Train to tent: 10 brilliant UK campsites you can reach on public transport

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Bert’s Kitchen Garden, Llŷn Peninsula

Twenty camping pitches and 2 safari tents beryllium among wildflower meadows connected a 200-hectare workplace extracurricular the tiny colony of Trefor connected the bluish seashore of the Llŷn Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s a treehouse and enactment swings for the kids, portion the large gully for grown-ups is its seasonal kitchen-garden edifice for meal and luncheon each day, and meal six nights a week (drinks and cocktails are garnished with herbs from the garden). There’s a backstage shingle formation and you tin prosecute paddleboards and kayaks astatine the adjacent sandy beaches of Porth Iago oregon Aberdaron. Take autobus 30 from Caernarfon oregon Pwllheli to Ganolfan, from wherever it’s conscionable implicit a half-mile locomotion down the lane to the site.
Adults from £22 a night, children from £10, two-night minimum, bertskg.com

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Hertfordshire

A 17-pitch tract among the greenish spaces of the 4,000 hectare Lee Valley Park connected the Essex-Hertfordshire border. Choose betwixt 12 riverside oregon 5 woodland pitches with basal amenities, including a compost toilet, acold h2o pat and solar-powered lights. Take the bid to Broxbourne, from wherever it’s a 10-minute locomotion to the campsite. You could besides rhythm 17 miles on the River Lee navigation towpath from London.
Pitches from £22pp a night, visitleevalley.org.uk

Guilden Gate Smallholding, Hertfordshire

Guilden Gate

Choose betwixt a yurt and a renovated campervan successful either a coppice woodland oregon the “Secret Garden” reached via an oak doorway astatine this tract little than an hr connected the bid from London and conscionable 15 minutes from Cambridge. The owners supply their ain seasonal veggie-box strategy (asparagus and rhubarb successful May, sprouts and leeks successful December), on with fruit, herbs, mushrooms, chromatic and eggs. Take the bid to Royston, past the 17 autobus to Park View, from wherever it’s a five-minute locomotion to the smallholding.
Two nights from £250, guildengate.co.uk

Brook Lodge Farm, Bristol

With buses moving from Bristol close to the entrance, this camping and caravan parkland is casual to scope without a car. In the historical hamlet of Cowslip Green, the workplace dates from the 1730s and is simply a beauteous spot with a watercourse winding crossed the writer park, plentifulness of mature trees and abundance of wildlife. Many conservation initiatives are successful spot too, from bat boxes to operation of wildlife corridors. Close to the Mendip Hills, the country is large for walking, birdwatching and cycling.
Pitches from £10 a night, positive £4 adults, £3 children, brooklodgefarm.com

Tapnell Farm, Isle of Wight

Tom’s Eco Lodge - eco pod - outside

Safari tents, wood cabins, ecopods and “modulogs” (log-built pods for groups of up to six) diagnostic astatine this innovative workplace parkland successful the north-west of the island, wherever onsite facilities see a restaurant, bar, motorcycle prosecute and slip-n-slide aqua parkland with huge, free-fall drops. Take the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth, past Southern Vectis 27 autobus to the farm.
From £360 for up to 8 for 2 nights. Two-night cycling interruption for 2 from £350 successful the ecopod, oregon £500 successful the Modulog oregon Dome, including luggage transportation (by electrical cargo bike) from ferry astatine Yarmouth and rhythm prosecute from Yarmouth and backmost (electric bikes further £50), tapnellfarm.com

Ty Du Farm, Llanelli

This is simply a back-to-nature, car-free campsite connected a tiny wildlife-friendly workplace with conscionable 5 pitches and a seven-metre imperial doorbell structure (sleeps up to eight), wherever the owners, members of the Greener Camping Club, promote children to research the woodlands and cod firewood. Walks and rhythm rides connected creaseless tracks pb to Furnace Pond, Swiss Valley reservoir and section beaches. Take the autobus L2 oregon 128 from Llanelli to Felinfoel, from wherever it’s a 20-minute locomotion to the site.
Pitches from £15 positive £5pp a nighttime (kids free), glampingcampingtydufarm.co.uk

Graig Wen, Gwynedd

Graig Wen Camping and cottages Wild Snowdonia Escapes www.graigwen.co.uk

Pitch successful much than 16 hectares of car-free sheltered glades and secluded meadows, oregon caput up precocious connected a bluff overlooking Mawddach estuary successful the confederate portion of Snowdonia nationalist park. It’s a basal tract (compost loos, blistery ablution trailer and drinking h2o taps), and 600 metres from the Mawddach Trail beneath the foothills of Cadair Idris – large for cycling on the erstwhile railway enactment that runs from Dolgellau to Barmouth connected the coast. Take autobus 28 from Fairbourne railway station, inquire to get disconnected astatine Graig Wen betwixt Arthog and Penmaenpool.
Pitches from £20 a night, graigwen.co.uk

La Valette, Channel Islands

A household campsite connected the France-facing eastbound broadside of the Isle of Sark (between Guernsey and Jersey), wherever you tin aquatics astatine the adjacent Grève de la Ville bay with views crossed to Alderney. The tract is basic, but there’s a ablution block, toilets and washrooms and you tin besides prosecute a pre-erected structure oregon pods for 3 oregon four. Sark is car-free – instrumentality the ferry determination (several sailings a time successful summertime from Poole oregon Portsmouth, changing successful Guernsey), past tractor to the site.
Adults £11 a night, children £5; pods from £39, sercq.com

The Lazy Duck, Cairngorms

The Lazy Duck, Cairngorms The duck house

New owners Phil and Sarah are breathing caller beingness into this well-established glampsite successful the Cairngorms nationalist park. There’s a pre-pitched safari structure (sleeps six), 3 off-grid cabins and a bunkhouse with wood-fired blistery tubs and sauna, positive yoga and massage successful the wellbeing studio. Phil runs guided upland biking successful adjacent Abernethy forest. From Aviemore oregon Inverness, autobus 37 stops astatine Nethy Bridge; inquire for the Causar Shelter halt from wherever it’s a five-minute locomotion to the site.
Safari structure from £348 for a three-night play oregon 4 nights Mon-Fri for 2 adults and 2 children, lazyduck.co.uk

Abbey Home Farm, Cotswolds

A family-friendly integrated workplace campsite adjacent Cirencester wherever you tin campy successful a car-free tract with basal amenities (compost loos, acold h2o taps and blistery state showers) and views crossed Cotswold farmland, oregon enactment successful a yurt campy (good for groups), shepherd’s hut oregon chromatic cottage. It’s a five-minute stroll done the woods to the site’s workplace store and cafe, and determination are farms walks, tours and activities for kids. Catch autobus 881/855 from Kemble railway presumption to Cirencester, from wherever it’s a 40-minute locomotion on the farm’s ain footpaths oregon a 10-minute rhythm to the campsite.
Adults £8, children £4, theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

Richard Hammond, writer of The Green Traveller (Pavilion, £18.99). Order a transcript for £16.52 astatine guardianbookshop.com

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