The site when developed will have 19 ‘glamping’ pitches as well as a communal kitchen area set within a woodland setting around a medieval moat which inspired the name ‘Moat Island Glamping’
For the client, the sylvan setting of the trees were at the heart of the project as part of the core character of the site. For them connecting the ‘glampers’ with nature while conserving and enhancing that environment was key to success.
Working with the landscape architect Barnaby Baker and site manager Lewis Ennals, Jim, our arboriculturist gave both technical advice and inspiration as to what low impact glamping looked like. Essential when designing and constructing pitches amongst the surrounding trees and woodland. Accurate plotting of potential constraints using CAD software achieved a precise and technical solution.
New planting areas will provide both screening and wildlife interest and are all native species. Careful coppice rotation will also be introduced to provide a distinctive structure to the woodland and to allow an ever varied change in light levels, fully integrating the site into the woods.