River View Camping and Caravans

From £25 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.4 141 reviews
Pitches on site (added by manager 23 Aug 2022)
Grass pitches (added by manager 23 aug 2022)
Pitches by the river (added by manager 23 aug 2022)
Campervans welcome (added by manager 03 aug 2021)

  • By the River Medway in Yalding, with river access for watersports
  • A 25-minute drive to Leeds Castle; half an hour to Sissinghurst
  • Pub, railway station and canoe hire within a five-minute walk
If your kind of retreat is one where you’re free to wade in the river, paddle downstream and spend evenings in a waterside pub, Riverview Camping and Caravans might be what you’ve been searching for. This peaceful site is right next to the River Medway, in the Kent village of Yalding… Naturally, that makes it a particularly fine spot for those aiming to launch their watersports kit while on a rural break, as it’s in the middle of the River Medway Canoe Trail from Tonbridge to Allington. There’s direct access to the river from the site, with a couple of slipways and a canoe hire place within a few minutes’ walk as well. The riverside setting is also a good one for those looking to settle down somewhere peaceful and pretty – but that’s not all this location has going for it. It’s also handily less than five minutes’ walk from the railway station, a coffee shop with a play area, and a lovely riverside pub/restaurant. Stroll for a little further (all of about 10 minutes) to get to the village centre for more pubs, takeaways, a tearoom, a bakery and the village shop. It’s all mighty convenient for those travelling without a car. Back at the site, basic amenities are in place – guests will have access to toilets and a washing-up area, but there’s no hot water available. Those hoping to spend the evening stoking a fire are in luck, as both campfires and barbecues are permitted on site.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 40
Tent pitches 40
Motorhome pitches 40
Rent a tent 2
Open now
Please note
  • This site has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Reception is unmanned after 4 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 1 Apr to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great camping area. All facilties you need from a non electric site.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jim B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: This was the second time me and my better half has stayed here, its just so chilled and relaxed. The owners are really nice and helpful. It's a locked enclosure so there's great security and although we were the only ones there we also had the company of two very friendly sheep ! There's a nice pub 5 mins by foot and access to to lovely Riverside walks. Will definitely be back

Disliked: I know its cheesy but the dislike is we had to go so soon.

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A good, basic campsite.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: This basic campsite is great if you want a simple camping experience. It has toilets, running (cold) water, fire pits and plenty of space to pitch and run around in. It even has a children's play area. This was ideal for me and another parent taking our children for a camping trip. The people who run it are very friendly. It's also less than 5 minutes walk from Yalding station which makes it ideal if travelling without a car, or for getting the train back after a long walk north along the River Medway.

Disliked: Didn't dislike anything but if you wanted more than basics (hot water, showers), you'll be disappointed. However, the campsite has only been going a few years and they are already building new toilets and planning to add showers, so maybe next summer they will have those.

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Great location, level pitches basic but great

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 4
AL D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Good location basic but will come again

Disliked: No showers if staying longer would really like some showers

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Brilliant site, right by the river. Will be going here again 100%.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Brilliant site, right by the river. Will be going here again 100%. Kids loved it

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Really nice site right next to the river and a good pub…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
James S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth pitch (riverside)

Liked: Really nice site right next to the river and a good pub down the road.

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Beautiful location and lovely owners, perfect for paddleboarding.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Alice P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The location beside the river is beautiful, so nice to be able to access it from the site as well for paddleboarding. The firepits that are dotted around the site are a lovely touch and made our weekend. Clare was really lovely and we were able to get firewood from her which was great. There's onsite sheep who are really cute and our dog enjoyed saying hello to them. The facilities are basic but we expected that and we had our motorhome so wasn't a problem at all. Just a really lovely site, in a great location and we will definitely be back.

Disliked: Nothing!

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Excellent site. Would recommend

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Cian A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth pitch (riverside)

Liked: Great pitch right by the river. Lovely and peaceful with the occasional boat, paddle boarder or swan floating by. Great, clean toilet facilities. Nice setup with the fire pits. I was on my own this time but I would definitely visit with my children - a nice play area and friendly sheep roaming around. Nice pub a short walk away and a bunch of excellent dog-friendly hikes very close.

