GUESTS and glamping are being welcomed back to Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park.

The park has unveiled new luxury Hex Pods, as it reveals there has been glamping on the site for more than a century.

They are hand-built in the Lake District to an original design and provide a luxury holiday base for up to two adults and two children with breathtaking views across the Cumbria fells.

Each has its own distinctive interior design theme, and is comfortably furnished with plenty of living space as well as a kitchen area and shower with toilet facilities. The Hex Pods are the latest glamping option at Castlerigg Hall – but according to business owner David Jackson, their presence is far from being a “first” at the park.

“Our family has been at Castlerigg since 1938, originally as farmers, but we recently discovered that glamping has been going on here for over a century,” he said. “In fact, the new Hex Pods are sited on an area of the park once know as Derwent Holiday Camp which was used in 1909 for bell tents for Lake District visitors, and we have newspaper articles and photographs from those early days.

“It’s an amazing heritage and although the beautiful scenery, which today’s guests will wake up to is unchanged, we’ve gone all out to ensure the refinement of the pods is very present-day.”

Built with sustainability in mind, the pods feature underfloor heating from renewable energy, furniture and beds made from recycled pallets and local materials.