• New Years Resolution: Let’s Go Glamping

    The National Trust has some amazing camping options, but say it with me now…I’m thinking glamping. Glamour camping. Don’t worry, the National Trust has options for this too, list follows below! I think I’m headed to Wasdale Tipis myself, come join me!

    1. Crom – Glamping Pods

    National Trust / Stephanie Wiggins The

    National Trust / Stephanie Wiggins

    The pods are located beside the visitor centre and close to the campsite facilities, which include a shower block and an outdoor tap for washing dishes. Of course, the cafe is open daily if you really want to ‘glamp’ in style. There is also a selection of camping-friendly foods available in the visitor centre. In the past, the pods were areas used to house pigs, but they’ve certainly had an upgrade since then!

    The pods have enough space to fit families of 2 adults and up to 3 children, containing two single beds and plenty of floor space. They come equipped with home comforts to make your stay that bit easier.

    The pods look out over Lough Erne and are a stone’s throw from the water – the perfect spot to relax and watch the sun set.

    They have two pods available at a price of £45 per night which provides:

    • Two single beds (linen is not provided)
    • Overhead lighting and a table lamp
    • Heater
    • Kettle
    • Microwave
    • Table and chairs
    • Electric points
    • Stable style door with windows looking out to the Lough
    • One pod is dog-friendly, please mention this when booking

    For any more information or to make a booking, contact Crom on 028 6773 8118.

    2. Great Langdale – Yurts

    Tipis at Great Langdale/ National Trust Images

    Tipis at Great Langdale/ National Trust Images

    Here, the National Trust operates with third parties to provide a couple of different glamping options. Check out their websites for further details:
    • Stay in a luxurious yurt with Long Valley Yurts. The yurts are all modelled on the original ornate Turkmen Yurt. We have three yurts at Great Langdale, each of which is 18ft in diameter and is big enough to sleep six people.
    • Experience the beauty of Great Langdale from the comfort of a BaseCamp Tipi. The tipis are based on a design by the Sami people of Northern Sweden. Inside the tipi is a woodburning stove and a raised wooden floor with reindeer skins. You will need to bring all your standard camping kit with you (sleeping bags, cooking equipment, chairs, etc.).
    Please book direct with our partners for these options.

    3. Low Wray – Safari Tents

    National Trust Images

    National Trust Images

    They are fully furnished and have a wood burner and a gas cooking stove, so you can leave your camping gear at home and look forward to an outdoor stay with a little added comfort. Please note however, that you do need to bring your own bedding and towels.

    Both tents are suitable for up to 6 people  with a double bed and 2 singles and 1 double futon/sofa bed..

    Bookings can only be made for a start day of Friday or Monday and must be for 3, 4, 7 or 14 days.

    Also some further third party options in the area:

    • Experience an American Indian Tipi with 4 Winds Lakeland Tipis at Low Wray
    • Stay in a luxurious Bell tent (May – Sept) or a lakeshore Yurt with Long Valley at Low Wray (also at Great Langdale).
    • Stay in a yurt, a geo-dome or gypsy caravan with Wild in Style at Low Wray.

    You’ll need to book direct with our partners for these options.

    4. Wasdale – Nordic Tipis

    Nordic tipi National Trust/ Richard Jenkinson

    Nordic tipi National Trust/ Richard Jenkinson

    The tipis are otherwise unfurnished so bring your own sleeping and cooking equipment.
    Ideal for three adults or a family (2 adults and 2 children), they make a great base for exploring the iconic mountains of Wasdale. In addition to the wood burning stove (adult supervision required), the tipis include the added luxury of electric hook-up, making them a true glamping experience.
    Available from £50 per night, the tipis can be booked online. For more information, please phone 01946 726220.