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Nature Calls: the very best of British glamping

Posted by Luci Ackers on May 09, 2017

Go glamping this season and enjoy your very own British safari with Lantern & Larks

Now that the weather is officially warming up, it is the perfect time of year for a country escape. The wildlife is waking up around our sites and it’s a great opportunity to do some nature spotting.

Glamping is the ideal combination of comfort and countryside. Our colonial-style glamping tents propel you in to the wild without sacrificing any of those homely luxuries you’re used to. A glamping holiday is fun, practical and easy for any age, group or family. But children especially love getting back to nature and exploring the great outdoors.

That’s why Lantern Goes Wild is our newest mission to re-wild our children. On each site there is a whole kit of equipment on hand to inspire youngsters to explore the natural surroundings, identify birds and animal tracks and even go hunting for bugs.

The canvas tent lodges at each of our sites have the same spacious design, but all similarities at our locations end there. We have four stunning UK glamping sites and each is very different with its own individual charms and wildlife.

Suffolk

Sweffling Hall, close to the Suffolk coastline is a true British seaside retreat, great for exploring the popular coastal towns of Southwold, where the Blythe estuary meets the sea, and Aldeburgh further along the coast. Along the Suffolk coast marine wildlife is abundant; as well as water-dwelling species you’ll see the waders and wildfowl that take advantage of the tidal plains and estuaries. Throughout the site keep your eyes peeled for the returning swallows dipping and diving, and skylarks over the fields.

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Somerset

Kittisford Barton in Somerset has the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as a backdrop. Being located on a working farm, you don’t need to venture very far to see a whole array of animals, and this unique site comes with its own pigs, goats and chickens roaming around freely. It gives the setting a true Somerset country feel.

On site at the moment we have new piglets and a new little kid too. Our lovely Facebook followers have been helping us name the arrivals: Rosemary and Sage are the piglets and our baby goat is now called Betsy. The great tits are also nesting at Kittisford and Farmer John has set up a little nestcam for you to see how they’re doing. If all of that’s not enough, the opportunities for wildlife spotting, hiking and exploring the scenery are limitless across the surrounding greenery.

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Rutland

Exton Park is set within an 18th Century Grade II listed park. It has its own ornamental lake and is close to the wonderful Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Ospreys are some of the area’s most popular guests, but the reserve is also home to over 25,000 waterfowl! All the local walking routes and cycle ways provide you excellent access into the nature-filled surroundings.

Keep a look out for the kites overhead and down by the lake our resident swan is currently laying, we’ve counted five eggs so far! Plus all the blossom has erupted on all the trees in the orchard which is looking stunning and our friendly pheasants are wandering the grounds as if they own the place at the moment.

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Lancashire

For a little bit of wild, step into the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bleasdale is situated on the western edge of a landscape forgotten by time and left to flourish. Crisscrossed by a network of walking routes, you can wander among the moorlands, explore deep valleys and spots all kinds of animals from wild deer to wild boar, hares, rabbits and invertebrates amongst the heather…

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Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.


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