There are eight composting loos, three hot showers and three washing-up stations, plus filtered spring water from the drinking water taps. Biodegradable washing-up liquid, soaps and shampoos are provided, along with recycling facilities. The campsite is car-free, with wheelbarrows available to move your gear. Each pitch has seating, a firepit and an initial supply of firewood, after this additional firewood is available and there is also a small store selling other essentials on the farm. An ice cream van visits the site every Friday at 5pm.
Tents, campervans, kids – yes. Caravans, dogs, noisy groups – no.
It takes just under 15 minutes to drive to Forde Abbey, a privately owned former Cistercian monastery full of history dating back almost 1,000 years and featured in the film adaptation of Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. The gardens are forever evolving, featuring designs like the Asian woodland and Prairie garden. There are plenty of other National Trust properties in the region too, including Montactute House, Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhul Gardens. The nearest town is Crewkerne, around 10 minutes' drive away. The small market town has a good range of independent shops, including a renowned sourdough bakery and ice cream parlor, plus a monthly farmers market. For cyclists, it's worth bringing the bike with you. The campsite is adjacent to the Route 3 National cycle route and there are plenty of testing hill climbs locally – try the 'col de Seaborough' if you think you’re up to the challenge. Further afield, Wytch Wood is around 25 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path. From here, the coast is dotted with delightful seaside towns, including Sidmouth, which has a lovely sand and shingle beach with lots of rock pools to explore when the tide is out.
Food & Drink
There are lots of country pubs within a short drive. Local favourites include The Squirrel (01460 30298) with its staggering gin selection and beer garden with amazing views and The Bell (01460 30677) in Winsham, a little local pub with a games room and skittle alley, both are 10 minutes by car. The Prince of Wales (01935 822848) on Ham Hill is great for a walk and then a pint with a view or, if you’d rather drive, it’s just under 20 minutes away. Don't miss the ice cream van that visits every Friday at 5pm!
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Rated ★★★★★ over 29 reviews
A peaceful beautiful spot with nature all around
We took our camper van and pitched up at Holey Tree for 2 nights. Gorgeous views up the fields on the hill opposite, amazing woods to explore behind our pitch, and a little stream to jump over! Loads of bats and owls at night. Clean facilities, we had a shared compost loo with one other pitch (but we had it to ourselves). Super hot showers and Faith in Nature products to use. Friday night they had a Tiffin curry delivery service - so delicious and really unique. Very few pitches, some tucked away in the woodlands. Really helpful host. Will definitely return. Thanks x
We spent 3 nights on the Spalted Beech pitch at the end of August and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The amenities are all kept beautifully clean and maintained and the water was always perfectly hot! The pitch itself was a really good size and position and the trees around give just enough privacy whilst we relaxed by the fire pit. We had a 10 and 12 year old with us and they loved exploring the woods and the atmosphere of the camp meant that we all really enjoyed time onsite without pressure to keep them entertained. Thank you Elise for a wonderful stay, we hope to visit again.
Lovely little site in beautiful countryside
I camped here with my daughter for 2 nights in July, we had a lovely pitch under the trees. We especially liked the back to basics, eco-friendly feel of the site, while still having enough facilities to be comfortable. We brought a camping table but this was unnecessary as there was a big wooden table for us to use (which we put our gazebo over for the first rainy night!) and a firepit with wood supplied by the campsite. The owners were really friendly and helpful. We'd love to come back next year for a longer stay.
Quick bit fab stay
We only stopped here for one night, but it was a fab spot, felt nicely wild. We camped in the trees, with only a couple of other tents around and the fire pit, wooden furniture and compostable loo close by were just spot on! Directions provided are easy to follow (better than google maps) and Elise the very friendly host was there to greet us. Firewood was well dried and a perfect amount to last the evening. A lovely and friendly small site that we’d love to come back too!
