Who says that a camping trip to South Downs National Park means you have to ‘rough it’? You can go glamping! Glamping (which is glam camping) is a travel trend that has swept the world, the UK included. When you visit South Downs in the summer, there’s no better way to experience the area than with a little bit of back-to-nature glamping! It’s also a great way to spend outdoors in the winter months – if you’re brave enough!
The art of glamping
If you haven’t been glamping before, you might not fully understand what it is and why people do it. It’s a form of camping, without the hassle. When you go glamping, you stay at a glamping site where the tent, hut or similar is already set up, kitted out, and ready for you to enjoy. It means having a real bed to sleep in and a variety of other conveniences and luxuries that you would have to arrange for yourself if you were camping. With a glamping trip, there’s no need to load the car. Simply book your glampsite, arrive and enjoy.
Why go glamping in South Downs National Park area?
South Downs National Park is a phenomenal place to get outdoors for the whole family. Think rolling green hills, breathtaking views, and picturesque villages. Think walking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseriding – there’s something for everyone in South Downs. There’s no denying it… if you’re keen to do a little camping, the south of England is the place to do it!
Best glamping sites in South Downs National Park area
One might think that there’s just one place to glamp in the South Downs National Park area, but there are many. Below is a selection of the top 5 glampsites. You cannot go wrong with any of these:
* Chafford Park
* Adhurst Yurts
* Graywood Canvas Cottages
* Watercress Lodges
* Brocklands Farm
What you will need for a great glamping holiday
Glamping sites will provide you with a tipi, yurt, pod, or tent to stay in and usually, these don’t skimp on the luxuries. It’s important to note that all glamping sites are different. Some might offer food or meals as part of the deal, others might offer trips to local attractions, while others will merely provide luxurious rustic accommodation and a gorgeous view. Regardless of where you choose to glamp in the South Downs National Park, here’s what you should consider taking along, just to make sure you have a comfortable stay:
* Food and drink. Don’t forget the marshmallows and hot chocolate!
* Warm waterproof clothing
* Wellies and walking shoes
* Mountain bike
* Matches or a lighter
* Picnic blanket
* Frisbees and balls
* A good book to read
* Camping chairs
* Your camera
The world of glamping is taking off because travellers get to visit South Downs and truly experience its natural beauty. Step out of the fancy hotel or high-end guest house and get back to nature with a little bit of glamping in the South Downs National Park area this year.