Ready Camp Adds 10 New Glamping Sites

After the success of their first few campsites, Ready Camp have launched a whole range of new locations across the UK, all with the same winning formula of a well-established camping location but every added comfort needed for a ready-made glamping break.

Created on existing campsites, Ready Camp offer pre-pitched glamping tents so that you can travel lightly and sleep deeply. Each tent features proper beds in divided bedrooms (they can sleep four adults in comfort, or a family of six) and have a kitchenette with hob, fridge, microwave, pots, pans and cutlery; plus a living area that extends out to an exterior terrace.

It’s not all about the tents, though. Generally, the Ready Camp sites are always geared towards family practicality, with ample facilities to boot. They may not be the most boutique of offerings, but for comfort, style and a tried and tested location, Ready Camp certainly top the tree. This year they’ve launched 10 new glamping sites across England, all with the same safari tent-styled accommodation. Here’s a run down of the latest offerings:

Ready Camp Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

Cannock Chase, famed for its diverse wildlife, is the place to go for flora and fauna. As well as the varied wildlife, the real appeal here are the trails and footpaths that wiggle their way among the trees and across the meadows. Reward yourself with a walk to the local pub (a mile and a half away) or bring a bike to explore the well-known local routes. For a wild break followed by a comfy sleep, the Chase should be high on your list.

Ready Camp Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

With its surrounding hills, postcard-esque, honey-coloured homes and quaint cobbled lanes, Chipping Norton is a rightfully popular stop in the Cotswolds. Discover the beautiful stone and thatch village of Minster Lovell in the Windrush valley, or take the 35-minute drive to Oxford, ‘the City of Dreaming Spires'. Glamping at this Ready Camp site offers the best of both worlds; a Cotswolds countryside setting but with a lovely town right on your doorstep, primed for cream teas in the afternoon and mornings nosing around the shops.

Ready Camp Conkers, Derbyshire

Ready Camp at Conkers Campsite is one for woodland wanderers. The National Forest Visitor Centre (within walking distance) has some 120 acres of space on the doorstep and, along with the woods to explore, you’ll find rope walkways, lakes, play areas and a mammoth activity trail to enjoy. When you've finished your day in the surroundings, be sure to pick up a few conkers, too – there's always that classic game to help little ones while away the evening hours.

Ready Camp Crowborough, East Sussex

In the heart of the High-Weald, just down the road from the home of Winnie the Pooh, lies the brand new Crowborough Ready Camp site. The towns and villages nearby retain their history and charm, yet seem awash with new independent shops and modern restaurants. It's a short stroll from the campsite to the Crowborough Leisure Centre, a handy happening on the doorstep with a swimming pool that helps occupy kids on rainy days, while, when the sun is shining, the local llama park will fill your time, with trekking available during the day.

Ready Camp Dartmouth, Devon

Located just a mile and a half from the waterfront is Dartmouth town’s well-known campsite, now home to a pair of new Ready Camp tents. Ramble from cove to cove along the South West Coast Path, taking in the coastline, with the famous coastal route accessible right from the entrance of the campsite (follow it round the headland past Dartmouth Castle to the harbour-side town itself). Even from the campsite, glampers overlook the stunning Start Bay and it’s around one mile to Blackpool Sands – a beautiful crescent-shaped bay with activities throughout the summer, perfect for the family.

Ready Camp Hereford, Herefordshire

Herefordshire is Cider-country and you needn’t travel far to be reminded of it. Even as you approach this well-established campsite you find yourself flanked by orchards. ‘The Herefordshire Cider Route’ is one of the top attractions in the nearby county town, eight miles away. But not to fear, the local tipple on tap is just a 15-minute stroll down the road. There’s plenty for the walkers and cyclists too, to the south, the Wye Valley stretches away, while to the east, the Malvern Hills are a treasure trove of footpaths. Take a packed lunch and head out for the day.

Ready Camp Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Ready Camp Mablethorpe is just a jot inland from the town of the same name. From the entrance to the Ready Camp site it's around a mile down to the beach. The town's traditional waterfront is awash with the sort of seaside escapades that attract summer visitors – amusement arcades, donkey rides, cafés and a fairground. But the space of the place is simply endless.

Ready Camp Minehead, Somerset

Within the boundaries of Exmoor National Park, the surrounding open space and opportunities for long rambles make the place a haven for walkers, mountain bikers and lovers of the great outdoors. Minehead is a campsite that brings landscapes and seascapes together in an outdoor package. And now, you don't even need to pitch your tent. The town of Minehead itself is just over a mile away, and though it's a quick drive, the walk there is particularly pleasant, especially if you begin by heading north towards the coast and picking up the renowned South West Coast Path.

Ready Camp Theobalds Park, Near London

Theobalds Park Ready Camp Campsite, surrounded by oak and ash trees, manages to retain a sense of scenery whilst being a mere quarter of a mile from the M25. For most visitors, it acts as a rural gateway into London, with just a short train journey into the heart of the city. Those with bikes, meanwhile, can park by the Lee Valley's famous White Water Centre and pedal the canal towpath into the city, arriving by Queen Elizabeth Park and the former Olympic stadium. So whether it’s a route into the city or a quick break outside you’re after, it’s a Ready Camp location that will suit.

Ready Camp Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Right beside the Winchcombe Way footpath, Ready Camp’s Winchcombe campsite is a Cotswolds' hotspot and one for history lovers. Four miles from the town itself, though right alongside the renowned figure-of-eight footpath, it's within striking distance of a number of beautiful villages. From the campsite, pretty Alderton is an easy walk away and a particular highlight, awash with the region’s famous honey-coloured limestone buildings.

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By Stacey Pattinson