A Peak District glamping holiday is a great way to make everlasting memories. Our favourite holidays were always camping trips! Here’s why you should go glamping in the Peak District.
For children, camping is the most natural and exciting thing in the world! However, for adults, it can sometimes be a lot of stress. Packing and making sure you pack everything you need is no fun. Putting the tent up can be a nightmare and one little mistake can really make a camping trip quite miserable very quickly. If you’re not campings biggest fan but love to spend time outdoors, connect with nature and make memories why not try glamping?
Glamping supplies all the benefits of a camping experience with those added extras that are missed, such as comfy beds, warm and cosy surroundings and a little extra space for all the family.
Why glamping in the Peak District?
The Peak District is a perfect destination for glamping. Whether it’s glamping pods, tipis, treehouses, timber yurts or glamping domes you’re after they all blend in with the natural environment. There’ll be a glamping site that will suit you in the Peak District.
Derbyshire is a great place to have fun outdoors and explore particularly for hikers and first-time visitors. This location includes the Peak District National Park, the southern Pennines and part of the National Forest.
The Tissington Trail is 13 miles and runs between Ashbourne and Parsley Hay. It interconnects with the High Peak Trail for the adventurous who love a longer hike or bike ride. You can rent bikes here too so don’t worry about taking your own. It has a crushed stone surface which is perfect for pushchairs and wheelchairs too.
Don’t worry if you wouldn’t describe yourself as the outdoorsy type. It’s not just hiking and biking on offer here. There are factory tours of the Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Factory, rides at the National Tramway Museum, Derby Cathedral with its nesting peregrine falcons and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery to visit if you fancy a wander and some culture!
Or sit back relax, read a book, and just enjoy some truly breathtaking views. Here are our top picks for glamping in the Peak District.
The Hartington Tipi
This Tipi has stunning views across the meadow, over the Peak District hills and beyond. It comes with a large glass-fronted wood burner, to keep you warm whatever the weather is doing outside. Decorated in British wool throws, tweed and leather it oozes luxury and country cosiness. Inside they provide a kettle and Nespresso coffee making facilities.
Beds are made for your arrival with featherdown snuggly duvets, crisp white linens, fluffy towels and bathrobes for the adults. Outside you will find a seating area to relax, unwind and take in the views and the sound of birdsong.
A wood-fired hot tub with lights and air jets is just outside your tipi to enjoy under the stars. It includes one maximum super king and 3 singles to sleep 4 adults or a family of 5.
More information: www.scaldersitchfarm.co.uk
Cedar Glamping Pod
New for 2021, the Cedar Glamping Pod sleeps up to four people with a double bed and pull-out sofa bed. There’s also underfloor heating, a TV and kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge and sink. This is luxurious camping! The Cedar Pod is slightly larger than their Ashbourne Glamping Pod giving you more living space.
It also comes with the added bonus of its own private hot tub, so you can relax and unwind after a tough day exploring the Peak District’s hills and valleys.
More information: www.ashbourne-heights.co.uk
Large Luxury Glamping Yurt
This grand 18ft luxury yurt in the Peak District is perfect for a family getaway, romantic break or meet up with friends. Make the most of the summer and spend your free time in style. Pets are allowed here too!
The area is also popular with climbers and the popular crag of Castle Naze is a short walk away. Fishing and sailing are also popular and you can watch the sailing boats on the nearby reservoir from the site. This is completely off-grid so you’re really escaping everyday life here.
They also supply USB charging ports to keep your electronic devices topped up. You are free to use the campsite facilities at your leisure. They have toilets and shower rooms as well as washing up facilities, always kept to a clean, high standard.
More information: www.peak-yurts.com
Skylark and Swallow Eco Glamping Pods
Skylark and Swallow are eco glamping pod. They are chic mini log cabins just for two adults. A romantic hideaway with the added luxury of your own kitchenette and bathroom facilities.
A cosy room with a view, these timber camping pods are fully insulated and double glazed with cutting-edge infra-red heating, making them a much warmer camping experience than sleeping in a chilly canvas tent! Dogs are allowed and they even have fire pits and BBQs.
Cuddle up in the comfortable king size sofa bed and wake up naturally to the sounds of the farm animals. Delight in the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the stunning views over the farm fields. Due to exceptional demand, there is a minimum 2 night stay.
Please note, these pods sleep 2 adults and are not suitable for children.
More information: www.hoegrangeholidays.co.uk
Tented Safari Lodges
The splendid safari lodges have hot running water, luxurious Hypnos beds, roll top baths and a shower with fluffy towels and an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area around a wood-burning stove.
Each lodge sleeps six in a double and two twin rooms. Sunset verandas have comfortable outdoor furniture with woollen rugs, a fire cauldron and gas BBQ. The lodges look out onto dry stone walled sheep pastures with the moorland beyond. Maps, guides, books and games are provided, as well as store cupboard essentials and bathroom cosmetics. Just bring clothing and food. Your wood is delivered every morning for your fires, so you get to relax while we do the work.
More information: www.edalegathering.com
So what do you think? Will you be heading to the Peak District for a holiday this year? Let us know in the comments.