Top UK Campsites for ‘Workations’

April 10, 2021

Campsites open up in the UK on April 12th for the first time in over 6 months, and with international travel off the cards this year camping trips are set to be even more popular than ever.

Combined with the fact that many of us are still working from home and going back to the office doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen any time soon, there has never been a better time to consider a ‘workation’. 

Workation: “A workation is a vacation that allows you to work remotely while integrating elements of leisure that let you unwind, relax and be more productive.”

For many of us, an internet connection and a laptop is all we need to be able to work effectively and there’s nothing to say you have to be chained to your desk at home. You could be sat at a camping table outside your tent in one of the UK’s National Parks, or overlooking the beach by the coast – giving new meaning to the term remote working.

Read on for some of the best campsites to work from in the UK.

Workations in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most peaceful and inspiring National Parks in the UK with its towering Wainwrights and bottomless lakes. It’s no wonder that classical artists and writers travelled here to create their best work. If it’s good enough for Wordsworth, it should be good enough for anyone! 

Quiet Site Caravan Park is right in the heart of the Lake District, close to the shores of Ullswater with lovely walking trails all around. It’s the perfect place to pitch up for a week and work in total relaxation. 

The Quiet Site also offers locally made Glamping pods which you can work from. Why wouldn’t you want to make this your office for a week (or longer)? 

Workations in The Cotswolds 

The Cotswolds is the third largest protected space in the UK after The Lakes and The Peaks, and is home to rolling hills and quaint villages made from golden Cotswold stone. As well as the golden villages set amongst the rolling hills, the area is typified by old growth Beech and native grasslands which is quite rare in the UK. 

Denfurlong Farm is a beautiful little camp site located in the heart of the Cotswolds. Quite a basic site, Denfurlong Farm would be best suited to a self contained campervan with a power supply given that there is no electric hookup at this rural campground. If you’re looking for a back-to-nature escape in the heart of the Costwolds, this could be the perfect spot! 

Workations in The Peak District

Rolling hills, gritstone outcrops and incredible bike riding can all be found in the Peak District. If you’re looking to combine work with leisure then spending a bit of time around this area is the ideal scenario. Work from the comfort of your camp chair in the morning and explore the magnificent trails by foot or by bike in the afternoon – what could be better? 

Lickpenny Caravan Park on the eastern outskirts of the Peaks is a well established site with hard standing for caravans, electric hookups and an on-site shop. The site is ideally located for Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell, as well as being a short drive from some really great hikes in the heart of the National Park. 

There are plenty of gorgeous campsites all over the country where you can enjoy being surrounded by nature but also carry on working as if you were at home. And thankfully, searching for, and booking campsites has never been easier with  

There really hasn’t been a better time to start working remotely!



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