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- 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.
Open from 12/04/2019 to 04/11/2019
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.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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Non-electric grass tent pitch
Max. persons: 10 x
Pitch size: Avg 8.0m width x 8.0m depth (26.2ft width x 26.2ft depth) Calculated area: 64.0m² (688.9ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Really great location with great views. Had a hamper of ...
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Good result all round!
Excellent site, friendly, welcoming with a wild rustic feel
Caitlin Maria J. Confirmed
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
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Worle: New Bristol Rd Coach Stop
— 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Bristol Airport Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Weston-super-Mare Coach Terminal — 7.5 miles
- Train stations
Yatton Rail Station
— 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Worle Rail Station — 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Weston Milton Rail Station — 6.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour
— 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Clevedon Pier — 8.5 miles
8.5 miles Nova Scotia Ferry Landing — 11.4 miles
Bristol International Airport
— 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Cardiff International Airport — 23.8 miles
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.
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.
- Cheddar Caves & Gorge (3.5 miles)
- Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (8.9 miles)
- Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (9.6 miles)
- King John's Hunting Lodge (3.0 miles)
- Clevedon Court (7.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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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.
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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash