Sometimes, you can’t beat an off-grid holiday. You know you won’t be able to keep checking your Instagram feed and Twitter will be offline. Instead, you can just soak up the peace and tranquility of your surroundings.

So, where can you actually go to achieve an off-grid holiday? We’ve spoken to PaulCamper, who shares some spots where your phone signal will be, at best, poor.

Whether it’s near England’s biggest mountain or is the most remote inhabited island in the UK, there’s bound to be somewhere for you.

5 destinations to go for an off-grid holiday

Image courtesy of PaulCamper

Ettrick, Scotland

With numerous outdoor activities – ranging from fishing and cycling tours to horse riding and hiking trails – Ettrick will definitely give you the chance to make the most of the great outdoors. Situated on the Scottish border, the valley also provides some stunning views.

Alwinton, Northumberland

Based at the head of the Coquet Valley, Alwinton offers some gorgeous riverside walking routes. The area was previously called Allenton, and is ideally situated for walks on the Border Ridge. You can also explore the Coquet Valley on horseback or mountain bike, thanks to some exciting trails. The Car Park in Alwinton is a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, offering the perfect base for some stargazing. When you decide you’ve had enough of exploring for the day and want to put your feet up, there’s the pub at the centre of the community, the Rose and Thistle.

Rosedale Abbey, Yorkshire

Found in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors National Park, Rosedale Abbey provides amazing views of the surrounding landscapes. If you love the idea of a getaway steeped in tranquility, history and culture, this could be the place for you.

Stonybreck, Fair Isle

Did you know Fair Isle is the most remote inhabited island to be found in the UK? Situated 24 miles from the Shetland Mainland, it’s the most northerly of the Orkney islands. The largest settlement on Fair Isle, Stonybreck is an important breeding ground for seabirds, and is also a stop-off for migrant species. If you’re after a photo of some beautiful birdlife, this could be the spot for you.

Eskdale Valley, Lake District

Stretching from Gosforh near Seascale through to the foot of Hardknott Pass, Eskdale is a truly picturesque place. While there are some tarns nearby, it is known for being one of the few main valleys in the Lake District without a lake – it’s also near Scafell, the highest mountain in England. Waterfalls provide some natural beauty, while there are art galleries to visit and an ancient mill. The River Esk also winds its way through the valley. With an abundance of countryside, there are numerous walks, with several pubs to visit for refreshments too.

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