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Nice basic site, brilliant for paddleboarding.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Michael C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Plenty of space, fire pits and plenty of toilets. The kids park was brilliant and shaded by trees.

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Be in by the river…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lee E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and earth pitch (riverside)

Liked: Be in by the river

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Pitch whenever you like Trees around for shade. Level pitches…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 4
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 2
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Pitch whenever you like Trees around for shade. Level pitches

Disliked: Toilets few, very basic and not flushing properly. No showers or hot water but knew that beforehand Booked as near boathouse pub which was unfortunately closed for maintenance.

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

River View Camping and Caravans

Hampstead Lane

Yalding

Kent

England

ME18 6HH

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.22659°N
0.41609°W

Nearest transport

Coach
5.8 mi King Street
5.8 mi King Street
8.3 mi Victoria Hall
Rail
0.2 mi Yalding Rail Station
1.6 mi Beltring Rail Station
1.6 mi Wateringbury Rail Station
Ferry
15.3 mi Gravesend Pier
15.6 mi Tilbury Ferry Terminal
23.8 mi Woolwich Arsenal Pier
Airport
18.1 mi Biggin Hill Airport
24.9 mi London City Airport
25.6 mi London Gatwick Airport

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

Pay a visit to the biggest collection of teapots in England. If such a thing wasn’t on your travel wishlist previously, it will be now – after all Teapot Island is only five minutes’ walk away. Also close by is The Hop Farm (five minutes’ drive), likely to be a hit with young kids due to its small farm animals and soft play. Adults will be happy to find things catering to their taste too. Fishing activities are available at Claygate Lakes (10 minutes) and at Mereworth Wines (10 minutes), taste test local wines and potions in the winery and taproom. If it’s the historical sort of stuff you’re mostly interested in, Leeds Castle (25 minutes) and Scotney Castle (25 minutes) will get that in full swing. Straight out of the 17th century, Knole Park (half an hour) is a National Trust site with a deer park, gatehouse tower and attics. Sissinghurst Castle Garden (half an hour) is another historical spot, with a Grade I-listed park and gardens. As for peaceful walks by the river and picnics in meadows, head to Teston Bridge Country Park (10 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Sheerness 21.1 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Minster Leas 22 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Leigh Bell Wharf 23.9 mi Estuary Good N/A Poor N/A
Southend Chalkwell 24.2 mi Estuary N/A Good N/A Good
Southend Westcliff Bay 24.3 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Ightham Mote 6.7 mi

Scotney Castle 9.3 mi

Leeds Castle 9.4 mi

Knole 9.5 mi

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 10.5 mi

National Trust

Old Soar Manor 4.8 mi

Sprivers Garden 6.6 mi

Ightham Mote 6.8 mi

Stoneacre 7.1 mi

Knole 9.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

MEREWORTH CASTLE 2.1 mi

Paddock Wood - River Medway - Whetsted - Paddock Wood 3.4 mi

OXEN HOATH 3.7 mi

Hartlake Bridge - Hadlow - Golden Green - Hartlake Bridge 4.1 mi

Linton - Boughton Monchelsea - Linton 4.1 mi

Local events

  • Mighty Hoopla (Saturday 1 June 2024 – Saturday 1 June 2024)

    London, Greater London 27.2 mi

  • Wick Street Festival (Thursday 29 August 2024 – Thursday 29 August 2024)

    Polegate, East Sussex 27.8 mi

  • Glyndebourne Festival (Thursday 16 May 2024 – Thursday 16 May 2024)

    Lewes, East Sussex 28.6 mi

  • All Points East (Saturday 17 August 2024 – Saturday 17 August 2024)

    London, Greater London 29 mi

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.

Want to know more about camping in Kent?

  • Does River View Camping and Caravans have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is River View Camping and Caravans dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near River View Camping and Caravans? Pay a visit to the biggest collection of teapots in England. If such a thing wasn’t on your travel wishlist previously, it will be now – after all Teapot Island is only … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of River View Camping and Caravans?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at River View Camping and Caravans? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.