16 May 2017

Glamping in Swanage

My partner and I spent a recent weekend in Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck along the Jurassic Coast, and it was just as wonderful as always. We stayed at this beautiful wooden glamping pod, which was so cosy and had a great view over the bay. I think that I have become a new fan of glamping (glamorous camping) through this experience and could have easily spent the whole weekend at the pod. But of course we had many things to see and places to visit, so the pod only had to give us shelter for the night.

I have written about Swanage and the surroundings many times before, but it just is my favourite corner of England. There are so many beautiful landscapes, heritage, castles, seaside, everything! The weather was fairly cloudy first, but then we also got some hot sunshine and a proper beergarden weather. It was pretty perfect for an outdoorsy weekend.

There was an annual diesel gala held by the Swanage Railway presenting all these cool old diesel trains, so we just rode them back and forth between the stations, occasionally taking breaks at the Dorset Beer and Cider Festival.

We enjoyed the traditional chips with salt and vinegar by the seaside and had some ice-creams. They taste so much better when had in the fresh sea air. If only the cunning seagulls don’t manage to steal anything.

On Sunday we hiked for quite a bit on the hills of Isle of Purbeck, got a tiny sunburn (first one of the year!) and really slept well after all that fresh air.

Here are some photos of our weekend. I hope you enjoy the views.

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