Oldbury Hill

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £6.60 to £11.25* Per person/night
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Overview

Camp at our secluded site in Kent, the Garden of England.

Our Oldbury Hill Club campsite is located in an idyllic spot within Styants Wood, opposite the Iron Age fort of the same name in Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a lovely open, all grass campsite. Pitches are sloping so chocks will be required.

The area is ideal for walkers. Two way-marked circular walks pass over Oldbury Camp, the large Iron Age Hill fort. The hill is now covered with woodland managed by the National Trust. You can also walk from the campsite to Ightham Mote, a medieval moated manor house with a 14-acre garden and restaurant.

It’s a short car journey to Knole, a National Trust run English country house set in a deer park; Penshurst Palace and Gardens; the National Trust run Chartwell, family home of Winston Churchill; the beautiful Emmetts Garden and Hever Castle and Gardens.

You can also visit London by train from Borough Green and Sevenoaks stations.

Access and SatNav Advice

Savnav users please use Styants Bottom Road, not postcode.

Worth Noting

Most pitches are sloping and chocks will be required.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Chart Farm, five minutes' walk from site, sells venison, pork and beef. Farmers’ markets are held weekly in Shipbourne and fortnightly in Tunbridge Wells

Facilities

Oldbury Hill has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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5

Arriving was a bit daunting when we had to leave the car and walk up the hill to get the code...

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Arriving was a bit daunting when we had to leave the car and walk up the hill to get the code to open the gate. Not ideal when I have trouble walking with two sticks, but got in and wardens couldn't do enough for us. Maybe CCC could think of a way of opening the gate when campers are due to arrive automatically to save queues building up in the road. The wardens are really great and so welcoming and helpful. The site could get a bit muddy when it rained but was nice to have a boot sink near the facilities to clean off your footwear. Some reviews we had read said about the steps being slippy, but I never had a problem and I use two walking sticks and yes it did rain. Lovely hot water everywhere and kept clean all the time. The site is peaceful and loads of wildlife around, evening brings out the Owls. Some great views and loads of walks and places to visit nearby. Well worth a visit to this site. Chart Farm Shop just up the road sells great meats including venison and game. Thank you Wardens.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

Ladies facilities - 2 showers, 4 hand basins and 5 toilets. The gents had similar.

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Ladies facilities - 2 showers, 4 hand basins and 5 toilets. The gents had similar. Nice hot water and a laundry. Sadly, as the access to the wash rooms was up several steps into the wooded area, they became slippery with wet leaves. A daily sweep would have improved this. Also renewing the white edges on the steps would be a good idea. The roof could do with a power wash although one has to accept that it is under the trees. The pitches are quite wide and our Romahome is narrow but the warden insisted that we pitched in the centre where it was very muddy. There were many ruined patches where ground sheets had been used for too long. Some sites stipulate 'only breathable ground sheets'.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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5

A warm welcome awaits all who visit this site.

This review is for Oldbury Hill

A warm welcome awaits all who visit this site. The small shop stocks essentials and also has freeze block to hire. A well laid out site with shower, toilets, washing up, chemical disposal and small laundry tucked away behind trees. Fresh water point in the middle of the field surrounded by mini fenced garden, and great social point as everyone goes to get water at some time. Our visit was meant to be a short one whilst attending grandparents grave at Petham. Unfortunately our car broke down and needed essential repair. Ade one of the site managers helped us find a local garage to do repair as our searches meant we would have to wait for weeks to get down. Oldbury motors did a great job with just a few days wait. Everyone on site was so considerate and offered help to get around. There is a bus service from the end of the lane about a mile walk, not so good if your not mobile. But for those that are there are many woodland walks and various towns and villages to visit. Tonbridge itself has good supply of shops to fit various budgets and it's castle is a lovely backdrop for a picknick. If you like cherries where better to buy them than from the garden of England from one of the roadside stalls. Other local fruits sold depending on season. Look out for pick your own signs, festivals or village fetes as these are enjoyable ways of spending a day in village life. Local pubs serve food as does roadside caf�. On a Friday night in a layby not too far from the site is a mobile pizza van, great for a planned no cook night without having to eat out. Up a hill to the left of the site is a farm shop for meats, good for the bbq, there is a brick built one on site not far from children's play area and table/bench. If being outdoors is all you require for recharging your batteries after a long working week, stay on site use the facilities, make new friends and enjoy. See you all there sometime soon.

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

We can only agree with most of the previous comments.

This review is for Oldbury Hill

We can only agree with most of the previous comments. We received a warm welcome and were given a choice of pitch. Chocks really do help on this site as most pitches slope to a degree. The site is surrounded by ancient woods which are lovely to walk through and give a beautiful outlook. The approach road is pretty narrow but not at all busy. Although perfectly well kept, the wash blocks really could do with an upgrade. We visited Ightham Mote which is fascinating. We walked (c.2.5 miles) but it's not for the unfit or nervous! The road is busy, hilly and had no footpaths. Great when you arrive though. Further afield, Knowle and Chartwell are also well worth a visit.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 0.5 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Kemsing Station - 0.4 Miles

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