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Fire and Stars Woodland Camping
15 reviews
· Leicestershire Le67 2 Sn, England
47 acres
21 units
21 Tent
Wild camping in the woods with campfires, starry skies and a pub just across the road
Camping in the woods has always appealed to the wilder kind of camper. There’s something blissfully primitive about bedding down amongst the trees, lighting a campfire and listening to the wind as it rustles through the leaves. We're not blessed with as many forest campsites as those in North America but it makes the ones we do have in the UK very special indeed. Sites like Fire & Stars in Leicestershire’s National Forest, where camping is very much of the back-to-basics kind. And all the better for it. In fact, there are two ways to camp in this 47-acre stretch of woodland. You can pitch your tent in one of the 21 leafy clearings, each with a stone firepit and ample space to pin out your guy ropes or you can go even wilder and hang a hammock instead, or even build your own shelter for a seriously off-grid experience. Yes, you can come here with nothing but a sleeping bag and a box of matches and craft your very own accommodation out of sticks! Privately managed in partnership with the National Forest and Forestry England, Fire & Stars is a leafy haven that offers different colours, not just through the seasons, but seemingly at different times of the day, as the sunlight breaks through the canopy on shifting angles. Money generated from the campsite goes into the upkeep of the wood, a heart-warming benefit of camping here. It’s also pretty unsurprising, given there aren’t exactly heaps of facilities to maintain. There are portable toilets dotted around at convenient locations and the pub across the road, The Old Crown Inn, has a small shower block campers can use for a small charge. But there’s little else besides (including mains water, so make sure you bring some bottles or a pre-filled tank with you). A big part of camping here is about kicking back beside the campfire, climbing trees or building the mother of all homemade shelters. If you do find the time to escape the trees (and the pub), though, there’s a decent bit to do on the doorstep. Families will love Twycross Zoo (four miles), history lovers can ride the Battlefield Line Steam Railway (three miles) and walkers will enjoy striding along sections of the 75-mile-long National Forest Way. Afterwards, back at basecamp, you can rekindle the campfire and rest the feet again. Or start building up your shelter for the night.
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Leicestershire Le67 2 Sn, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Fire & Stars W.Joined in August 2020
9 Ratings · 15 reviews
Luke M.recommends
August 18, 2022
Woodland Camp Pitch
Great secluded spot for camping. Also really nice to have a firepit each night!
Reiss G.recommends
August 15, 2022
Woodland Camp Pitch
Me and my friends loved our time at Fire & Stars camp! Gorgeous pitches and surrounding areas to explore, the host was super friendly and helpful. You will definitely need to go with someone that can drive, as it's quite a distance on foot to the nearest shop. However there is a pub close by that you can visit! I would definitely visit again.
Louise B.recommends
August 14, 2022
Woodland Camp Pitch
Perfect get away! Highly reccomend!
Just back from an absolutely fantastic weekend away staying at Fire & Stars camping!! Where do I start? I’m a bit of a control freak, so upon booking contacted the owners to confirm all details off the booking. Quick responses with clear directions and instructions. We arrived to a lovely welcome, and were quickly assigned our wonderful pitch for the weekend. It was around one minutes walk from the car, but handy wheelbarrows and trolleys are available to help move everything ready to set up. We purchased plenty of reasonably priced fire wood, kindling and firefighters and also a Swedish log, so we were all set for our stay! The pitches are amazing! You have a lovely spacious private area, set back of a grassy track, completely enclosed in trees. I’ve never been a fan of over crowded noisy camping sites, so this was perfect! The trees also offer fantastic shelter from the ever changeable British weather! There is a lovely large communal grassy communal area, which is great for kids (and adults) to go and play! However, a few steps back to your pitch, and you are completely private and enclosed. The portaloos flush and have running water for hand washing which is great! There is also showers available for a small charge at the local pub a few meters up the road. There is loads to do locally, and some fantastic places to eat! All of which is very handily detailed on the campsites website for easy reference. Everyone was lovely and we had a fantastic time!
Kirsty H.recommends
August 1, 2022
Woodland Camp Pitch
Our newest favourite place!
We arrived and met Andy- he was very welcoming! We stayed at pitch number 8 as have a huge tent and there was plenty of room! We stayed 3 nights (2 adults, a 13 year old a 5 year old and an 8 month old and our 3 year old dog) and had such a lovely time! We are already planning a week holiday as didn't want to leave! We will definitely be back! We felt so relaxed and at home! Thanks to Andy for creating our newest favourite place! 😊
Jordan G.recommends
July 24, 2022
Woodland Camp Pitch
Family and friends camping with dog
Nice pitch size and a really nice woodland experience.
Kelly N.recommends
June 1, 2022
Woodland Camp Pitch
The glade sites at fire and stars were designed well to allow a private feel to a wild camping experience in the woods. There is open space as well for the kids to enjoy football/rugby/cricket...and whatever else you can find. The little touches like the library and the car track make.this an idyllic site for families. All it needs now is water and a shower which apparently are on the way for next year. Andy was a great host who makes you feel very welcome and the whole site has a very friendly feel.
From the host
Set in the heart of England in National Forest woodlands, Fire & Stars offer a unique woodland camping experience. We offer an opportunity to do camping differently! We have spacious forest floor pitches, set within 47 acres of woodlands creates a unique adventure, away from the usual crowded campsites and caravan parks. Our pitches are spacious and secluded, set out in an area of the woodlands, where you can choose to camp within the woods or out on the open rides. Enjoy a woodland camping experience with your very own private stone fire pit, where you can sit and toast marshmallows, cook, or just relax for the evening. The income generated from Fire & Stars Woodland Camping directly contributes to the management and enhancement of our woods, protecting them for future generations to enjoy. Our guests contribution makes all the difference.
Nearby attractions
Walkers might enjoy parts of the 75-mile-long National Forest Way, which runs between the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire, but if you’re in need of a companion you can find a furry friend at the Alpaca Farm (07870 380013) half a mile from the campsite, where alpaca trekking is possible (though not 75-miles-worth of it). Animal lovers will also enjoy a trip to Twycross Zoo (five miles). The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. Shackerstone Station (01827 880754; three miles) is at the northern end of the line, and is the headquarters of the railway with a good museum. It’s five miles to English Heritage-owned Ashby De La Zouch Castle (01530 413343; a tall tower to climb) and around the same to the 17th-century house and garden at Donington Le Heath.
Food and drink
It’s a matter of yards to The Old Crown Inn (01530 270223), a 17th-century coaching inn with a restaurant, garden and play area. They have a petanque court outside and a skittles alley within, plus decent ales on tap (including Sharp's Doom Bar and Timothy Taylor Landlord). For something else, try The Belper Arms (01530 886748; just under a mile), which also has outdoor seating and good food. There are a few small grocery shops nearby, the largest of them being the Co-Op in Measham (two-and-a-half miles).
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