The historically industrial region of Lancashire is a scene straight out of a 19th-century novel: the brooding moors, small textile towns and Victorian architecture have inspired many writers over the decades, including Elizabeth Gaskell, George Orwell and J.R.R. Tolkien, to name a few.
You too can experience what they did on a glamping holiday in this gorgeous area. You can hike in the forests, go bird watching, discover England’s industrial past or simply spend some time relaxing in the great outdoors. Whatever your style, a Lancashire glamping holiday in a fully-equipped Wigwam camping pod is sure to please.
Offering majestic views over the valley and Pendle Hill, Wigwam Holidays Ribble Valley is set on a family farm just a stone’s throw from the Forest of Bowland. River Ribble being just a five-minute walk away, this tranquil location is perfect for relaxing in nature as well as venturing further afield.
This fabulous glamping site near Preston is great for trekking the beautiful nature around it and venturing to the seaside and the town of Blackpool, situated a 35-minute drive away. Your en suite glamping pod is set in the midst of a working farm and stables and is the perfect accommodation option for a relaxing rural escape.
Take in the outstanding natural beauty of the Forest of Bowland
Perfect for hikers and bikers alike, the Forest of Bowland is protected under the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty programme. And it’s easy to see why: the heather moorland, the tranquillity of the lowlands and the traditional charm of the settlements in the area make the Forest of Bowland well worth a visit.
Despite the word “forest” being in its name, the Forest of Bowland is better known for its rolling, treeless foothills than lush woodlands. Apart from hiking the 14 routes suggested by the park, there are great chances for biking, fishing and horseback riding.
The rare birds living in the area offer a great challenge for amateur ornithologists, while lovers of architecture and history will love the stone buildings dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Make sure to explore some of the historic villages in the area and sample some of the delicious local food and drink produced in this living landscape.
Feel the charm of little textile towns around Rossendale Valley
Travel back in time to the era of the Industrial Revolution as you ramble through the small towns in the Rossendale area. Towns like Bacup, Nelson and Blackburn were once producers of premium paper and cotton fabrics, and the signs of this legacy are still visible in the area.
Walk around the small town centres and visit the Helmshore Mills Textile Museum for a greater understanding of the region’s history. The original Spinning Jenny is among the attractions housed in the museum’s collections. For a bit more adrenaline, the hills and quarries in the area are perfect for mountain biking or simply having a lovely walk.
Discover the Victorian beauty of Lancaster
Located about a 45-minute drive from our two Lancashire Wigwam sites, Lancaster is the perfect spot for a little day trip on your glamping holiday. The town centre is very walkable and famous for its Victorian architecture and historic castle.
Take a stroll through the leafy Williamson Park and visit the Ashton memorial: this huge monument is a memorial to local benefactor Lord Ashton’s wife as well as the principles of Edwardian architecture. Make sure to visit Lancaster Castle or Cathedral before dining in one of the traditional pubs or restaurants in the town. The region’s staples include black pudding, tripe and pies.
Luxury glamping in Lancashire
Our glamping sites in Lancashire, Ribble Valley and Kidsnape Farm offer the perfect home base for discovering everything that Lancashire has to offer. Wigwam cabins are well-insulated, with heating, electricity and ensuite bathrooms, offering a comfy luxury camping experience for a truly memorable holiday.