Tranquil experience for anyone wanting to get back to nature! Walk on foot to a secluded spot in a private area of woodland were you'll find a 4 metre unfurnished bell tent, fire pit, basic compost loo, water containers, tarp and hammock. Bring your own mats, sleeping bags, firewood and cooking gear. It's off grid so no running water, electricity, lights, flush toilet! Fire grill to cook on, tree stump seats, wash up bucket, fire safety bucket. We also have a 6 person bell tent listing!
You are sharing this wood with foxes, badgers, deer, squirrels, rabbits, hare, mice, buzzards, chiffchaffs, great tits, kestrels, goat willows, birch, many insects and much more which you may spot!
We advise having a car to get to the remote woodland, and guests need to be able to walk unaided for at least 5 minutes along narrow paths and uneven ground. Don’t forget you can wander around the wood, some of it is quite overgrown. Outside of the wood you will need to stick to Public Footpaths. Try spotting all the wildlife, following the animal tracks, or identifying and listening for different birds.
Interaction with guests
We'll meet you to settle you into your camp area. Then we'll leave you to it, unless you need something, then just send us a message and we'll help as soon as we can.
Other things to note
There is no actual bed, you need to bring your own camp mats and sleeping bags. It's off grid so no running water, electricity, lights or flush toilet! It is very dark in the wood at night, so arrival before dark is advisable as it will be easy to get lost on the local roads and in the wood. Always have more layers than you think you need, it is always cooler under tree cover. You have your area of the woodland to yourself, there is a second bell tent in a seperate area nearby, and you may sometimes be sharing the woodland with children’s Forest Birthday Parties, they will remain at the educational area, and not be close to your bell tent. Occasional dog walkers wander through or near the wood as walkers are officially allowed access. If you want us to provide your firewood/kindling/firelighters for £12, please message us to order and pay in advance. We recommend a max of 4 adults in the tent, there is a charge of £6 per additional person after that, we advise bringing an extra pop up tent if your extra people are adults. Some guests have brought their bushcraft knives for whittling projects, and bicycles for rides around the local tracks. A 30 litre container of drinking water is provided.
- Please be aware there are strict fire safety rules due to high risk area in the woods
- No collecting of firewood or green wood allowed from trees in the wood
- Shoes/boots and food are stored in containers outside the tent
- This is a low noise site due to bordering a nature reserve
- Check in is before dark for safety/ease
-No chinese lanterns or naked flames on candles please
I am a Forest school Leader for local families and schools, working in a variety of woodlands in the Stour Valley. We are lucky enough to have enjoyed some wild camps in the woods, and wanted to share this magical experience with other folk who would like to try getting closer to nature for the night!