Woodland campsites in Central England

From Shakespeare to Robin Hood—these storied landscapes are Britain's heartland and prime for camping adventures.

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Fire and Stars Woodland Camping

5 units · Tents47 acres · Leicestershire, East Midlands
Wild camping in the woods with campfires, starry skies and a pub just across the road
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The White Lodge

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, West Midlands
A traditional campsite close to Staffordshire’s canals, river, and stately homes.
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Abbey Home Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1600 acres · Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West England
Eco-camping for real. Cooking on an open fire. Unspoilt natural beauty.
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Daisy May’s Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Bishop's Stortford, England
Our pop up campsite is set in 20 acres on a not for profit community farm. Come and join us in the great outdoors! Help collect the eggs, feed the chickens and milk the goat! There is always lots going on at Daisy May’s Farm! Children’s play areas, paddle stream, woodland walks and lots more! PITCH FEE INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE FARM & ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS! Open 7 days a week. Coffee Cabin and Ollie’s Food Hut also serving hot food (Weekends & school holiday 10-3pm) Local pub - 5 mins walk Golf Course (crazy golf, top golf, 9 hole course, bar and food) - 5 mins walk Shop/post office/chip shop - 10 mins walk Toilets & shower ; hot gas shower available but we are a basic wild, mostly off grid site. No concrete heated toilet blocks I’m afraid! (Showers unavailable in Winter months) There will be mud. Bring your wellies! Drinking water and bins available. Bring a torch for walking around the site at night. The site is off grid and the toilet lights are solar operated! CARAVANS - ONLY BOOKABLE MAY - SEPTEMBERTENTS - CAMPER VANS - MOTORHOMES WELCOME ALL YEAR (all pitches are the same. No need to specify which type of unit you are booking) We look forwards to welcoming you soon!
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Twitey's Camping & Glamping meadows

49 units · Glamping, Tents14 acres · Wellesbourne, England
A family-friendly site with secluded, individual pitches hidden among the long grass and campfires permitted
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Tackeroo Campsite

70 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Staffordshire, West Midlands
Basic pitches (without toilet facilities) in Forestry Commission-owned woods beside a renowned mountain biking trail
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Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe

11 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Warwickshire, England
Think Countryfile meets Time Team. Camping in six-acres of unspoiled Cotswold countryside, built in the grounds of a Norman castle.
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Toastytipis Luxury Tipi and HOTTUB

1 unit · Glamping600 acres · Southam, Warwickshire, West Midlands
* The Toasty Tipi is a true one of a kind: finished with soft carpets, heating and a sumptuous double mattress. * Twinkling fairly lights line its thick canvas walls and are joined by exotic, linen prints and mysterious, little trinkets. * A private compost toilet can also be found in a neighbouring hut and sits beside your covered wooden gazebo complete with BBQ and hot tub. * Five star gastro pub within walking distance. * Explore the lush, rolling pastures and the ancient, country trails, visiting historic Warwick city. If you love the outdoors but need the comforts of home, this intimate, little tipi really does have it all. Fitted with super-soft carpets and two heaters, it adds a luxury twist to traditional camping. Enjoy long morning lie-ins beneath thick, fluffy duvets or endless afternoons in the steaming outdoor hot-tub. With a peaceful country setting and a romantic ambience, you can hide away from the rest of the world and wish upon a star. The Toasty Tipi is a true one of a kind, nestled amongst the trees of a protected Wooded area. the tipi is a unique place where you can relax with ease. Explore the lush, rolling paddocks and the ancient, country trails, jumping the crooked stiles and finding the hidden woodland glades. Picnic in the wild meadows or BBQ at the camp then wait for the moon and the stars to emerge as night falls. Inside, the tipi is warm and cosy and boasts a sumptuous double bed with sultry touches. Twinkling fairly lights line the thick canvas walls and are joined by exotic, linen prints and vintage curios. A miniature kitchenette is complete with a small fridge bbq and shower contained in adjoining gazebo as your extended living space. Here you can light up the barbeque and cook some fresh, farmland produce before sipping a glass of wine in the log-fired hot tub. A small neighbouring hut is home to your own private compost loo and shower. The Toasty Tipi has a glorious setting on the same private estate as the Dallas Buston polo club. Guest are free to stroll around the grounds, through the woods around the lakes and maybe catch one of the regular polo matches held allyear round, quite often played on a daily basis. As well as being amongst some of Warwickshire’s finest country backdrops, the Toasty Tipi is also well-placed for finding some of tfhe areas best-known attractions. Visit the historic city of Warwick with its grand, imposing castle or the well-known theatres of Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. If you don’t want to venture far then there’s also characterful, little villages, including pretty Long Itchington and its award-winning pubs. Indulge in the local ales and walk back to your Toasty Tipi, lighting the scattered candles for your star-struck, lovers evening.
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Cuckoo Farm Campsite

12 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents130 acres · Rutland, East Midlands
Family camping with campfires on an organic farm, set alongside the beautiful River Chater
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Deer Keeper's Hut

1 unit · Glamping7 acres · Warwickshire, England
A single timber cabin with its own woodland in a deer park in the Warwickshire countryside
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Intake Farm

7 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Alton, Staffordshire, West Midlands
Quirky glamping and nearly wild camping on a farm in Staffordshire
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Podtastic @ Nelsons Wharf

3 units · Glamping40 acres · Warwickshire, West Midlands
Pod glamping and tent camping while watching boats go by on the banks of the Grand Union Canal
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Woodland campsites in Central England guide

Overview

From the honey-stone cottages of the Cotswolds to the lowland forests of Nottinghamshire—Central England serves up ever-changing landscapes. In the north, the rugged valleys and gritstone tors of the Peak District National Park provide ample options for hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Stopover in the historic cities of Lincoln, Cambridge, and Oxford; cruise along scenic canal ways; or head to the coast for a summer camping holiday in Skegness. Late spring through early autumn offers the best weather for tent camping, but many glamping sites and caravan parks stay open year-round. 

Where to go

Derbyshire and the Peak District

Derbyshire is the green belt of the Midlands, and the Peak District National Park provides 1,438 square kilometres of hiking terrain. Follow weatherworn trails through the hills and valleys, go rock climbing up dramatic limestone crags, or cycle between historic villages. After a day of activity, check into a glamping pod or pitch your tent at a farm campsite, and don’t forget to reward yourself with local specialty, Bakewell Pudding.

East Midlands

If woodland walks and forest hide-outs sound like your kind of adventure, the East Midlands should be high on your to-do list. Discover the legends of Robin Hood in the forests of Nottinghamshire, enjoy glamping in the woods, or explore hiking and biking trails in the Lincolnshire Wolds. This is also where you’ll find the Midlands’ only beaches—Skegness and Mablethorpe are popular choices for summer campers.

West Midlands

Birmingham is the gateway to the West Midlands, but once you tire of big city life, there are plenty of places to escape the crowds. Discover England’s industrial heritage and sample some real ale in the Black Country, go glamping in the Shropshire Hills, or enjoy woodland strolls through the Wyre Forest and the Golden Valley. The region’s star attractions lie to the south—Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick Castle, which even has a medieval-themed glampsite.

South Central England

From Gloucestershire in the west to Cambridgeshire in the east, the central counties are famous for their university cities and idyllic Cotswolds countryside. In Oxford and Cambridge, you’ll find historic architecture and time-honored pastimes like river punting. Camping, however, is anything but traditional. Check into a glamping pod, tipi, yurt, or gypsy caravan; escape to a country campsite with a hot tub; or park your campervan on the banks of the River Thames.

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