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Snow place like glamping this winter…

Nov 17 2011 Posted by Lewis Shields

Leaving the guy ropes and groundsheets behind, a recent poll by Pitchup.com has indicated that this winter more than half of UK campers and caravanners are after a cosy glamping break in a yurt with a wood-burning stove. However, nearly 30% of respondents are willing to brave chilly nights under canvas as long as their sleeping bags are filled with hot water bottles.

More worrying are the lengths some individuals are prepared to go to keep warm on their winter break, as more than a tenth of respondents are willing to follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurer, Bear Grylls, and shelter from the storm inside a camel carcass…

All sensibility is not lost however, as British nostalgia sets in and 62% of UK campers and caravanners vote hot chocolate the winter tipple of choice for the great outdoors. 33% of respondents believe this is best accompanied by the aroma of wood-smoke, but cinnamon and spices was the favourite wintery smell, preferred by nearly half.

Camping and caravanning hasn’t escaped the eyes of the fashionistas. Kitted out in their Hunter wellingtons and Barbour clothing, nearly 50% of respondents said their favourite activity was to be the first out and leaving frosty footprints on wintery walks. The winter season also encourages short breaks to market towns and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as 20% of campers and caravanners set off to explore an area of the UK previously unvisited.

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Notes

For 873 year-round camping and caravanning sites, please visit http://www.pitchup.com/campsites/-/open-all-year

Polls for this survey were carried out on the Pitchup.com Facebook Fanpage and there were a total of over 1,000 responses (1,162)

About Pitchup.com

Winner of Best Travel Information Site at the 2010 Travolution awards, Pitchup.com is the most comprehensive website in the camping and caravanning sector. Launched in July 2009, the site features 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland, including many in hard-to-find locations. The website enables users to search and book using more than 80 search criteria to fine-tune their holiday requirements, and features mapping technology to make getting there simple too. The site also lists accommodation near nine National Parks, hundreds of beaches, 17 World Heritage Sites and the main UK festivals and can view nearby Good Pub Guide pubs, National Trust properties and National Cycle Network routes. Website owners can also add custom Pitchup.com listings to their site.

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