Sumary of Glamping: Over 5,000 campsite pitches have been added around the UK – perfect for a last-minute trip:
- Camping has come to the rescue of the great British summer holiday as thousands of new pitches have sprung up in ‘pop-up’ sites across the country.
- And the good news is that there are still plenty of spaces free this July and August.‘You can’t magic up more self-catering cottages and hotel rooms but with camping we’ve got so many amazing countryside locations that we’re able to flex up,’ says Jonathan Knight, of camping website Cool Camping.It has added 5,000 new pitches to its books in the past few months, and only 60 per cent of its camping and glamping sites are full in August.
- It’s a story echoed by other camping operators, with Pitch Up reporting that it added more than 1,000 new campsites to its books in 2021.
- Camping website Cool Camping has added 5,000 new pitches to its books in the past few monthsIt’s all down to changes in the law brought in last year which doubled the length of time temporary sites can be pitched – from 28 to 56 days.
- Luxury on site: A coffee cart at Purple Badger Camping, which is located on theborders of Rutland and LeicestershirePurple Badger Camping, on the borders of Rutland and Leicestershire, is less than ten miles from Leicester city centre but surrounded by woodland and wildlife, with two idyllic fishing lakes.
- There are nine spacious camping pitches and a three-night stay costs from £75 for a pitch for up to five people (coolcamping.co.uk).New site Plum Camping at White House Farm is set near a secluded fruit orchard on the outskirts of Norwich and perfect for exploring the Broads and rural Norfolk.
- A three-night stay starts from £144 for a grass pitch for up to six, or £288 for a bell tent (coolcamping.co.uk).Woodfrys Farm is set on a 25-acre smallholding within walking distance of the picturesque Dorset town of Shaftesbury.
- A week’s stay is from £269 for a pitch for up to six (coolcamping.co.uk).