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Wild Camping in the Cotswolds
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7 reviews
· Aldsworth, England
110 acres
1 unit
1 Motorhome/tent
Nearly wild camping with acres of space hired on an exclusive basis
It’s hardy campers only at Wild Camping in the Cotswolds. There’s no clubhouse, no hardstanding and no electric hook-up here... but that’s not particularly unusual for the type of sites we recommend. What is unusual is that there’s no shower or loo either. This is truly back-to-basics hipcamping. In fact, this isn't really a campsite per se, but a place to pitch your tent and enjoy the outdoors. And it will only be your tent as just one booking is accepted at a time on this working Cotswolds’ farm. If you’re looking for a sociable site where your kids can make friends with the little ones from the neighbouring tent, move on quickly. But if you’re looking for a place you can get away from it all, somewhere to enjoy the outdoors with just the people you’ve come with, this could be it. You’ll be welcomed to the site, which is just outside the Cotswolds village of Aldsworth, by Celia at the farmhouse. Tell her what you’re after and, whether that’s stupendous views of rolling hills, somewhere that’s bathed in sun all day or somewhere sheltered from the wind – she’ll point you in the right direction. You have almost free rein of the fields that make up this 110-acre farm. All that’s out of bounds is where the sheep and cows are currently grazing. There are no facilities to speak of so you need to come prepared. If you’re in a campervan or motorhome with everything you need on board that’ll be little bother, but if you’re camping in a tent: don’t forget the trowel and bring water with you (though if you ask nicely you might be able to fill containers in the farmyard). The vibe is wild camping so it goes without saying that self-sufficiency is key and you need to leave no trace of your stay. It also means you are free to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the peace and quiet of the Cotswolds in the best way: wild and free.
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Aldsworth, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Peter T.Joined in April 2022
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7 Ratings · 7 reviews
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James D.recommends
September 11, 2022
Cotswold Wild Camping
Amazingly secluded
We loved camping for the night on Peter and Celia’s farmland. 110 acres all to yourself surrounded by the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Will stay there again.
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Samuel F.recommends
September 8, 2022
Cotswold Wild Camping
We really loved our holiday and a big thank you to Mr & Mrs Trotter for everything. Beautiful surroundings really recharged our batteries on this holiday and really cannot wait to come back again. Excellent stay thank you very much.
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Thomas E.recommends
August 8, 2022
Cotswold Wild Camping
Cotswold getaway
Fantastic spot! Easy to find, super friendly and helpful hosts. A great Cotswold getaway. If you have dogs with a high prey drive, be careful, as there are a few Hares on site, but they clear off fairly quickly once you start getting set up.
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Gary D.recommends
July 27, 2022
Cotswold Wild Camping
Heavenly
Beautiful peaceful location. Having the entire field to ourselves was heavenly.
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James W.recommends
July 26, 2022
Cotswold Wild Camping
Amazing hosts and helped provide equipment based on weather conditions!!
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Millie S.recommends
June 15, 2022
Cotswold Wild Camping
Wild camping in the Cotswolds
We had an amazing time! Cecilia greeted us warmly and we had fields to ourselves, it was gorgeous and would definitely come again! Thank you!!!
From the host
This is a working farm with sheep and cattle. All the land is permanent pasture. Typical upland Cotswold scenery with big skies and far-reaching views. There are more sheltered spots for less favourable weather. We are situated in the heart of the Cotswolds and are surrounded by excellent gastropubs, beautiful villages, great sightseeing and shopping opportunities, and wonderful walking / cycling. We only take one booking at a time so you will have sole occupation of a huge field; you can park on top of the hill to enjoy far-reaching rural views; or hunker down in the valley for total privacy. We operate a "Leave No Trace" policy; so we welcome tents provided that campers make provision to bury or remove human waste, and all trash. Bore water is available free on request, and firewood is available to purchase for your barbecue. We allow only raised barbecues and fire pits to avoid degrading the pasture. Campers are banned from the farmyard and farm buildings, and unsupervised contact with livestock for their own protection.
Nearby attractions
The picturesque town of Burford, with its setting on the river Windrush, is just five miles from the farm and there are plenty of other pretty Cotswolds towns and villages to visit in the surrounding countryside. There are lovely walks in the area and you can head straight out from site or join better-known routes like the Monarch Way and the Diamond Way nearby to be guided through some of the Cotswold’s most historic and beautiful spots. The National Trust’s Lodge Park and Sherbourne Park Estate are just over two miles away, and Chedworth Roman Villa is not much further. For families with kids, Cotswold’s Farm Park is about 15 miles from here.
Food and drink
The closest pub, The Sherbourne Arms, is about half a mile from the farm gate but there are plenty of great gastropubs to choose from. Good options nearby include The Wheatsheaf Inn at North Leach (01451 539889), The Village Pub at Barnsley (01285 740421) and The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns (01285 750 651), all within eight miles of site. If you want to stick with the spirit of wild camping and stock up on food to cook yourself (barbecues and fire pits are allowed as long as they are off ground), head for Burford, five miles away.
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