Campsites with rock climbing in Mendip Hills AONB

With limestone cliffs, dramatic gorges, and ancient caves, this AONB is an all-natural adventure playground.

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12 top campsites in Mendip Hills AONB with climbing

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Sweet Hill Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Dorset, South West England
Simple, almost-wild, seaside camping on the Isle of Portland
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Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents22 acres · Crickhowell, Wales
Simple, eco-friendly camping with epic views at the foot of a famed Welsh mountain range
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The Enchanted Wilderness

6 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents22 acres · Yelverton, England
Simple riverside camping pitches in the Tamar Valley on the edge of Dartmoor
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Camping in Nature at Vallis Veg

15 units · Tents18 acres · Frome, Somerset, South West England
Back-to-basics, natural camping with campfires encouraged and easy walks to the local attractions in Frome
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Newcourt Farm Campsite

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Brecon, Wales
Old-school camping with incredible views in the Brecon Beacons
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Digeddi Wildlife Camping

14 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Powys, Mid Wales
Riverside camping and glamping with canoes for hire
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Three Hares Campsite

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Exeter, England
A simple site with campfires, tree swings and hammocks in Dartmoor
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Paddington Farm

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents43 acres · Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England
A simple campsite at the foot of Glastonbury Tor
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Pentwyn Dingle and Lodge Field Camp

30 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Hay On Wye, Wales
Almost wild camping with good views, near the River Wye and Brecon Beacons
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Penylan Cider Farm

2 units · Glamping, Motorhomes2 acres · Pontrilas, Wales
Pitches and tiny home glamping on a cider farm in Herefordshire
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Hidden Valley Camping

15 units · Glamping, Tents7 acres · Bewdley, Worcestershire, West Midlands
A family-run back-to-basics, campfire-friendly camping & glamping site with plenty of space for each pitch and a laid back family ethos.
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Bredon-Vale Caravan and Camping

3 units · Glamping3 acres · Evesham, England
Laid-back glamping near Evesham, overlooking Bredon Hill and the Malverns.
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Campsites with rock climbing in Mendip Hills AONB guide

Overview

Limestone bluffs, rocky plateaus, and grassy steppes blanket the landscapes of the Mendip Hills, providing plenty of scope for outdoor adventures. Hike beneath towering cliffs in the Cheddar Gorge, explore natural caves, and climb windswept tors for views that stretch as far as Wales. Camping is just as adventurous—pitch your tent at secluded campsites surrounded by nature or enjoy glamping in a bell tent or remote shepherd’s hut. The forests, lakes, and gorges are accessible year-round but bloom with wildflowers in spring and summer. Winter camping and hiking is possible with all-weather gear, although it’s best to leave the tent behind. 

Where to go

Cheddar and Around

Jagged cliffs and rocky ravines carve out the Cheddar Gorge, where explorers can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and caving. After taking in the AONB’s star attraction, hike up Black Down Hill for a view from the region’s highest point or cycle the scenic Strawberry Line. Don’t miss a visit to the town of Cheddar to sample Somerset’s famous cheese and cider. 

Northeast Somerset & the Lakes

Sweeping gorges give way to forested valleys and lowland lakes in the northern part of the Mendip Hills. Enjoy nature walks, bird-watching, and lakeside picnics at the Chew Valley or Blagdon Lakes, or escape the crowds at a peaceful country campsite. To the north, the UNESCO city of Bath and the Cotswolds AONB are within day-trip distance. 

South Mendip Hills

Hiking, cycling, and horseback riding trails traverse the southern stretch of the Mendip Hills. Adrenaline seekers should head to the Wookey Hole caves, where caving excursions incorporate abseils and Via Ferrata climbs. A short drive south, Glastonbury turns into a hippy haven each summer during the massive Glastonbury music festival, and the nearby Glastonbury Tor is both a historic landmark and a popular viewpoint.

West Mendip and the Somerset Coast

Winscombe is the gateway to the west Mendip Hills, home to some of the area’s lesser-explored hiking trails. Continue west to the coast, where sandy beaches, cliff-top walks, and lively seaside towns dot the shores of the Bristol Channel. Weston-Super-Mare, Burnham-On-Sea, and Clevedon are Somerset’s flagship beach resorts, where summer campers have a choice of seafront camping grounds. 

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