The joys of having a steaming spa bath waiting for you when you return from long hikes or surfing sessions on icy waves are clear to see. Why else would so many glamping stays now come with a hot tub on site? From the dales of Yorkshire to the Celtic cliffs of Wales, there are countless places to pick from. This inspiring guide has a whole host of destination suggestions to help you start putting that deluxe getaway in motion.
Glamping with a hot tub in the South West
Packing in wild waves for the surfers, tasty seafood joints for the foodies and some picture-perfect areas of quintessential English countryside for the ramblers, the South West really lends itself to a glamped-up camping stay.
Glamping with a hot tub in Dorset
Choose Dorset and you choose great swathes of protected landscapes. In fact, the majority of this South West jewel is dominated by national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Being by the shore means trawling for fossils along the UNESCO-tagged Jurassic Coast between bathing sessions in your hot tub. Heading inland means you can watch the sun set over the green and pastoral dales of Cranborne Chase – real Thomas Hardy country.
Go glamping in Cornwall
A glamping stay with a hot tub in Cornwall certainly lends itself to the jetsetters and luxury seekers that continually seek out the upscale pads in this stunning corner of the South West. Before a soak, you could book into Rick Stein's flagship fish bistro in Padstow for some maritime fine dining, or case out the prestigious art galleries of St Ives.
Choose Devon for glamping pods with a hot tub
Thinking of bringing the board along with you? Devon's wave-washed beaches are sure to impress, with their reliable year-round swells. After hitting the rollers that crash into Croyde and Putsborough Beach, there's really nothing like peeling off the wetsuit and soaking in some 40-degree water.
Glamping with a hot tub in Wales
It's no secret that Wales is known for its downpours more than for its sultry temperatures. The upshot is that a glamping stay with a hot tub could be a welcome addition to any adventure in the wilds of this Celtic nation.
Snowdonia is best explored with a hot tub glamping stay
Snowdonia is a wet and wild place, spiked with massifs that soar to 1,085 metres with rock-ribbed Snowdon itself. The mountain railway that rattles to the top might help keep the bones heated, but it's still an enticing thought to book somewhere that puts a steaming spa bath at the base of the peak.
Choose glamping with a hot tub in Brecon
The Brecon Beacons might not hit the same altitude as Snowdonia, but this vast region of bald bluffs and shimmering mountain lakes touts just the same raw picture of Welsh hinterland. Bagging yourself a glamping pod in these parts with a hot tub is wise if you're planning long winter walks to the top of Pen-y-fan – the tallest summit in South Wales.
Beat the chilly waves with a hot tub in Pembrokeshire
While there should be plenty of hearty Tenby tearooms and Welsh alehouses to keep you toasty after hitting the waves of blustery Freshwater West beach and Newgale, there's arguably no better way to heat the muscles than with a hot tub. Pembrokeshire is a real glamping hotspot of Wales, so you should find plenty of choice in the region.
Other destinations for glamping with a hot tub in England
If you're feeling spontaneous and want to break away from the tried-and-tested glamping destinations, you could consider seeking out your pod with a hot tub in these 3 other areas of Old Blighty.
Be warmed in the Lake District
No list of the UK's most enticing glamping destinations could possibly be complete without at least a mention of the Lake District National Park, especially if there's a chance you'll be bagging accommodation with a hot tub. Romantic vistas of tree-fringed hills and mountains dominate the area, while pre-soak evenings can be spent bobbing on punts on Lake Windermere or unravelling the life of William Wordsworth in the local museums.
Fend off Yorkshire chills with a hot tub-ready stay
After learning all about Viking raiders and Civil War battles amid the muscular turrets and towers of Pontefract Castle, you can head out to traipse the Cleveland Way across the sweeping heather fields and jutting rocks of the North York Moors. A splash in a hot tub is sure to be welcome when you get back to the glamping site.
Hot tubs await in the glamping stays of the Peak District
The Peak District has long been a rambler's haven. With the ridges of Mam Tor and Kinder Scout to conquer, you can see why a muscle-soothing hot tub could be a real treat. Others might prefer the calming influence before they hit the adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters of Alton Towers, just a little to the south of the national park.