If you use sat nav or a mapping service like Google Maps (https://maps.google.co.uk/) enter the postcode BA11 4LJ. This normally takes you directly to the gate.
If you look on Google Maps with that post code you will see a drive running north from Critch Hill (Google’s error, it’s actually ‘Critchill’) / Frome Road, with a lake. This is the driveway into the campsite. The entrance to the driveway is flanked by large gateposts with our Field 725 signage and is easy to identify. Follow the driveway up to the house and turn left towards the car park and Field725.
Access to Field 725, Critchill is via Frome or Nunney. Both access routes are narrow in places and pass residential areas. Please drive carefully and with respect for residents! If you are driving from the local area please be considerate and avoid taking shortcuts through small lanes, we would like to avoid causing disruption and congestion to local people. Thank you.
Tucked away amongst the rolling Somerset hills and a stone’s throw from the fabulous small market town of Frome our secluded meadow campground is surrounded by lush peaceful countryside and picturesque villages, offering the perfect destination for an enjoyable family holiday or relaxing romantic break.
We offer a selection of striking Glamping options with unique spaces and a great attention to detail as well as lovely grass pitches for Camping and Campervans.
We’re closer to nature than the more formal camping grounds though we also offer significantly more than your average farmers field. We aim to maintain a balance between peace and a buzzing campsite life, providing you with a close to nature experience that is relaxing, revitalising and above all lots of fun. This is the kind of place where you’re welcome to light a fire (in a fire dish); have a BBQ; play your (acoustic) guitar or whatever else takes your fancy.
Things to do
Our campsite is positioned perfectly between the historic market town Frome and the picturesque village of Nunney. It’s a great launchpad to enjoy the attractions and events both have to offer as well as the surrounding area of this beautiful corner of Somerset.
On foot or bike from the Campsite:
Frome - This buzzing historic market town has much to offer with cafe's galore, cobbled streets lined with artisan shops and it's famous monthly Independent Market. This small town has a fabulous selection of places to eat and drink, covering a wide variety of cuisines from small craft beer bars to quirky modern restaurants and traditional pubs. It has a small independent cinema, two theatres and several music venues. Also visit The Frome Heritage Museum and Black Swan Arts with the coolest gallery in town.
Nunney - A beautiful Somerset village, where you can visit the medieval moated Nunney Castle, enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner at The George 17th century coaching inn serving . The village is well served by the fabulous Moat and Turret cafe and a village stores. From our campsite you can walk to Nunney in 45 mins along a pretty gentle footpath across fields and following the banks of the Nunney Brook. Driving time 5 mins.
Mells - Described as one of the finest villages in England with it’s ancient streets and dramatic location. Enjoy the walled garden for tea and cake or wood fired pizza, relax in the village Café or the traditional and stylish Talbot Inn. A 10 min walk across fields from the campsite takes you to the start of an idyllic 2hr return woodland vale walk following the Mells and Vallis rivers through the village of Great Elm and on to Mells. Driving time 8 min
Our top picks of activities in the area:
Walking - As well as our local vale and village walks to Nunney and Mells, you will find a wonderful selection of woodland, river and hill walks to suit everyone around this picturesque area of Somerset including Mendip Nature reserves and the dramatic Cheddar Gorge. Whether it’s rambling around the paths of Stourhead, climbing Cley Hill or hiking part of the Colliers Way you really are spoilt for choice.
Cycling - Hire a bike from the nearby pretty town of Bradford-On-Avon and cycle the glorious Kennet & Avon Canal. Ten flat miles, following beautiful wooded valleys, aqueducts and hills take you to the historical city of Bath. Pack a picnic or eat at one of the scenic canal side pubs.
Towpath Trail in Bradford-On-Avon provide top quality bikes, child trailers and child seats.
Horse Riding - Brookover Farm 5 mins from the campsite offers Females and Children a 30 mins and 1 hr trekking experience.
Swimming - There are a few wonderful opportunities for wild summer swimming in our local rivers from Tellisford Mill to Farleigh & District Swimming Club.
Rock Climbing, Abseiling Caving - With the Mendips and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge close by there are several adventure companies offering full and half day experiences for all ages and levels of experience. We recommend Cave Climb and Adventure Caving.
