New Year, New Campsites...

We've had an influx of new arrivals to the Cool Camping website recently, including campsites in the UK, Italy, Germany and Portugal. But one thing they all have in common: they're all great campsites!

So the holiday season is well and truly behind us. You’ve eaten your weight in turkey, spent your weight in… well… turkey, and the you-shaped sofa mould has finally gone. So rather than spend the January paycheck on that gym membership “you’ll definitely get round to using”, why not get some exercise the old fashion way.

We’ve dozens of brand new campsite discoveries just waiting to welcome you. From a giant glamping playground near the Yorkshire Dales to a campsite-cum-flight school in breathtaking North Wales, we’ve been busy finding new camping and glamping experiences for you. So blow off the new year cobwebs and get your 2014 off to a camptastic start!  

camp kátur

Kirklington, North yorkshire

This off-the-grid North Yorks glamping experience brings together a wealth of authentic abodes, thrilling outdoor activities and the very best eco-friendly facilities to ensure you a fuss-free stay of unbridled relaxation. Camp Kátur's busy events calendar includes cinema screenings, VW rallies, and this year's Grand Départ of the Tour de France. They're also happy to host your stag or hen do, and are even set up for weddings. Named after the Icelandic word for 'happy', you won't leave this stunning 15-acre site anything but.

aviemore glamping

aviemore, inverness-shire

Calling all ski junkies! Aviemore is the destination of choice for the UK's piste artistes. High on the northern fringes of the vast (1,748 sq mi) Cairngorms National Park, this Highland resort is a year-round base for outdoor enthusiasts of all persuasions. While accomodation at the resort proper is on the pricey side, these stylish timber pods offer an excellent value alternative. They're near enough the slopes to indulge in a spot of après-ski, but are away from the hustle and bustle of the resort so you can enjoy that all-important r'n'r.

lleweni parc

denbighshire, north wales

How many campsites do you know with their very own flight school? Take to the skies at this party-friendly private hire site in the hills of North Wales. Soaring 3,000 feet above the heather-hued hills of the Clwydian Range and the Dee Valley, you really can't argue with its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty tag. The Meadow is a car-free acre of blissfully tranquil riverside loveliness. And while facilities are sparse, that's all part of its off-the-grid charm.

secret valley

Goathurst, Somerset

Sitting pretty in the Quantock Hills, guests at this lush 400 acre organic farm-cum-glampsite have the 'arduous' task of choosing which type of accommodation to go for. Yurt? Shepherds Hut? Tipi? Wigwam? Reindeer Lodge? Secret Valley takes the phrase 'spoilt for choice' to a whole new level. The lush, verdant hills in this temperate corner of the West Country are also ideal for growing grapes, and Secret Valley boasts a very respectable vineyard – be sure to sample a glass or two of their signature rosè. Somerset wine? Who knew?

cwm tawel yurts

Maesteg, Mid-Glamorgan

The charms of the Lynfi Valley elude most tourists but its boundless, gambolling hills make this a pocket of authentic Welsh Valley's life. Started in 2010 by a group of like-minded locals, the blissfully peaceful Cwm Tawel (hard to believe Cardiff is just half an hour down the road) is an entirely community-run venture founded to promote traditional rural crafts and foraging. The glampsite boasts four genuine Mongolian yurts dotted around an idyllic valley meadow. And after a day's foraging, you can cook your bounty in the clay oven at the Celtic roundhouse.

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