Herefordshire at its best

Located on the doorstep of the beautiful Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. - Henry David Thoreau
Secluded and very private site

Rest. Reconnect. Recharge.... Be!!

I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. ― William Shakespeare
Be as active or as idle as you wish....

Comfortable glamping and nearly-wild camping awaits!

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul - John Muir
Here you can rest, explore and discover

Hamocks. Campfires. Comfy beds. Nature.

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. ― A Cohen
rediscover simple pleasures

Unbusy yourself this holiday!

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. — John Muir
Dark skies, expansive fields, sunsets and a sense of infinity

Rural Location... far away from hustle and bustle but not too remote

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. -Socrates

A humble and warm welcome to Ryeford Ponds!
Private and secluded glamping site at Wharton Farm, just minutes away from the beautiful Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

Our Campsite

Bell Tents – Tillia and Hawthorn Ridge

Super-spacious (6m), fire retardant, minimalistically furnished and fully equipped bell tents, sleeping 2 Adults + 3 Children. Double bed made-up on arrival and comfortable futons/camp beds ready for the children ( BYO sleeping bags). Private shower room/toilet per each tent. Outdoor seating and fire pit provided.

Shepherd’s Hut


Cosy and comfortable shepherd’s hut, for 2 adults, with its own fully equipped outdoor kitchen, charcoal bbq, outdoor seating and fire pit. Shared shower room and toilets, kept cleaned daily are a short stroll away.

Wash Shack


Spacious shower rooms and toilets located in a dedicated building nearby. Newly refurbished with a rustic, industrial design, flushing toilets, hot water and solar lights.

Woodland Camping Pitches

Two, off-grid camping pitches sited casually amongst ponds and meadows, with added picnic bench and fire pit. Shared, spacious washroom and washing up facilities nearby.

Summer Kitchen for Bell Tents

Well equipped, outdoor kitchenette and eating area exclusively reserved for our bell tents guests. Here you can also find a small fridge, gas hob and all cooking kit you might need.

Private site for a perfect summer break


Ideal place to relax and spend time with your family and friends over simple pleasures with no crowds around! Cooking on fire. Playing board games. Whittling. Nature watching. Relaxing in a hammock. With abundance of local attractions in the stunning Forest of Dean and Wye Valley there is something to do for anyone. You can be as active or as idle as you want.

Accommodation in more detail

After successful pop-up season in 2021, we joined forces with the lovely gang from The Greener Camping Club and decided to expand a little with addition of two woodland pitches and our shepherd’s hut.  Club’s eco-credentials and gentle approach to environment appealed to us and we are now members only site. This means that we are going through rigorous inspection annually to make sure we offer high standard of service to our guests and take on stricter club’s terms and conditions.  When you book with us you will be enrolled as a member of the club at a small fee of £12/year per family. This gives you access to some of the finest, greenest and cherry-picked campsites and glamping sites in UK. It also means that we get a tree for every member we introduce! Please let us know your favourite native tree and we will try to plant it at our campsite in the Autumn.

We’d love to share our home patch with you and are looking forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy your stay.


Remote but not too far away

Remote location but with an easy access to main routes (A40, M50)  3 miles from Ross-On-Wye, 1hr from Bristol / Cardiff/ Birmingham

Highly encouraged 'Simple Play'

The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy

Cook at the camp or enjoy local take-outs

Cook on a campfire, charcoal  BBQ or on a hob … or treat yourselves to a take-out! Plenty to choose from round here!

Meadows, Ponds and Woodlands

No crowds! Enjoy private and guest-exclusive use of this 6 acre paddock, nestled in a beautiful valley with wild meadows and ponds

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