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General

Remember when you were young and you could run wild in the woods? Play on a rope swing, climb to the top of a tree or toast marshmellows on a campfire? We have secluded pitches in beautiful ancient woodland, bushcraft lessons, hot showers, our own laying hens, local farm shop and acres of woodland to explore. Bring your kids and relive your childhood...create some new memories.

We run off-grid and aim to make as little impact on the woods as possible. It’s wild camping but with hot showers, WC’s and recycling facilities – rustic but with everything you need for a few creature comforts in the woods.


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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

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

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Whitehorse Road, Harvel, Meopham Sevenoaks, Kent, England, DA13 0UF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.3341°N 0.3882°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rochester (Medway): Town Centre Bus Stop — 6.3 miles
Chatham (Medway): Town Centre Bus Stop — 6.9 miles
Gravesend: Windmill Street Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
Train stations
Snodland Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Halling Rail Station — 2.8 miles
West Malling Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Ferry ports
Gravesend Pier — 7.8 miles
Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 8.1 miles
Woolwich Arsenal Pier — 17.7 miles
Airports
Biggin Hill Airport — 15.4 miles
London City Airport — 18.8 miles
London Southend Airport — 21.2 miles

Directions


Badgells Wood is easily accessed from either the M20 (jcn 2 if heading south or jcn 2A on the M26 if heading North) or the M2/A2 (A227 turn-off to Wrotham & Gravesend).

We are just under 2.5 miles from the turning off the A227, between Meopham and Wrotham, near Vigo village. Turn onto Harvel Lane (signposed Vigo & Harvel – and with a brown sign for Trosley Country Park). If you are heading north the turning off the A227 is not long after the Vigo Pub on your right. If heading south & you get to the Vigo pub you have gone too far..!

Follow the road along for two miles and you will go past the turning on your left to Harvel (& Harvel House Farm Shop). You will then pass a couple of houses and Fairseat Fencing. Keep going for another 1/2 mile and you will see the entrance on your right (as the image above) and the reception compound in front of you. Come and check in, park up and go and find your pitch in the woods..!

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

FOOD AND DRINK
If you want to explore the local area food and drink – the nearest pub is the Amazon and Tiger in Harvel or The Green Man in HodsollStreet. Head down to the Nevill Bull Pub in Birling – Kate & Paul will give you a warm welcome and make sure you are well fed. Otherwise there is the The Duke of Wellington in Ryarsh, The George in Trottiscliffe or the Vigo Inn for some live music or comedy. Meopham has The Cricketers, The Kings Arms and The George Inn. If you want to travel a little further, West Malling has great range of restaurants.

LOCAL PRODUCE
Kent Brewery are a microbrewery located on Birling Estate, or visit Meopham Valley Vineyard and celebrate your stay with local wine. Harvel House Farm Shop is open on Friday and Saturday – serving up their home grown meat – great for your BBQ.

COUNTRY PARKS
If open space and country parks are your thing – you can stroll across to our private parkland at the edge of the site – it has magnificent views from the top of the downs. Or walk a little further to Holly Hill open space or the cafe at Trosley Country Park

OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
We highly recommend Riverhill Himalayan Gardens for an experience your children will remember. Its about 1/2hr away near Sevenoaks. For the pony-mad The Whitehorse Equestrian Centre is just around the corner in Harvel. Alternatively for those budding F1 drivers who fancy some adrenaline, visit Buckmore Park – where Jenson Button & Lewis Hamilton cut their teeth.

Must see

  • Rochester Castle (6.2 miles)
  • Rochester Cathedral (6.3 miles)
  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham (7.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Cobham Wood and Mausoleum (3.9 miles)
  • Owletts (4.0 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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