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Peak District in top five places to camp in UK

North Lees Campsite, in the Peak District is one of the top five places to camp in the whole of the UK
North Lees Campsite, in the Peak District is one of the top five places to camp in the whole of the UK

As the country basks in sunshine there is no better time to enjoy a holiday in the great outdoors and the Peak District has made it on to the top five places to camp in the UK.

Taking a spot in the top five is North Lees Campsite where camping starts at just £7 per person per night.

Outdoor retailer Black’s, which conducted the survey, said: “If you love the great outdoors, it’s hard to beat camping in the mountains. Watching the sun go down behind peaks and waking early as the morning mist rises from the summits are surely two of nature’s greatest spectacles.

“You don’t need to scale the Alps to enjoy majestic mountainscapes, with some stunning mountain campsites such as North Lees found right here in England.”

England’s longest gritstone cliff, Stanage Edge, is within walking distance of North Lees Campsite so it is no surprise that climbers and hikers are drawn here.

The site sits nestled in meadows, surrounded by trees and dry-stone walls in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

The birds, bees and a little stream flowing through the site complete this picture of rural perfection.

There is space for 60 tents with seven additional camping pods. It has basic but ample facilities for all as well as a track at the back of the site.

Other sites which made the list include Gwerniago Farm in Snowdonia, Caolasnacon in Argyll, Baystone Bank Farm in the Lake District and Ynysfaen in the Brecon Beacons.