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General

Cotswold-bound campers will be keen to cotton on to the many appeals of the very green and perfectly wild Far Peak Campsite, starting with an amble around the ample 25 acres all set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Roomy pitches, flat fields and a facilities block with hot water supplied - what more does one need for simply glorious Gloucestershire camping? Nothing, we agree, but just for that little something extra, how does a climbing centre grab you? Both kids and adults will be bowled over with the fun to be had on the climbing tower and bouldering activities available, which literally add dizzy new heights to the campsite.

Far Peak welcomes individual guests, couples, small groups and families, while all tents, tourers and motorhomes have the option of electric hook-up, perfect for anyone who don’t fancy an all-out back-to-basics stay. The ‘shire air and abounds of space will excite (and exhaust) high-energy little ones, while pups can enjoy a runaround too. The kids’ play area has space for ball games and a low ropes course for channeling those inner athletes, while avid little Attenboroughs will enjoy exploring the nature trails around the wood- and parkland of the site.

When you’ve peaked at the climbing wall, take to the hilly walking and cycling routes accessible from the site for a further challenge, or maybe just tuck into a coffee and a cake in the climbing centre’s café (we won’t tell you if won’t)...


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Far Peak, Cotswolds Northleach, Gloucestershire, England, GL54 3JL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.8177°N 1.8606°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Andoversford: Cattle Market Bus Stop — 6.1 miles
Cirencester: London Rd Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
Charlton Kings: Bradley Rd Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Kingham Rail Station — 11.5 miles
Cheltenham Spa Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Shipton Rail Station — 11.9 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 27.4 miles
Lydney Harbour — 28.7 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 13.7 miles
London Oxford Airport — 23.5 miles

Directions


Approaching from Cirencester, take the A429 for Stow-on-the-Wold. Pass through Fossebridge and after a further 2 miles take the turning on the right, just after the garage signposted for Ablington and Bibury. The driveway to the property will be found after a short distance on the right-hand side.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

When you’ve clambered your way up and down the site’s wild rock indoor climbing wall so many times it hurts, there are plenty more activities for the whole family to scale around Far Peak.

Hikers, ramblers, strollers, whatever your ability, the make-up of the mighty Cotswolds, from flat farmland to wild-flowered grassland, and steep valleys to undercover woodland, means that anyone stepping into their comfiest pair of walking boots can take on one of the many routes of the area. Rediscover that inner Scout or Girl Guide and be prepared with compass and OS map in hand, or (for the simpler option) enjoy one of the well-signposted circular walks, or even join a guided tour.

For those still yearning for their explorer badge, the demanding 102-mile Cotswold Way National Trail takes in some of the most spectacular sites of the area, while green-fingered visitors will enjoy spotting the unique flora of the shires. If you’d rather take to two wheels, the south Cotswolds has sloping terrain for gentler bike rides, with more challenging inclines in the north if you fancy a more Tour de Cotswolds approach. Pony trekking and horse riding is also available if you want to give your legs a rest altogether.

Head half an hour by car southward and you’ll reach Cotswold Water Park. Made up of 150 lakes and stretching over 40 square miles, the activities here guarantee a spashtastic time for all. Fishing, boat hire, swimming and kayaking are perfect for a lazy day on the lakes, while more demanding activities such as sailing, wakeboarding and waterskiing will suit the thrill seekers. After something a little different? Then grab onto an inflatable banana or doughnut for a high-speed pull around the watery expanses...white knuckles guaranteed. Birdwatching opportunities and even the chance to improve your wilderness skills, including shelter building, fire lighting and bushcraft, are also offered for those young (and grown-up) Bear Grylls wannabes.

Travel to the east for 20 miles and Cotswold Wildlife Park awaits. Home to giraffes, crocs, penguins, meerkats and more, children will have a wildly entertaining time learning about the mammals, birds and reptiles here, as well as taking to the Skymaze (a 20-foot high adventure treehouse for the most intrepid young explorers). The children’s farmyard lets kids get up close and personal with some of the animals and the narrow gauge railway (open April to October) makes getting round the park easy with little ones. If you drive just under half an hour north from Far Peak you can also enjoy a day at the farm of BBC and Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, where from a farm safari to a milking demonstration, little ones can get their hands mucky as they discover what life is like on a real working farm.

