Lake camping in Wychwood Forest

Weave between Cotswolds legends and woodland paths in this ancient Royal Forest in west Oxfordshire.

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12 top lakeside campsites in Wychwood Forest

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Radcot Leisure on Thames

46 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Oxfordshire, South East England
A Thames’ island campsite in the Oxfordshire countryside – with a lovely pub just over the bridge
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Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe

11 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Warwickshire, England
Think Countryfile meets Time Team. Camping in six-acres of unspoiled Cotswold countryside, built in the grounds of a Norman castle.
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£14
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Otters Camping at Beale Park

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Berkshire, England
A simple campsite in a field on the banks of the River Thames
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Camping at Brandiers Farm

2 units · Glamping30 acres · Wiltshire, South West England
Bucolic rural glamping in a beautiful natural beauty spot on the borders of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
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£140
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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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£185
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Stargazer Glamping

3 units · Glamping3 acres · Ross On Wye, England
Luxury bell-tent glamping for couples and families in the serene Wye Valley.
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£250
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Podtastic @ Nelsons Wharf

3 units · Glamping40 acres · Warwickshire, West Midlands
Pod glamping and tent camping while watching boats go by on the banks of the Grand Union Canal
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Purple Badger Camping&Fishing Lakes

12 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Beeby, England
Glamping and campfire-friendly camping by a pair of fishing lakes in the Leicestershire countryside
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Glamping West Midlands

4 units · Glamping16 acres · Enville, England
Head here for an authentic glamping getaway in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside
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£120
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The Blue Pool

8 units · Glamping300 acres · Wareham, England
Treehouses on the edge of Dorset’s Blue Pool
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The View Camping

53 units · Tents14 acres · Poole, Dorset, South West England
Welcoming family camping with campfires and far-reaching views over Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills
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The Nut Plat Retreat

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Kent, South East England
Antique living wagons on the banks of the River Bourne, with a charming orchard setting, a pub down the lane and a history unlike anywhere else
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Lake camping in Wychwood Forest guide

Overview

A small 1,200-acre woodland just north of Witney in Oxfordshire, Wychwood was once a sprawling, important mediaeval Royal Forest. Today, this area is best known for its craft fairs, tree-shaded walks, and three charming Wychwood villages (Ascott, Shipton, and Milton), all originally part of the forest and home to fabulous country pubs and elegant wool-era churches. The forest is fringed by dreamy honey-stone Cotswolds villages such as Charlbury, Chipping Norton, and Burford, around which you’ll find masses of scenic meadow campsites, well-equipped campervan spots, and stylish glamping yurts, huts, and pods.

Where to go

Northern Cotswolds

The Cotswolds AONB ranks among England’s most delightful landscapes, sprinkled with golden, thatch-roof villages. The AONB’s northern flank takes in Wychwood and around, where architectural delights include the villages of Chipping Norton, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, and Chipping Campden. Out in the wild, you can walk the long-distance Cotswold Way, try biking and horse riding, and dip into lakes and rivers to cool off.

Oxford, Woodstock & Around

Oxford is one of England’s most dazzling cities, packed with university colleges, perfectly clipped lawns, and major literary heritage. Go punting along the Thames, roam the museums and libraries, tap into the lively pub scene, and explore leafy Port Meadow—all under an hour’s drive from Wychwood. Just north of Oxford, Woodstock centres on the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace, one of the country’s most fantastical stately homes and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. And whether you fancy camping or caravanning by a river or kicking back in a glamping bell tent on a low-impact farm, there’s buckets of choice here.

Southern Cotswolds

Also within easy reach of the Wychwood area, the Cotswolds’ less-touristy southern half meanders around Roman Cirencester, picture-pretty Bibury, and peaceful Painswick, then on toward Bath. Dog-friendly campsites on family farms, secluded log cabins, and lakeside caravan parks are just a few of the picks for campers here, providing bases from which to hike along the Cotswold Way and go cycling, horse riding, paddle-boarding, kayaking, and more.

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