If you love heading out into the great outdoors, putting up your tent and waking up surrounded by great views, beautiful landscapes and nature at its best, then here's a quick overview of the sorts of places where you can camp with us.

Camp under the stars at some of the most beautiful spots in the great outdoors. Camping is a great way to get back to a simpler life. So, grab your tent, your bits and bobs and get ready for an outdoors experience. If you’re not sure about what sort of camping is for you, we've listed a few bits and pieces that vary between our campsites, to give you a better idea of what's important to you.

Campsite facilities

A common feature on a lot of our sites is the amenity block with toilets, showers and sinks for washing up. However, we also have more back-to-basics sites and some, like St Gabriel’s Campsite on the Golden Cap Estate in Dorset (which is a SSSI), don’t have toilets or showers but do provide for chemical disposal and also standpipes for fresh running water – so you’ll need to be prepared!

At Crom campsite, County Fermanagh, there’s a shop on site where you’ll be able to stock up on essentials or grab an ice cream. Often, campsites can be near local farmer’s markets or close to villages with shops and pubs. Our site at Lansallos in Cornwall has a mobile grocer’s van that comes round  a few times a week in the summer months. You should get a good feel for what’s nearby from the campsite’s own page.

Several sites have a communal campfire that you can gather around at night while the sun sets and the stars come out. Others have communal BBQ areas, and wet weather areas that you can make use of if jumping in puddles or singing in the rain isn’t for you. It’s best to read the descriptions and make your own mind up about the level of facilities you’re comfortable with.

Cars

Most of our sites will have a car park, but it might be a walk away from where you pitch your tent, so be prepared to carry your belongings across a field. Some sites supply wheelbarrows or even staff to help though.

Booking

Several of our campsites you can book online, others you just pitch up at and pay. Do be aware though, not all of our campsites are manned and payment is made by either dropping off cash or a cheque into a box, so if you haven’t paid in advance you’ll usually need to bring your chequebook or some cash!

Ground rules

There will often be rules around group size, arrival times, lighting fires, using disposable BBQs, dogs, and play areas.  Several campsites publish their guidelines online, so you’ll be able to check them out before you go. Some sites might ask you to sign a code of conduct for your stay.

Camping should be about kicking back and relaxing so we try and keep the rules to a minimum, but you’re generally always responsible for clearing up after yourself and leaving your pitch as you found it.