It’s been a bit of a wait, but our new payment gateway has finally been activated and our booking system is now open. We’ve made a few changes and thought that it would be a good idea to make them as clear as possible. Firstly, the price per adult and per child is increased by £1. Since our last price rise, 4 years ago, the cost of materials and labour has gone up by quite a bit, so this will help to cover that.

We won’t be reserving the Badger Site for 2015. As we’ve become busier during the week as well as weekends it has become harder and harder to reserve this area, and we often find that it is under used because of this. From 2015 anyone will be able to camp in the Badger Site, regardless of group size, and use the 5 fire pits in there. We will still accept groups of up to 10 tents, but will not have any reservable areas.

We have decided that we will take bookings for dogs in 2015, but it is very important that all dogs are kept on leads and cleaned up after. This applies to all dogs and is non negotiable! We’d rather not ban dogs, so if you’re camping with a dog then please ensure that you are able and willing to stick to the rules!

It’s highly likely that we’ll be selling bagged wood from 2015 onwards. This is because the loose wood delivery is taking up so much of the day. If we’re not loading or unloading loose wood then we’re probably tarping it to keep dry or uncovering it to let it breathe! The bagged wood is still being delivered around the site, but it also available from reception.

Our online payment gateway has changed from Paypal to WorldPay, and we’ll also be taking card payment in our shop. This should make things easier for campers (no more driving down to Nailsworth for cash!) and ourselves (no more chasing unpaid tabs!). You therefore won’t be able to pay via Paypal when making a booking. Our cancellation policy has changed for 2015. As before, any bookings cancelled with at least 30 days’ notice will be refunded (90% refund). Bookings cancelled with less than 30 days’ notice but with at least 7 days’ notice will be refunded (90%) if we can rebook the space. Bookings that are cancelled with less than 7 days’ notice will not be refunded.

If you have any questions about the site then please send us an email using the contact page. Hopefully we’ll see you onsite soon!

We’ve wanted to build a clay oven for a number of years, and finally got around to it in October. We enlisted the services of Sam Makumba, a local potter who has built dozens of clay ovens over the years, and press-ganged 20 friends into a weekend’s service! Despite choosing the weekend when the St Jude storm hit, the build went very well. Read on for a fairly thorough description of our method, which I hope will help others construct clay ovens. If you have any questions or would like to suggest improvements then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Read more

As you can see, our new website is now online. We’ve made a new website as the old one hadn’t been updated for many years, didn’t work very well on phones and tablets, and didn’t have many images. We hope that this website is more informative and easier to use. We’ll also update this news section much more frequently. If you have any feedback we’d love to hear from you, so send us an email. Read more