We asked the adventure experts at Sawday’s Canopy & Stars to write us a blog about their favourite Wilderness retreats and here are their top ten places to escape to…
Ever needed to get away from it all? Still fancy a comfy bed and décor as beautiful as the view? Well good news, here at Canopy & Stars we like to dabble in glamping! We’ve picked the best places to go wild, whether it’s biking, horse riding, fishing, wild swimming, hang gliding… or simply going for a stroll in acres of secluded countryside.
Couples and families will love this magical journey through stunning Cumbrian countryside in your own horse-drawn Gypsy caravan. You’ll be stopping at special places along the way, by a working watermill or at Drybeck Farm, giving you a chance to look after your new horse friends.
A regal Moroccan tent for 4, with horseback riding and hang gliding nearby. Made by the tent-maker to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, the luxurious fabrics contrast with the rustic olive groves outside.
A restored Airstream Sovereign and a hand-built wooden cabin in acres of woodland and meadow. There’s perfect isolation if you want it, with a natural pool for wild swimming and a library of books to choose from. Looking for adventure? Hire a Vespa and go in search of the region’s amazing vineyards.
This former fire truck is now a truly unique space for 2 in the gorgeous Cairngorms. Salvaged pieces – parquet from a Tudor mansion, slate from a snooker table – and a Victorian brass bed make this a special retreat in a stunning location.
Some of the UK’s best bike trials are on your doorstep at Caban Coch, a cosy cabin filled with charming vintage décor. Light pours in through the large windows, giving you beautiful views across the countryside.
This family-friendly cabin puts you in the heart of the forest – look out for leaping salmon and deer drinking at the edge of the river. Go wild swimming, and then rent a fishing rod and BBQ your catch on the veranda!
So secluded, you can only get here on foot, horseback or bike, Gwennol is the ultimate in remote wilderness breaks. You’re off grid, so take it slow at camp, heating water for your bath and cooking over the fire. Go wild with canoeing, pony trekking and hill walking in remarkable countryside.
This wooden cabin on a lake is stuffed with curios, from telescopes to microscopes, and the mezzanine twin is great for kids. Fishing, biking and looking for the hidden standing stones in the woods are the best ways to explore.
Surrounded on all sides by views of the Black mountains, this private camp with a Gypsy caravan and fishing hut make up an enviably quiet and calming break. Take in the view as you scrub up in the shower after a hard day’s hike along Offa’s Dyke.
With views over the moors to Land’s End, this 2 person (plus 1 little person!) cabin is out in wilderness. Days are filled with great surfing at nearby Sennen cove, or wildlife spotting along the Cornish Coast Path. At night, try to count the stars in the Milky Way.
One lucky person will win a stay at Balleswidden Cabin, so don’t forget to enter the competition – it could be you! To enter, visit the Plümo website.
So if you’re looking to get wild, we’ve got you covered. Bring your bikes, your boards, and your wellington boots… we’ll do the rest!