The Top 9 Best Camping Apps - UK Edition

The Top 8 Best Camping Apps - UK Edition

We’ve tested the best camping apps on the market and have managed to filter them down to these top few. There are others out there that would still be handy for you to use on any of your adventures, but we’ve decided that these are the 9 best camping apps we could find!

 

WikiCamps UK App

1- WikiCamps UK

WikiCamps - Website
WikiCamps UK For Android - Free

WikiCamps UK For iOS - £0.99


- Use this to find camping spots on the go or in advance using it’s map of campsites!
- It claims to have the largest UK database of campsites, day stops and hostels.
- Includes information on various campsite facilities, photos (including customer photos), reviews and prices, so you can see exactly what you’re getting.
- Allows you to filter down which campsites are shown on the map based on features such as it being free, allowing dogs, having toilet facilities, having shower facilities, having electricity and much more.
- Add your favourite campsites to a “Favourites” list, so you can come back to those spots that catch your eye with ease.
- Plan out a trip by marking your route with which campsites you’d like to stop off at and mark/share your progress as you go with friends.
- It also works offline, so if you find yourself in the wilderness it shouldn’t be a problem!
- It’s available in various other countries such as Australia, USA, Canada and New Zealand.
- There’s also other bonus features included such as a camping checklist, a satellite dish pointing tool, a chat forum, a compass and many more!

 

SearchForSites App

2- SearchForSites

SearchForSites - Website
SearchForSites For Android - £5.99 after free trial
SearchForSites For iOS - £5.99 after free trial


- Very similar to WikiCamps UK, except this includes campsites and day stops in Europe as well as the UK.
- Currently has 37,000 places to stay throughout Europe including overnight parking spots, wild camping spots and campsites.
- Includes information on various campsite facilities, photos (including customer photos), reviews and prices, so you can see exactly what you’re getting.
- Allows you to filter down which campsites are shown on the map based on features such as it allowing dogs, having toilet facilities, having shower facilities, having electricity and much more. 
- Add your favourite campsites to a “Favourites” list, so you can come back to those spots that catch your eye with ease.
- Plan out a trip by marking your route with which campsites you’d like to stop off at and filter by certain types of roads you’d like to take such as avoiding toll roads, motorways or ferries if you’re travelling on a small budget.
- It also works offline, so if you find yourself in the wilderness it shouldn’t be a problem!

 

Geocaching App

3- Geocaching

Geocaching - Website
Geocaching For Android - Free or £24.99 a year for premium version
Geocaching For iOS - Free or £24.99 a year for premium version

 

- This is a great game for making family walking more entertaining for the kids! 
- Thousands of people are hiding treasures around the UK and you and your kids could be the ones to find them.
- Simply look for a Geocache on the map on the app and start your hunt.
- Geocaches could be anything in any shape, size and any difficulty to find. 
- When you find it, add your name to the logbook and share the good news online.
- Remember to put the Geocache back after you’ve found it though, so you don’t spoil the fun for others!
- Get hints for where the Geocaches are in the description and message other players for even more clues if you’re struggling.
- Award points for Geocaches you like the most and search for Geocaches with the most points!

 

Sky Walk 2 App

4- Star Walk 2

Star Walk 2 - Website
Star Walk 2 Free For Android - Free
Star Walk 2 Premium For Android - £2.99
Star Walk 2 Ads+ For iOS - Free
Star Walk 2 Premium For iOS - £2.99


- Put your phone up to the sky and learn about the star constellations and planets you can see during any camping adventure.
- Discover a whole world you never knew existed!
- Includes information on stars, constellations, planets, satellites, comets, asteroids, spacecraft, nebulas and other night sky objects in augmented reality right from pointing your phone camera at the sky.
- Has detailed information on each part of the sky you are interested in with 3D models of the stars/planets, facts and interesting stories about them.
- Move to different nights to see what the sky looked like on those days or what they’re going to look like in the future and learn about those stars/planets ect too.
- Learn about astrology news stories and discoveries as they happen.

