Shepherd's huts near Oxford with hiking

Nature reserves, national parks, and areas of outstanding natural beauty are all within easy reach of this historic university town.

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12 top shepherd's huts sites near Oxford with hiking

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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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£8
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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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£15
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Little Fleece at Folly Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Berkshire, South East England
A cosy and luxurious shepherds hut for two on a beautiful farm in the Wessex Downs.
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£170
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Rolling Fields Glamping

6 units · Glamping2 acres · Oxfordshire, South East England
Luxury farm glamping with epic views, a 10-minute walk from the Thames
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£100
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The Cholderton Estate

3 units · Glamping2500 acres · Salisbury, England
Quirky accommodation on a 2,500-acre nature-filled estate, just 15 minutes from Stonehenge
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£160
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Hale Farm

38 units · Glamping, Tents56 acres · East Sussex, South East England
A family-run, working farm in East Sussex offering spacious, traditional camping with no set pitches
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£14
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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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£35
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Romantic Country Glamping

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, South West England
A pair of self-contained glamping getaways in Wiltshire
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£110
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Hamperley Hideaways

6 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Church Stretton, England
Almost wild camping and rustic glamping in the Shropshire Hills, with campfires and compost loos
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Marshwood Farm Camping

10 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Wiltshire, South West England
Quiet, family-friendly camping and glamping on a farm in rolling Wiltshire countryside
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£28
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Featherbed

4 units · Glamping1 acre · Oxfordshire, South East England
Adults-only glamping with private facilities on a Northamptonshire farm
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£80
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Sindles Farm Glamping and Camping

9 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Hayling Island, England
We are a small, friendly site on a working farm in the beautiful South Downs National Park. We have shepherds huts, bell tents and a land pod in an old sheep paddock, all with private fire pits. We’re surrounded by footpaths and bridleways that can be explored all day, and 10 minutes drive from the sea. We also have a small grass-pitch campsite that opens in the summer for tents and camper vans.
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Shepherd's huts near Oxford with hiking guide

Overview

Many flock to Oxford to admire its famous university, but the city’s outdoor opportunities are not to be overlooked. Parks, rivers, and gardens—including the UK’s oldest botanical garden—are scattered across the city, while several national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty can be easily reached in under two hours, providing plenty of options for hikers, bikers, and wildlife lovers. From riverside city retreats to secluded farmland pitches, adventurers are sure to find something to meet their camping needs.

Where to go

Around Oxford

Plenty of nature reserves, public parks, and countryside spaces, both inside and outside the Oxford Ring Road, provide all sorts of outdoor adventure around Oxford. Port Meadow, Raeleigh Park, and Chilswell Valley are great spots for a glimpse of nature, while Shotover Country Park lures mountain bikers with its sweeping valleys and off-road trails. Campgrounds abound in the area, including caravan parks, private farms, and Thameside tenting pitches.

The Cotswolds AONB

One of England’s most famous camping destinations, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies less than an hour west of Oxford by road. Villages, gardens, historic buildings, and working farms provide plenty for the whole family to enjoy, and a vast network of country lanes and bridleways are ideal for exploring on foot, by bike, or even on horseback. Glamping is increasingly popular in the area, though touring parks and pet-friendly campgrounds remain common too.

Chiltern Hills AONB

Drive less than an hour east of Oxford and you’ll find the Chilterns, another Area of Outstanding Beauty. Home to ancient forests, rolling fields, and winding waterways, these chalk hills offer a quintessentially English outdoor experience. Camping options range from high-end lodges to back-to-basics pitches, with many campgrounds also welcoming pets as part of the family.

The New Forest

One of England’s most famous national parks, the New Forest stands just over 100 km (around 70 miles) south of Oxford, close to Southampton on England’s south coast. A diverse landscape made up of heathland, forest, and coastline, the park is a favourite among wildlife lovers, watersports enthusiasts, ramblers, and riders. Wild camping is not permitted within the park itself, though there are several designated campsites throughout.

The South Downs

Home to the ancient South Downs Way, this national park sprawls from Surrey down to the Sussex Coast, and can be reached in around 90 minutes from Oxford. The chalk downs and winding valleys are ideal for hiking and biking, and the region’s many private farms provide plenty of camping options, from wild pitching to luxury glamping.

When to go

England’s national parks and AONBs are busiest during spring and summer, so book ahead to secure your spot. Autumn and winter bring fewer crowds and striking landscapes—but be prepared for the cold!

Know before you go

  • Public transport is widely accessible across England, though campers travelling longer distances may find it easier to bring or hire a vehicle.
  • Gear rental can sometimes be arranged directly through campsites, so it’s worth checking in advance.
  • Otherwise, Oxford is home to several camping shops, including GO Outdoors and Mountain Warehouse.

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