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Ebborways Farm

· Wells, England
21 acres hosted by Chris D.
99 motorhome/tent pitches
Proper camping where everyone is welcome in Somerset’s Mendip Hills

Ebborways Camping in the Somerset village of Priddy is a simple year-round campsite which keeps its campers happy. And how does a place with no showers, no WiFi, and no electricity do that? It’s simple; it’s upfront about what’s here and what’s not. And everything it does, it does well. It also doesn’t hurt that Chris, the host at this dog-friendly site, is simply lovely and that the site is well located in the Mendip Hills within five minutes' walk of a pub.

Camping at Ebborways definitely takes you back to basics but that’s one of the reasons people love it. Your phone will run out of charge, leaving more time to focus on the important things like keeping the campfire going, gazing at the view and, perhaps, striking out into the surrounding hills. You’ll have gathered by now that facilities are rather simple but, importantly, they are kept clean. It’s just compost loos and plenty of drinking water taps. Most of these are operated by a foot pedal. It’s an innovation we love and haven’t spotted elsewhere. For washing up, bring your own bowl or bucket. For a fire; use an off-ground fire pit. There are a few to borrow on site and logs are for sale—and that’s about the size of the place.

All types of campers are welcome: tents, campervans, and caravans. There’s no hard and fast rule on where to pitch but sensible guidance from Chris will point you to where you’ll fit in. In the summer, when the campsite extends over three fields, couples and solo campers occupy Field One, families are most at home in Field Two and groups are best off in Field Three. This, and a few sensible rules (like no music after 11pm), tends to keep everyone happy.

From here, you can walk straight into the surrounding Mendip Hills, which are full of ancient sites. There are the Bronze Age burial mounds of Priddy Nine Barrows and the wooded Ebbor Gorge, where Stone Age man once lived. Beyond it is the vastly more developed Wookey Hole with its underground limestone caverns. That’s less than three miles from site with other Somerset highlights: Cheddar Gorge, Wells and Glastonbury no more than 10 miles away.

Our 7-acre camping field can accommodate Tents, Caravans, and Camper Vans. We provide drinking water and composting toilets. There are NO set pitches, showers or electricity. THIS IS REAL CAMPING. Come and enjoy the stunning views, a campfire and a digital detox.
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29 Ratings · 20 reviews
Rindi H.recommends
June 18, 2024
Ebborways Farm Camping
Beautiful meadows to camp next to, great views and hot showers. Would absolutely recommend!
Family D.recommends
June 17, 2024
Ebborways Farm Camping
Dogs Kids Peace Quiet. Brilliant.
This is perfect, just perfect. I guess the lack of showers and compost loos filter out certain types of campers. It suited us perfectly. Camp where you want, (Vans bring your leveling chocks), add tarps and shelters if it’s raining. Beautiful Mendip views and peaceful dreams.
Donna F.recommends
June 3, 2024
Ebborways Farm Camping
Chris was very welcoming. Sensibly thought out site, 3 big fields to choose your pitch. Group field, family field, couples/singles field. No frills camping, just what I needed. Compost loos clean and stocked with paper and sawdust.
Jackie H.recommends
May 25, 2024
Ebborways Farm Camping
Super campsite, wonderful views and lots of space to use! Very easy to book and stay. Will be back!!
Anneli T.recommends
May 12, 2024
Ebborways Farm Camping
Beautiful and relaxing camping
Lovely spot, two fields to choose from, greeted by the owner on arrival and everything explained. We chose our own space and enjoyed a lovely weekend with our dogs who were able to be off leads within our area. Clean compost loos and fresh drinking water available. We would stay longer if there were showers but realise it’s not that kind of camping! We liked the opportunity of early arrival time and late checkout which made our stay much more flexible. I would definitely re visit another time, very relaxing and peaceful and near to Bristol!
Jill O.recommends
May 8, 2024
Ebborways Farm Camping
Spacious fields and able to park wherever we wanted. It had been pouring with rain all day and we were advised where to avoid parking. Star told us they had a tractor which they could pull us out if we got stuck - fortunately we didn't! Very friendly people. Lovely little shed in a corner with a hand basin and a book swap. Plenty of compostible toilets. Fantastic pub with good food 5 mins walk down a very quiet lane. View Point 5 mins in other direction with amazing views over the whole of Somerset levels and Bristol channel.
Wells, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Chris D.

Joined in June 2022
From the host
Our seven-acre camping field can accommodate tents, caravans, and campervans. We provide drinking water and composting toilets. There are NO set pitches, showers or electricity. THIS IS REAL CAMPING. Come and enjoy the stunning views, a campfire and a digital detox. We aim to provide an authentic camping experience. (logs and kindling kits sold on site). All water taps on site are drinking water, please try to avoid bringing water in plastic bottles.
Nearby attractions

Ebborways Camping is on the edge of the village of Priddy. It’s at its busiest on the second weekend of July when it’s one of the official campsites for the Priddy Folk Festival (it’s sensible to buy tickets for the festival in advance). The campsite is a great base for walking in the Mendip Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which includes Cheddar Gorge (six miles away) and Wookey Hole (less than three miles). In fact, if you like hiking, you could walk to either from here – but Wookey Hole is the more tempting with the West Mendip Way providing a good route to get there. The small city of Wells with its impressive cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, is just four miles away. Glastonbury, site of the legendary music festival, home to a bohemian high street, iconic tor and ruined abbey is 10 miles away. The Somerset coast at Weston-Super-Mare, Bath and Bristol are all around 40 minutes’ drive.

Food and drink

It’s a five-minute walk from Ebborways Camping to the Queen Victoria Inn, which is dog friendly, generally friendly and has a good menu of pub grub. At the other end of the village, about a mile away, there’s a cafe, Priddy Good Food, which does breakfasts and occasional Sunday roasts and pie nights. Further on, but still in the parish of Priddy, there's also The Hunter's Lodge (two miles) and The Castle of Comfort (four miles). If you want supplies for campsite cooking, head to Wells, four miles down the road, where there’s a good selection of independent shops and supermarkets. And, of course, don’t forget to pop to Cheddar for some authentic cave-aged cheese.

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