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General

  • Small and friendly wild camping site at the top of the Mendips
  • Three miles from Cheddar
  • Surrounded by woodland: look out for deer, badgers, foxes and buzzards

Small, basic, in a wildlife haven, welcoming families and well-behaved dogs, surrounded by all sorts of activities for all sizes, and on the Mendip Pub Trail – how many hurrahs could you give The Batch Campsite? (Quite a few more, it turns out – it's only three miles from splendid Cheddar.)

The Batch is rightly popular with wild camping and quiet holiday types, who come for its smashingly scenic location (watch out for the sunsets), its closeness to Cheddar and the piles of things to do nearby such as hiking, cycling, mountain biking, climbing and caving... It's surrounded by woodland, so also watch out for deer, badgers, foxes and buzzards all around.

The site is on the end of a private road at the top of the Mendips and has been deliberately set up as basic so that guests can experience proper wild camping in a safe space. Campfires are allowed – naturally – and Tim and team can help you fire one up for cooking if you need a bit of a hand. The team can also provide a range of local (within a three-mile radius) produce to cook up your own barbecue including trout, burgers, sausages, bacon, eggs, ribs, cheese and cider: let them know when you arrive or drop them a note in the Special requests box after booking.

And yet more hurrahs: The Batch is within easy walking distance of several Somerset pubs, all pulling gallons of local beers and ciders alongside some dishing up some right good pub food. Most of the neighbouring farms make their own cider, but you can also walk down to the world famous Thatchers cider farm.

The Batch facilities include a toilet block and a washing-up area; please note that showers aren't currently available.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 55 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely calm and peaceful site 15/07/2018

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  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely calm and peaceful site

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The wildness, very rural. Tim was lovely. Our own fire ... 15/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Victoria W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The wildness, very rural. Tim was lovely. Our own fire pit.

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Everything and campfires 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jim m. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything and campfires

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Thank you. Hope you all got home OK. Come and see us again soon.

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Lovely flat pitch area with friendly host, nicely set up facilities. 08/07/2018

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    Loved going back for our second visit. Quiet, peaceful, friendly.

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    Rocky ground makes getting pegs in the ground difficult but that’s our only downside!

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Thank you. Glad you had a good time. Hope to see you again!

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Loved everything about this site. Back to basics and laid ... 01/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Murray L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved everything about this site. Back to basics and laid back, but everything you need for an incredible time and very close to some amazing pubs, walks and the strawberry line cycle path. Tim was incredibly friendly and accommodating, bringing us wood and letting us know where to eat and buy supplies.

    His dogs are very friendly, and may steal any food or hats that you leave lying about, but everything was returned by Tim the following day. Tim - don't worry about the hat, the bite marks add character and I've come away with a good story!

    Murray, Matt and Keith

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Thank you. Great photos! Hope the bike ride home was OK.

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Worth every minute of every mile to get there. 26/06/2018

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    Everything

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And you are back again! We must be doing something right. Thank you!

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A gem 25/06/2018

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    A gem

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Thank you, so pleased you had a great time!

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Lovely little campsite 21/06/2018

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    Beautifully serene. We walked to Cheddar from the campsite which was lovely. It's a wonderful little pocket of the Mendips.

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Lovely quiet getaway, clean facilities and very helpful staff. 18/06/2018

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    All the walks surrounding the camp

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Rustic nature and views 11/06/2018

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    Rustic nature and views

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Glad you liked our place. Good to see you've rebooked already!
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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

Local produce

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing 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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Wood View, Churchill, Cheddar, Somerset, England, BS25 5PP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.3284°N 2.7993°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Worle: New Bristol Rd Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Bristol Airport Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Weston-super-Mare Coach Terminal — 7.5 miles
Train stations
Yatton Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Worle Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Weston Milton Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Ferry ports
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 8.4 miles
Clevedon Pier — 8.5 miles
Nova Scotia Ferry Landing — 11.4 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 5.6 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 23.8 miles

Directions


From Bristol and Bristol airport take the A38 heading south up to a crossroads with A368 in Churchill (Murphy's chip shop). Turn right on to the A368 and drive for approximately 400m. Take the left at Nelson's Arms pub onto Skinners Lane. Drive for 400m and then take the right hand fork by the Crown pub onto The Batch. Continue up this steep unmade road until you come to the top of the hill. Wood View and The Batch Campsite is on the right.

From M5, take the junction for Weston Super Mare and turn onto the A370 towards Congresbury and Bristol. After 4 miles, in Congresbury, turn right onto the B3133 signposted Langford. Follow this road until you come to a junction with the A38 in Langford. Turn right onto the A38 and continue as indicated above.

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

The small farm of The Batch Campsite is between a National Trust woodland and a Bronze Age settlement: you might already have heard that this part of Somerset is fairly historic. Cheese, gorge, caves and climbing is three miles away over the campsite hill at Cheddar and Tim and co can provide instruction if you want to tackle any Cheddar or Mendip caving or climbing.

It's full-on walking and hiking land here too, around the gorge and hills, the area's cider farms or the Mendip Way's 50 miles over the Mendip Hills from Weston-super-Mare to Frome. The Mendip Pub or Butcombe Trail is an agreeably scenic totter along 45 miles connecting six pubs owned by Butcombe Brewery and through Priddy, Axbridge, Bleadon, Rowberrow, and Compton Martin.

Yet more attraction and activity hurrahs are in the area, like seaside days at Weston-super-Mare; heritage at Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and medieval Axbridge, or a shoot down the slopes at the Avon Ski Centre.

Must see

  • Cheddar Caves & Gorge (3.5 miles)
  • Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (8.9 miles)
  • Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (9.6 miles)

National Trust

  • King John's Hunting Lodge (3.0 miles)
  • Clevedon Court (7.8 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  Anytime

The Batch Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Batch Campsite will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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