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Best of British Campsites

If you love camping then you will love the folding camper from Opus camper. Camping is incredible because you benefit from a relaxed holiday in the heart of the countryside, and you can get back in touch with nature. However, some people aren't partial to camping due to worries about cold tents, too much mud and the stress of setting a tent up. Opus Camper takes away any worries you may have and offers a comfortable compromise to both tents and campervans.

Now that spring has arrived it's time to make full use of your folding camper and explore the incredible settings that Britain has to offer. From luxury sites offering yurts to basic one field sites for tents, Britain has it all. We've carefully picked the four best motorhome - friendly sites that also offer plenty of amenities, beautiful scenery and proximity to attractions.

Clippesby Hall, Norfolk Broads
Clippesby Hall is located in the Norfolk Boards close to Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and provides a perfect base for exploring the National Park. The site is huge, with a plethora of facilities including an information centre providing excellent information about the area, an onsite pub, swimming pool, mini-golf course and adventure playground: you could have an entire holiday without leaving the site if you wanted. The camping pitches are spread across eight distinctive areas, providing you with a choice of secluded pitches set in woodland, and more family-oriented areas.

Westland Farm, North Devon
Westland Farm is a small campsite set on a farm on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. The site is seven miles from the seaside town of Combe Martin and 14 miles from Woolacombe; which is popular for surfing. The camping field's vantage point provides a view of a little lake, a babbling brook and farm animals. This beautiful spot is perfect for a romantic getaway or a peaceful family holiday. Electric plug points and campfire facilities are provided, as well as a clean shower block. If guests are lucky, the friendly owners will allow them to collect eggs from the chickens or help feed pet lambs in spring.

Trellyn Woodland, Pembrokeshire
Based near Abercastle in the unspoilt Pembrokeshire country this is great base to explore both coast and countryside. It is a short drive to the nearest beaches: Abercastle beach is just 100 metres walk where you can find rock pools and soft sand. The campsite is set in 16 acres of woodland with a beautiful stream and scenery that Coolcamping.co.uk describes as "magical". Although Opus campers come complete with their own kitchen, you might want to try the wonders of Trellyn's "field kitchen", which consists of a canvas lean-to equipped with gas stove and cooking apparatus.

Ruthern Valley Holidays, Cornwall
This is the perfect place for a family camping holiday, as the site is packed with good facilities and the location is within easy reach of beaches and Cornwall's finest attractions. This secluded spot is close to Bodmin Moor, where you can visit the railway and history museum, and it's only a short drive from Polzeath or Rock beaches. The woodland setting is brimming with wildlife so it's perfect for children and birdwatchers alike. Additionally, Ruthern Valley has a children's play park, football pitch and site shop selling local produce.

Britain is brimming with great opportunities to camp if you open your eyes. Popular spots include Wales, Cornwall and East Anglia, but Cumbria and Scotland are popular choices too. If you're taking your Opus camper just remember to check that the site permits caravans, and also make sure you pick a site with electricity points and a good shower block. If it has all that, plus some sumptuous scenery, then you're good to go! Happy camping!