Wildlife-watching campsites near Wells

On the southern edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, diminutive Wells – England's smallest city – is a delight and a must-visit destination for campers pitching up in the the South West.

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12 top campsites near Wells with wildlife watching

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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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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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Paddington Farm

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents43 acres · Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England
Paddington Farm is a charitable trust and social enterprise based on a 43 acre organic farm at the foot of the famous Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. We provide affordable camping for individuals, families and youth groups in our orchard and camping field. Facilities include toilets, hot showers, and the use of fire braziers. We can also accommodate a small number of self-contained campervans (but please note: we don’t have any electric hook ups or waste water disposal). Camping is open 1st May – 30th September
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The Paddocks

6 units · Tents1 acre · Cheddar, Somerset, South West England
Adults-only camping on a simple Somerset site, just two miles from Cheddar Gorge
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£15
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Kingsmead Camping

36 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cullompton, England
A range of pitches, from grassy open spaces to off-grid woodland clearings, topped off by two well-stocked fishing lakes
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Haywards Bridge Farm

99 units · Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Shillingstone,, England
We are an Eight and a half acre small holding growing sustainable vegetables and wild flowers, hosting camping and events, nestled beneath Hambledon Hillfort on the bank of the Stour. We have access to the North Dorset trailway at our entrance, our neighbours are the North Dorset Railway, a museum, cafe and soon to be working line, all under preservation and within 50 yards walk, the mighty Hambledon hill is a great trek with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, for those looking to relax Bournemouth and Weymouth beaches are less than 30 miles, for shoppers Salisbury to the East or Bath just over an hour to the North, there really is something for everyone!
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The Yellow Submarine!

1 unit · Glamping35 acres · England
Stay in the only Yellow Submarine Glamping in the UK! Our Yellow Submarine is comfy and cosy and lots of interactive fun. Its a unique, magical (and totally land-based!) experience! The Yellow Submarine is complete with Radar, Giant Octopus Detector, Shark Warning System, Anti-Whale-Bump technology and a special cool space for Mums' wine. There are buttons to press, and knobs and dials and gauges and lights and real portholes. Look through the Periscope to check for any Sharks, Whales, Dolphins and Sea Monsters lurking nearby. There's a Galley Kitchen with Hob, Fridge, Sink, Crockery, Cutlery, and all the bits and bobs you'll need. Outside you'll find a BBQ & Firepit. When not deep under the Ocean, you'll find the Yellow Submarine at Petruth Paddocks - the best fun Free-Range Camping in Somerset. The vibe is as chilled as a rather good Prosecco thanks to the cucumber-cool Jules and the team there. There's a Family Field with an activity area where kids are free to clamber on old cable reels, sleepers, tractor tyres and an old Land Rover. You’ll find a great food shack serving delicious Paninis, Loaded Chips, Baked Potatoes, and brekky rolls in the morning and get your caffeine hit with proper coffee, or great tea, iced milkshakes and hot choccy! Veggy / dairy free available too! ‘Kev the Ice-Man’ has the most delicious flavours of Marshfield’s Ice Cream, and the most wonderful Stone-Baked Pizzas are on Friday evenings from June - end August with Vegan & dairy-free options available. A small shop in Reception sells the essentials - drinks, snacks, toiletries and a few other bits and bobs! ​​​ In the Village nearby; 6 great Restaurants 5 lovely Take-aways (some deliver) 8 fabulous pubs plus lots more a short drive away Local stores, farm shops, supermarkets​​​ In the area; Buses, Bike / E-Bike hire, Taxis, Trains 9 Gorgeous Beaches Marshes, Lakes, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, RSPB / Nature Reserves, Animal Parks and Zoos, Landscaped Gardens, Culture, Historical Landmarks and the Paranormal! Whooooooo! Local activities; A Shooting Range, Yachting, Kayaking, Horse Trekking, Alpaca Experiences, Activity Centres, Ballooning, Gliding, Racing, Karting, a Steam Railway Walking, Running, Cycling, River activities, Wild Swimming, Carboot and Local Market, Cakery, Softplay, Gym and Leisure Centre… Phew!
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Brewery Farm

19 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Dorchester, England
Authentic farm camping in rural Dorset
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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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Gurt Yurts

3 units · Glamping, Tents4 acres · Churchill, England
Off the beaten track on top of the Mendips in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A mixture of four acres of wild woodland, orchard and field set on a hillside. Our Yurt is set up in the trees giving you peaceful seclusion and a clear view across the sea to Wales and the mountains of the Brecon Beacons. A huge range of activities are possible or you can lie in the hammock with a good book. We have very friendly dogs and rescue chickens who may come and visit. Wild deer wander past in the early morning mist and the odd buzzard picks an argument with a bunch of crows but nothing much else should disturb you. We moved here after an 18 month search 8 years ago. It was close to everything we wanted and we've spent some time getting a bit closer.
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Higher Hogleaze Farm

35 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Weymouth, Dorset, South West England
Situated 5 miles in from the stunning Jurassic Coast you'll find this little slice of tranquility that we call home. This peaceful site is ideally set close to not only the Jurassic coastline, but Dorchester too. A perfect retreat for those looking to explore nearby nature and see some amazing sunrises and sunsets. There are non electric and electric grass pitches for campers, featuring lovely countryside views that stretch for miles. There are also a couple of hardstanding picthes with electric hook up, suitable for caravans, campervans and motorhomes. Venture to Weymouth, just a 25 minute drive away and enjoy the golden sands beaches and incredible attractions, fun for all! Dogs are welcome and as there are so many nearby trails, this is a lovely retreat for you and your furry pals. The site is open on bank holidays and weekends between 29th July and 29th August.
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Bredy Farm

100 units · Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Bridport, England
Back-to-basics camping on a Dorset farm with a party vibe at weekends
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Famed for its magnificent, Gothic cathedral and the moated Bishop's Palace, Wells packs plenty of history within its tight and tiny space. The countryside that surrounds it, from Cheddar Gorge to Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels, is equally thrilling to explore and perfect camping country. Unsurprisingly for such a beautiful part of Somerset, there are lots of local campsites in the area making good on the beautiful surroundings. We've picked out the very best for our collection.

Wildlife-watching campsites near Wells guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping adventures near Wells, England! With over 4700 options available in this area, you're sure to find the perfect spot for your wildlife watching escapades. And with an average price per night of just £23, and options as low as £7, your wallet will thank you too. Looking for some top-rated campsites? Check out Sweet Hill Farm (66 reviews), Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite (53 reviews), and Pwllyn Farm Camping (52 reviews). These sites are equipped with popular facilities like toilets, showers, and potable water. Plus, if you're feeling adventurous, you can also enjoy activities like surfing, snow sports, and wind sports. So pack your gear and get ready to explore the great outdoors!

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