Arrival at Thistledown

To the left is a map of Thistledown Farm. When you arrive please park at the shop and reception (signposted when you arrive) and check-in (ideally between 12 noon and 6pm). The opening times are on the door, and if reception is closed then you can take a map from the box, head down to your camping area and check-in the next morning.

On arrival you will receive a leaflet with site information and map so that you can explore the farm and find the facilities and so on. If you would like then you can take a basic walking map, showing footpaths around the farm – please ensure that you take one if you’re heading into Woodchester Park (please note that access to Woodchester is for campers only, not café customers). We recommend using an OS map if you intend to go for long walks – these are available in the shop. You’ll also be given a recycling bag; the leaflet tells you exactly what can go in it.

You can park beside your tent in the Elderflower Orchard whereas the lower pastures are car-free: you must leave your vehicle at the car parking areas and walk to the camping areas. Wheelbarrows are provided and you can also get a lift in our lightweight 4×4, which doesn’t damage the grass. This is usually available between 11am and 5pm, for a small charge.