Worthy View’s scout-style tents

February 16, 2013

The scout-style tents in our new Worthy View pre-erected camp site (a short walk up the hill from the main Festival site) are a modern, roomier version of a design classic, which were manufactured especially for Glastonbury Festival by BCT Outdoors, a British tent company who’ve been making quality tents for over 100 years.

The tents designed by the Yorkshire company to withstand the vagaries of the British weather, have been especially commissioned not to contain external guy ropes so that people can return to their tents in the dark without the danger of tripping over them.

The idea behind these tents came from Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis as a way to cut down on the amount of camping equipment which in the past has been abandoned at the end of the Festival. These tents will be able to be re-used year on year. Michael travelled up to BCT’s Yorkshire factory to see Glastonbury’s 1,000 tents being made, and even tried his hand at sewing one.

Scout-style tents at Worthy View cost £250 for 5 nights. They accommodate 2 people (or a cosy squeeze for 3) and you can book them online now.

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