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Winter camping and outdoor holidays

Winter walking along the trail to Stickle Tarn at Sticklebarn and the Langdales, Cumbria
Winter walking along the trail to Stickle Tarn at Sticklebarn and the Langdales, Cumbria | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

For those who love an outdoor adventure whatever the season, we have a number of campsites that are open all year. So whether you're bringing a motorhome, campervan or tent, or you fancy a stay in a cosy pod, we’ve got the perfect winter camping getaway.

Winter holidays make for a great time to explore some of the UK’s coast and countryside. From cycling and hiking to wildlife-spotting trips, there's still so much to discover at this time of year, and our campsites offer the perfect base for your trip.

When you stay at one of our campsites this winter, you can wake up to picture-postcard scenery. With crisp frost-covered grass, misty sunrises and impressive wildlife displays, it's a magical time of year for a holiday. So why not wrap up, escape into nature, soak up your surroundings and see where your adventure takes you?

What’s more, every time you book a holiday with us you help to care for these special places for future generations.

Plan your winter adventure

Stourhead Estate Motorhome Site and the surrounding area, Wiltshire

Stourhead Estate Motorhome Site, Wiltshire 

The five-pitch motorhome site at Stourhead is perfectly placed in a quiet corner of the estate, close to the house, garden and acres of countryside walks. As a campsite guest, you have free entry during opening hours here and at all National Trust places.

Kingston Lacy Motorhome Site, Dorset

Kingston Lacy Motorhome Site, Dorset 

The motorhome site at Kingston Lacy is surrounded by grassland and ancient trees, and a short walk from everything the estate has to offer. With free entry during opening hours, you can explore the lavish house and classic English garden fernery, parterre and kitchen gardens. There's lots of space to run and play and it's a great base for exploring Dorset.

The area surrounding Weston Farm Motorhome Site, Dorset

Weston Farm Motorhome Site, Dorset 

This quiet site is in the grounds of an old dairy farm with sea views to the south and expansive views across farmland. It's a 30-minute downhill stroll to the local beach, Chapman's Pool. It's perfectly placed for exploring the Jurassic Coast, and five minutes from the South West Coast Path.

An aerial view of Castle Ward Caravan Park and Strangford Lough, County Down

Castle Ward Caravan Park, County Down 

Tents, motorhomes, campervans and caravans are welcome here, and the site also offers camping pod accommodation. Located in a quiet corner of the Castle Ward Estate, enjoy views over Strangford Lough — famous for its wintering flocks of Pale-bellied Brent geese from the Canadian Arctic. Take a stroll along one of the many walking trails the area has to offer and discover ancient woodlands, landscaped gardens and sweeping parkland.

A pod at Waterclose Meadows Campsite, Cambridgeshire

Waterclose Meadows Campsite, Cambridgeshire 

Situated right next to the twin villages of Houghton and Wyton, Waterclose Meadows is the perfect location to explore the local area. There are several walks and cycle ways connecting to the nearby villages of the Hemingfords. There are grass pitches suitable for caravans, motorhomes and tents, all complete with electric hook-ups, and fully-equipped camping pods.

Llanborth Campervan Site, Ceredigion, Wales

Llanborth Campervan Site, Ceredigion 

You'll find this tucked-away campervan site behind two Victorian National Trust holiday cottages at Penbryn, a tiny hamlet only 400 metres from the beach. It's the perfect spot for walking and exploring the countryside, ideally suited for nature lovers and beach fans, whatever the season.

The pods at Eskdale Campsite, Lake District

Eskdale Campsite, Cumbria 

Set in eight acres of meadow grassland, Eskdale sits in the valley at the foot of England's steepest road — the Hardknott Pass. With space for tents, motorhomes, campervans and pods, it's a tranquil base in the heart of the Lakes for walkers and lovers of the outdoors.

Great Langdale Campsite, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria

Great Langdale Campsite, Cumbria 

The Langdale Pikes tower above the site making Great Langdale a particularly dramatic spot to pitch up for a holiday in the outdoors. A relaxed, natural site, this award-winning campsite offers a wide selection of pitches, as well as a collection of wooden camping pods.

A campervan at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria

Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria 

This campsite is on the western shore of Lake Windermere. Take in the views around Ambleside and Windermere during your winter break. The site features traditional pitches, camping pods, safari tents and space for campervans. Campers have direct lake access with lots of walks and cycle ride routes from the site.

Wastwater, near Wasdale Campsite, Lake District, Cumbria

Wasdale Campsite, Cumbria 

Wasdale is an ideal base for walkers, with space for tents and campervan pitches with hard standings and limited electric hook up. The site also offers heated camping pod accommodation, as well as tipis. Its impressive location will see you based between Wastwater and Wasdale Head — perfectly placed for tackling the Lake District’s highest fells.

Walkers admiring the view of the Eskdale Valley, Lake District

Discover your next adventure

Resist the urge to hibernate and experience the best the season has to offer with an outdoor holiday this winter. Mix relaxation with adventure at our campsites that are open throughout the year.

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Camping and glamping terms and conditions 

If you’re planning on camping with us, you can read the terms and conditions that apply to our camping, caravan, campervan, motorhome and glamping sites.