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Camping & Glamping Breaks in Somerset with Cosy Outdoors
The varied landscape of undulating green hills, long sandy beaches, wild moorlands and lush wetlands in Somerset make for a lovely backdrop for a relaxing camping getaway. From the misty wilds of Exmoor to the sophistication of Georgian Bath, this southern corner of England provides a wonderfully varied destination, whatever you’re looking for in your staycation.
Brave the wilderness in Somerset
The jagged, cliffy coastline and heathered hillsides of Exmoor make for some wildly romantic hikes. The national park is known as the home of stocky and adorable Exmoor ponies, and the park has about 20 free-roaming herds of these endangered ponies grazing on its open moors. The area is also rich with red deer. Walking and pony trekking are the best ways to explore this rugged, yet inspiring landscape.
The wetlands of Somerset Levels is another great destination for lovers of outdoor living. This lush, marshy landscape is one of the flattest and lowest in the UK and was once covered with water. Prehistoric peoples here built wooden tracks to get across the water, and the remnants of these can still be seen in the area. The Somerset Levels are also teeming with rare flora and fauna, and the landscape has inspired countless artists who have workshops and galleries in the area.
The historic spa resort of Bath is packed with Georgian architecture, museums and natural springs. Jane Austen set a number of her novels in Bath and the painter Thomas Gainsborough established himself here. This compact, picturesque city is perfect for exploring on foot, and it has a number of great restaurants and boutiques to keep you occupied even on rainy days.
The vibrant city of Bristol is just beyond the borders of this calm, pastoral county, so if you’re craving the lights and delights of a big city while camping in Somerset, consider taking a day trip to Bristol. Here, you’ll find a lively arts community and nightlife scene as well as attractions like the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Brunel's SS Great Britain and a number of awe-inspiring medieval churches and cathedrals.
Enjoy the great outdoors the Cosy way
After a busy day of exploring the great outdoors and charming towns of Somerset, nothing feels better than retreating to your serene, green campsite for an evening of some serious R&R. With roaring campfires and wood-fired hot tubs, camping and glamping trips don’t get much better than with Cosy Outdoors. Book your minibreak online today to experience camping holidays the Cosy way!