Flanked by Derwentwater and fells, this site almost guarantees great views. Its 250 grass and hardstanding pitches are laid out in fields, which stops the site from feeling so vast. It has plenty of amenities and is a short walk from the village.
In nearby Cockermouth is Jennings Brewery. The 180-year-old brewery draws water from its own well to brew its beers. Take a guided tour of the brewery and round it off by sampling the goods. The shop sells ales, ports and branded gifts. For details, visit www.jenningsbrewery.co.uk.
The 200-year-old mill is the focal point here. The stunning site is on the River Ure and its pitches are set in 14 acres of meadows. Facilities include washblocks, launderette, shop and play area. Kayaking and archery are available on site.
Quench your thirst for ale knowledge with a tour of the Black Sheep Brewery. If the tour’s tasting session leaves you wanting more, join the Boots and Beer walking festival in September. Visit www.blacksheepbrewery.com
Blackland Lakes is set over 15 acres of countryside near Marlborough Downs. Its 180 pitches are spread over seven tree-lined paddocks. Amenities include a shop, a play area and three small lakes – two for fishing. Washing and laundry facilities are housed in a log cabin-style block.
The family-owned Wadworth Brewery in Devizes is keen on brewing traditions. Local deliveries are made by horse-drawn dray and it employs the UK’s only Master Brewery Cooper. Pop into the visitor centre to see them at work and taste the results in the bar. Visit www.wadworth.co.uk for details.
Meadows, woodlands and lakes surround the 65 spacious pitches of this family-owned site. There is an organic farm and coarse fishing, while nearby are scenic trails and popular attractions. Facilities include a washblock, launderette, games room and a bar serving meals.
If you develop a taste for the local tipple visit the Victorian-era St Austell brewery to see how it’s made. Discover its history, watch the brewing process and end your tour in the bar before picking up goodies to take home. To find out more visit www.staustellbrewery.co.uk.
This six-acre site has 40 non-regimented grass pitches. All have hook-up and many have stunning views over the Suffolk countryside. Follow one of the walks from the site to visit the village’s pub and shops.
The home of Greene King IPA is in the heart of Bury. Soak up the history of the famous ale in the museum before popping to the working brew house to see how it’s produced. Visit www.greeneking.co.uk for tour times and prices.