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Glamping in the Lake District

Glamping has grown in prominence over the last five years, and is now one of the most popular ways to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life… while still retaining hot showers, flushing toilets and home-cooked food! The Lake District is one of the foremost glamping destinations in the UK – let’s take a look at some of the options open to happy ‘glampers’.

What exactly is glamping?

If you’ve never heard of glamping before, where you have been? Glamping is a portmanteau of ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’ – it’s a step up from a tent in a field, but it’s not quite a luxury spa hotel. Think somewhere in between!

Glamping destinations include yurts, eco-lodges, old-fashioned gypsy caravans, tipis, camping pods and other forms of accommodation that don’t quite class as buildings. Most glamping sites have high-quality bathroom facilities, and some form of hot cooked food served on-site, so you won’t have to cook up your evening meal over a campfire.

Glamping in the Lake District

With so much fantastic open countryside, there are a multitude of glamping facilities and destinations around the Lake District. Here are just a few of the top glamping providers:

Wild in Style

Wild in Style

Two glamping sites are available from this provider – one near Lake Coniston, and one near the famous Lake Windermere. Guests have five choices of accommodation: a Mongolian yurt, a Vardo Wagon, a Berber Tent, a Geodome and a Romadome.

Grasmere Glamping

Grasmere Glamping

This luxurious site is perfect for couples. Guests stay in a camping pod which is fully equipped with a fitted kitchen, Wi-Fi, music system, underfloor heating, a bathroom, and an eco-friendly woodchip boiler. It’s almost better than a hotel!

Herdy Huts

Herdy Huts

These charming huts have everything you could possibly need for a pleasant and comfortable stay, including memory foam mattresses, a wood burning stove and oven, a fully equipped kitchen and access to its own tea shop. They’re situated on the grounds of Rydal Hall, a popular destination with people visiting the Lake District.

Why go glamping in the Lake District?

It’s easy to see why many people choose to ‘glamp’, rather than camping or staying in a hotel. For some, camping is just a little too primal. The lack of access to flushing toilets and hot showers can be a stumbling block for those who want a relaxing break, and it makes sense for them to want to upgrade their facilities a little more.

Those who usually stay in hotels are now opting for glamping trips in their droves, purely because they feel they want to be closer to nature. Glamping allows these individuals the opportunity to get out into the wilderness and enjoy the peaceful countryside, while still knowing they can sleep on a comfortable mattress when they return.

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