Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne gives you the ultimate camping experience
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 surrounded by water on three sides. With limited facilities and none of the trappings of more commercial campsites, you’ll be able camp out under the stars, hang a hammock from the trees and enjoy an open fire in a fire pit.
What we mean by almost wild camping...
Solar powered, motion sensor lights around the toilets limit light pollution
Cold water tap
Don't just take our word for it
Before you book your stay, check out what other campers thought of their experience!
I'm awaiting my second stay this season, which may not be my last! This place is great as it is so accessible and (within reason) very lacking in restrictions, which enables the closest you are going to get to wild camping without actually wild camping. Generally the restrictions mirror those any decent wild camper would follow anyway in terms of respecting nature etc. One of the best parts about this place is that each of the woodland pitches are really pretty secluded, so you shouldn't ever have any noise issues as the wind through the trees/other foliage cancels out the noise of other campers from further away. Not too sure about the river pitches as not used them, however they are separated by hedges/shrubs too so I'd imagine they would be pretty quiet. The final point I would make is that the pitches are all very good sizes, and the descriptions on the website suggest they are a lot smaller than in the flesh, which is a brilliant surprise. Top marks
Jul 30, 2018 by Joe Lavery
What a gem so close to London! We cycled along the Lee Valley path slowly from Angel which we took slowly(4hours with lots of stops).We were created by Dave, the friendly and helpful warden. The pitches are a wonderful size and a fire pit with pre ordered wood made for a lovely evening. We love nature. Keep up the good work and thanks for a great stay.
Jul 2018 Becks Lass
Fantastic getaway - Had a brilliant time at Almost Wild Campsite! Firstly, the staff were welcoming and personable and went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. Secondly, the setting was beautiful, clean, fresh and located next to a gorgeous canal. We had decided to book this specific campsite due to its close location to London. From Liverpool St station it was a mere 45 mins and then a 5 min walk to the site. I could not believe it had taken me under an hour to get there! Another thing I'll mention is how lovely the toilets were! Because they are natural compost toilets they didn't smell at all and were kept immaculate. We did a brilliant two hour lesson on how to make fire which was so interesting and fun! When my friends had suggested we did this I secretly reluctantly agreed because I thought it might be a bit boring but I think I enjoyed it more than everyone else!! Highly recommend doing the bush classes. Overall, a 10/10 experience. We are already planning our next trip back!
Jul 11, 2017 by Louise
Fantastic place - First time here I was very impressed. The pitches were big and private which made a difference as we love feeing like your there on your own. Defo booking again and again. I want to book a week next time if they allow. Views are lovely and nature surrounding you. We had a wild rabbit that didn’t mind us there. The park ranger was very nice and helpful and the camp site it self has all you need for a great wild experience.
Jun 26, 2018 by James Mc
Simply great! - We stayed at one of the hammock/bivouac lots at Almost Wild Campsite and it was a fantastic experience! Surrounded by trees and a nice campfire right next to our hammocking spot made the weekend truly enjoyable. You do feel like you’re somewhere off grid yet if you need to get to a grocery store, they’re not too far away. I can only recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a simple and proper camping experience but cannot travel too far.
Jun 6, 2018 by Ben
Amazing escape from London - Highly recommend this campsite, especially if coming from London. I cycled out here with camping stuff in my bike saddle bags. Stayed for the one night over the weekend and really enjoyed it. A proper break from the city rush but within very east reach. We will return!
Jun 7, 2017 by Jeremy Lions
Fabulous little camp site ... great mix of wood land pitches and field pitches. About half the pitches have enough trees for hammock camping.
All the pitches have fire pits and most are really big.
Toilets brilliant ... a washing up station is a great touch.
Really a great place to pop out of London to escape.
Can't recommend it enough
Oct 2017 Sid Indermaur
Easily accessible by train from London, but so peaceful and green. The pitches are spacious, the waterless loos are clean, and there is a place to wash dishes. The firepit makes it easy to build a big but safe fire. The warden is very kind and enthusiastic about the site. This is a wonderful place!
Nov 2017 A Gif