Beneath the old oak, tucked into the ancient woodland with the sound of the beck below you sits The Wild Woods. The woodland encroaches on the camp with the smell of wild garlic and bluebells heady in the spring, the canopy above you is full of birdsong and at night the owls hooting, making this the perfect spot for birdwatchers and wildlife spotters. Or just those who like to let the sounds of nature float over them.
The camp has two hammocks around the firepit, where you can laze out on sunny mornings, or catch the last of the sunshine as the campfire gets going. Blankets are provided so you can lie in a hammock and watch the wildlife as the woods get dark and the stars come out. We’ve seen owls, deer and badgers from this camp, so stay quiet and who knows what you’ll see.
The tent has a wide deck with an outdoor covered kitchen, vintage gas cooker, solid oak worktops and a gas fridge to keep your milk and beers cold. You can cook your breakfast while looking out on the camp and watching the kids play, and eat it at the table under the canopy, or out in the field in the sunshine.
Inside the tent is like something Hansel and Gretel might find in a magical cottage in the woods, with ivy climbing the bedhead of the double bed and the bunks, a fire crackling in the log burner, comfy leather sofa, vintage chairs, rugs and cushions. As with all our camps all your bedding, towels and kitchen facilities are provided.
The bathroom is only a few feet away from the tent and is super spacious with double sinks, and shower with a rainfall showerhead (and plenty of hot water!). On hot days the big door at the back of the shower opens onto the woods so you can feel like you’re showering outside.
As with all our camps the Wild Woods is completely off-grid, with virtually no phone or internet reception, so we recommend turning off your phone, embracing the digital detox and listening to the sounds of the Wild Woods instead.