Lovely valley with Farm and Equestrian activities great for the family
We had a great time staying in our camper van rental. The site is well maintained and cared for. There is a great vibe created by the owner operator Elise. We stayed during the week and there was an excellent mix of families and couples. Unfortunately we didn’t book over a weekend, as there was soft archery, pizza, axe throwing and a bonfire we would have enjoyed. What kids did enjoy the pretty horses, and distant farm activities. The adults enjoyed the warm showers, overall cleanliness of the grounds, and some lovely views. Although we missed out on the pizza we were able to get an amazing Indian meal delivered to the site in tiffins. We were able to access local attractions during some days out exploring. Definitely worth returning. Thank again to Elise for looking after us.
Peaceful off grid camping at a beautiful site
I only have positive things to say about Wytch Wood - the site is just like in the photos, with the pitches well spread out. The compost loos were clean and the showers nice and warm. We enjoyed the pizza from the truck on Saturday night (it was possibly one of the best pizzas I've ever had in fact) and made use of the on site bar. My kids loved being able to run around the site and play in the woods. Evenings were peaceful and relaxing - sat by our own firepit or around the communal one. Night time was quiet with the only thing waking me up being a hooting owl in the woods, something I didn't mind at all! In terms of the local area, we only stayed 3 nights so didn't explore too much but we did go to the lovely Branscombe Beach which was about 1hr away. We would definitely book again, and will recommend this site to all our friends.
Great Campsite in a Great Location
Fantastic campsite and owner. The pitches are set in beautiful woodland with everything around you that you need. When we go 'off grid' camping we don't expect the facilities you get here. A toilet pretty much to yourself was a bonus along with your own table and chairs/bench and a fire pit (with complimentary logs on the first night). The showers were great and having hot running water in the washing up station was appreciated! We booked for 3 nights but decided to stay an extra night as enjoyed it so much. Loved it and will definitely be returning....maybe on a weekend when you get all the extra treats mentioned in the other reviews!
Beautiful site and welcoming hosts!
My girlfriend and I stayed at this campsite for seven nights at the start of August. We had an amazing time! Elise was so helpful and welcoming, and there were so many lovely touches to the campsite. For example the Friday night curry was delicious, we enjoyed the small bar open at the weekend, and when we had problems arriving at the campsite Elise’s mother picked us up, which was so helpful! Elise was often around the site making improvements during the week & we felt really taken care of when we were there. For anyone (like us) without a car, the campsite was perfect as we were able to travel easily from London to Crewkerne, although we did find it hard to book taxis on the day. Be warned though - it is at least a 40 minute walk to the nearest cafe (which isn’t always open) and a 75 minute walk into Crewkerne. We found this fine (we even went to Lyme Regis twice with a combination of walking-train-bus) but non-drivers who aren’t into long walks might not find it as easy to get around. Pitch-wise, we loved Hidden Dell because we were so sheltered from the rain … but this did mean that we missed the sun a bit as we were deep into the trees. Something to bear in mind for any future bookings! Overall we would 100% recommend this campsite, and thanks to Elise et for a wonderful weeks hosting!
Lovely rural stay
We had a great 3 nights at Wytchwood, despite it raining most of the time we were there! Elise was lovely and very accommodating. The site is well provided for, and we really enjoyed the BBQ food offering on Saturday night. The only small issue we had was getting caught out by the shower times, as they're only turned on for a few hours in the morning and evening - but if we'd been more organised that wouldn't have been an issue. The site is definitely family friendly and there were lots of groups with children there enjoying their summer holidays when we were there. The site is within half an hour drive of the coast . Would highly recommend a trip to the village of Beer, which was lovely. We did a good coastal walk from there to Branscombe and back. We stayed at pitch 9 which is in the woods. This meant we felt nice and secluded and it was pretty by the stream, but worth considering for others that it's a little colder and gets dark slightly earlier in there owing to the tree cover.
Awesome picturesque site
We’ve just had an amazing 6 nights here with my wife and 5 year old daughter and loved every minute, despite the one rainy day. We took part in archery, axe throwing and fire lighting. Thursday they had a local chief cook a very tasty curry and Friday night they had a professional bbq company come and cook. We would definitely recommend and come again. Thanks for having us.
Great camp site with loads of space and a lovely peaceful atmosphere
We were welcomed onsite by our host when we arrived and immediately taken to our pitch which was ideal - plenty of space and lovely views. It was our boys 1st camping trip away and he throroughly enjoyed himself as did we, lots of places to explore. Good clean facilities not far from your pitch. We'll certainly return as its a unique camping site with a great relaxing atmospere. Top marks!!
friendly, secluded but not isolated.
