May is our favourite month here at Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans. Bluebells carpet the copse and the glamping meadow is covered in frothy, lacy cow parsley. Spring is at its zingy green best and the evenings are light and long. To top it all this year we have been blessed with halcyon days of glorious sunshine. Glamping conditions have never been better *Sigh*. A year ago photographer Katie Spicer came to stay in Gertie to celebrate her wedding anniversary. You can feast your eyes on her beautiful pictures of the glampsite and read Katie’s blog capturing the essence of glamping at this time of year.
Autumn turned out to be a cracker: sunny, mild, dry conditions made for a spectacular display of colour here in the Wye Valley. Perfect conditions too for a bumper crop of chestnuts from our ancient Sweet Chestnut in the copse (affectionately known as the Faraway Tree). This year there were so many even the squirrels were willing to share them. It made a wonderful season finale watching glampers gather round the campfire to roast them.
Autumn is upon us and what better way to experience it than to breathe, feel and taste it.
We are open till the end of October and with the mild temperatures, it is still a very comfortable time of year to stay in one of our vintage vans. Each van has a wood burner to keep you cosy and warm. Come and see the beautiful Autumn colours of the famous Wye Valley and taste some of the best local produce. The video you are about to watch was recorded at Mad Dogs for C4. It highlights some of the beautiful elements of Autumn glamping.
If Fire Be The Food Of Love…
Wrap up, ditch the restaurant with the naff tablecloth and overpriced menu and head for the great outdoors. Nothing beats cooking and cuddling up round a real campfire.
Roasting chestnuts on an open fire, soft dewy mornings with the mist hugging the River Wye, the hedgerows and Herefordshire orchards heaving with ripe berries and fruit… autumn is our favourite season and glamping at this time of year can be so rewarding. Gone are the hordes of summer tourists and the inherent beauty of the Wye Valley is all yours.