We are a small, family run outdoor activity centre. Usually our beautiful campsite is fully booked with schools and youth groups visiting us for outdoor adventure camps. This summer is different. Our usual groups cannot visit due to restrictions imposed by COVID19.
We've always believed that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. So, for the first time in 30 years we are throwing open our gates and welcoming families and small groups to our secret camp! A once in a generation chance to camp on our secret, off-grid, wild campsite.
Pitch up where you like, explore our ancient woodland, roast marshmallows on the fire and experience the great outdoors sleeping under the stars. We may be off-grid but we still have welcoming hot showers and flushing toilets.
Tents and campervans only!
WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES LIKE?
Our toilet block is purpose built with individual cubicles, each accessed from outside. Our shower block is also accessed from the outside and houses private cubicles with plenty of hot water. All facilities will be kept clean with regular cleaning throughout the day and night. (Toilet roll cannot be provided for hygiene reasons, so please bring your own or buy from our pop-up shop).
When we say off-grid, we mean it. No overhead or street lights means the view of the night sky is pretty spectacular, but don't forget your torch. We do not have electric hook ups so we recommend bringing battery powered lanterns or fairy lights for your tent and power packs to recharge phones. We will have a few USB charging points for essentials. We have a freezer for ice packs and recommend bringing a cool box to keep the essentials cool (milk, bacon, cider…).
We allow, and encourage, fire pits! We have fire pits available for hire. You’re welcome to bring your own barbecues or fire pits (off ground please) but we ask that you do not bring firewood with you. Firewood and charcoal are available for purchase from our onsite shop. We have a small pop-up shop onsite stocking the essentials and those “I can’t believe we forgot that!” camping items. Our activity centre has been using local farm shops and suppliers for years and we are pleased to be able to offer great value, locally sourced food & drink.
The limestone ground ensures perfect drainage so the site is never boggy - but it can make banging in tent pegs a test of character. Regrettably, due to the topography of our site and access issues our campsite is not suitable for wheelchair users and has limited disabled access. It is also not suitable for caravans or motorhomes due to access and a low bridge with a height limit of 2.7m.
Pitch where you like
Park by your tent
Surrounded by ancient woodland
Incredible views of the Mendips
Drinking water taps
Fire pits for hire
Freezer for ice-packs
Large campfire circles
Well behaved dogs welcome
Flexible check out times
Activity centre a short walk away
Campsite essentials shop
Local takeaways that deliver
Frisbee Golf course
24 hour Budgens 5 minute drive
Less than 5 minutes walk
Mendip Activity Centre - experience a range of our exciting outdoor activities from just £5.
Mendip Snowsport Centre - try skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing!
Alpine Lounge - our rooftop cafe and lounge bar is open everyday and a take away menu and an off-licensed bar.
Less than 10 minutes cycle or 5 minute drive
The Strawberry Line - an old railway between Cheddar & Yatton which has been converted into a cycle way. Perfect for family bike rides!
Thatchers Cider Farm is a short walk or cycle ride. The gateway to the Strawberry Line where better to enjoy a cider than in Thatchers very own pub garden.
Budgens 24 hour garage and well stocked shop.
Churchill Leisure Centre with gym and indoor pool.
Less than 15 minute drive
The world famous Cheddar Gorge, original home of Cheddar cheese!
Burrington Combe, Priddy, Blagdon Lake and Chew Valley Lake are some of our favourite places for appreciating the Mendip Hills.
Less than 25 minute drive
Weston-super-Mare seafront - think beach, piers, donkeys and promenade with all the fish & chips and ice cream you can eat!
Bristol City Centre - a city of culture and heritage. A great day out for everyone. Explore the historic harbour, suspension bridge, Clifton Village or the vast mall at Cabot Circus.
Wells - England's smallest city and magnificent cathedral. Picture perfect!
Glastonbury needs no introduction. The home of the greatest festival on earth is a vibrant, magical town and great day out.