It is looking very unlikely that most people will be able to experience a normal holiday this year. Even with government guidelines up in the air, getting on a crowded plane seems like the last thing I would want to do right now.
While we won’t be piling onto the beaches of far away countries this year, it seems like the perfect time to discover the wonderful countryside that is on your own doorstep. Wherever you live there are plenty of adventures to be had and beauty to be discovered in your home country.
What’s more, many are predicting that camping and glamping might be some of the first parts of the tourism industry to open. It’s not hard to see why, as it naturally lends itself to a socially-distanced experience. With that in mind, we’re here to give you a guide on glamping in our favourite county, Herefordshire.
Herefordshire is the home to many things. It’s the biggest producer of cider, the Hereford cattle breed that is known throughout the world and the countryside is simply breathtaking. It’s a county of rolling hills, wooded coppices and quaint small towns. Being filled with nature, it is the perfect place to go glamping. Places like the Lake District and Cotswolds get all the attention, but if you ask us, Herefordshire is a highly underrated county and much less crowded which is perfect for these times.
In this guide we’ll give you everything you need to plan a holiday there, from where to stay, to what to do and where to eat. We’ve got you covered.
Where To Stay
There are many great places to go glamping in Herefordshire. From tree-houses to pods, you’ll find it all. It’s a perfect way to experience the beautiful countryside of the area.
Our favourite site has got to be White House Glamping which is based in the heart of Herefordshire, just outside of Ross-on-Wye. They have luxury tipis that are kitted out with everything that you might need. The River Wye goes through the farm giving a perfect spot for fishing, canoeing or just relaxing next to the river. In fact, it was named as one of the top UK glamping sites by The Sunday Times.
What To Do
The River Wye flows all the way through Herefordshire so that gives plenty of activities to do on the river. Our recommendation is to hire some canoes for the day and travel down the river. It’s a fantastic way to see the area. Take a picnic and stop off on a pebble beach half way.
If it’s raining or the thought of being on the water doesn’t suit your fancy, then we’d recommend that you take a trip to Westons Cider. They offer interesting factory tours where you’ll learn all about how cider is made and get to taste some of their world-famous cider.
Best Places To Eat
Herefordshire is covered with many amazing country pubs. If you’ve been enjoying the outdoors all day, there is no better way to spend an evening than in an old country pub. Make sure to try some ciders as there are many small local producers that make some amazing beverages – ask the bartender what they recommend.
One of our favourite pubs is The Crown at Woolhope. It’s got great local food and they make their own cider. You can’t ask for much more in life.
There you have it, your guide to taking a glamping holiday in Herefordshire. We hope you take this year to visit. If you have any more suggestions, please let us know in the comments below!