Overview

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne gives you the ultimate camping experience

 

On the borders of Hertfordshire and Essex this site offers you a chance for a wilderness adventure with a 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 to 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
  • Composting toilets
  • 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!

A great woodland camping experience. Had a wonderful night here, sleeping in hammocks in one of the woodland pitches. Unlike the tent pitches, which are large and pleasant but relatively open, our woodland pitch was very secluded in the trees. And huge! Which meant you were not really conscious of your next-door neighbours at all. The wood, charcoal and grill we pre-booked were all waiting for us on arrival. Composting toilets were clean and totally unsmelly! We did get some noise - though this was from some of the narrow boats moored across the river/canal, who were evidently having a party. So there was music and party noise drifting over well into the early hours. It didn't really keep me awake, but some earplugs might be worth packing, along with your torch. (It was a Bank Holiday weekend though - I don't know how typical this is.) We cycled, which means it's pretty easy to get out to the shops for food (under a mile) as well as explore the local area, which has various nice walks/rides along the canal.

(26 August 2019 by Chris Edwards)

Midsummer camping, perfect! My fiancee and I spent the summer solstice camped out in this peaceful spot by the water. Located in the Lee Valley Regional Park, it is located near to Broxbourne train station and is also well connected with paths through country parks / nature reserves and along canals. Walking distance to pubs such as the Crown, or if you'd like a longer walk, the Fish and Eels at Dobbs Weir is a lovely walk. The campsite itself was very well kept, clean and quiet - even in the middle of summer. There were two composting toilets in good condition, plus a drinking water tap and a sink (makes washing up easier). Each plot has enough space for a number of tent pitches, plus a firepit area, and ours had two wooden bench seats as well. We had a corner of the campsite to ourselves on the first night, and two of our friends joined us on the second night. The member of staff who oversees the campsite checked on everything regularly during our visit, and he was very welcoming and helpful. We saw lots of wildlife from the campsite itself, including waterfowl, bats, dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies. All in all, I think this is a fantastic campsite and I can't wait to visit again!

(June 2019, Tom H)

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