The historical town of Northleach is just under two miles northeast from the campsite. Established way back in 1200 AD, it now has a handy collection of small shops selling local produce, a museum about the town’s history, and a pub hailed by the Good Pub Guide. The Wheatsheaf Inn stocks local ales and writes its menu seasonally so as to make the most on what’s abundant in the surrounds. Burton-on-the-Water is a little further along the accessible A429 and has trinket shops, tearooms, and a sandwich shop - so you can get your fill of gifts and goodies (we’ll have ours on a bloomer, with butter, please).

Must see

  • Cotswold Farm Park (8.6 miles)
  • Sudeley Castle Gardens and Exhibition (9.9 miles)
  • Snowshill Manor & Garden (National Trust) (12.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Chedworth Roman Villa (2.5 miles)
  • Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate (3.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Additional terms

We let a pitch to you with the expectation that you will follow the usual customs of good camping and caravanning. We reserve the right to ask you to leave at any point of your stay if the behaviour of any member of your party is unacceptable to us and no refund of monies will be paid.

In high season, pitches are available from 2pm on the day your holiday commences. In low seasons you may arrive earlier. If you arrive after 9pm you must pitch on the late arrivals area. You must vacate by 12 noon on the day of departure and leave the pitch in a clean and tidy state.

Pitches offered are for one tent/motorhome/caravan/campervan only, plus one vehicle. The only other unit on a pitch may be a small pop-up type tent for occupancy by children under 16.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you can fit both your vehicle and unit on the pitch allocated to you. If you decide to bring extras, these must fit within the pitch.

Please note that campers wishing to use ‘The Glade’ are not permitted to drive their vehicles in this area and will have to park in the designated parking area. Assistance will available to help ferry equipment down to the pitch.

You must inform us of any changes and extras prior to your arrival. Once you have made your booking and made either an initial payment or the full amount for your booking, the price of the holiday will not be subject to change unless your holiday requirements change.

You may request a specific pitch, but this is not guaranteed. Sometimes pitches have to be re-allocated depending on need. We will inform you if we need to make a change. Acceptance of a booking is not conditional on the allocation of a specific pitch.

The person who makes the booking is responsible for it and warrants that they are over 18 years of age and that the party will not exceed the numbers stated on the booking form.

Groups of more than three couples or four families are not permitted via Pitchup.com over bank holiday weekends, school holidays (01/04 to 12/04 - 22/05 to 31/05) and between 03/07 and 06/09. We are not able to accept bookings from unaccompanied persons under the age of 18.

Groups or parties who do not adhere to the site etiquette will be asked to leave without a refund.

The contract is with Far Peak Camping, Far Peak, Northleach GL54 3JL. All site guests and visitors are required to sign in at reception immediately on arrival. Far Peak will not be liable to any person visiting, for any personal injury, fatal or non-fatal unless caused by a negligent act or omission by the company or its employees. Far Peak will not be liable for any injury, loss or damage to any property including motor vehicles and personal effects, howsoever caused or sustained.

If, after your arrival we are unable to provide the pitch allocated to you, we will offer a pitch of the same or higher specification. If you wish to extend your stay beyond the booked dates, there is no guarantee that the same pitch will be available. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that all advertised facilities are available, it may be sometimes necessary to close or limit a facility for safety or improvement reasons.

You must pitch as directed by the ground staff, not encroach upon any other pitches and consider fire risk limitation, safety and access. If you pitch outside the boundaries of your pitch or your unit is judged to pose a risk to the safety and comfort of others you will be asked to move.

A valid ticket must be clearly displayed on your unit at all times.

The speed limit is 5mph. Please drive slowly. This includes bicycles and any other wheeled conveyances. Drivers must hold a licence and have tax and MOT as appropriate. No recreational vehicles such as motorised scooters or quad bikes are allowed.

You must ensure children in your party are properly supervised at all times in all areas of the site, including the climbing centre, low ropes course and all amenities, and when cycling around the park.

If you bring a dog, this remains your responsibility at all times and not left unattended. Dogs are not allowed in the climbing centre or studio rooms. You must clean up after your dog, otherwise you will asked to leave immediately.

The use of generators is not permitted on site. Cutting or damaging trees and other vegetation is strictly prohibited and the natural conditions are not to be disturbed. This includes tying ropes to or driving nails into trees.

If there is a problem or dissatisfaction with any matters under our control, please notify us immediately, so we may have the opportunity to rectify issues. We cannot accept liability in relation to any claim of whatever nature if you fail to notify us within seven days from the end of your stay with us.

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