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Badgells Wood Camping

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Badgells Wood, Whitehorse Road, Harvel, Meopham DA13 0UF England
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  • Floors marked for social distancing
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Remember when you could run wild in the woods..? Play for hours on a rope swing, climb a tree, build a den or toast marshmallows on the fire? Come and immerse yourselves in our beautiful ancient woodland. Allow nature and the magic of the campfire to send you home feeling healthy, energised and relaxed. We offer quiet, off-grid woodland camping for real campers and their families that want to get back to nature. You can expect a secluded pitch under the trees with plenty of space to yourselves plus lovely new hot showers and loos for a few creature comforts. We also run bushcraft lessons, have our own free-range hens, a local farm shop and acres of woodland to explore. The woods are on top of the North Downs in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As a designated local wildlife site, conservation and preservation of the woodland environment is an important part of how we run the camp. If you prefer your campsite with mown lawns, plastic playgrounds and a swimming pool then we're probably not for you..
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vickyb31 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kent36 contributions30 helpful votes
We managed to squeeze in a last few days camping with the small(ish) person before he went back to school and we absolutely loved it. These guys work really hard and you can see it. An awful lot of effort goes into making Badgells what it is. Keep doing what you're doing, it is a winning formula. We will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Jen wrote a review Aug 2020
Basildon, United Kingdom12 contributions
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Absolutely loved this. They’ve thought of everything. Everything has a back to nature feel. Toilets are dotted about all over so you don’t have to walk far and the shower block is fantastic, very clean and with a good few for when busy. They’ve got a chicken coop on reception to buy fresh eggs from which the kids loved and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They’ve posted up directions for a lovely country walk to a local pub which kept my husband happy. Each camp is sectioned so you’re not too close to other campers and which really gives you the jn the middle of the woods feel Loved this and so did the kids, have recommended to everyone
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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FamilyC319 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom68 contributions19 helpful votes
When you find something good I am always in two minds whether or not to write, but this place is too good not to share! If you want a flash all bells and whistles site then look away... if you want to experience the joy of wood camping then this site is amazing. The compost toilets are what you would expect, very basic but not filthy and there are plenty of sanitiser stations around amenities. Please note that mobile phone signal is erratic... after all you’re in the woods. We booked the night before travel which was seamless and paid for parking and a bag of wood. I had a question about drinking water prior to arrival which I text Karina and got a prompt reply (Yes there is)! Upon arrival we were given our pitch and got our wheelbarrow and collected the bag of wood whilst checking in. If I’m honest I think the wood is pricey at £10 a bag, especially as it’s an essential and you can’t bring your own, and kindling is £4, which we bought later. That is my only gripe. The pitch site we had was amazing and it felt like we were in the woods on our own, even though occasionally we heard children playing, this is not a negative, as a family of four it’s a joy to hear children playing. We pitched our tent and made some tea and then went off on a little explore what a site, every time we explored we found more and more, from trenches to hut foundations. We saw bats and heard badgers. In our clearing in the woods we had a fire pit which we cooked our dinner on, and went for an explore along the nature trail whilst the jacket potatoes cooked. This lead us to a field where there were goats grazing in a nice clearing. After food we let the site darken and played some wide games, and then went on a night hike. Everyone we met was polite and looked like they were having a great time, and it was good to not have music blasting everywhere. It was chilly in the morning even though it was warm in the day and it was great hearing the forest wake and animals scampering to their homes. Sadly we could only stay for one night but I have a feeling that this will not be our last visit, it’s a shame there isn’t a loyalty program. This was my wife’s first camping experience (not counting V Festival) and i do not think we could have asked for a better experience. Everyone had a great time and whilst changes had been made due to CoVid this had no negative impact on our stay!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lollyem wrote a review Aug 2020
New Ash Green, United Kingdom29 contributions12 helpful votes
Loved Badgells Wood and will definitely be returning. Loved the privacy of the enclosed pitches. Compostable toilets were clean enough (never take a torch in with you of course though). Showers were warm, clean and spacious. Washing up area was ideal. Food and recycling points on camp. Drinking water points handy. It was a shame the play area was closed (due to covid) and also that there wasn't anywhere we found for the kids to climb trees (one of their fave pastimes) but these were the only downsides of an otherwise lovely, peaceful, calm, family friendly campsite. Thanks for a lovely camping experience despite the torrential rain! x
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Tara B wrote a review Aug 2020
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If you want to feel like you are in the middle of no where, then this is the place: we only live 30 mins away but feel like it’s 300 miles. Adult only area, quiet, peaceful and great place to relax and have time for yourself and friends. Of course being out the way you have to haul your tent and stuff to pitch, little exercise hurt no one, and it’s what you would expect with woodland camping. If you want Glamping go somewhere else or get a hotel, this site is for proper campers who love nature, relaxing and fresh air and being away from it all. We have been twice now, Covid cancelled us in April but we were eager as soon as it opened to book our week away. We stayed 5 nights but wished e had booked longer. This will defiantly be a place we go every year.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Badgells Wood Camping
Which popular attractions are close to Badgells Wood Camping?
Nearby attractions include The Friars (4.2 miles), Great Comp Garden (3.6 miles), and Hemsley Conservation Centre (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Badgells Wood Camping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include kids activities, paid private parking on-site, and walking tours.
Is parking available at Badgells Wood Camping?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Badgells Wood Camping?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hilltop Restaurant, Bean Rush, and Twig and Spoon Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Badgells Wood Camping?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Badgells Wood Camping?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Coldrum Long Barrow (1.1 miles), Bishop's Palace (2.9 miles), and Fort Borstal (3.3 miles).