Wildlife-watching campsites in Wychwood Forest

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

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12 top campsites in Wychwood Forest with wildlife watching

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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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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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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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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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£20
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The Barn KT9

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Greater London, South East England
A unique rural campsite in Surrey, a stone's throw from London's Zone 6
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£12
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Wild Camping in the Cotswolds

2 units · Tents110 acres · Aldsworth, England
Nearly wild camping with acres of space hired on an exclusive basis
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£50
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Pitchcott Farm

11 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Aylesbury, England
Pitchcott Farm is set among the rolling hills of the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. The farm is a total of 150 acres and campers have access to a 15 acre meadow with vibrant wild flowers in spring and summer. The farm prioritises the protection and expansion of biodiversity so camping pitches are limited to retain the wild nature of the site. Look out for wild deer in the meadow, and you might hear the hoot of owls at night.
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£30
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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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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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Brook Meadow

103 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Northamptonshire, East Midlands
A secluded lakeside campsite to fall in love with
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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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Aylesmore Farm Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Shipston On Stour, England
A small, peaceful and basic eco campsite on a hill with a beautiful view. Child friendly wild camping with compost toilets, running cold water and a small washing up station. Friendly owners who’ll WhatsApp you before arrival with directions and for any problems or questions. Minimal light pollution, plenty of wildlife (deer, hare and owls particularly) and some really stunning sunsets.
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Wildlife-watching campsites 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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