Day 20 of The Quirky Tour and Jess and Dom enjoyed a visit to Walcot Glamping in Shropshire.

Find out more about their visit: 

View over the lake from decking of After The Gold Rush Yurt

First Impression:

The glamping was closed during my winter visit as it is seasonal. But I took a walk around the check out the locations of the yurts, wagons and huts in the arboretum and get a feel for what it must be like to be here in the warmer months.

This is rustic glamping in a fabulous setting. Enjoy the adventure of walking from your vehicle and discovering your accommodation in the woods or on the edge of the arboretum and looking at woodland.

Bring wellies, rucksacks (instead of wheeled suitcases), your camera and sense of adventure.

Wonderful to meet owner Lucinda with whom we have worked since 2018. I really like the laidback ambiance of this site and the owner's enthusiam for quirky and creative projects. Emma kindly showed us around.

Red Showman's Caravan

The Accommodation:

There is a choice of different glamping accommodations here. From yurts to a fire truck and shepherd's huts to a converted showman's caravan.

Most have a wood burning stove or a gas ring for boiling a kettle on and for simple cooking. Bathroom facilities are located just a short stroll away.

Everything is dripping in history and intrigue, as is the story of the estate. It is a lovely place to explore.

Raised lakeside yurt in forest setting

Food and Drink:

The Powis pub is found at the end of the long driveway at the entrance to the estate. This is a friendly place much used by the locals and serving good food and drink. This is a happy place!

Or you can settle into your accommodation and enjoy a simple meal and your favourite drink there after you work up an appetite walking around the estate and lakes. 

Rural beauty

Jess' top tip:

We enjoyed walking around the arboretum and marvelling at the raw nature and ancient trees found there. Do bring wellies or walking boots for this stay.

We then found a good route and walked from the estate to Bury Ditches in the Shropshire Hills. This is an Iron Age hill fort with panoramic views - a pretty circular route.

This site is also just a 30 minute drive from Powis Castle. Unfortunately the castle itself was closed when we visited, but we really loved seeing the beautiful gardens - well worth a trip! 

Jess' review of the Walcot Glamping - 27th January 2023


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