UK Winter Camping Top Tips

Summer is well and truly gone, and with the nights getting longer and the temperature dropping, UK winter camping is in sight! 

If you want to make the most out of camping in the cold weather, planning is essential before you set off on your winter camping trip.

Here are our cold weather camping tips:

What To Wear When UK Winter Camping

The cosy knits are out, and the vest tops are packed away, but what do you need to bring when going camping in the winter?

As you already know, the temperature drops at night, and so it is vital to prepare for this. We recommend additional base and outer layers, blankets and anything else that will keep you warm. Here’s our checklist:

  • Fleece
  • Jumper/Hoodie
  • Insulated waterproof jacket
  • Base layers
  • Gloves, hat & scarf
  • Extra t-shirts
  • Very thick socks (and bring plenty!)
  • Wellies and good walking boots
  • Blankets/throws
  • Hand warmers/hot water bottle

What Camping Gear To Bring When Winter Camping

Summer tents are a no-go if you’re planning on braving the cold weather. You will need to invest in a four-season tent which is made for withstanding the cold and wind.

The ground will be very cold at night, and so extra ground sheets and sleeping mats will give you that extra layer in between the ground and yourself.

Staying warm at night is crucial, and so investing in a high quality sleeping bag with an extra liner will help keep the cold out and the warmth of your body in.

How To Stay Warm Sleeping In The Cold

The first important tip is to keep your sleeping quarters dry. If moisture gets in, this will result in lots of sleepless nights.

Eating high calorie foods and carbohydrates before you go to sleep should help you generate heat. 

Don’t tuck your head in your sleeping bag when getting in. The moisture in your breath will start condensing inside your sleeping bag, which then makes it damp and ruins the insulating effect!

Sumners Ponds Glamping Accommodation

If camping isn’t your thing, but you still want to escape for the weekend/week, then we have 3 different types of glamping accommodation. From our new Lodges to our B&B Shepherd’s Huts to our Safari Tents, we will have something that is perfect for you.

Sumners Ponds Campsite Open At Christmas

At Sumners Ponds Campsite and Fishery, we are open all year round – including Christmas!

Whether you want to camp traditionally, grab your caravan or book one of our glamping accommodations, we are the place to camp in the Winter!

Check out our different camping/caravanning/glamping accommodation here.

Treat yourself, and book your getaway today!

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Disabled Friendly

Sumners Ponds is a accessible fishery for those with a disability. The best lakes to fish are either Farm Pond or Betty’s Lake.

Farm Pond has a purpose built accessible platform with a ramp from the ajoining car park. This spaceous decked area has three large swims which are all disabled priority. The car park for this lake is directly next to the closest fishing swims so there is not far to travel with your equipment.

Betty’s Lake has two disabled parking areas which are very close to the nearest wood-chipped swims.