Maximise your time in the countryside by staying at a glamping site with breathtaking views. At Wolds Glamping, which is located in a small market town at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, you’ll be right in the middle of this region’s natural beauty.
Creature comforts like central heating and carpets mean wellbeing is at the top of the agenda. Plus, you’ll have a solid roof over your head with the soothing influence of nature just steps away. Stay warm – or cool – whatever the weather in the insulated and double-glazed pods at Wolds Glamping. All six have power sockets for recharging your phone or plugging in your hairdryer.
The site is located in Pocklington, an East Riding village surrounded by walking and cycling trails. On a clear day, look out for the Pennine Hills and Flamborough Lighthouse. A few miles south is Pocklington Canal – be sure to take your binoculars – you may well spy a kingfisher, heron, barn owl or red kite.
For a low-key afternoon activity that gets you out in the fresh air, walk to Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, about a mile and a quarter away from Wolds Glamping. Admire water lilies and try and make out the huge carp and rudd as they lurk near the surface of the lake.
In the evenings, grill meat, corn cobs and skewers on the barbecue outside your pod or cook meals in the communal kitchen, which comes complete with microwave, fridge and kettle. There are individual showers, toilets and washbasins, with hot water aplenty thanks to a gas boiler.
For those unfamiliar with the area, the Yorkshire Wolds is a crescent-shaped patch of chalky landscape that stretches from Filey in the north to the Humber Bridge in the south. Wolds Glamping provides an ideal base for exploring this secluded area of serene countryside and coastline on two feet or two wheels.
Heading further afield, the East Yorkshire coast can be reached in 40 minutes by car. Along this stretch you’ll find Bridlington, a bustling harbour, and Filey, with its wide, flat plains. Further north is Runswick Bay, a sandy beach with rock pools – great if you’re glamping as a family and you’ve got kids in tow.