Inspired By Springwatch? Take a Camping Holiday to Visit one of Springwatch 2018's Filming Locations

Nature lovers may well be watching Springwatch 2018. If you are, you may well have been inspired to take a camping trip to enjoy one of the filming locations featured on the programme. Below, you will find details of three places shown on the television programme, along with suggestions for where you can camp when you go to visit them:

Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire

Most of the filming for the Springwatch series is done on the Sherborne Estate in the Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire. This beautiful National Trust property is full of diverse wildlife, as has been demonstrated to great effect on the show. You can visit the Lodge Park before exploring the Sherborne estate on a series of pleasant walking trails. Throughout the summer, you can listen to a series of nature talks and then enjoy a delightful afternoon tea. For example, on the 18th July, Dr Cathy Horsley from the British Bumblebee Conservation Trust will be talking about these vital pollinators. You can see details of the talks and book here:

Camp at: Far Peak Camping

Isle of Unst, Shetland

As far removed from the Sherborne estate as it is possible to be in the British Isles, segments of this year's Springwatch were also filmed in Shetland, on the isle of Unst, which is closer to Oslo than it is to London. Unst is the northernmost inhabited island of the British Isles, with giant cliffs, sea stacks and sheltered bays which make it a major breeding ground for a wide variety of seabirds, and also a great place to spot a range of marine creatures.

Camp at: Gardiesfauld Hostel & Campsite

RSPB Fairburn Ings, Yorkshire

Another intriguing site covered on the programme was this former industrial site in Yorkshire that has been fully reclaimed by nature and is now another great place to spot some wildlife. Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve is one of a number of beautiful locations in and around the Aire Valley where you can enjoy the natural world. Why not check out this nature site before heading north west up the Aire Valley and seeing other natural attractions in the Yorkshire Dales?

Camp at: Squires Caravan & Camping or Moss Hagg Farm Campsite

Watching wildlife programmes can inspire you to get out there and see the splendours of spring and early summer for yourself. Take a camping trip to see things in real life, not just on your TV screen.