Domestic camping is more popular than ever now that you can’t go abroad for a while. So for your next trip away, why not take your four-legged friend? A weekend away with part of the family is great but bringing your dog makes it that much better. So we’ve rounded up a list of some dog-friendly campsites around the country you can visit.
Celtic Camping and Bunkhouses, South Wales
Starting off our list for the best dog-friendly camping and hiking locations is this stunning coastal campsite in South Wales. Situated up above the Irish Sea the campsite offers a great view of the coast and even a cove nearby to swim in. The site has all the comforts you’d want including electric hook-up, showers, and toilets. There are plenty of walking paths for you and your four-legged friends too.
Harry’s Meadow, Hampshire
Harry’s Meadow isn’t short on space so you can settle down and enjoy some peace. It’s a basic campsite with no electricity although there are composting toilets and gas-powered showers. You are a few miles from a nature reserve but don’t need to worry about finding somewhere to go. If you are looking for a quiet getaway where you can walk with your pet and enjoy nature, Harry’s Meadow is perfect for you.
Hillcrest Park, Richmond
If you’re looking to stay further north we’ve got that covered too. Hillcrest Park was once a working farm but is now just a fully-fledged campsite. Depending on your taste they have old buildings converted to cottages or a large area of land for campervans. You can also hire out a glamping pod if you fancy. The site has plenty to do with Barnard Castle nearby, the Bowes Museum, walking trails for you and the dog and even a bike park at Hamsterley Forest for the adrenaline junkies out there.
Chesters Estate, Jedburgh
Chesters offers a fairly unique camping experience compared to other locations on this list. You aren’t short of activities, you can relax in your wood-burning hot tub on a night after a day of hiking, fishing, wild swimming and more. Each safari tent has no electricity equipped with log burner stoves and is lit by candles and oil lamps, you do get a flushing toilet though. Chesters is a great camping site regardless if you are looking for a dog-friendly location or not.
Side Farm, Cumbria
You can’t say camping without thinking of the Lake District, packed with stunning lakes and rolling hills. Side Farm is no exception, sandwiched between Place fell and Ullswater lake. You can truly relax and enjoy your surroundings here, take a canoe onto the lake or hike through the surroundings with your four-legged companion. The site has toilets and showers but not much else and is a definite camping spot if you are looking for somewhere dog-friendly.
So there you have it, 5 great dog-friendly camping getaways. There’s plenty for you and your pet to do, plenty of long walks, great scenery and more than enough space. Just remember to double-check on local dog restrictions and the rules of the campsite before you go. And if you’re looking to step up your camping experience check out our fantastic range of van conversions to make your next camping experience truly great.