Campsites near Cheltenham with horseback riding

Ancient woodlands, historic trails, and palatial wonders are just some camping gems near Cheltenham.

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12 top campsites near Cheltenham with horseback riding

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Wolford Wood Glamping & Camping

13 units · Glamping, Tents200 acres · Moreton In Marsh, England
Family camping in a Cotswolds wildflower meadow beside an ancient woodland and SSSI
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Berrends Farm

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents55 acres · Ledbury, Herefordshire, West Midlands
We are in the 3 counties area, a short distance from the Malvern Hills. We have pitches for tents and caravans, and also a Shepherds Hut and an Annex. We are a small working farm. We welcome our guests to enjoy our home. There are lots of local pubs and towns to visit and local attractions located nearby.
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Shire Camping

40 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · England
Shire Camping is located in a peaceful 10 acre meadow looking towards Edge Hill. Spacious and with running drinking water, hot showers and flushing toilets. There is a footpath running alongside it taking you 25 minutes to a village shop one way and 20 minutes to a good pub the other way, all across fields. there are some amazing walks to do from the site, and being on the edge of the cotswolds there are plenty of pretty villages and market towns to explore. There are also some well regarded cycling routes in the area.
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The T Barn

17 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West England
Bell tents and shepherd’s huts with hot tubs on a picturesque Cotswolds farm near Cirencester
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Gramp's Field

10 units · Tents2 acres · Westbury On Severn, England
Simple summer camping in a field on a Gloucestershire farm
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Huckleberry Farm

15 units · Tents9 acres · Oxfordshire, South East England
A back-to-basics campsite that’s well placed for visiting Oxford and the Cotswolds
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Woodlands Camping

8 units · Motorhomes, Tents200 acres · Ropley, England
A back-to-basics campsite in the South Downs National Park
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Park Farm Campsite

3 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Malmesbury, England
Wild Inspired, back to nature camping with a touch of luxury. The campsite is an 3 acre open field surrounded by trees looking out onto an awesome view. We are a working, organic dairy farm. The pitches are large, each with the option to have a campfire (we sell our own wood). We have recently installed some compost loos and some gas showers, we also have a covered washing up area. There are chickens that live next door to the campsite and we have a small honesty shop selling eggs, apple juice, local preserves and other goodies. There are some local woods and footpaths to enjoy walking locally. We have a village pub 3 miles away, just about walkable! We are located on the outskirts only the Cotswold so lots of lovely places to explore further afield.
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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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Penylan Farm

2 units · Glamping, Motorhomes2 acres · Pontrilas, Wales
Pitches and tiny home glamping on a cider farm in Herefordshire
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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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Great Cotmarsh Farm

6 units · Glamping, Tents155 acres · Swindon, England
Nature isn't tidy so expect some wilderness when you visit. We manage Great Cotmarsh Farm in a way that helps nature flourish and our small campsite, with panoramic views of the Marlborough Downs, is managed to the same philosophy. Small and quiet, tucked away in the Wiltshire countryside our campsite is arranged around pathways and pitches mown into one of our fields for Spring and Summertime. Come and stay in one of our luxury tipis or bring your own tent, to share our little slice of heaven.  Sleep under canvas and enjoy the pleasures of campfires and proper outdoor cooking. We have our own delicious 100% pasture fed lamb and beef to buy for hearty evening meals and can arrange an essentials hamper of locally sourced, organic produce for some starter supplies. When you visit you can say hello to our stunning native breed cattle and sheep and explore our wonderful, species diverse pasture. If you are after the kind of holiday where you can have fun outdoors, nourish yourself with delicious food and discover your connection to nature - Great Cotmarsh Farm is the perfect place to come and stay. Whether you're an outdoor adventurer, foodie fanatic or love touring historic homes and gardens, Wiltshire and the surrounding area has tons on offer and we will provide you with a welcome pack full of useful information. If you want to keep your stay super local, there are footpaths leading off the farm into local meadows and up onto the Marlborough Downs, including access up onto the White Horse Trail. Within walking or quick cycling distance of the farm is the fantastic Broad Town Brewery and Hop Garden where you can enjoy locally brewed ales and street food vendors at the weekends.
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Campsites near Cheltenham with horseback riding guide

Overview

Cheltenham, a charming Spa town in Gloucestershire, serves as a gateway to diverse camping adventures. Delve into the Forest of Dean, where hikes to old mine shafts meander through whispering trees. Find both secluded forest camping pods and more primitive camping sites along the edge of the forest. Or, ramble along Cotswold Way, which winds through picturesque villages and sweeping landscapes. Camping options dot the route, from rustic tent pitches to campsites equipped for caravans. Don’t forget to bask in the grandeur of Blenheim Palace, where history merges with vast parklands. A short distance away are holiday parks set against the backdrop of this baroque masterpiece that provide various amenities.

Where to go

Forest of Dean

Visit the Forest of Dean for a realm of verdant greenery and ancient trees. Delight in the wooded Family Cycle Trail to discover old mine shafts and ironworks hidden amongst the trees. Venture to Symonds Yat Rock to see views of River Wye or look out for wildlife at Cannop Ponds. Campers can pitch a tent on private lands along the edge of the forest, park the motorhome in pitches with electric hookups and toilets, or glamp in an insulated wooden camping pod nestled among the pine trees.

The Cotswold Way

This iconic trail showcases the best of the English countryside, with sweeping views of quaint villages and historic landmarks. For campers, it’s not just about hiking; it's also about taking in the tranquil beauty of the Cotswolds. Hike along parts of the trail to see Broadway Tower or Belas Knap Long Barrow on Cleeve Hill. Then, pitch a tent, park the caravan, or settle into a cabin under the stars in the many campsites dotted along or near the route. Many of these pitches also offer amenities like clean toilets, potable water, and picnic areas.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace’s vast grounds provide a picturesque setting for campers visiting the area. Beyond touring the baroque masterpiece used in the Netflix show Queen Charlotte and birth room of Sir Winston Churchill, the surrounding parklands are also a treat. With vast lakes, ancient trees, and the iconic Grand Bridge, it's a backdrop like no other for picnics and relaxation. Nearby, campers will find grounds offering tent and caravan pitches with facilities ranging from basic sites to those with electric hookups, toilets, showers, and free wifi. There’s also an on-site lodge available.

When to go

Summer in Cheltenham sees temperatures between 15–25°C, ideal for hiking and camping. Autumn brings vibrant foliage in the forests ideal for hiking and exploration. Winter can be cold, with occasional snowfall, with temperatures dropping down to 5°C. Spring brings milder temperatures with an average of 12°C, which is a nice time for outdoor hikes and exploration.

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