can you go glamping in the winter?


Throughout the warmer months, glamping is a popular choice for those looking to enjoy the warm sun and long days that spring and summer bring. However, as the colder months arrive, glamping probably doesn’t cross your mind. However, this is a stigma which should be addressed, as we know that camping in the winter is not so enjoyable, but glamping is a completely different story!

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When glamping, you don’t have to worry if there is mud, rain and sub-zero temperatures. These issues can be cast aside to make way for luxuries such as hot water, cosy duvets and a flushing toilet of your own.

So, Can You Go Glamping in Winter?

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In short, yes you can! There is completely no reason why you can’t go glamping at any time of the year and especially in winter. Many people think you can’t due to the weather being colder, and this is completely untrue. There is such a variety of glamping abodes available, and some are even better during the colder months. Most glamping abodes are equipped with wood burners, stoves and even underfloor heating. So, just because the weather is cold outside, doesn’t mean you have to be too! The Challoners is a perfect example of a glamping abode fit for winter, due to its underfloor heating and all-round cosiness.

So, here are some reasons that going on a glamping holiday this winter can be just as good as any other time year.

Cosy Pubs

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Glamping is not just about enjoying the great outdoors; it also allows you to explore the great indoors too. Fires crackling, local beers, ales and cider at the ready and decent pub grub awaits to warm you up after a long walk in the cold. A homemade rice pudding or sticky toffee pudding is the perfect winter-warmer to keep you feeling cosy all night. You are on your holidays after all…

Availability

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There’s nothing like a spontaneous glamping trip with friends and family to detox from the digital, explore the outdoors and simply relax. This ‘go with the flow’ option is not readily available in the summer months, due to high volumes of tourists creating fully-booked abodes up and down the country. During winter, things do tend to quiet down, so if you are searching for a relaxing retreat, winter glamping is most definitely for you.

The Scenery

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Whilst summer provides a warmer climate to enjoy expanding landscapes, the power of a winters setting should not be overlooked. Fallen leaves provide a vast array of views that simply aren’t available in the summer. Wake up to a crisp frost and embrace all that the newly sparkled landscapes have to offer. Whilst, for many, winter provides the opportunity to curl up inside and shut the curtains, glamping in the cold weather makes sure you can see the world from a different view and unveil a brand-new perspective in the process.

Lying in

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The dark mornings are a curse for many, but a saving grace to winter glampers who are able to enjoy a lazy morning lie-in a way that’s not possible with 6 am sunrises throughout the summer. This is particularly handy after one too many pints of the local poison down the pub the night before.

Weather

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During winter temperatures plummet, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your time glamping. If you are heading out for a romantic break, sometimes there is nothing better than snuggling up in your glamping abode, and enjoying a hot chocolate or a glass of your favourite alcoholic beverage.

The colder weather is often better for better for walking in too! Head out first thing in the morning and relish in the morning frost, and watch the sun come up; nothing beats a winter sunrise.

So, what’s not to like about winter glamping? We do recommend a bobble hat and some thermals granted, but if you’re prepared to take the plunge, it is an experience like no other.

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