St Gabriel's camping
The five-acre, partly sloping campsite is a wildlife-rich haymeadow which makes it a haven for nature lovers but also limits the facilities we can provide.
The grass is kept long in the centre of the fields to provide hay for the local farmer. The hay is so full of wild flowers and important species that it has been designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).
The hay meadow is not only awash with wild flowers but also supports a huge variety of butterflies. We mow a margin around the edge of the field for campers. By mid-July the hay is cut and taken off site and the whole field is available for campers.
Rural camping is one big adventure for kids and they relish the freedom, running around in the fresh air and discovering the simple pleasures of childhood. They can tick off quite a few of their 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ adventures while they're here, including camping in the wild, going on a nature walk at night and climbing a tree.
Families can spend quality time together without the distractions of television, video games and modern life - many return every year for this very reason.
- There is camping for six tents.
- There are no toilets or showers so you'll need to bring your own toilet facilities (this is a stipulation of the National Trust).
- There is a chemical disposal point and fresh running water available on site.