Top tips to having a good time
We have just come back from glamping (glamorous, comfortable camping) in a Yurt. It was the most fantastic experience. We wanted the outdoors of camping but the comfort of a bed. Where we stayed was still quite rustic, you had to pull your wellies on to go to the toilet block, no hook ups for electricity and so rural that there was no phone coverage let alone 3g coverage. We took the dog and had a glorious time.
We stayed at www.wildnorthumbrian.co.uk in Esk yurt. It came complete with a kingsize bed, a wood burning stove and a gas burner. We were surrounded by sheep and the most amazing views.
So what did we learn whilst staying in our Yurt?
- Take midge spray with you (we used avon skin so soft – it contains citronella and is very pleasant to use)
- Pack a moka pot so you can have fresh coffee in less time than it takes to boil a kettle
- We had to go out and buy foldable chairs so we could have a sit either inside or out
- Make sure you go to the local market and buy provisions – particularly a cake for the 4pm pot of tea
- If it is raining get in the car it usually isn’t raining a few miles away
- Lose the watch, go to bed when it is dark and get up when it is light (9pm and 6am for us!)
- Pack lots of layers
- Take blankets (great for putting on the ground, on your knees, round your shoulders and on the bed)
- Take a board game – our yurt had an ancient edition of trivial pursuit (who is the president of the USSR?)
- Wellies and pyjamas are your new best friend – the enemy of camping is being wet it is very difficult to get things dry
- Make sure you fill up on petrol and cash – rural services can be hard to find and often not open on a weekend – it was 35 miles to our nearest petrol station on a weekend so plan ahead.
We enjoyed it so much we have booked up again in two months time