Top Campervan Trips in the UK This Summer

If you’re planning to visit the UK this summer, have you considered a campervan trip? Worldwide camping and glamping location specialists Hipcamp, who have 1,000 options around the UK alone, have released the top picks for unique and unforgettable stays.

Kip & Nook  in Darlington, North Yorkshire offers a totally dedicated section of their site for campervanners. It’s a small, adults only site and open to those looking for a standard pitch, or one of their ultimate pitches equipped with pull up luxury wood fired hot tubs.

There’s Wi-fi at each pitch, water and power, as well as an elaborate communal area, which includes a yoga studio, a pizza restaurant, and a bar/cafe, with a ping pong table, pool table and darts board. Your hosts can arrange private yoga sessions for couples, or there’s the opportunity to join one of their timetabled classes. Their Karami Wellness Experience is the ultimate oasis for relaxation with a sauna, cold plunge pool, outdoor shower & seating area with a fire pit. Prices range from £50 to £100 per night.

DJs and dancing for music loving vanlifers

Bredy Farm near Bridport, Dorset is an over 18s campsite with van pitches where you are within a half-hour walk of the beach with pitches on both sides of the River Bride. The Mead side of the river is more open and better for larger vehicles and larger groups too. Those are most definitely welcome here – in fact its groups and music lovers who will like this easy-going campsite the most. It has its own bar, The Cider Shed, and on the weekends, there’s live music and DJs in The Rattle Shack, where there’s dancing until 2am.

At its heart, Bredy is still a working farm even through it has diversified into camping, food, drink and festivals. Plus, if you book one of the festivals through Hipcamp your booking includes the ticket price – BeCider Seaside 18 (24th-26th of May, Bredy Reunion (11th-113th of July) and BeCider Seaside 19 (23rd-25th of August). From £33 per night.

Scottish island sunsets

Port Nan Gael – offers van camping on the Isle of Mull in Scotland, west facing to enjoy idyllic sunset views over Loch Scridain and, if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. With large, spacious pitches, Wi-Fi, hot showers, electric hook-up, an outdoor pot wash and a pub on site which serves food, this is the perfect stopover for those taking the ferry to Iona or staying a bit longer to enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, fly fishing or watching wildlife on the loch. £24 per night.

River Wye pitches

Digeddi Wildlife Camping near Hay-on-WyePowys, Wales continues to be a hit with van campers, offering huge pitches with stunning river Wye views and paddleboarding/ kayaking available a stroll away. With an abundance of wildlife to be spotted, Hay Bluff to be hiked from the site, and the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye close by this traditional site has it all. From £15 per night.

Coffee, pizza yoga and massage onsite

Sunnyfield Campsite in Canterbury, Kent. If you’re looking for a place where you can camp, glamp and campervan together with friends, Sunnyfield is the place. It’s an off-grid site in a rural National Landscape (formerly AONB) so the night skies are predictably dark and starry and the hedgerows are teeming with life. The owner roasts his own coffee and serves it in the mornings at The Sunnybean Cafe, weekend massages and facials are on offer in the old barn, and there’s the occasional yoga session too. Perhaps, the biggest weekend crowd-pleaser though is the availability of wood-fired pizzas in the farmyard, a stroll down the lane. From £48 per night.

Cider Site

Penylan Farm in near Pontrilas, Herefordshire. Nestled between Herefordshire’s Golden Valley and the Black Mountains, Penylan is part of an artisan cider farm, and on top of a hill surrounded by farmland where there are the most amazing sunrises and sunsets and star-studded skies. There are a handful of dedicated camper pitches which have access to their own facilities and offer fantastic views. From £17 per night.

Historic Battery Site

Capel Battery WW2 Motorhome site in Dover, Kent. Perched on top of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, this spot boasts stunning views and is conveniently located between vibrant Folkestone and historic Dover. As the name suggests it is a historic World War II gun battery site with spectacular views of the English Channel. You’ve never seen a campsite like this before! From £25 per night.

Farm shop and wild swimming

Hawarden Farm Shop Campsite in Hawarden, Wales. The pitches here are next to an award-winning farm shop on the historic Hawarden Estate and perfect for those who ‘don’t do’ campsite cooking as you can toddle to the shop for breakfast, where the bakery turns out fresh delights daily, crafted from locally milled flour. Campers can enjoy the delights of the estate which include wild swimming sessions in the lake, exclusive tours of the castle and secret hideouts in the woods. Use of the Clubhouse and Hangout, two weather-proof areas with toilets, games, comfortable seating and kitchen facilities is included. From £49 per night.

Advanced Search Capabilities

Hipcamp offers a powerful search tool that allows you to find the perfect campervan pitch for your needs. The search tool includes various filters that you can use to refine your search results:

  • Campervan Hook-up Types: You can search for pitches that offer different types of hook-ups, such as electric, water, and sewage hook-ups. This feature allows you to find the perfect pitch that meets your specific needs.
  • Vehicle Access: You can search for pitches that offer easy access for your campervan. This feature is especially useful if you have a large campervan that requires a lot of space to maneuver.
  • Permitted Vehicle Length: You can search for pitches that allow campervans of a specific length. This feature is useful if you have a long campervan that requires a larger pitch.
  • Map Showing the Nearest Dump Stations: You can use the map feature to find the nearest dump stations to your location. This feature is especially useful if you need to empty your sewage tank.