Best places to go camping in essex

With owners from kings to commoners, this medieval hunting forest is home to ancient trees over 1000 years old.

Peaceful giants - just imagine what these magnificent living sculptures have lived through and the stories they could tell.

Browse our collection of the best campsites in the UK below or use the filter tab on the right hand side to help you refine your search. So, come and help yourself to a hefty chunk of nurtured nature, and a slice of pizza, too.

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Nestling on the banks of the River Great Ouse and with fantastic views of the historic working mill, our campsite offers a great place to park your caravan, motorhome, pitch your tent, or enjoy a stay in our brand new camping pods. There are thousands of campsites in the UK and we’ve been working hard to bring you a collection of the only the very best.The award-winning holiday park offers a swimming pool, toddlers' pool, games room, ten-pin bowling, playground, toddlers' corner, bar, bistro, family room and function suite.Where: Brighouse Bay Holiday Park, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway (01557 870267; 18 April-31 October How much: two adults and tent £11.90, children £1.40 4.Great Langdale Campsite nestles below the towering Langdale Pikes, in one of the best walking and climbing areas in the Lake District.

There's lots to see and do in the valley, and there's even a National Trust pub, the Sticklebarn, just down the road.

This remote valley with towering mountains, cascading screes and an awe-inspiring lake, is an adventurer’s paradise.

The campsite sits between Wastwater and Wasdale Head and provides immediate access to the highest fells in the Lake District, including England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike.

"The beach is easily, if steeply, accessible from the site, and it's never packed because there isn't a car park quite close enough for the typical moto-sapiens," says Andy.

Where: Three Cliffs Bay Caravan and Camping Site, North Hills Farm, Penmaen, Swansea, Gower (01792 371218: Easter-October How much: family tent (two adults and two children) £14, small tent (two adults) £11 2.

Follow the changing fortunes over a 500 year period and enjoy the tranquil cottage garden whilst you're there.