Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know – the regional Muddy editors.
Hollington Park Clamping ,Woollen Hill, nr Newbury
If you love the idea of getting back to basics, but can’t quite bring yourself to sleep on a deflating air mattress, pitch up at Hollington Park Glamping near Newbury.
Does a floating tiny wooden house, reached only by dinghy, float your boat? An idyllic glamping utopia in a Victorian walled garden or back-to-basics camping on a peaceful car-free site? What Warwickshire lack in seaside entertainment and clifftop views it makes up for bucket loads of culture, wildlife and stunning countryside. There’s rivers and lakes for a spot of wild swimming, spades full of historic sites and Shakespeare (his family homes, the RSC and Stratford-upon-Avon).
Glastonbury 2017 sold out within an hour last October and tickets for many of the other big ones are already selling like hotcakes. You must book super early these days if you don’t want to miss out. It may be depressingly chilly and damp now but before you know it the festival season will be upon us. Yay!
No longer about hedonism and staying up all night, now it’s about entertaining the kids and the option of a luxury tent.
Hands-up who wants to be sitting in a restaurant with 20 other couples on Valentine’s Day? If that sounds way too cheesy, why not immerse yourself in the great outdoors staying in a toasty warm lover’s tipi instead, or a romantic folly, deep in the woods, with a cavernous underground spa. Throw in a bite to eat and a glass of fizz – are you feeling the love already? Here’s some quirky destinations where you can just chill (literally!)…
The Urban Guide to the Countryside -