Many nights spent under canvas, with howling winds likely to blow the temporary structure away in to the hillside, have been met across the world with the development of a newer more stable form of camping. This is glamping and is a higher level of camping, which could be described as luxury living in the outdoors. Although long connected to the safari parks of Kenya, there is now the opportunity to take UK Glamping Holidays in England, Wales & Scotland. Many thinking of this type of holiday may ask what the big attraction is about the Glamping unit. Well, they have been described as lodges or even canvas lodges, and that fairly well sums it up. They have all the facilities of a solid room, including soft furnishings, but all under a tent like structure. Wigwam holidays are unique to the glamping industry as they offer the accommodation in a solid structure that provides the comforts of hotel accommodation and the experience of camping. It is the ideal scenario for those who love the natural world, but are not that keen on the cramped and sometimes less luxurious life in the traditional tent.
In other parts of the country glamping is taking a foothold so there are great opportunities to live the great outdoors and enjoy the environment in a truly eco tourist manner. Hotels are fine, and camping is great fun, but this fits neatly between the two. Typically the accommodation will have electricity, and a small bathroom attached to the rear of the tent. The finest beaches of the south west beckon every year and are still as well-liked as ever for families who don`t want the hassle of flying to a foreign destination. So to meet that popular market there is glamping in Cornwall, the UK's sunniest destination. The county most definitely has the finest beaches in the country along with the best surfing waters. Places such as Watergate Bay near Newquay are well established in the surfing community and many flock there every year to test their skills against the rolling Atlantic waves. In this region Cornwall glamping provides a higher level of accommodation for such enthusiasts who don`t mind an extra bit of comfort, but don`t want the restrictions of a hotel.
Of course some of the most popular places for the hill walkers of the world are in the Lake District and further north in Scotland. Camping has long been a favourite for visitors to both of these regions. The chance to spend some time north of the border is available; Scotland offers all the great attractions such as the mountains of the Grampians and maybe the chance to see the Loch Ness Monster! The county of Cumbria is that little jewel of England and in the small villages and towns such as Grasmere, Kendal and Keswick ramblers spend time looking round the quaint shops and in the traditional cafes. This is where the family who choose to go glamping in the Lake District will enjoy the benefit of the outdoor life along with their favourite holiday location. But there is a whole raft of locations where a UK glamping holiday can be enjoyed.
The locations across the country which have embraced this holiday idea have been the ones which are the most likely to have the less desirable weather conditions, so there is glamping in Yorkshire amongst others. The major cities of the county are also keen to attract holiday makers and York is proving very popular. Whilst there have traditionally been lots of caravan parks, hotels, inns and motels for travellers to stay, there is an increasing number of glamping sites across the UK. The smaller counties in the south of England also have their followers and patrons. Included in this area are the very English towns which make glamping in Devon and Dorset so attractive. Although the more southerly south west coast has a good number of attractions some prefer the quieter life in places such as Bude, and Ilfracombe. The cliff top walks along this Devon coast line are fantastic, whilst the villages of Dorset have the most traditional of pubs and restaurants for an evening meal. In all the counties there are great opportunities to try one of the sites in the UK, and there is glamping Somerset where visitors can see the old cider mills, the cheese making farms and also take advantage of the sophisticated cities of Bristol and Bath. So for a different type of holiday which brings the easy going lifestyle with a spot of luxury the idea to go glamping in Cornwall, Devon & Dorset is there for the adventurous family who appreciate life`s extras.