When you book our camping or cottage, these are among the wild fruits you can pick f.o.c.:- raspberries, gooseberries white currants and strawberries, all ripe in July or earlier.
Brambles, elderberries, etc. follow in August, September, October. Herb gardens includes mint, apple mint, lovage, rosemary, tarragon, sage.
Sometimes we have plenty of fruit or vegetables, some of which we can offer free:-
Free - August 2009 we had big redskin campfire baking potatoes. September 2009 we have the 2nd batch - big white ones this time "Marfot" variety.
August we had Victoria plums. September we have Late Victoria plum variety.
Top and bottom areas:- compost toilet and recycling facilities. Lower pitches:- cold water, badger hide. Hire classic 2 berth caravan or camp shack for 4+.
Top pitches:- stored water:- Gallon containers and drum boiler of water ( for washing up and washing, etc.) Drinking water -also from standpipe in lane at lower pitches. Run some off first. You can of course bring your own to start you off.
Bottom pitches:- 1st set of steps on left lead to "Mule"and "Burro" to the right +
Badger Hide, "Coppice", "Sett" "Rising Sun" and "Bulbs"and "Brock".
On the right is a cyclist friendly pitch called "Belle".
Straight ahead is "Hoot" (park at grassy entrance.)
Turn left at top of hill, then on your right is "Tag",
"Jay Way, " "Catkin","Hooves",
""Rag"",Bobtail" and "Aero".
At the end of the road is the water, toilet and recycling for :-
"Strawberry fields" and it's siblings "Forever", "Nowhere" "Walrus and "Mr. Kite ",
on the right of the road is "Axis", "Mellow Yellow" and "Moonbeam".
You can also get to "Aero" this way.
Parking is tight into the sides, leave the turning areas clear at "Strawberry Field" and" J.Way"
Our pitches are set in individual clearings,
scattered about on 15 acres of mixed woodland and meadow land
with all sorts of wild flowers and fruit, trees, birds and butterflies.
( 15 pitches on lower woodland site ) (15 pitches on top meadow site )
Each pitch or clearing has a name, with a meaning - history/pitch identity/song/book/travel,etc.
i.e. Strawberry Field (wild strawberries),
We have a few sibling pitches which means that they are attatched to a main pitch with a campfire.
They can be used as an overflow for those in your party if the main pitch isn't big enough.
Pitches are allocated for size of tent/group:
but ask at time of booking
if you have a preference for woodland pitches or meadow,
(sometimes, we can re-arrange the weekly pitch plan,
as we do for regulars who ask for their favourite pitches).
Give us a few details of your dates, expected time of arrival and departure.
Also group number, tent size/berth, car registrations and visitors.
We will then email you more information and a quote.
Depending on weather and pitch conditions,
we will try to match you up to the best site for your booking.
Please don't move pitch without asking, as it may be booked.
Appreciation goes to all those campers who leave the pitch tidy,
free of litter, wood splinters on the grass (for grass cutting).
We also value those who leave the rustic tables and chairs
as they found them on the pitches they were intended for.
We also value are those of you who let us know if you have to cancel your booking.