Bryony Symes
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Hiking is a great way to explore the great outdoors! Bryony Symes picks 10 of the best campsites for getting out and about on foot

1. Scottish beauty

Take on the mighty Cairngorms from Glenmore Campsite, which has direct access to the shores of Loch Morlich and plenty of scenic trails. Walkers should keep an eye out for deer, otters and golden eagles.

2. Dawdle around Dartmoor

The adults-only Woodland Springs Touring Park is surrounded by farmland in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, where you can stroll the moors accompanied by sheep, ponies and other animals. The site shop can provide local cider for an evening tipple after a long walk!

3. Take in the sights of Snowdonia

From the charming Graig Wen campsite, there is direct access to the Mawddach Trail, perfect for those wanting to explore the estuary on foot, and the site is surrounded by the stunning scenery of Snowdonia. Tourers are welcome from 1 March to 3 January.

4. Worth the wait

You can't get a better location for the Pembrokeshire Coast Path than Newgale Campsite, which is just off a mile-long sandy beach. Unfortunately, this site isn't open all year, but you can book now for when it reopens at the end of March.

5. Scenic Shropshire

Situated right on the border between England and Wales, Daisy Bank Caravan Park has the backdrop of the Shropshire Hills to provide plenty of great walking trails to choose from. Plus, the site is open all year for those who are feeling brave enough to face a winter chill.

6. Fell walking

Moss Side Farm is a family-run site in the southern fells of the Lake District National Park, with no shortage of stunning scenery, and lots of footpaths that lead from the farm itself. It's also open all year, and Broughton-in-Furness is a 30-minute walk.

7. Farm fresh

As a busy working farm, Gillside Farm campsite promises a truly rural experience, with the fells of the Lake District providing some really spectacular views. You can even buy milk and eggs from the farm, for your pre-hike breakfast in the mornings.

8. Après hike

The Waterloo Inn is in the heart of Derbyshire's dramatic Peak District, surrounded by excellent walking and adjacent to the Tissington Trail, a very popular bridleway, footpath and cycleway. Plus, the cosy country pub is just a few steps from your van, so you can enjoy a pint after your hike.

9. A touch of luxury

Perched on the edge of the South Downs National Park, Concierge Camping has luxury facilities to refresh you after a long day of walking, including fabulous Emperor pitches with day-living Safari tents for cooking and lounging away from the confines of your caravan.

10. Child-friendly Cheddar

For a slice of the slow life, pitch up at Petruth Paddocks, a relaxed campsite with a live-and-let-live vibe. Somerset's glorious walking and the stunning vistas of Cheddar Gorge are right on your doorstep, ready to be enjoyed all year round.

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