Best Campsites which are Adult Only 2018
Getting away for a camping trip whether that’s a weekend or even longer can be very relaxing and even good for your health. While camping with children can be fun, if you really want to relax and get away from it all an adult only campsite can be the best way, no kids running around screaming and a more relaxed atmosphere wherever you go. Here we look at the best adult only sites we have visited.
This is part of our series looking at the best campsites in the U.K to visit in 2018. This article just focuses purely on adult only camping, some of the other categories we have reviewed included, Dog-Friendly campsites and best campsite that allow campfires.
Clover Fields Touring Park – Buxton
Longnor Wood Holiday Park – Buxton
Orchard Park Campsite – Boston
Woodland Gardens Caravan Site – Fife
Clover Fields Touring Park Review
Cloverfield campsite is a great site to explore the wonders of the Peak District – while not as magnificent as the Lake District, the Peaks is a great place to learn to map read, hike etc as you’re never too far from help, plus it has some of its own unique characteristics which makes it special.
The site is a picturesque site, with great hedges around to help keep most of the traffic noise which is a bonus.
We were welcomes by Jan, who is extremely friendly and showed us to our pitch, plus a great source of knowledge about the local area if your unsure what to do. There was plenty of space on the field with greatly sized pitches with little hedges between each space allowing for a bit of privacy.
There is a cafe on site, which we didn’t use which seemed extremely popular so must be good, plus I saw them delivering breakfast and papers to the different pitches – which could be extremely useful if you’re after a relaxing break and not to worry about a thing. There is also a small onsite shop which sells all the essentials you may have forgotten to pack.
The toilet block was extremely clean and modern which was lovely to use after a long day walking. Nothing beats a hot shower and a few cold beers after a long trek.
The site is very close to Buxton, close enough for you to get a taxi at a reasonable rate so you can enjoy a meal out and a few drinks without worrying about who is driving,
If you want to take your four-legged friend with you, then there is a great little dog walk, plus a pond to walk around, which from the signs I believe you can fish but we didn’t see anyone fishing so not 100% certain.
Overall this site is the perfect base to explore Buxton or Derbyshire. A great site ran by an amazing owner, it’s one of the nicest and friendliest adults-only sites we have visited, well worth visiting. If you own a caravan or motorhome this is the site for you, from speaking with the owners I got the impression they were experienced caravan owners and decided to create a list of everything a dream caravan site should have and then they have gone out and built it, but they still offer a great service to people who use tents.
Longnor Wood Holiday Park Review
Another trip to the Peak District and I wanted to try a different campsite, while I loved the Clover Fields stay and would have been happy to return to the area as was getting more and more into fell running and wanted to try more difficult terrain. This site again is located near Buxton.
I went alone on this trip as was just using it as a base for trail running, I was in training for my first ultra, but that’s a different story, so just had my small Vango tent and myself.
After a few hours of trail running, getting back and stepping into a warm shower is much needed and the site didn’t let me down, the showers were lovely and warm. The pitches were extremely flat and protected from the wind. During the night we got a decent amount of rain, but you would not have known the next morning – the drainage is top notch on this site.
The owners were super friendly and very helpful and some thought has been put into the layout as its well planned.
Waking up in the morning and opening the tent some stunning views makes this place extra special, it’s just the countryside you can see for miles.
If you have a four-legged friend, this site had a dog walking field, not that I needed to use it, but it’s always handy to know. If you fancy heading to the nearest pub there is a free minibus service which picks you up and collects you – great touch, but I wasn’t in any type of mood for drinking – I just wanted to get my head down and sleep, which is why I picked an Adult only site for the training run.
There is a small onsite shop selling the main essentials – I meant to go back and have a proper look to see exactly what they sold but forgot. It seemed like the basic essentials you can expect on most campsite shops.
The one thing which really stood out for me was the dog wash, there is a doggy shower next to the shower block allowing you to clean up your dog after a longs days walk – great little touch.
Overall I loved this site, it was a great place to get a good night’s sleep after a very long trail run. Its modern, fresh and the owners are really friendly that will go the extra mile to help you.
Orchard Park Campsite Review
Located in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, this campsite has it all. Set over 5 acres, this campsite really has it all, plus its really really peaceful and tranquil.
Whether you want to relax with a lovely stroll around the park, do a spot of fishing or just enjoying a beer or two this site has got it all on site.
Just up the road is great little golf course if golf is what you prefer.
One of the great things about the site is the Saturday night entertainment on a Saturday evening in the club bar. We went during the autumn months and the shower block had underfloor heating which is a bonus when it’s cold outside.
The site is open all year round, and the site has an onsite cafe – we didn’t use it, but did try the pub just across the road which did amazing food at great prices. Even though the site wasn’t busy, the cafe was – which is usually a good sign of quality.
The camping field has two water station which is great meaning wherever you camp, you are only a short walk to fill up your water bottles, which is great, it makes such a difference. The site is very clean and the owners are super friendly.
The site is also slightly more hi-tech and more like a hotel than most, you use a “smart card” to enter the site, enter the toilet block etc which makes you feel secure.
While most of the field is open fields, there are a few hedges offering privacy and breaking up the site, so it just doesn’t look like one huge field.
There is also a 24-hour Tesco just up the road which is great meaning you don’t have to take all your food with you and just in case you forget to pack something.
The campsite is located just a few short miles from the historical town of Boston, it’s quite small but a very much traditional type of town, well worth visiting.
We went with the sister and brother in law, they loved it – he could fish all day and she could explore Boston, do a bit of shopping and just generally relax.
If you want to explore Lincolnshire or Boston or just have a relaxing weekend away then this is a must visit site. The owners really are friendly and caring and want you to enjoy your stay.
Woodland Gardens Caravan Site Review
Located in the lovely county of fife, this small but beautiful site is amazing for a weekend away or a little longer. The site only has 20 pitches so if you really want to visit book early and the site is only open 6 months of the year.
There are some amazing facilities I have ever experience and even better they were free toiletries inside to use – not that we needed to use them, there is a great recreational room which is great for the traditional Scottish weather for someone to get away from it. There is a comfy sofa and large TV, but the best thing in there is the huge fridge freezer to help keep your food chilled.
There is a lovely beach that took around 30 minutes to walk too as well as a local pub a short walk from the campsite, it serves good food at a reasonable price.
The owners really do care about you have a great holiday and nothing is too much for them, Craig and Jan really will do offer a 5-star camping site and fife itself has lots to offer.
I would really really recommend this site to anyone. It’s one of the best adults-only sites, actually, it’s one of the best campsites I have ever visited.
This is the perfect site for exploring Fife and having a relaxing weekend away.
This was a difficult choice, but it has to go to Clover Fields Touring Park in Buxton. It is really one of the nicest campsites I have ever stayed at, not just adult only campsite, but campsite. The owners, location and just the general feel to the site makes you relaxed the minute you arrive until you leave. Nothing is to much trouble for them.
A close second was Orchard Park Campsite, it really was a great weekend away and the site had everything we needed for a lovely weekend away.