About Fireside Glamping
Located on Westley Farm in the beautiful Cotswold hills, Fireside Glamping offers 2 Sheek Shacks in separate secluded clearings, within 30 acres of Ancient Broadleaved Woodlands that have been managed primarily for conservation and wildlife.
Fireside Glamping is a natural development of the popular Fireside Forest School which provides outdoor education for children and adults learning personal, social and technical skills.
The Fireside Philosophy is to help people relax and enjoy nature and deepen their love, respect and understanding of our extraordinarily beautiful world. We encourage people to engage with the environment, to look actively, listen actively and to be confident in their own instinctual knowledge and curiosity. We can help give you confidence, (and the right wood) to light your own fires and to feel cosy and at home, nestled snug in your nest in a dell in the Forest. We want you to fall head over heels in love with Nature and all who sail in her.
About Westley Farm
Westley Farm is a small Cotswold hill Farm in Chalford, just outside Stroud. It’s easy to find, just off the A419 (view on google maps). The farm has been managed with conservation and the encouragement of biodiversity at its core for many years. The range of plants, animals, insects and birds is broad and colourful – Marsh Fritarilly ButterFlies, Dragon Flies, Green Woodpeckers, Dormice, Cowslips, Vetches and Small Leaved Lime trees are all there, as well as the whole range of more common Woodland and Meadow Flora and Fauna.
Fireside Forest School have a site there children are free to use the site when it is not in use by Fireside Groups (check this with us when you arrive.)
About Stroud and surrounding Area
From Chalford there is a cycle path along the old canal and river all the way to Stroud. You go past Rush Skatepark (biggest indoor park in the UK), past the Stroud Brewery and bar, to the centre of Stroud – on a saterday home to the biggest and best Farmers Market in the South West.
There is a strong Arts and Crafts tradition in Stroud and there are lots of galleries and studios with exhibitions discover, for instance the Stroud Valley ArtspaceStroud Valley Artspace
Cotswold Water Park is close for those that enjoy water sports and there are 2 glider clubs locally that offer reasonable introductory flights for beginners and Cotswold Wildlife park is close too for a family day out.
Best of all however, we think, are the canalside walks, the cycling, the kite flying on Minchinhampton common and the Golden Valley – all of it accessible without getting in the car.
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