Pop-Up Somerset

UK England South West England Somerset Wincanton

  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
A pop-up campsite in rural Somerset, offering pitches in 10 acres of wildflower meadows

Opening for the first time in 2021, Pop-Up Somerset comes from a camping co-operative called 'Pop Up Campsites' who have multiple locations in southern England. Jonny, who runs this site, also managed operations for the luxurious Pop-Up Hotel at Glastonbury Festival for several years. In short, the guy knows how to create something out of nothing and then make it disappear again in a puff of campfire smoke. It’s that committed approach to leaving no trace that ties these different places together. They're true temporary campsites run by an experienced and capable team.

Temporary though it may be, what is undeniable, however, is that this place still retains something of the muddy-knees vibe of the great outdoors. It has bucket showers and compost loos and there are no electrical hook-ups. It doesn’t promise organised activities to entertain your kids all day but instead encourages them to run wild and enjoy nature. The camping is set across a 10-acre wildflower meadow with plenty of space and it's all safe and vehicle free – cars are parked separately but Jonny or one of his team will ferry your luggage with their optional 'bellhop' service (think quad bike and trailer, not gold trolley cage).

Set on the edge of a Somerset village, the main attractions are relaxing on site and exploring the countryside. The “big” sights of Somerset (Glastonbury, Wookey Hole and Cheddar) are close enough for day trips but you might just find yourself satisfied with your tent, big field and the smaller pleasures nearby; walking, wild swimming, gardens, a cidery and an artisan cheese maker to name just a few.

Details

Facilities

Compost toilets, bucket showers, water taps, bins and recycling. There’s a large, communal chill-out tent set in the middle of the field with sofas and space to socialise. Campfires are permitted, with firepits available to hire and logs for sale on site.

Nearby

Our corner of Somerset has so much to offer visitors. As well as the natural beauty of the countryside there is a lot to see and do come rain or shine. Nearby you will find some wonderful small towns and villages full of fabulous independent shops, quintessential stone cottages and historic buildings. Bruton, Castle Cary, Glastonbury, Sherborne and Wincanton are all within easy reach by car or if you fancy spending your days relaxing in the field there are plenty of games for small kids and big kids alike!

Food & Drink

The Half Moon Inn (Horsington)
https://www.felthamsfarm.com/our-cheese/
https://www.jasmineandbay.co.uk/ (Templecombe)
https://www.mattskitchen.co.uk/ (Bruton)
https://stagsheadinn.co.uk/ (Yarlington)
https://atthechapel.co.uk/ (Bruton)
https://thenewtinsomerset.com/ (Castle Cary)

Open

May–September.

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The Owner Says

Deep in unspoilt Somerset, we are offering camping set within 10 acres of wildflower meadows and sheltered by mature oaks with individual space. This is camping how it should be with fire pits, time to chill out and space for children to run free. Relax, and breathe in the fresh air and stillness of our beautiful area. At Pop-Up campsites, we care deeply about our precious natural resources, and being the caretakers of the land we inhabit, we ensure that our campsites are mindful of the impact they make on the land.

Pitches

Around 10 informal grass camping pitches.

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Getting There

From the A303 take the A371 exit towards Wincanton. Stay on this road for a mile (over a couple of roundabouts). At the third roundabout, take the first exit on to the A357. After two miles, turn left onto Behind Hayes Lane and at the T junction soon after, turn right on to Marsh Lane. The campsite is signposted off this road.

The nearest train station is Templecombe, just two miles away, from where you could book a taxi. An alternative station is Gillingham, slightly further away (11 miles) but with a taxi rank outside.

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