Stayed 2 nights with a friend, we wanted a 'back to nature campsite' with some essential facilities and this didn't disappoint. Elise was very welcoming and showed us to our pitch with a picnic table and fire pit. Pitches nicely spaced out under or on the edge of the woods and we shared a composting loo with one other tent. Wildlife friendly, loads of dragonflies and a few interesting wildlife noises in the night ! Was pleasantly surprised by the little bar in the evening and the ice cream van and an option of ordering an Indian takeaway! Enjoyed a lovely evening chat around the communal fire pit (optional!) with Elise and family and other campers on the Friday night. Elise has hopes to add a simple communal shelter for eating and that would be a great addition. Not too far to the coast, and lovely rural countryside all around. Would happily go back,
Great campsite and great host
A real unique campsite that we plan to return. In a valley with good sized and well spaced pitches. Cars allowed to drop off camping equipment then left in car park. Hot showers on site. During covid times you need to book half an hour slots. Could do with slightly later slots for showers (7pm is the latest). This was to allow disinfectant between slots. But showers good pressure temperature and nice eco products in the showers. Compost toilets and hand sanitiser. Hot water and washing at the entrance of the campsite. As I said. Plan to go again.
Magical, peaceful woodland campsite.
Myself and my partner enjoyed a four night stay at this fabulous campsite and we loved every minute of it! Firstly we were greeted by the owner Elise, who was very friendly and welcoming. We were shown to our pitch, “High Beeches(6)” a large secluded spot under the trees and right next to the stream, with unspoiled views across a bridge into the woods. We had sole use of a very clean toilet during our stay and the hot showers were a lovely touch, with toiletries supplied. It rained heavily during our stay but this didn’t dampen our spirits as the setting was so nice. Our only issue now is deciding which plot we will try out next time! Well done Elise, you have created a magical place.
Peaceful, beautiful and friendly
I spent a lovely two nights camped up in my van at Wytch Wood. The site is very peaceful, with a stream running alongside and a lovely little walk through the woods on the other side of the stream. The owners were really friendly, and the site well set up with fire pits, free showers, multiple compost toilets, and a covered washing up & recycling area.
Great site, warm welcome
Beautiful farm, secluded and glorious woodland pitches, perfect amenities and a warm welcome. What more could you ask for? Warm washing up water? There’s that too!!
Perfect for couples!
My partner and I were looking to steal a little weekend away together and were -extremely- lucky to book this incredible campsite at short notice. We love wild camping, but live in London and don't often have enough time off to drive all the way to Scotland... but this is the next best thing and it's just 3 hours away! Our pitch (the hidden dell) was as secluded as promised - we felt like we were shut off from the world in our own private little bit of forest. We had a gorgeous walk to a local pub on the first day, and drove a short way to Lyme on the second... which meant moules on the fire in the evening! And as much as we love the 'back to nature' experience, the hot showers were also extremely welcome in the mornings! Elise couldn't have been more accommodating - she should be extremely pleased with what she's built in such a short time.
Had 3 nights over the Primrose Bridge in our bell tent. Great site off the beaten track, in an undiscovered beautiful part of England. Good location for National Trust houses and gardens with lovely country villages and pubs a short distance away. The site reflects the care and love that Elise has put in to it, and you will enjoy meeting her. Looking forward to roasting the Hoggett that we bought from her.
Quiet, secluded and back to nature.
We arrived down this small country lane into a valley which we were shortly greeted by the site owner. This glorious campsite is secluded, peaceful and off the beaten track and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The campsite itself only accommodates for 14 pitches, so no need to worry about being too close to others. We stayed in Lyons cake which was within the tree line and surrounded by woodland. No cars can be heard as the site is in a valley only the occasional nay from horses in the neighbouring fields. There are also an abundance of walks all around. Would I go again? Yes Would I recommend? Definitely Thanks for having us.
