Writer reveals his top campsites

The editor of camping guidebook 'Cool Camping Britain' has outlined some of his favourite campsites in the UK.

Compiling his list in guardian.co.uk, Jonathan Knight chose some of his favourite campsites in Wales, England and Scotland, from hillwalking havens to coastal retreats.

In Scotland, Kinlochleven was identified for praise, with Knight commending in its breathtaking views; combining all that is great about the Scottish landscape by offering both towering mountains and still lochs.

Wales got the nod twice, with the coastal resorts of Gwynedd's Gyrn Goch and Newgale in Pembrokeshire as the best examples of what the country's coastline offers visitors.

In England, The Secret Campsite in East Sussex and North Yorkshire's Hooks House Farm were also given as prime examples of what has made camping's success endure for generations.

Praising Hooks House Farm, sky.com reports Knight as saying it "is most definitely a campsite with a view".

He added: "It sits high up on the hill above town and from its grassy field sloping gently down towards the sea you can watch the tide wash in and out over the whole sweep of shoreline, or gaze across a colourful patchwork of sheep and cow-dotted fields, woods, rolling hills and moors. It's also the perfect base for beginning - or ending - the classic coast-to-coast walk across the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Lake District."