There are few more rewarding feelings than pitching your tent and spending the night beneath the stars. Whether you want to escape to a remote mountainside or nd an idyllic coastal campsite, there are some spectacular locations to discover. From New Zealand to Finland, this is our pick of the best places to camp around the globe.
The southwest of England feels a million miles from the rest of the UK. The campsites on Dartmoor and Exmoor are fantastic places to pitch a tent, while you’ll nd spots with unbeatable vistas along the craggy cli s that sweep down to the Atlantic on the north Devon coast. Come in autumn, when you can watch a huge red sun dip slowly over the horizon.
Mount cook national park New Zealand
You can’t talk about camping without waxing lyrical about New Zealand’s out of this world landscapes. Mount Cook is the country’s highest mountain and the entire surrounding rugged region is the South Island’s nest outdoor playground. Views from the campgrounds here are simply staggering.
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs Scotland
The scattered peaks, valleys and villages of the Tros- sachs – often called the Highlands in miniature – make an incredibly scenic backdrop for a camping trip. Amid these romantic lochs and glens you’ll nd everything from sprawling caravan parks to remote wild camping spots; be sure to read the Outdoor Ac- cess Code before you go.
The Alps France
The dominion of skiers in the winter months, the Alps transform as the snow thaws. Once the balmy spring weather arrives, so do hikers and campers. You’ll nd beautifully fresh alpine air and quaint villages nestled in the foothills. It’s a magical place to camp, made all the more special by the glittering night sky above.
Vancouver Island British Columbia
Vancouver Island’s mind-blowingly diverse ecosystem gets ever more wild as you head north. Pacific
Rim National Park and the West Coast Trail are spectacular places to set up camp – you might catch sight
of orcas breaching offshore, sea otters playing in the shallows or brant geese flying overhead.