Yurts in River Thames

See both picture-postcard countryside and city sights while camping on England’s most iconic river.

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12 top yurts sites in River Thames

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Chiltern Yurts

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Hertfordshire, East Anglia
Tranquil yurt glamping in a lush meadow at the foot of the Chiltern Hills
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Koko's Lakeview Glamping

3 units · Glamping3 acres · Amersham, England
Bell tents and yurt stays in the Chiltern Hills, just 35 minutes from London
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Buzzard Holt Hosting

4 units · Glamping11 acres · Buckingham, England
Glamping with a mini outdoor spa on the edge of Stowe Park in Buckinghamshire
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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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Surrey Lakes Glamping

6 units · Glamping30 acres · Guildford, Surrey, South East England
Two brothers Frank & Val have always felt they live in a magical corner of the world. Set in a uniquely stunning valley along the edge of an enchanting woodland with views of hills with animals grazing. Surrey Lakes Glamping was born out of the feeling that it’s too special not to be shared. They are on a mission to make glamping a magical yet stress free experience. With lakes, streams a stunning National Trust Arboretum and walking trails throughout the rolling hills in which the site is set, Surrey Lakes Glamping is a pocket of magic. With lakes, streams a stunning National Trust Arboretum and walking trails throughout the rolling hills in which the site is set, Surrey Lakes Glamping is a pocket of magic.
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Surrey Hills Yurts

9 units · Glamping15 acres · Surrey, South East England
Yurt glamping in the Surrey Hills
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£145
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Glamping Holiday

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Alfold, England
Excellently positioned bell tent glamping between the market town of Horsham, West Sussex and affluent Guilford in Surrey
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Southover Woods and Camping

15 units · Glamping, Tents60 acres · Dorset, South West England
Nearly wild camping in a vast Dorset woodland
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The Apple Barn

1 unit · Glamping4 acres · Washington, England
Wildflowers, Apple orchards and oak trees frame our field and copse. Our woodland yurt and shepherds hut are set in 4 acres of lush Sussex green space. With fire pits, a compost loo and an outdoor shower and with easy access to our swimming pool. Hammocks swing from the trees while Emily pig and Evangeline goat look on.
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Love2Yurt

5 units · Glamping10 acres · Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Love2Yurt is based on a working farm that has embraced traditional farming methods for over 200 years. Our location is a big WOW factor with our five yurts in secluded, tranquil settings around the grounds of Limes Farm. The two small medieval lakes attract lovely birdlife including swans, herons and ducks and the orchard with a small play area is always a hit with the kids! There's an on-site Tearoom serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas and the village pub and well appointed play park only a few minutes walk away. There's loads of things to see and do in the area along with the historic cities/towns of Oxford; Stratford Upon Avon ;Leamington Spa; Warwick and Woodstock, home to Blenheim Palace.
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Farrs Meadow

31 units · Glamping, Tents7 acres · Dorset, South West England
A charming Dorset campsite overlooking the Stour Valley and a short walk from both the river and the market town of Wimborne Minster
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Oak Cottage Wyes Workshops

4 units · Glamping4 acres · Gloucestershire, South West England
Magical, secluded glamping in the Wye Valley, yards from the Offas Dyke trail
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Yurts in River Thames guide

Overview

Britain’s second-longest river acts like a billboard for archetypal English landscapes: it starts in the Cotswolds, then proceeds through university city Oxford and winds around the wooded chalk-and-grass escarpment of the Chiltern Hills. The Thames enters London via Windsor Castle, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, and Richmond with its ancient deer park. Within the UK capital, the waterway passes some of the world’s most iconic sights before emptying  into the North Sea, passing bird-rich marshes. Walk the whole river on the 185-mile Thames Path, or choose a well-situated campsite on its edge.

Where to go

Cotswolds AONB

The Thames rises within the UK’s biggest AONB: the Cotswolds. These low hills—interspersed with honey-hued historic stone villages, quiet churches, and country pubs—typifies the quintessential English rural landscape. The river begins near Kemble, then flows through the huge lake system of the Cotswolds Water Park, known for its water sports, where there are several waterside campsites. The area’s walking is excellent, and the 625-mile Monarch’s Way numbers among the lesser-known long-distance paths.

Oxford Surrounds

Oxford is a must-visit city and a great base for discovering the Thames’ middle section. Visit world-class museums, wander around magnificent colleges, or take a traditional punt ride along the river—then hightail it out of town into the surrounding countryside. There is a riverside campsite in nearby Donnington, while the lavish country estate Blenheim Palace and ancient Wytham Woods are both also worth a visit. From Oxford, pick up the long-distance Shakespeare’s Way to see sights connected with the bard.

Chilterns AONB

The Thames brushes the edge of the Chiltern Hills, the last sizable green space before the river flows into London suburbia. Deviate from the river around Goring to roam into these grassy, chalky, wood-dotted hills. Aside from walking one of many trails such as the Ridgeway, one of Britain’s most ancient roads, you could bird-watch for red kites or visit historic properties like Nuffield Place. Park the motorhome or pitch your tent close to the river outside Wallingford, a spot well-placed for Chilterns explorations.

Richmond-on-Thames & Around

There is much beauty in the transition between countryside and city, never better evidenced than at smart, leafy Richmond-upon-Thames, where a medieval deer park and the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew provide a selection of fauna and flora many far-more rural locations would be envious of. Pitching around London is scarce, but there is camping at Walton-on-Thames, six miles southwest of Richmond Park, near Hampton Court Palace.

Hoo Peninsula

The mouth of the river is perhaps its most mysterious part. The ethereal spreads of bird-rich marshland on the Thames’ south side along the Kent coast were only connected via riverside path to central London in 2022, turning the Thames’ banks into a true source-to-sea walking route out to the Hoo Peninsula’s Isle of Grain. As the new official start/finish of any complete Thames exploration, the Hoo is now a compelling walking destination. Camp at Allhallows to begin the adventure.

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