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Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping

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Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping: Wood anenomes

General

  • Rural stays for over-16s in 200 acres of ancient Kent woodland
  • Nine miles from the train station at Ashford and 1.9 from Pluckley
  • Campfires welcome, with wood sold on site

This Kent site is well named, for Woodsman Kent Wild Camping is indeed wild and surrounded by woods… 200 acres of ancient woodland in fact.

This is a good place to head for if you're escaping from London, as it takes about 40 minutes to get to the site from St Pancras via the nearest Kent station at Ashford nine miles away; from there, take the train to Pluckley and it's about 40 minutes' hike to the site (or drive down from London in about an hour and a half).

And it's all very simple on site too: this is proper wild-style camping with only minimal amenities – essentially it's just you, your tent (or tarp, or bivvy) and the forest floor (although there is a compost loo available). Water can be bought for an extra charge.

Woodsman is on 200 acres of ancient oak, ash, birch, poplar, hazel, hawthorn and hornbeam forest. Wood for small cooking fires is sold on site – but please do keep fires small (no large heating fires) and please do not forage for wood from the forest floor, as this disturbs the ecosystem.

The site asks that all guests respect the countryside code during their stay, operating on the main principle of leaving no trace (for ecological reasons, no foraging from the woodland, please).

Please note

Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

This campground/park has no on-site shower facilities.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 88 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  95% described as Wild camping ?

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Absolutely amazing! Very nice welcome and great private pitch in …27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLUCY K.Confirmed

  • Unpowered forest floor tent or campervan site
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    Absolutely amazing! Very nice welcome and great private pitch in the forest. Very enjoyable and would definitely do it again.

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Friendly owner came and showed us where to park. Lovely walks around.21/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSonia L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered forest floor tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Secluded site in a beautiful forest setting.

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    A sink would be nice to wash up in.

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Brilliant site for those that like wild camping!06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThorne S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Absolutely brilliant site, we really like wild camping and this exceeded our expectations! Mike was a great host and the pitch was very pretty. Easy to find and get around the local area.

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Great location Mostly peacefull (other than a few aircraft over …30/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew R.Confirmed

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    Great location
    Mostly peacefull (other than a few aircraft over head and the odd bit of road noise)
    Owner is very helpfull
    lots of wildlife around the campsites
    pitches are spread well apart so its like having the woods to yourself
    Firepits on every pitch and large bags of firewood available from the owner
    Great for hammock and tent camping

    I highly recommend making a visit here!

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    Road into the camp area is a bit rough if you dont have a lot of ground clearance on your vehicle, but it is fine if you take it real slow. Also the owner is making effort to repair it as best he can, but it is a woodland track so expect to get your car a bit dirty :)

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Quiet, super relaxing, clean. Amazing experience20/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Privacy. Silence.
    Amazing to be in a real forest! Best camping site ever.

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    Nothing

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Beautiful woodland with a great many birds and a choice …17/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Beautiful woodland with a great many birds and a choice of well-separated pitches. Each pitch has some wood logs or a bench and a fire bowl of some sort. Considering it's in Kent the place is quiet, with just the occasional sound of a car or train horn in the distance.

    The loo is situated well away from the pitches and was clean each time I used it.

    The campsite is around a 40 minute walk from Pluckley Train Station and a short journey from London where I live. There's a scenic route to the site - via Pluckley - as well but it takes over an hour to walk it and there aren't any bus options.

    Overall a great base to explore Kent.

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Beautiful and peaceful woodland! Friendly host.09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanna R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The beautiful surroundings and peaceful vibe! Makes you feel like you’re in a remote forest with no one else around you. Loved it!

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Owner friendly, basic site but very well kept and level pitch.03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary M.Confirmed

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    Quiet location within a beautiful setting surrounded by trees, wild life and blue bells. A photography of the unusual entrance gate into the site from the main road would make it slightly easier to find.

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Quite, wild camping in the forest, secluded and private, beautiful …25/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Quite, wild camping in the forest, secluded and private, beautiful and peaceful. Will be coming back :-)

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Amazing forest, peaceful, far from anyone else, great service from …24/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBogdan V.Confirmed

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    Amazing forest, peaceful, far from anyone else, great service from the host.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Location

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  • Pluckley, Egerton, Ashford, Kent, England, TN27
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1722°N 0.7214°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Park Street — 11.1 kilometres
Tesco Crooksfoot — 14.2 kilometres
Tesco Crooksfoot — 14.2 kilometres
Train stations
Pluckley Rail Station — 2.5 kilometres
Charing (Kent) Rail Station — 6.3 kilometres
Headcorn Rail Station — 6.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 29.0 kilometres
Gravesend Pier — 39.1 kilometres
Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 39.7 kilometres
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 28.5 kilometres
London Southend Airport — 44.2 kilometres

Directions


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

You may well wish to spend much of your time contentedly wandering through the woodland or finding a serene spot to sit and read… but if you're up for exploring a bit more, there's quite a bit to do close by.

Access the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the ancient village of Westwell 10 minutes' drive east at Westwell Downs (where locals of yore erected beacons to signal the approach of the Spanish Armada). From the Downs, you can also stride along some of the nearby 119-mile Pilgrims Way, the route taken by the devout from Winchester to Canterbury and the shrine of Thomas Becket at the city cathedral.

Heading towards the coast, it's a 40-minute drive from Woodsman to Whitstable, home of sandy and shingle beaches, an 18th-century castle, waters popular for yachting and waterskiing, and the tasty samples of the Whitstable Oyster Festival. Other Kent highlights are within easy day trip distance: try Leeds Castle (25 minutes), Port Lympne Reserve (30 minutes), Dover Castle (40 minutes) and more beaches at Folkestone and Rye (35 and 40 minutes).

Must see

  • Leeds Castle (10.6 kilometres)
  • Ashford Designer Outlet (11.2 kilometres)
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden (11.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden (12.5 kilometres)
  • Stoneacre (13.4 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping? You may well wish to spend much of your time contentedly wandering through the woodland or finding a serene spot to sit and read… but if you're up for exploring a bit … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping? From $71.09 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Coronavirus
There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.

General
This campground/park has no on-site shower facilities.

Additional terms

This a wilderness site: the owners can accept no liability for any accidents.

It's forbidden to collect wood from the forest as it's ecologically sensitive. Fire wood can be purchased on-site.

Please don’t cut vegetation or disturb wildlife, and please stick to the woodland paths.

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