Large grass pitch - campsite 1
- Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 5 children)
The Owner Says
- 11m x 11m grass pitches
- Electric hook up available
- Campfire area next to your pitch with logs for sale
- Parking on pitch
- Compost toilets and drinking water a short walk from your pitch
- No showers on site
- Recycling, landfill and food waste bins on your pitch. Please help us by sorting your waste!
- Your own picnic bench
- Honesty shop with our farm produce (goats milk, cheese, yoghurt, goats meat, pork sausages and more)
About Wookey Farm
Tents, trailer tents, caravans, campervans, (well-behaved) dogs – yes. Large groups and noisy folks – no.
It's 2½ miles to Wookey Hole (01749 672243; Wookey Hole and Wookey Village are separate places), where there really is a wealth of attractions: The Wizards Play Castle, the Mystic Fairy Garden, the Penny Arcade, the Cave Museum, Wookey Model Village, Pirate Adventure Golf and 4D cinema, to name but a few. Plus, of course, the caves, which are by far the most deserving point of interest. The full extent of the cave system is still unknown, but around 4,000 metres, including 25 chambers, having already been explored, and include one cave noted for 'the Witch of Wookey Hole' – a human-shaped stalagmite that legend says is a witch turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury. Talking of which, it's 5½ miles to mystical Glastonbury itself, where a walk up to Glastonbury Tor is practically mandatory if you're visiting the area. Wells is also on the doorstep – daily cathedral tours except on Sundays and a regular market – and, just north of the town, the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty begins.
Food & Drink
Visit the site's farm shop to buy their own produce, including their excellent goats cheeses, as well as goat meat, lamb and pork, or head to one of the three pubs in the village. The Ring of Bells (01749 678079) is closest (easy walking range) and is a lovely old spot with white-washed walls, low beamed ceilings and open fires. There is also a good café and small shop – The Wookey Hub (01749 672784) – which comes highly recommended by the campsite owners and is also an easy walk away in Wookey Village. Wells' (3½ miles from the campsite) has a Farmers' Market every Wednesday and a regular market on Saturdays.
Wookey Farm is located at Wookey Farm, Monks Ford, Wookey, Wells, Somerset BA5 1DT
The farm postcode is BA5 1DT but if, for any reason, this doesn't work, then BA5 1LL will take you to the end of the lane. If you're travelling from Wedmore on the B3139, don't turn left at Yarley Cross into Wetmoor Lane as you will end up in a river! Instead, take the next left turn into Preywater Road and follow the directions: From Wells, take the Cheddar road (A371) west out of Wells. Just as the houses on your left end, bear off to the left onto the Wedmore road (B3139). After 1 mile, take the second right into Preywater Road. Then take the 3rd left into Knowle Lane (where the road sharply bends to the right). After 160m take the left fork (Monksford lane where the brown Wookey farm camping sign is). Continue for ½-mile and the campsite entrance is on the right, on the sharp left-hand bend before the ford.
You can get a bus to Wells bus station, from there Wookey Farm is about 2 miles – if you're a keen walker it takes about 45 minutes. There's also a bus which goes directly to Wookey but it only runs once a day.