A UK first, combining luxury camping with naturism in North Norfolk, but will it work? If ever there was a niche within a niche, then Go Camping UK’s new luxury camping tents at Bolding Way Holidays in North Norfolk is it. Combining glamping (glamourous camping) from Go Camping UK with the clothes optional naturist camping setting at Bolding Way Holidays this new joint venture for the 2011 camping season is really testing the niche market but will it work?
Believed to be the first such adventure in the UK both companies are optimistic that this unique twist is a marriage of holiday pursuits waiting to happen which should appeal to many naturists and even the occasional naturists, such as self styled closet naturist Ian Peet, managing director of Go Camping UK.
Ian believes there is a natural harmony between camping and naturism. “Camping and luxury camping (or glamping as it has become known) has always been about enjoying your natural surroundings. It seems obvious that campers and naturists have much in common; both enjoy nature even though most campers prefer to keep their clothes on. As a camper rather than a naturist, I wonder how far away from the naturist mindset I am? Given the opportunity, I will enjoy a nude plunge in the sea or a dip in a mountain stream but the idea of a full on naturist community is a bit overwhelming for me at the moment. Saying this, I do like to feel free and camping does this for me where I am sure naturism does it for many others. This is why naturist campsites are and why naturist glamping could be, a popular form of naturist holiday.”
Bolding Way is a small campsite and small holding in a beautiful part of North Norfolk, characterised by the traditional flint architecture found in this part of the country. With the sandy Holkham naturist beach nearby the relaxed clothes optional resort of Bolding Way seems a perfect base to try out a touch of naturism.
The glamping options provided by Go Camping UK include a luxury bell tent and two luxury Eurotents or frame tents. All the tents are fully equipped with comfortable double and single beds, cooking equipment, lighting, electric and refrigerator. Campfires are permitted with all tents with wood available on site to create that authentic camping experience. The bell tent is housed within a private willow lined enclosure and boasts its own decked veranda which enjoys the peaceful surroundings and full sun throughout the day as well as a wood burning stove for the cooler evenings in the Spring and Autumn.
Charlie Harrison, owner of Bolding Way Holidays, believes that the new venture between Bolding Way Holidays and Go Camping UK is a naturist camping holiday waiting to be discovered. “As a naturist, this seems to me to be a perfect holiday. We have a private, secluded setting, a sunny aspect and complete peace and quiet. You can even enjoy our hot tub. The night skies here are amazing, the beaches wonderful and the general area is a true break from the hubbub of everyday life.”