Wonderful relaxing weekend
A real hidden gem, set in a peaceful tucked away 'bowl' surrounded by fields and hills one side and the woodland the other, we were camped on pitch 15, with easy access to the water points, washing up area (eco-friendly products provided), showers (likewise the products) and compost loo shared with one other pitch. Elise was very warm and welcoming and always available for anything we needed. She keeps the site very clean and well maintained, always happy and smiling. We loved our stay and highly recommend the place. Will definitely be back. Thanks for a fabulous stay Elise 💚
We camped at Wytch Wood for 3 nights, loved every second, even in the rain! The campsite is beautiful and lovely being so spaced out from other pitches. The showers were absolutely amazing to wake up to. So lovely to wake up and watch the horses and foal. Little piece of paradise. Without a doubt we will be back! Thank you for having us!
Welcoming, small & peaceful site
We were welcomed by Elise as soon as we arrived, who showed us directly to our pitch and how everything worked. Throughout our stay she was available if ever we had any queries or just for a chat! The site was lovely. Situated down a farm track, the site is in the bottom of a 'bowl', surrounded by hills & woods. It was a pleasure just to sit & watch for wildlife and the antics of the horses in the fields! We were provided with a bag of logs to use in the fire pit. We managed a successful fire on the first night, but rain quashed efforts on the second night. The pitches were well spaced apart and you felt that you could have privacy if you wanted it. The shower & water for washing up was always warm. During our stay we had sole use of 1 of the compost toilets - a new experience for us! Takes a bit of getting used to and you have to stop the urge to want to flush! All in all, despite some rain, we had a lovely stay and would have liked to stop longer. We would certainly recommend this site if you want a small, friendly and peaceful break away.
An excellent & well run site.
A most excellent stay, helped by the weather and the friendly 'Commander in Chief' Elise, who ensured everything and everyone was sorted. A good choice of wooded or open plots. Wood table, fire pit & seating provided. Just bring your tent & supplies and you're set. Great showers(3), eco loos(plenty) all within sight. Mucho Recommendo for a proper camp without hassle. Now in my favs' list. Thanks Elise. P.S. I put a fiver tip in the honesty box The stay was worth more than i paid. :)
Welcoming and relaxed
Really well run site with welcoming and attentive host. We had a beautiful spot by the river (pitch 7) with everything you need for a short stay. It's not the cheapest, but the great setup, clean facilities and beautiful site make it worth it for me. We'll definitely be back
Clean, Beautiful Setting, Great Showers
The site is in a quiet and secluded setting with plenty trees and open space. The pitches are well set out with clean, well provisioned toilet facilities. Eloise, the host, is extremely attentive and took the time to visit each guest to ensure all was well. The toiletries in the showers were eco friendly and were a nice touch. Excellent facilities all round, including the fire pits. Good washing up facilities and plenty of both fresh and hot water.
A perfect woodland campsite!
I had a wonderful stay here. The host was incredibly welcoming and helpful from the moment I arrived. My pitch was in a great spot nestled just inside the treeline of the wood and near a small stream that runs through the campsite. I thoroughly enjoyed the use of the fire pit in the evenings as it was getting dark too. The facilities were very clean and cleaning of these seemed well organised and thought about. I would definitely recommend Wytch Wood Camping and I will definitely be back when I next get a chance.
Response from Wytch Wood Camping
Thank you for the lovely review Oliver, so glad that you enjoyed our Mossy Bank pitch! It was a pleasure to host you and you are welcome back anytime you feel like exploring our corner of South Somerset again
Great weekend away!
We had a great weekend in the woods, our pitch was private enough to relax, with great views into the woodlands and the stream. An amazing site with lots of birdlife and lively woods. We were made to feel very welcome by the super host and would definitely recommend / go back! Thank you for an awesome weekend!!
Beautiful woodland setting. Great host, super friendly. Facilities are thoughtful and clean. I will be back!
Beautiful and peaceful woodland and meadow campsite
Small campsite within a secluded valley. The pitch we had was perfect just within the woodland and by a natural spring stream. Despite lots of rain over the previous three weeks, the pitch was dry and well drained with a covering of wood chips. We were made to fell very welcome when we arrived and throughout our stay. We took the bikes and found plenty of quiet lanes and trails surrounding the campsite. A great weekend!