Riverside Meadow Pitch (1)

UK England South East England Hertfordshire Broxbourne Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
This pitch backs directly on to the meandering River Lynch. A permanent campfire site provided on this pitch.

The Owner Says

A Riverside Meadow Pitch offers unrestricted views of the River Lynch. The pitch is large enough to erect 3 two-man tents and provides a traditional campfire site to create the perfect almost wild camping experience. Composting toilets and cold water supply is only a short walk away. Please note, there are no showers available at our almost-wild campsite.
Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, on the borders of Hertfordshire and Essex, is your chance for a wilderness adventure with an all-new wild camping, back to nature experience. Embrace Mother Nature in this rugged, natural setting nestled among mature woodland and a grassy glade which is surrounded by water on three sides. With none of the trappings of more commercial campsites you’ll be able camp out under the stars, hang a hammock from the trees and light an open fire in one of the fire pits provided.
What we mean by almost wild camping...
  • Solar powered, motion sensor lights around the toilets limit light pollution
  • Composting toilets
  • Cold water tap
These facilities complete this unadorned campsite of just 17 pitches and ensure that you get that truly wild camping experience.

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About Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite

Suitable For

Tents, hammocks, groups, dogs (max 2 per pitch) – yes. Campervans, caravans, motorhomes, children under 12 – no.


There's plenty to do in the Lee Valley, particularly after the 2012 Olympics injected extra funding to the area as they developed the Lee Valley White Water Centre (0300 003 0616) for the London games. You can get your adrenaline fix today by taking on the Olympic white water course in rafts, kayaks and more. For water sports at a slower pace, though, there is also sailing on the local reservoirs and canoeing on the river, plus canal boat tours nearby. There's a boat launch area at the campsite, too, if you have your own canoe. The entire canal has an adjacent tow path, which leads all the way to the Thames and runs directly past the famous 2012 stadium and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (0800 072 2110), as well as linking up with Regent's Canal and Victoria Park. Closer to home, though, the whole network of pathways weaves throughout the Lee Valley Park (0300 003 0610) with ample wildlife to discover. In short, be sure to bring a bike or boat if you have one!

Food & Drink

There are three pubs within easy walking distance – The Crown (01992 462244) on the riverside, the characterful, wood-panelled Bull (01992 462639) in town and The White Bear (01992 441389) also in town. The main parade of shops in Broxbourne also has a number of takeaways, as well as local shops and a small supermarket – all within walking distance. There's a large main supermarket on the far side of town, too, if you're willing to hop in the car.
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Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite is located at Nazeing New Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 6TD

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Getting There

From the A10 take the Broxbourne exit. At the roundabout take the first exit sign posted Broxbourne. Follow this road over all the mini roundabouts until you reach the T junction traffic lights in Broxbourne. At these lights turn right (following signs to the train station). Follow this road, passing the train station on the left, over the bridge and passing Broxbourne Riverside on your right. Just past the entrance to Broxbourne Riverside you’ll find the entrance to the campsite in the wooded treeline on the left. When arriving at the site with your car please park in the car park that is a short walk away from the main camping area.

It's an easy 15-minute walk to Broxbourne railway station (0845 748 4950), with frequent and regular services running on the main London Liverpool Street Line. From the station, walk towards the main road, turn left and follow the pavement until you see the sign for the campsite – on the left hand side in the wooded treeline. Buses also run along Nazeing New Road. There are bus stops at the junction with Old Nazeing Road which is closest to the site.