 

Sun Seeker App

5- Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker For Android - £5.99
Sun Seeker For iOS - £9.99

 

- Track the sun’s path to help you know the position it will be at a certain time of day to help make your camping adventures even better!
- Great for planning out which camping spot to pick to make sure you’re in the sun in the morning or afternoon- Whichever is preferred!
- Also great for planning out where and when to stop on walks for lunch and any photography that you may do during them too.
- Easy to see where the sun will be and when with the 3D augmented reality model of it on your phone screen.
- Find out when the sun rises and sets in different locations too simply by searching for it.
- Also works offline, so if you go walking in the middle of nowhere with no internet connection this shouldn't be an issue!

 

View Ranger App

6- ViewRanger

ViewRanger - Website
ViewRanger - Video
ViewRanger For Android - Free or £4.99 a year for premium version and £24.99 a year for each country map pack upgrade
ViewRanger For iOS - Free or £4.99 a year for premium version and £24.99 a year for each country map pack upgrade

 
- Easily discover, plan and track your walking routes on your camping getaways!
- Download and follow route guides by major outdoor brands, official tourism bodies, national parks, expert travel writers and a global community of millions of explorers.
- Use the route guide to see details and information on tracks when planning your expedition.
- Also upgrade to see great walking routes in 23 countries.
- Use augmented reality to see landmarks around you and also use it to track your walking path, so you never get lost!
- Works offline and without any signal, so again if you ever find yourself hiking in the middle of nowhere, this shouldn’t be a problem.
- Used and trusted by thousands of outdoor professionals and over 400 Search And Rescue teams across the UK, Europe, US, and Canada.
- Also works using your Apple Watch and other brands of smart watches.
- Flyover in 3D virtual reality to get a 3D bird's eye view of your route if you prefer this to the 2D map. Use this either during the walk or while planning it.
- Record and share your walk’s statistics such as times, distances, altitudes and speeds with friends on social media.
- Track where your friends and family are during the walk by seeing their location on the map, so you never lose each other again!

 

All Trails App

7- All Trails

All Trails - Website
All Trails - Video
All Trails For Android - Free or £29.99 a year for premium version
All Trails For iOS - Free or £29.99 a year for premium version

 

- Explore 100,000+ trail maps!
- Browse walking route information, photos and reviews from the huge community of hikers.
- Narrow down routes by difficulty, length, review ratings from other hikers, kid friendly only, dog friendly only and more.
- Follow your trail on a map as you go and track your pace, distance, elevation and max speed. Share these statistics with your friends and family too on social media!
- Works offline, so it doesn’t matter how far into the wilderness you venture.
- Also works using your Apple Watch and other brands of smart watches.
- Know what to expect next on your walks with real-time map overlays including air quality, satellite weather, pollen, and light pollution.

 

Dark Sky App

8- Dark Sky

Dark Sky - Website
Dark Sky For iOS - £3.99

 

- Down-to-the-minute forecasts tell you exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you're standing.
- Full accurate 24 hour and 7 day weather and temperature forecasts for any location.
- Lets you track the exact path of any potential rain storms approaching using a radar animation, so you can make sure you stop off to eat before you get caught in it or avoid it altogether if possible!
- Set up custom notifications to easily alert you of any upcoming weather changes/hazards such as rain, thunderstorms, pressure changes, flooding, hurricanes, temperature changes, strong winds and more.
- See historical weather conditions in a precise location from the past or future using Time Machine.
- Also works using your Apple Watch.

 

Park4Night App

9- Park4Night

Park4Night For Android - Free or £9.99 a year for premium version
Park4Night For iOS - Free or £9.99 a year for premium version

 

- More than 140,000 places for you to stay over in your camper for free, ranging from simple car parks to beautiful landscapes!
- Many of the locations have reviews and photos left by the community, so you can easily identify which ones are good and which ones are best to avoid!
- See all of the potential stopovers on a live map, so you can easily see where they are.
- You can also upgrade to allow it to work offline, so you can still use it in remote places where your phone signal doesn't quite stretch to!

BONUS: Free Website - WildCamping Moonfruit

Top Aires
Wild Camping UK
Pub Stopovers


- Easily find any free places to stop off during your travels!
- Explore the recommended wild/free camping spots, pub stopovers and Aires in the UK and Europe.
- Just make sure you zoom in where you are on the map and it will be easier to see the locations people have added.
- Add it to your Favourites on your browser to easily find free camping spots on your next adventure!