Glamping Guide

HETAS, in partnership with the Glamping Association, has produced guidance for site owners who have wood burning or mutlifuel stoves on their sites.

The UK has seen a steady trend of holidaymakers opting for glamping getaways in recent years, with people embracing nature-based experiences that come with the comfort of a hotel. Glamping offers a unique form of luxury, where people feel like they are away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city, but not too far from civilisation where they are without any well-earned indulgence.

We have partnered with the Glamping Association to provide guidance for any site owners who have wood-burning or multifuel stoves on their sites, advising on best practices and ways to keep safe.


VisitBritain – the official tourist board for Britain – have compiled statistics on tourism across Great Britain, allowing insight into how people spend their overnight trips. The following statistics are for caravan, camping, and glamping overnight trips taken in Great Britain in 2023.*

Quarter Number of trips (millions) Percentage share
Q1 1.1 5%
Q2 3.9 13%
Q3 5.1 14%
Q4 2.0 10%

*Q4 statistics are provisional estimates.

Total number of 2023 trips – 12.1 million
Percentage share of 2023 trips – 10%

These statistics provide insight, indicating that a steady percentage of trips across Great Britain are caravan, camping, and glamping trips – with trips peaking in the spring/summer period. With over 5000 luxury camping sites across the UK, going glamping is getting more convenient and closer to home.

Wood-burning stoves and glamping

Since 2020, over 4.5 million people have explored the outdoors for the first time, taking their first nature-based getaway. This rise in popularity has pushed glamping into the spotlight in particular, with a significant amount of campers and caravanners showing additional interest in glamping holidays. Yurts, shepherd’s huts, safari tents, and luxury caravans are just a few of the more luxurious and more unique options being explored by holidaymakers.

It is not uncommon to find a wood-burning stove across a variety of glamping accommodations. People enjoy the ambience and warmth of a wood burner as it provides the luxury of heat whilst making them feel closer to nature. It is possible, however, that a large proportion of these people have not used a wood-burning stove for a long time – if ever.

Due to this, it is key that novice stive users are educated on how to effectively and safely operate their stove, even if they only have it for a weekend away. As irresponsible burning can lead to increased emissions and health risks, it is important that guests are provided with the necessary information to allow them to burn responsibly whilst they keep cosy on their holiday.

HETAS guidance

If you own a glamping site which utilises wood-burning stoves, we have developed a guidance leaflet so you can keep your business running safely and smoothly. This leaflet contains top tips on fire safety, chimney sweeping information, and important facts on the appropriate wood to burn.

Click here to download our guidance leaflet.

Guest checklist

We have also developed a simple checklist for your guests, providing essential safety and instructional information to enable your guests to get the most out of their holiday stoves.

These leaflets contain operational tips for beginners as well as warnings of irresponsible practices. Distributing these leaflets across your business will help your guests burn responsibly and safely, keeping them cosy during their stay.

Click here to download our glamping stove safety checklist for your guests.

Find more glamping stove safety guidance in our YouTube video



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