Summer is the perfect time to go camping and enjoy the outdoors but one of the best things about camping is gathering around an open fire, having some of the best conversations with friends and family and roasting marshmallows or making s’mores. The problem is, most campsites no longer allow fires 🤯
Fear not, whether you’re looking campsites that allow fires in Scotland, England or Wales, then we’ve got you covered with this huge campsite list.
We’ve grouped campsites by locations and it’s worth noting while only some will allow proper ground built campfires, the rest of them at least allow the use of fire pits off the ground.
Campsites in England
England is a country that is rich in history and culture. From its sprawling countryside to its bustling cities, England has something to offer everyone. Visitors can explore centuries-old castles, stroll through picturesque villages, or take in the sights and sounds of London but if camping is more your thing, checkout this list of gorgeous campsites that allow fires.
Town Farm Camping, Leighton Buzzard
Town Farm Camping is a family friendly campsite situated on a working farm at the foot of Ivinghoe in the Chiltern Hills. Open campfires are allowed.
Matt Hatters, Cambridgeshire
Mad Hatters campsite is set in 5 acres of lovely environmentally friendly camping grounds including grassy fields, a pond, wildflowers and much more. Campfires are allowed.
Upper Hurst Farm, Derbyshire
Upper hurst farm campsite is set in the heart of the Peak District with panoramic views and is a perfect location for open BBQ’s and campfires.
Lee Meadow Farm, Devon
Lee Meadow Campsite is set in 27 acres of extensive woodland close to the golden sands of Woolacombe beach. This is a family friendly campsite allowing fires.
Little Roadway Farm, Woolacombe
Little Roadway Farm is a family-friendly campsite just 3/4 of a mile from Woolacombe Beach surrounded by green fields. Fire pits off the ground are allowed.
Litton Lakes, Dorchester
Litton Lakes is set in the beautiful Dorset countryside which has it’s own activity lake and onsite cafe. Open fire camping is allowed here.
Greenacres Campsite is set in the heart of the Forest of Dean close to the market town of Coleford. This is a family friendly campsite that allows campfires.
Hurst View, Lymington
Hurst View is a family-run campsite situated between Lymington and Milford-On-Sea in the New Forest. BBQ’s and campfires are welcome.
The Shottisham, Woodbridge
The Shottisham campsite is a small family-friendly campsite situated near the Suffolk coast in an AONB. Camping with open fires are permitted here.
Campsites in Wales
Nestled between England and Scotland, Wales is a country with a rich history and diverse culture. From its stunning coastal scenery to its quaint villages and lively cities, Wales has something to offer everyone. Visitors can explore castles and museums, hike in the mountains, or just enjoy the relaxed pace of life. Wales is also popular with campers and we’ve rounded up this list of campsites that allow fires in Wales.
Shell Island, Gwynedd
Shell Island has been welcoming tourists onto its 300 acre plus campsite since 1958. It is set on it’s own beach, is family friendly and allows campfires.
Llyn Gwynant, Gwynedd
Llyn Gwynant campsite has a back-to-nature camping feel and is situated beside a mountain near Snowdonia. Open fire pits are allowed at this site.
Nantcol Waterfalls, Llanbedr
Nantcol Waterfalls is an award winning campsite set beside a river and waterfalls. if camping with campfires is your thing, then this is the place.
Newgale is one of the oldest campsites in Pembrokeshire founded in 1935. This is a relaxed campsite opposite a beach and allows open fires.
Forest Fields, LLandrindod
Forest Fields is an award winning campsite situated in the beautiful hills of Mid Wales. Open BBQ’s and fire pits are allowed at this campsite.
Campsites in Scotland
There are few places in the world that can rival Scotland in terms of natural beauty. From the rolling hills of the Highlands to the rugged coastline of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas. And with its abundance of castles, whisky distilleries, and golf courses, Scotland is also a land of history and culture. In comparison to England and Wales you’ll find far fewer campsites here however we’ve managed to find a few campsites that allow fires in Scotland.
The Loft, Moray
The Loft Campsite is set in a peaceful location close to some wonderful beaches and lots of historic points of interest. This is one of few campsites in Scotland to allow fires.
Dumfries and Galloway
Balloch O Dee, Dumfries
Balloch O Dee campsite is situated on the edge of Galloway National Forest Park. This is a relaxed family friendly campsite that allows campfires.
Fortrose Bay, Highlands
Fortrose Bay campsite is right next to a beach and is a great location to spot Dolphins and explore the Highlands. It is also almost midge free and allows fires.