May Bank Holiday adventures… in your TentBox!
May Bank Holiday adventures… in your TentBox!

May Bank Holiday adventures… in your TentBox!

Last update by Rachel
May 23, 2023

May Bank Holiday is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for an adventure, there’s no better way to experience the great outdoors than with a TentBox. We’ve been TentBoxing for a few years now and have gathered the team’s experience to come up with some top suggestions for a May Bank Holiday adventure – illustrated with some awesome pictures from the TentBox Community!

Explore the Lake District

The Lake District is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and for good reason. With its stunning landscapes and endless opportunities for adventure, the Lake District is the perfect place to spend your May Bank Holiday. There are plenty of campsites in the area, so you can easily set up your TentBox and spend your days hiking, kayaking, or simply soaking up the scenery.

For those who love the comfort of a campsite, we recommend checking out the Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park for its epic views and convenient location.

Alternatively, there are plenty more remote places to pitch up – check out these campsites on Pitchup or these camp spots on Park4night.

Head to the coast

If you’re looking for a seaside adventure, there are plenty of coastal towns and villages to explore in the UK. From the rugged cliffs of Cornwall to the quaint fishing villages of Northumberland, there’s something for everyone. With your TentBox, you can camp right by the sea and wake up to the sound of crashing waves. Don’t forget to pack your wetsuit and surfboard!

Over in Cornwall, we love Penvose Farm for its closeness to Watergate Bay and chilled vibes, the staff is super friendly and you’ve got a great view of the old airport hangars across the valley.

Another epic, almost on the beach campsite we’d recommend is Ocean Pitch in Croyde, North Devon. They’ve just re-opened for the season so it’s worth a visit if you’re nearby!

Go wild camping

For a true adventure, why not try wild camping? With your TentBox, you can set up camp in some of the most remote and beautiful spots in the UK. Just make sure you follow the Leave No Trace principles and leave the area as you found it.

Being legally free to roam, Scotland is a particularly good place for wild camping with vast landscapes and stunning scenery. Our TentBox Community is filled with great recommendations, why not have a little look before planning your adventure?

Explore the national parks

The UK is home to 15 national parks, each with its own unique landscapes and wildlife. From the rugged mountains of Snowdonia to the rolling hills of the Peak District, there’s plenty to explore. With your TentBox, you can camp right in the heart of the national parks and spend your days hiking, cycling, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet.

Snowdonia is an ideal option for TentBoxing. While it’s mostly known for Mount Snowdon, it is also home to a range of other peaks, lakes, and forests. The park offers a variety of camping options, including traditional campsites and wild camping areas. We’d recommend checking out Llyn Gwynant, Cwm Bychan, and Nant Gwynant for TentBoxing.

Take a road trip

Why not hit the open road and explore some of the UK’s most scenic routes? The North Coast 500 in Scotland is a popular choice, as is the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. With your TentBox, you can camp along the way and take your time exploring all the sights and attractions. Just make sure you plan your route carefully and check any COVID-19 travel restrictions before you set off.

If you can extend your Bank Holiday Weekend to a few more days, then we’d highly recommend considering the NC500. The North Coast 500 website is host to many itinerary options for any type of road trippers.

Cold water swimming

A TentBox is the perfect option if you’re a keen cold water swimmer. It offers flexibility (camp anywhere you want, without the need for a designated campsite), comfort (sleep on a comfortable mattress inside the roof tent, with protection from the elements) and mobility (easily drive to different locations without the need for extra equipment or packing and unpacking camping gear).

From experience, we’d highly recommend the Lake District. One spot to check out is Buttermere, a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and forests.

Further north is Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It’s the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain, perfect for cold water swimming, and the area also offers plenty of other outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and fishing.

No matter what you choose to do this May Bank Holiday, a TentBox is the perfect way to experience the great outdoors. With its easy setup and comfortable sleeping arrangements, you’ll be able to focus on the adventure ahead. So pack your bags, grab your TentBox, and get ready for an unforgettable Bank Holiday weekend!

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