Gramp's Field

· Westbury On Severn, England
2 acres hosted by Haydn J.
Simple summer camping in a field on a Gloucestershire farm

Who wouldn’t want to camp in Gramp’s Field? It’s as welcoming as it sounds—and as old school as it sounds too. It’s just a field on a farm in Gloucestershire with the simplest of facilities that used to belong not just to the current incumbent’s grandad—but to his grandmother’s grandfather. That’s right, the Jennings family have been here for five generations. And it’s still very much a family affair with mum and dad, Steve and Brenda, sharing hosting duties with their sons Ashley and Hadyn (they're part of generation six).

Though the family farm is as well established as they come, the campsite is a different story. It’s a pop-up that appears and disappears every year to make the most of the summer. While the sheep and cows graze in surrounding fields this one is readied for campers who have a four-week window to make the most of this special spot. A couple of portaloos are brought in, drinking water is supplied and the campsite noticeboard goes up—and they’re off. It’s not long before campers start to arrive, wondering where to pitch in the field’s four acres. The answer, says Steve, is anywhere. You can pitch where you please and park up alongside. It’s as easy-going as campsites come. Dogs are allowed, kids are allowed, campfires (in off ground fire pits) are allowed and groups are welcome too. Respect the land, the facilities and the 11pm noise curfew—and the peace of the place is maintained.

The site is located in countryside eight miles outside of Gloucester, close to the River Severn and, apart from the appeal of the camping itself, it’s a great location. What’s more, you can actually see some of the near highlights from site. Look in one direction and you can make out the Forest of Dean and, in the other, the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Elsewhere on the farm The Malverns are in view and, just out of view, is peaceful Lydney Harbour. All can be reached in half an hour. Closer, in fact much closer, than all of that—there are two pubs within two miles, both good for a meal out and handy if your idea of going back to basics doesn’t include campsite cooking. 

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11 Ratings · 9 reviews
Maisie G.recommends
September 3, 2023
Gramp's Field
This was our first ever camping trip as adults and its a fantastic first spot. They have portaloos stocked with loo roll & hand sanitiser to use and running water near too. We went to the left side of the field and we had a perfect view of the sunset on one side and the moon rising up on the other. We met up with the lovely man Steve who introduced himself and gave us some good tips and suggestions for the evening. Lovely first trip, would definitely do it again!
Nightingale ?.recommends
August 29, 2023
Gramp's Field
Gorgeous place to camp
We have just enjoyed a lovely couple of nights at Gramps Field, as is made clear the facilities are limited to Portaloos and a tap, but the loos were kept very clean and fully stocked up. Steve and Brenda are really friendly, we didn't have any problems, but felt they were very approachable if we did. We had our dog with us and the lovely thing is there is so much space you can leave them off lead (if they are well behaved) with no worries. The views are lovely and there are lots of great things to do really close by. We will definitely be back.
Kirsty R.recommends
August 28, 2023
Gramp's Field
Camping with Dog
Wonderful little site, would come back again. Facilities were very clean. Beautiful views especially at sunset and sunrise. Owner (Steve) came and had a chat and was super friendly and nice - really helpful. Plenty to do with Forest of Dean walks, cafes (silver fox) & NT Westbury Court Garden. Just off main road as well. Pet friendly - Teddy loved it.
Jenny C.recommends
August 21, 2023
Gramp's Field
Lovely big field....plenty of space to pick and choose where you pitch your tent, the bonus was the view at the far end of the field to watch the beautiful sunset. Steve, the owner was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed when we arrived.
Laura S.recommends
August 20, 2023
Gramp's Field
Lovely spot and lovely owners, will definitely be visiting again!
Richard M.recommends
August 13, 2023
Gramp's Field
Great basic site with warm welcome!
Lovely flat site! Basic facilities, (portaloo and cold tap) but this is reflected in the bargain price. Steve is a very friendly and accommodating host, stopping by to see that all guests are okay every day.
Westbury On Severn, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Haydn J.Joined in July 2022
From the host
Our homely site in the Gloucestershire countryside offer back to basics camping near the River Severn and the Forest of Dean.
Nearby attractions

Gramp’s Field campsite is just outside the village of Westbury-on-Severn where you’ll find Westbury Court Garden, a Dutch Water Garden, open to visitors through the National Trust. The site is close to the River Severn. A good place to visit it is in the nearby village of Newnham (five miles), as the village sits on the river banks. It’s a popular spot from which to witness the Severn Bore, tidal surge, as the river narrows suddenly here (though typically summer is not a good time to see this natural phenomenon or the surfers who attempt to ride it). Lydney Harbour (13 miles) is another peaceful place to enjoy the river; to see birds on the estuary, boats at the docks and to enjoy a riverside walk. The Forest of Dean has plenty of mountain biking, walking, cycling and family-friendly attractions. Perhaps start your exploration from the Dean Heritage Centre in Soudley (eight miles from site) or the market town of Cinderford (seven miles) on its eastern edge. The edge of the Cotswolds are less than half an hour away too.

Food and drink

For a meal out, you can walk to The Lyon Inn in Westbury-on-Severn or, in the other direction, to the riverside Severn Bore Inn which has a menu of pub grub and a Sunday carvery. It’s next to a butchers too if you want to pick up some fresh bangers for the barbecue. Otherwise, there’s are two quite different shopping options just half a mile up the road from site: a little grocery shop for basics at a handy petrol station and Severn and Wye Smokery, a food hall and fish counter with local and homesmoked produce. There’s also an AA -Rosetted restaurant on site too.

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