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Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, 



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.

Enjoy this hidden gem of a site with it’s 12 riverside, eight woodland pitches and one pre-pitched safari tent.

What we mean by almost wild camping...

  • Solar powered, motion sensor lights around the toilets limit light pollution

  • Composting toilets

  • Cold water tap

There’s also a minimum age to stay at the campsite, 12 years old, not quite adult only but nearly.

Accomodation options
Tent pitched in woodland glade
Wild camping

If you're looking for rugged escape, then our almost wild campsite is the perfect site for you.

Accomodation options
Pre-pitched safari tent
Safari tents

Pre-pitched fully furnished camping. Yes all the hard work’s all done for you!

Accomodation options
Bell tent hire
Tent hire

Looking to enjoy the fun of camping but don’t have the kit? These packages are currently unavailable

Accommodation options


Water  |  Toilets  |  Cooking grill hire  |  Tent hire


Nearby: you’ll find cafés, pubs and restaurants as well as local shops. Make the most of your time at the site whether you choose to explore the local nature reserves and parks on foot, or hire a bike or canoe from Lee Valley Canoe Cycle and explore from a different perspective. If you have your own canoe or paddleboard there's a launching point on site that you can use to access the river. There’s even white water rafting a few miles away if you’d like to ramp up the adrenalin.

Making a booking


We're open from April - October (closed for camping from November - March). Check out our 2024 season calendars. 


The easiest way to find out the total cost of your holiday is to click on book now and input your dates and choices. You’ll be shown availability and a price, including any extras for your holiday. T&Cs apply to all bookings made.

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