Camping is the perfect way to relax and get back to nature. But we know in some ways it can be quite overwhelming but there’s plenty of technology out there to keep you on track (figuratively and literally) when you’re on your travels. We’ve broken down our top app picks that can make your trip not only cheaper, but also a bit more enjoyable, relaxing, and safe.
Park4night is a free app that helps you find safe and serene spots to relax, spend the night, have a picnic, or clear your head. Fellow users post and review spots, helping you choose the perfect place for you. With over 140,000 places in the app, you’re sure to find the ideal spot for you and your camper.
What3words is a navigation app that allows you to find your exact position which you can share with anyone, from friends you are meeting to emergency services. The app works by giving every 3m square a unique combination of three words. What3words codes are accepted by over 85% of UK emergency services as well as the AA, and many UK delivery companies. An essential for safe travel when you don’t have access to an exact location.
This app helps you discover hand-picked travel. The app’s recommendations are hand-picked by a global community of travel experts and local insiders. This app is a perfect tool to find the best places to visit, stay and eat. The app can be used to book experiences and develop your own personal itinerary.
Windy is an excellent tool for weather forecast visualization. The detailed app is used by professional pilots, paragliders, skydivers, kiters, surfers, boaters, fishermen, and storm chasers. The perfect weather app for planning days out and checking for any unwanted turns in the weather to keep your camping kit safe!
Star gazing is the perfect camping companion. There’s nothing better than sitting around a campfire and looking up at the beautiful night sky. With this app, you can pinpoint the exact names, ages, sizes, and distances of the stars, planets, and constellations that you’re looking at. There is a light version of the app, but for £2.50 you can gain access to an ad-free version.
Audible is the perfect travel entertainment, perfect for hikers on the go, drivers on long journeys, and entertainment whilst you enjoy a day out and about or even relaxing in your tent or awning. Audible gives you access to audiobooks, podcasts, and exclusive audio content. An Audible subscription starts at just £7.99 a month.
This St Johns Ambulance first aid app includes the latest first aid advice and protocol for dealing with emergency situations. An essential app for hikers, climbers, and campers, especially in hard-to-reach places.
If you enjoy hiking, running or cycling whilst out on your camping trips, this is the perfect app for you. With over 300,000 hiking trails and mountain biking routes, you are guaranteed to find the perfect trail to suit your needs.
This app is incredibly useful to help align your satellite antenna when you’re camping in your van, no matter where you are. Just align your antenna as the app says, and you’re good to go.
If you’re lost on how to spend your day whilst camping, the national trust app is a wonderful resource to help create memorable days out. You can use the app to explore over 550 national trust locations. The app also keeps you up to date with events throughout the year so you can take advantage of the festivities all year round!
This easy-to-use app allows you to input your current location and compare petrol prices in your area. It also provides you with information such as station distance, ratings, and how long ago the price was updated. Perfect for those of you traveling in your campervan, motorhome or caravan as well as those of you who are away on day trips and need a quick top-up of petrol!