Glamping in September – a peaceful getaway

Glamping in September in the UK is a joy.

A September staycation gives us the best of both the summer and autumn in one. You have the sun and warmth of an Indian Summer during the day. Then you can cozy up as the crisp evenings draw in. It goes dark early enough to make the most of candlelight and the toasting of marshmallows.

September is a great time for peace and quiet at the yurts. The kids are back at school and the usual rhythms of people’s lives are returning to normal after the summer holiday madness. Do I hear a sigh of relief from parents? 😂

Autumn berries glamping

I particularly like the natural world as summer starts to wind down to autumn. We see a deepening of colours as berries and apples mature on the trees. And there is a hive of activity behind the scenes, and in the undergrowth, as small creatures start to prepare for the change of season. Glamping in September provides a great opportunity to sit back, relax, and just watch nature do it’s thing. If you are still enough, you’ll see that there is plenty happening around you…

If you look up…

By September, the year’s cohort of young bats are weaned and out flying, having spent four or maybe five weeks safe in their maternity roosts. It’s now a race to put on weight before hibernation so you’re more likely to spot them flying in and out of the Great Oxendon Tunnels, right near the yurts. Dusk is a good time to go 👍

If you look down…

As little mammals, like our native dormice, prepare to hibernate, you may spot them in the undergrowth feeding on fruits and seeds. They will eat enough to make themselves visibly podgy! The fat reserves will see them through a lengthy torpor, usually October to April, during which their body weight falls by a third. No wonder they are so keen to eat!

Berries for you…

If you can beat the hibernating animals to it, there are berries to be enjoyed by you. There is are lots of sloes by the yurts, and a trip down The Brampton Valley Way will reveal lots of blackberries. Year after year, I recommend making sloe gin from your stay at Country Bumpkin Yurts. What a great memento to have at Christmas time!

Money off a glamping break in September?

Wood basket in yurtsDon’t mind if I do. If you’ve been tempted by glamping in September, we are offering our newsletter subscribers 15% off a mid-week stay during September and October. If you’re not yet a subscriber, don’t worry, you can become one here. Then simply email us with your chosen dates and we’ll get you booked in.

We’ll be closing for a few months over winter this year so September and October are the last chances for a glamping getaway in 2021. You can view our availability here.

Covid-19 reassurances

As the restrictions continue to ease, we’d like to reassure you that we are continuing with our covid-safe procedures at Country Bumpkin Yurts. Amongst other things, we will continue to:

  • Deep clean the yurts and facilities using hospital-grade disinfectant
  • Send our laundry to be washed at high temperatures by a professional company
  • Encourage self-check-ins on arrival
  • Offer the Coronavirus Booking Guarantee which allows for free dates changes and lower deposits. To see the full T&C’s, click here.

Your safety is important to us, so we will continue with these measures for the foreseeable future.

We’re having such a wonderful summer of glamping, and we equally look forward to welcoming our autumnal glamping guests. If you’ve not had the chance to take a little bit of time out yet, glamping in September or October may be just what you need.

We hope to have you with us soon.

Jen and Lara

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