Around and about

Cotswolds Camping

Holycombe, Whichford Castle Moat

Around and about

The Village of Whichford

 

The award winning village pub, The Norman Knight, serves good meals and has a lovely view over the village green.. They also have excellent live music nights. The pub is open every day except Monday lunchtime (open bank holidays).

Whichford Pottery is also a wonderful place to visit, where there is a stunning garden full of inspiring pots, the Octagon gift shop and the marvellous Straw Cafe. The food is seasonal, locally sourced, hand made, hand baked and even home grown when possible. They have gardening master classes and adult pottery workshops.

Local shops

There is no shop in the village, but there are some very good shops nearby. The village shop in Long Compton has basic foodstuffs and sells papers. Wyatts Farm Shop near Great Rollright has a good selection of meat, vegetables, gifts and plants, wine and a cafe. The Village Shop, Hook Norton, is open until 8pm. Taste of the Country, Shipston-on-Stour, sell delicious handmade foods.

The Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones is an ancient site, consisting of three elements, The Kings Men stone circle, the King Stone, and the Whispering Knights. It is well worth a visit and is just up the road.

Holycombe Holistic Retreat Centre

There are a number of alternative treatments on offer at Holycombe, such as Massage, Reflexology, kinesiology and Emotional Freedom Technique, whilst you are camping, these can be arranged with individual therapists. To do this see the therapies and therapists section of the Holycombe website, and to check what is on weekly, see the Holycombe facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps the most wonderful amenity is Whichford Wood. There is access through the lane that runs parallel to our moat which ends up in the field where you can see a track that leads to the wood – there you will find many paths. You will definitely need your wellies for this. In early May there is a sea of bluebells, in autumn there are chestnuts and hazelnuts and quite often, if you are quiet, you will see muntjak and deer.

Please visit the link below for the latest news, activities and places to visit in Whichford and Ascott, as well as some beautiful photos of the area.

Activities

Swimming

There are three places where you can find swimming pools locally; Shipston-on-Stour Leisure Centre, Chipping Norton Leisure Centre, and Sibford School Swimming Pool.

Bicycle Hire

Ty Cycles actually deliver bikes to the campsite. Their email is enquiries@tycycles.co.uk, tel no 01608 238150. You can also hire bicycles locally, at Bourton-on-the-water, Bibury, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Chipping Campden. Please click on this link for further details.

Canoeing/Kayaking

You can hire Canoes and Kayaks, at the Cotswold Water Park (34 miles).

Wild Swimming

To find spots for wild swimming locally, please use this link.

 

The Cotswolds

Nearby are some lovely historic Cotswold villages and towns – such as Shipston-on-Stour, Chipping Norton, Moreton-in the -Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, the Slaughters, the Tews, the Swells, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Broadway. About 13 miles away are Hidcote Manor Gardens and Kiftsgate, and many beautiful places to visit such as Batsford Aboretum and Sezincote. Further afield, Stratford-upon Avon is 15 miles, Banbury 12 miles and Oxford 25 miles. We are also located on the Macmillan Way, a long distance footpath.

 

Local pubs

There are plenty of seriously good pubs locally. To check out great pubs in Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, please see the Good Pub Guide, and search by region.