Camping is the best adventure in the UK!

We recently read Go Outdoor’s blog on ‘The Great British Outdoors Index’. They’ve collated a lot information into a lovely list of the top searched for adventures in the UK. We are so pleased to see that camping is the best adventure in the UK! We obviously would’ve guessed this, but the 5,273,500 annual google searches really goes to show how much us Brits love to camp. Read the blog here. 

Over 5 millions google searches for camping last year

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A faraway tent pitch at Beech Estate Campsite in Sussex

The pandemic saw a huge surge in camping trips being booked due to the uncertainty of travelling abroad, but it doesn’t seem to have stopped there. With new campers pitching up for the first time and seasoned campers taking even longer breaks, it’s great to see the same faces appearing at Pegs and Pitches campsites again this season.

Why camping is the best adventure in the UK

We think it’s easy to see why camping came out on top as the best adventure in the UK. There’s a whole list of reasons why we love camping:

  • Time with family and friends with no distractions
  • Time in nature
  • Taking things back to basics
  • Campfires!
  • Campfire food
  • It’s a cheap holiday
  • Time to get away from the city
  • Country walks
  • Country pubs
  • Time away from technology
  • It’s an eco friendly, sustainable holiday

Walking adventures in Sussex - Beech Estate Campsite

Walks at the campsite and nearby

Coming in fourth on the list of the best adventures in the UK was walking, with 1,172,500 searches last year, Why not combine your camping trip with a beautiful country walk? We’re lucky enough to have a 600 acre woodland to wander at Beech Estate Campsite and if that’s not enought to keep you occupied, then you can stop off halfway at one of our local country pubs. It really is easy to combine some of your favourite activities to make camping the best adventure in the UK.

Both Pegs and Pitches Campsites are a stones throw from the South Downs National Park, making them the perfect spot to camp if you’re looking to experience some lovely country walks
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Glamping adventure at Wild Boar Wood Campsite in West Sussex

Read more about glamping at out sister site, Wild Boar Wood Campsite

Camping near the South Downs

The South Downs National Park came out as the most popular National Park in the UK, seeing 2.31 million visitors annually! With hiking, mountain biking, camping and so much more on offer for your adventure, it is an incredible spot that we feel lucky to be so close to. As well as being perfect for adventure activities, it’s also host to a plethora of other things to do. With countless vineyards, quaint villages, adventure parks, National Trust properties, castles and more, it’s hard to find a reason not to visit!

Country camping in Sussex

Seven sisters – a beautiful spot, not far from the campsites

Try a Pegs and Pitches Campsite for your camping adventure

There’s still time to book your camping pitch or bell tent for this year. Camping is the best adventure in the UK, so don’t miss out! Click ‘book now’ at the top of the page to check our availability, or give us a call in the office on 01273 980218. We’d love to see you!

If you’re looking to visit us with a group of friends of family, we have you covered too. Check out our group camping options for Beech Estate Campsite. You can find information about exclusive hire of Wild Boar Wood Campsite and it’s nine bell tents here.


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