beautiful spot with a stream that crosses the park with grass, lots of mature trees and plenty of wildlife. There are also many conservation initiatives, from box bats to wildlife walkways. Close to the Mendip Hills, the area is ideal for walking, bird watching and cycling.
Places from 10 £ per night, plus 4 £ for adults, 3 £ for children, brooklodgefarm.com

Tapnell Farm, Isle of Wight

Tom's Eco Lodge - eco pod - out

Safari tents, wooden cabins, ecopods and “modulogs” (made of pods for groups of up to six) are available at this innovative rural park in the northwest of the island, where on-site facilities include a restaurant, bar, bicycle rental and slip-n water park. slide with huge free fall drops. Take the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth and then the Southern Vectis 27 bus to the farm.
From 360 £ for up to eight for two nights. Two-day break by bike for two of 350 £ in the ecologicalpod, or £ 500 at Modulog or Dome, including baggage transfer (by electric bicycle) from the ship to Yarmouth and rental of bicycles from Yarmouth and back (electric bicycles extra 50 £), tapnellfarm.com

Ty Du Farm, Llanelli

This is a car-free return camping on a small wildlife farm with just five pitches and an seven-meter (maybe up to eight) imperial bell tent, where the owners, members of Greener Camping Club, encourage children to explore the woods and collect firewood. Walking and cycling on smooth routes lead to Furnace Pond, the Swiss Valley Reservoir and local beaches. Take bus L2 or 128 from Llanelli to Felinfoel, a 20-minute walk away.
Posts by 15 £ plus 5 £ per night (children free), glampingcampingtydufarm.co.uk

Graig Wen, Gwynedd

Graig Wen Camping & Vacation Rentals Wild Snowdonia Escapes www.graigwen.co.uk

Pass more than 16 hectares of car-free protected plains and secluded meadows or climb a bluff overlooking the Mawddach estuary in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park. It is a key location (compost depots, trailer with hot shower and drinking water taps) and 600 meters from the Mawddach Trail at the foot of Cadair Idris – ideal for cycling along the former Dolgellau Barmouth Railway . Take bus 28 from Fairbourne Rail Station, get off at Graig Wen between Arthog and Penmaenpool.
Positions by £20 One nightgraigwen.co.uk

La Valette, Channel Islands

A family campsite on the east side of the Isle of Sark overlooking France (between Guernsey and Jersey), where you can swim in the nearby bay Grève de la Ville overlooking the Alderney. The site is basic, but there is a block of showers, toilets and toilets and you can also rent a pre-installed tent or pods for three or four. Sark is car-free – take the ferry there (several flights a day in the summer from Poole or Portsmouth, changing to Guernsey) and then by tractor on site.
Adults 11 £ in the eveningchildren £ 5; pods from £39sercq.com

The Lazy Duck, Cairngorms

The Lazy Duck, Cairngorms The Duck House

New owners Phil and Sarah breathe new life into this established theater in Cairngorms National Park. There is a prefabricated safari tent (for six people), three off-grid cabins and a bunk bed with a wood-burning jacuzzi and sauna, as well as yoga and massage in the wellness studio. Phil rides a mountain bike with a guide in the nearby Abernethy forest. From Aviemore or Inverness, bus 37 stops at Nethy Bridge. request a stop at Causar Shelter, a five-minute walk from the site.
Safari scene from 348 £ for a three-day weekend or four nights Mon-Friday for 2 adults and 2 children, lazyduck.co.uk

Abbey Home Farm, Cotswolds

A family-run campground near Cirencester, where you can camp in a car-free field with basic amenities (no composting, cold water taps and hot gas showers) overlooking the entire Cotswold fields or staying at a yurt camp (good for groups), pastoral hut or stone cottage. It is a five-minute walk through the forest to the local farm shop and café, and there are farm walks, excursions and activities for children. Take bus 881/855 from Kemble Rail Station to Cirencester, a 40-minute walk along the farm trails or a 10-minute bike ride to the campsite.
Adults 8 £, children 4 £, theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

Richard Hammond, author of The Green Traveler (Pavilion, 99 18.99). Order a copy for 16 16.52 at guardianbookshop.com

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