Fishing - There’s plenty of fishing and angling on offer in our local rivers and lakes. Shearwater Lake on the Longleat Estate is only twenty minutes drive from the Campsite and offers some of the finest fishing available in Britain, at a site of outstanding beauty.
Archery - Are you the next Robin Hood? At Wellow Trekking Centre instructors teach you the basics so you will quickly be able to enjoy the sport of Archery. Target Archery is very therapeutic, so it is an ideal way to unwind. Definitely a sport for all.
Scuba Diving - We are lucky to have the UK’s premier freshwater Diving school Vobster Quay 12mins drive from our Campsite. Introduction days to full PADI and BCAC Courses available.
Our top picks of attractions in the area:
Stourhead House and Gardens and King Alfred’s Tower - Stourhead includes a Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden. The garden is perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all the great landscape gardens, Stourhead is an 18th-century view of an Arcadian paradise. On a plateau of high ground Stourhead house was built and became home to generations of the Hoare family. There are many beautiful walks around the extensive gardens and estate. Don’t miss the fabulous views from King Alfred’s Tower.
Longleat Safari Park - Immerse yourself amongst Longleat’s incredible animals on a visit to the UK’s finest Safari Park. With six and a half miles of Drive-through experience, there’s plenty to look out for. Also a giant maze, adventure area and historic house ensure a fantastic day out for the family.
Wookeyhole Caves - Amongst the most impressive show caves in Europe. Follow the twists and turns of the tunnels that join these spectacular underground caverns. A great day out for any age. Perfect to double up with a visit to Cheddar Gorge.
Wells - This medieval city nestling on the southern side of the Mendip Hills with the mystic Somerset Levels stretching away to the south and west. Wells is described as the smallest city in England with a stunning cathedral.
Cheddar Gorge - At almost 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sights. The gorge plays host to a varied community of specialised plants and wildlife, many of which you’ll get the chance to spot on the exhilarating circular walk - time 1hr 40min.
Bradford-On-Avon – Set perfectly in the dramatic Avon Valley, it is a rare combination of river, canal and architecture of true character. Visit the Tythe Barn and walk along the canal to Avoncliff for lunch at the Cross Guns.
Glastonbury and the Tor - Known for its ancient and medieval sites, many rich in myth. The Tor is a conical hill which is topped by a 14th-century roofless St Michael’s Tower. The most famous landmark in Somerset and a national Ikon with wonderful views across the marshy Somerset Levels. Once said to be King Arthur’s burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century.
Bath – The UNESCO city of Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the natural thermal hot springs. Immerse yourself in Bath’s dazzling collection of museums and galleries and journey through time with Bath's stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture straight from a Jane Austen novel - highlights include the iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus.
East Somerset Railway and Cranmore Tower - Take a relaxing ride on a heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip countryside. The train journey is approximately 40 minutes over our 5 mile round trip. Ride as many times as you like on your visit. You can visit the engine shed and workshop and small museum, signal box, miniature railway. You can double this with a visit to Cranmore Tower.
Cranmore Tower - An old folly prominently sited on a high point of the East Mendip range in Somerset. Walk and relax in the beautiful, tranquil, deciduous Cranmore wood. Climb the Tower’s 184 steps and enjoy spectacular views of the Somerset countryside and 6 other counties on a clear day
Museums - We have a fabulous selection of museums in the area including the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, the award winning Radstock Museum of Somerset’s coal mining history and our own small but fascinating Frome Museum of local history. 30 mins away by car you have the Haynes Motor Museum with a world class collection of vintage cars and the UNESCO City of Bath with many award winning museums including the Roman Baths, Holburne Museum Bath, Jane Austen Museum Bath & No.1 Royal Crescent Bath.
Ancient Monuments - We are a great jumping off point for visits to the ancient landscape features of North Somerset and Dorset and West Wiltshire – be this Stonehenge, Avebury, Glastonbury Tor or one of the many other remnants of a past age that dot these counties. Whatever your interest, there’s plenty enough to explore however long your stay! We also recommend Cadbury Castle, Westbury White Horse and Stanton Drew Stone Circle as well as our local castles at Nunney and Farleigh Hungerford.
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