Camping in Cotswolds

Dates

Fri-Sun Jun 23rd-25th

Organiser

Brian

Cost

£25 for 2 nights camping, including supplement

Activities

Camping at a very scenic campsite in beautiful Cotswold hills. The campsite is set in a verdant wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswold village of Whichford. A natural stream rises from a holy well in the nearby wood, passes though the grounds and down a waterfall. The sound of running water adds to the sense of peace and tranquillity. A coppice provides shady outdoor space; there s a campfire area and a large stone circle on the castle site. Across a meadow is the ancient Whichford wood with many rare species of trees and plants, an abundance of wood anemones, primroses and bluebells in spring; chestnuts, blackberries and sloes in autumn. Set in six acres, Holycombe is built in the grounds of a Norman Castle, and has a water-filled moat, habitat for carp and dragonflies. Archaeologists believe that six leylines converge on the stone circle. Holycombe is situated in close proximity to many beautiful Cotswold towns and villages. It's also located a short walk from the Norman Knight pub, a classic, award-winning Cotswold pub, which serves excellent grub and has live music nights. Whichford Pottery is a wonderful place to visit with the exquisite Octagon shop. There is also the Straw Kitchen cafe at the Pottery which has delicious brunches and lunches, with hand baked bread and locally sourced food. We will have campfires and barbecue. Site has excellent facilities including new shower block and a campers kitchen. We will walk direct from the campsite to the ancient Rollright stones where we can picnic within the leylines. Our route also takes in stunning Cotswold villages with great pubs on our return to site. We will have a barbecue on site, plus option to eat at the Norman Knight pub next door. On Sunday we aim to walk to another scenic Cotswold village with a impressive medieveal stone tithe barn and country inn for Sunday lunch. We will arrive on Friday (from late afternoon to late evening). Lifts can be arranged from London. We have spare camping equipment (including tents) to borrow. Please see organiser at hall to arrange loan of equipment if required. Lifts can be arranged with group. Campsite also offers excellent glamping options (bell tents, tree house, yurts, plus B&B). Please book with organiser by end January due to limit on numbers.

Refreshments

Self catering on site, pub for lunch and evening meals, will have barbecue as well

Travel

Car share with those booked. Nearest rail station is Moreton in Marsh. Regular trains from Paddington. 5 miles to site (taxi from station). Lifts can be arranged from station to site (to be arranged in advance).

Accommodation

Holycombe, Whichford, Warwickshire, CV36

Links