For our main holidays this year we decided to stay within the UK, dust off our immense camping kit and head away Glamping. We used to go camping quite a lot, starting with a smallish tent and working our way up to our mammoth tent that we have now that I still love! An Outwell Montana. It’s a 6 birth but really we think it’s perfect for us two and the dog off course.
We haven’t been as much over the last few years, only camping for one long weekend last year. I suppose that’s my doing, it can be quite a challenge preparing all the bits for heading away, picking somewhere to go and then there is the fitting it all in the car! But when we get there and the tent is up its like a home from home.
I will only camp because we ‘posh camp’ large tent, electric hookup for the heater, kettle, electric cool box, campbed & tent carpet! Yip I did say tent carpet.
It’s lovely to have a big space to relax in and because our tent has a sewn in ground sheet it makes sure *nothing manages to rip it *the dog!
We are really looking forward to going away for 12 nights, the longest we will ever have camped and the furthest away we have driven to do so. We have both really wanted to go to Cornwall so we are all booked up to make the long drive down south. To make things a little easier though we are going to stop on the way down, there is no way I could face pitching the tent after a 9 hour drive.
I found this lovely little place about 5hrs away, near Ludlow that offers dog friendly Glamping pods perfect for a nice relaxed stop off on the way down and the only thing that we will need to do is unpack the bedding.
We are then heading to Bude in North Cornwall and are going to base ourselves there for a week. I picked North Cornwall as I also wanted to go to North Devon and pay a visit to the English Riviera if we can. There is so much to see and do though in this area that I am not sure we are going to fit it all in in a week! I am really looking forward to staying here at Wooda Farm.The site itself looks lovely, with sea views, large dog walk, bar and restaurant and not far out of Bude, it’s within around 1hr to 1.5hrs from everywhere we want to visit and I have been busy looking up dog friendly things to do so we will be kept busy and hopefully have an exhausted dog!
On the way back up we decided to stop off in North Wales, another place that we have never visited. We are again going to do one night in the Glamping pods after packing up and leaving Cornwall – the thought of taking the tent down, driving 4.5hrs then putting it up again was just too much.
We are basing ourselves just outside of Colwyn Bay
Image credit – Visit Wales.
From here I am hoping to go up to the summit for Great Orme, venture around Snowdonia National Park and make the trip across the bridge to The Isle of Anglesey again there is so much to do and some of it will be weather dependent but hopefully we will manage to squeeze in a good few sights that we have never seen before.
I am finally looking forward to getting away and enjoying a good old British Staycation. Please though let the weather gods be at least a little kind to us!
See you all soon.