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Two luxury en-suite Wigwams are situated in the beautiful mature orchard at Hill Farm. The orchard is home to wonderful old apple, pear and damson trees. The tranquillity of the orchard, with its canal side setting and breathtaking views of the Chiltern Hills make this an ideal setting to enjoy a unique glamping experience.
A step back to more tranquil times. Leafy lanes, apples slowly ripening on ancient laden trees, a majestic heron standing guard on the canal bank. Gaily painted narrow boats meander by. Breakfast alfresco, a lazy morning reading, then perhaps a gentle stroll along the towpath to the local pub for a nice lunch.
Whether you seek a solitary weekend escape, some couple time, fun with friends, or to spend quality time with your family, there is so much to see and do nearby. Have a look at our activities page for lots of ideas.
The closest pub is a 5 minute walk from the farm in the village of Slapton and has a fantastic reputation for traditional home cooked food, independent ales and an extensive fine wine list. There are several other pubs within 2.5 miles - a short car or taxi ride away, with one a lovely stroll away along the canal towpath to the nearest lock. See our local interests page for further details.
Hill Farm & Orchard is conveniently reachable from London (Leighton Buzzard station) in 35 minutes on a fast train.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
- Coach stations
Luton: Travelodge Bus lay by — 8.1 miles
8.1 miles Luton: Bus Station Bute Street — 10.2 miles
10.2 miles Hemel Hempstead Bus Station — 11.2 miles
- Train stations
Cheddington Rail Station — 1.0 miles
1.0 miles Leighton Buzzard Rail Station — 3.3 miles
3.3 miles Tring Rail Station — 5.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Kew Pier — 30.9 miles
London Luton Airport — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles London Oxford Airport — 28.4 miles
28.4 miles London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 — 28.6 miles
Hill Farm, Slapton, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9DD
Fishing On The Canal
Day Tickets are available on the bank.
Adult - £5.00 Concessions (OAP & Disabled) - £3.00 Junior (Under 16) £2.00
Non-members may not fish the clubs canal waters at night. An Environment agency rod licence is also required to fish.
Grand Union Canal Towpath
Walks and runs alongside Hill Farm and the towpath are accessible under the bridge on the main road.
Lots of wonderful cycle routes for those who enjoy both road and off-road cycling.
Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club is a family-friendly club in the area.
Rocklane Riding Centre.
Mentmore Golf & Country Club.
PLACES TO VISIT
This magnificent and varied countryside estate criss-crosses the border between Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, along the main ridge of the Chiltern Hills. There are 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of woodlands, commons and chalk downland supporting a rich variety of wildlife and offering splendid walks through outstanding scenery. The focal point is the Bridgewater Monument, erected in 1832 to the Duke of Bridgewater, in recognition of his pioneering canal development.
The Estate has an interesting history dating back to medieval times. It has a variety or habitats including lakes, ancient woodland, conifer plantations, meadows and heath. The lake at Stockgrove is noted for its colourful Mandarin ducks whilst one fo the lakes in Rushmere is home to a fantastic heronry; on the meadows green woodpeckers may be seen feeding on ants among the wildflowers and grasses.
Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate
Stand on top of Dunstable Downs for a view that will simply take your breath away. These Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are designated for the quality of their chalk grassland.
For a day packed with animal encounters and wonderful wildlife, visit Woburn with over 80 species of animals including lions, tigers and bears.
- ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (5.0 miles)
- Woburn Abbey (8.1 miles)
- Bletchley Park (9.5 miles)
- Ascott (3.0 miles)
- Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate (4.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.