As international travel restrictions have been in place for the past year and a half, Brits have taken the opportunity to leave their homes and explore the British countryside. But where are the nation’s camping enthusiasts from? Taking the number of recent camping related purchases per capita, we have ranked Britain’s keenest campers.
Wiltshire, England claimed the top spot, earning the UK’s keenest campers title. Followed by Bristol, England in second place and Stirling, Scotland taking the third place. It’s very likely that the next camping enthusiast you meet is from one of these counties!
Wiltshire residents were the keenest to spend time in the wilderness and sleep under the stars. Perhaps the fact that the county is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), including Stonehenge, has something to do with the Moonrakers' love for camping. When we look at the YoY change in camping equipment sales in Wiltshire, the county has only seen an 11% increase – confirming that the local residents are already well equipped for camping adventures.
Residents of Powys, Wales were the least keen to go camping as they ranked in last position. However, when we look at how the sales have gone up in the region, it’s safe to say that Powys resident’s have taken up an interest in camping during lockdown, as camping equipment sales skyrocketed by 133% in 2020.