CAMPSITES.CO.UK REVEALS ITS 2023 CAMPING AND GLAMPING AWARD WINNERS

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CAMPSITES.CO.UK REVEALS ITS 2023 CAMPING AND GLAMPING AWARD WINNERS: One of the UK’s go-to camping and glamping booking platforms, Campsites.co.uk, announces its much-anticipated Camping and Glamping Award winners for 2023. 

Th annual Campsites.co.uk Camping and Glamping awards highlight the best camping, glamping, and touring sites across the UK, celebrating those who have gone above and beyond for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year.

From the simplest, tucked-away camping spots to family-friendly holiday parks with swimming pools or luxurious glamping sites with oh-so-welcome hot tubs – there’s a favourite for all.

The awards span various categories, including ‘Best Campsite’, ‘Best Glamping Site’ and ‘Most Unique Site’. Other specific categories include ‘Greener Site Award’ and ‘Best Coastal Campsite’.

The awards also spotlight the ‘Best Budget Campsite’, which proves that unforgettable camping memories don’t need to come with a price tag.

The 2023 Campsites.co.uk overall award winners include: 

• Best Campsite: Watermouth Valley Camping Park, Devon

• Best Caravan Park: Tregarton Park, Cornwall

• Best Glamping Site: East Thorne, Cornwall

• Best Family Campsite: Wooda Farm Holiday Park, Cornwall

• Best Adult Only Site: Longnor Wood Holiday Park, Derbyshire

• Most Unique Site: Living Room Treehouses, Powys, Wales

• Best Budget Campsite: Boskenwyn Manor, Cornwall

• Top Dog Award: Longnor Wood Holiday Park, Derbyshire

• Best Newcomer Award: Silver Fern Glamping, Ceredigion, Wales

• Greener Site Award: Wild Camping Wiltshire

• Best Holiday Park: Highlands End Holiday Park, Dorset

Martin Smith, the founder of Campsites.co.uk said,

“Choosing gets tougher each year, but these sites went the extra mile. A huge congratulations to our winners, thank you for setting the camping bar so high!” 

Winner (UK): Wild Camping Wiltshire, Wiltshire, Marlborough 

This off-grid campsite lives by the motto ‘respect the natural world, leave no trace’. Situated over three acres of paddocks and woodland, the site does it upmost to protect the local surroundings, with no electricity, mains water or light pollution. The previous winner of a Green Tourism Award, the site has also implemented a wild flower meadow and new trees to help with sequestering carbon. They even have their own borehole which uses solar energy to pump and filter the water!

Guests comments include:

‘It’s a beautiful place with loads of wildlife’ Helen S.

‘If you are looking for a quiet site in unspoilt countryside, this is the place. It is off-grid and concentrates on being eco friendly. Each space is surrounded by a generous wildflower border’ Carol M.

Runner up: Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Cornwall, Porthtowan 

An eco site of the glorious Cornwall Coast with scenic sea views. The green park is passionate about their local community and the environment, which is why they also run the Down to Earth Foundation. Through the foundation, the site works hand in hand with the community to increase biodiversity and create corridors for wildlife to move around the park. The site has planted thousands of trees, carefully choosing species that thrive in their soil and can withstand the powerful winds that drive the onsite wind turbine. There is also a community garden that grows fruit and vegetables, much of which is cooked up in the onsite canteen that specialises in plant based dishes!

Guests comments include:

‘Incredibly well-maintained site, really well-thought-out layout. Lovely community feel and ethos behind it.’ Bergitte M.

‘Wonderful community, location and food.’ Knox K.

Runner up: Woodfrys Farm, Dorset, Shaftesbury 

Guests can pitch up on wild-style waterside pitches at this eco haven. Since opening, the site has planted over 4300 trees and continue to find room for plenty more. They started farming here back in 2018 and are slowly restoring the holding to create a productive farm and campsite which is rich in wildlife.  To encourage locals to get involved, the owners also host annual community planting events every year to engage the community. To top it off, the site also provides each pitch with a compost bin to ensure all waste is disposed of correctly! 

Guests comments include:

‘The location was stunning and each pitch felt like a secluded little meadow.’ Sarah C.

‘The stay was very quiet. Nature was lovely. I met a couple of robins that said hello to me on both days.’ Colin P

The full list of award winners, including regional winners, is available on the Campsites.co.uk website here: https://www.campsites.co.uk/awards