Guides & hacks

A Hipcamp Host’s Guide to Making the Most of the 2024 Total Solar EclipseA Hipcamp Host’s Guide to Making the Most of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

A Hipcamp Host’s Guide to Making the Most of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

On the afternoon of Monday, April 8, 2024, a rare astronomical event will take place across the U.S. The moon…

7 months ago

Starting a pop-up campsite in the UK: The 28-day rule and the 60-day rule

What is the 28-day rule? In order to open a campsite in the UK, you typically need planning permission and…

7 months ago

What to Expect From Your Hipcamp Photographer

Opting into Hipcamp's professional photography program is a great way to make your listing more marketable. Our carefully vetted photographers…

9 months ago

Starting a campsite in a UK national park, AONB, SSSI or other protected area

Can I start a campsite in a national park? The short answer is yes—it is possible to start a new…

11 months ago

Insurance for camping, glamping and caravan sites in the UK

Do I need insurance to open a campsite? Yes, we strongly recommend that you have public liability insurance and some…

11 months ago

Campsite health and safety requirements in the UK

Health and safety on campsites—the law Most people only utter the words ‘health and safety’ in the context of that…

11 months ago

Campsite taxes and VAT in the UK

Do campsites charge VAT in the UK? In the UK, most goods and services, including the provision of camping and…

11 months ago

Camping clubs, certificates, and licence-exempt organisations: What does it all mean?

What is an exempted organisation? In terms of camping and caravanning in the UK, an exempted organisation is one that…

11 months ago

Offering camping in the UK: What is a campsite licence and do I need one?

Do I need a licence to run my campsite? In most of the UK, a camping or caravan site licence…

11 months ago

Applying for campsite planning permission in the UK

Do campsites require planning permission? If you’re starting a new Hipcamp, you’re likely to need planning permission from your local…

11 months ago