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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 supplied free of charge

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, and a five-litre water bottle can be provided for a small charge for those who aren't able to bring their own supplies).

Woodsman is on 200 acres of ancient oak, ash, birch, poplar, hazel, hawthorn and hornbeam forest. Wood for small cooking fires is provided free of charge for each booking – but please use no more than you need and keep fires small (no large heating fires).

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 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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9.7

Overall rating based on 67 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

  95% described as Wild camping ?

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Wow, what can I say. The location is beautiful, the …01/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTian B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Wow, what can I say. The location is beautiful, the site is amazing and Michael the site manager could not do enough for us. If you are looking for a year round wild camp site then I would definitely recommend this place. If you are looking for a site with a club house and amenities this site is definitely not for you. A compost toilet is the only luxury you get. Michael is keen in keeping the site as nature friendly as possible. It was so nice not having a WiFi signal for the whole time we was there. You haven't got the temptation to constantly be looking at your phone
    Will definitely be making a few trip's back in the future

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Lovely woods for wild camping - very private pitch sites.01/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatrina S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent or campervan pitch
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    Lovely woods for wild camping - very private pitch sites.

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Location was as described, wild and natural.01/01/2022

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  • Non-electric forest floor tent or campervan pitch
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    Location was as described, wild and natural.

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The wildlife, peace and the woodland. I felt a bit …11/15/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent or campervan pitch
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    The wildlife, peace and the woodland. I felt a bit of an interloper being here in my campervan, and that probably detracted a bit from the experience I could have had. That said, this place is just perfect, particularly if you want a really wild camping experience. Michael is enthusiastic about his woodland and what he is trying to achieve and clearly enjoys sharing his knowledge if prompted. Can't wait to book again in the Springtime.

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Awesome!10/27/2021

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  • Non-electric forest floor tent or campervan pitch
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    Peaceful place to wild camp, lots of space away from other campers and plenty of logs for a fire

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Fantastic run away from civilised world. Still, you can use toilet.10/12/2021

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

  • Non-electric forest floor tent or campervan pitch
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    Beautiful NATURE, piece and quiet, bon fire, very few people far away from each other, bushcraft experience, very friendly landlord, walking in forest.

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Fantastic wild camping experience. We've been a couple of times …09/29/2021

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    Fantastic wild camping experience. We've been a couple of times now, and will be returning again! Michael is always on hand to help and makes you feel very welcome. His wildlife project and work on the site is brilliant. An amazing place to stay, would definitely recommend!

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Lovely woodland, good distance from other campers so it really …09/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlice G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent or campervan pitch
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    Lovely woodland, good distance from other campers so it really feels like you are on your own! Amazing to hear the Tawney Owls at night, lots of bird life around during the daytime too. Will definitely return!

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Amazing site for wild camping perfectly secluded and host is awesome!09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmanda K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor tent or campervan pitch
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    The forest the animals the birds the stars

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Had such a lovely stay, this place is amazing. Really is just perfect!09/05/2021

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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

Laundromat

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

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   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 touring
Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Please reconfirm your estimated time of arrival with the site, the day before or the day of your arrival, by texting the number provided.

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

Cash

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 touring
    Arrive:  noon –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Woodsman Kent Wild Camping and Glamping? From R843,23 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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 park has no on-site shower facilities.

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