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Shepherds Crag Glamping - A Campsite Review

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Introduction to Shepherds Crag Glamping

As an avid camper and nature enthusiast, I've had the pleasure of exploring numerous campsites across the country and the world. However, my recent visit to Shepherds Crag Glamping, a member of the Greener Camping Club (see details on the bottom of the page), has indeed left a lasting impression. This idyllic glamping retreat really is a hidden gem; nestled in the heart of the countryside right in between The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales, it offers a unique and rejuvenating experience that I'm excited to share with you.

Shepherds Crag Glamping is a family-owned and operated campsite that has been meticulously crafted to provide a serene and comfortable escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From the moment I stepped onto the grounds, I was captivated by the stunning views and natural surroundings and the warm, welcoming atmosphere that permeated the entire site.

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Looking down onto the site

Exploring the peaceful surroundings of the campsite

One of the primary draws of Shepherds Crag Glamping is its idyllic location, nestled amidst the rolling hills and lush greenery of the countryside. As I ventured out to explore the campsite's immediate surroundings, I was struck by the sheer tranquillity and serenity that permeated the air. Newbiggin Crags, a limestone pavement behind the site, is a gorgeous place to walk around and perfect for an evening sundowner. The site is dotted with well-maintained walking trails, offering ample opportunities for leisurely strolls and immersive nature experiences.

What truly sets Shepherds Crag Glamping apart, however, is the sense of seclusion and privacy that the campsite provides. Despite its proximity to the nearby Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales, the site feels like a world unto itself, a serene oasis where one can truly disconnect from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with the natural world.

the view from the safari tent at shepherds crag glamping

the safari tent at shepherds crag glamping

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A camping pitch

The facilities at the campsite

At Shepherds Crag Glamping, eco-friendly attention to detail and commitment to guest comfort are evident in every aspect of the campsite's facilities. The accommodation options, which range from a glamping pod to a spacious safari tent, along with 3 large camping pitches, are all impeccably maintained, and the glamping options are outfitted with all the necessary creature comforts. The site guarantees a quiet visit, with large groups not allowed unless you book the entire site! (This is an excellent option for a celebration event).

The glamping pod and safari tent are equipped with comfortable bedding and LED lighting. The safari tent hosts cooking facilities as well as plates, mugs, and cutlery (please note that you will still need other items such as sharp knives, bottle openers, etc.), ensuring a restful and enjoyable stay.

Additionally, the site boasts eco-friendly showers and composting toilets (one of the toilets is one of the prettiest toilets I've seen, with artwork on the walls made by the host). Both the pod and safari tent also come with a fire pit and a bag of logs.

There is no Wi-Fi on site, but the phone signal was great (on O2, anyway). The site is a working farm, so dogs are not always allowed, particularly during lambing season. Still, please check with Joe, the owner, as dogs are permitted at other times. There is no shop, but the site sells its own milk and cheese. The nearest shops are quite a few miles away.

composting toilet at shepherds crag glamping
Composting toilet

shower at shepherds crag glamping

Activities and attractions near Shepherds Crag Glamping

While the tranquil setting of Shepherds Crag Glamping is undoubtedly a significant draw, the campsite's prime location also offers easy access to a wealth of local attractions and activities. The site looks towards Ingleborough, Yorkshire's 2nd tallest mountain, so it gives the perfect opportunity to explore the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the site is only a 30-minute drive from The Lake District. If hiking is your thing, then you are spoilt by choice; for other non-hiking-related stuff:

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Things to do in The Yorkshire Dales:

How to book your stay at Shepherds Crag Glamping

Booking your stay at Shepherds Crag Glamping is a straightforward and hassle-free process. The campsite's user-friendly website allows you to easily browse the available accommodation options, check availability, and secure your reservation with just a few clicks. The safari tent costs £95 per night and sleeps up to 6. The pod is £70 per night and has a double bed, with the camping pitches costing £21 per night based on 2 people; more people add an extra £10 per night.

To book your stay at Shepherds Crag Glamping, visit their website at and follow the easy booking process. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the tranquillity and comfort of this exceptional glamping retreat.

In conclusion, my experience at Shepherds Crag Glamping has been nothing short of exceptional. From the warm and welcoming atmosphere to the stunning natural surroundings and top-notch facilities, this campsite truly offers a one-of-a-kind glamping and camping experience that is perfect for families or couples seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating escape.

Whether you're looking to reconnect with nature, spend quality time with your loved ones, or unwind and recharge, Shepherds Crag Glamping is the ideal destination; this campsite is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who visit.

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sunset at shepherds crag glamping
Sunset on the crag

Greener Camping Club

In order to comply with countryside planning policy, the site is a member of The Greener Camping Club. Founded in 2015 by a group of four friends who are experienced campsite owners, the brand is dedicated to providing premium and environmentally friendly campsites. The campsites have undergone a rigorous application process, and all share a joint commitment to high-quality, sustainable camping in stunning locations. Their goal is to create a network of top-notch, eco-friendly campsites across Wales and England that consistently deliver an exceptional camping experience for our members.

They offer a wide selection of exclusive camping and glamping sites located in breathtaking areas throughout West Wales and various parts of Wales and England.

For a nominal fee of just £12, our membership grants you access to these exceptional sites. Membership is valid from January 1st to December 31st, with an automatic extension to the following year if you join on or after September 1st of the preceding year.

As part of our commitment to the environment, we have implemented the 'Trees for Life' initiative. For every new member, we plant a tree. To date, we have planted over 65,000 trees, with our campsites alone planting nearly 18,000 trees in 2023. We anticipate planting at least the same number in 2024. This endeavour aims to offset some of the environmental impact associated with even the most eco-friendly holidays. The funding for these trees comes from the membership fee.


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