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Knepp Wildland Safaris and Camping

The Knepp Wildland Project is a pioneering experiment in habitat creation, the largest of its kind in lowland Europe.

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Here, natural processes – driven by large ungulates – are allowed to take place on an influential scale. We offer luxurious bell tents and shepherd’s huts in the heart of Knepp Wildland.

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  • Knepp – one of the largest re-wilding projects in lowland Europe

     

    Knepp is all about the wildlife. Since we embarked on our re-wilding adventure in 2000, the re-emergence of nature has been astonishing. Knepp Wildland is now a hotspot for stunning purple emperor butterflies, and a breeding ground for numerous other rare species from nightingales to turtle doves, bats to dung-beetles, fungi to water violets – as well as home to burgeoning populations of our more common species of flora and fauna.

    That’s what welcomes you at our Wildland campsite – the sense not just of camping out in beautiful countryside but of being immersed in an extraordinary revival of wildlife. It’s an experience that we hope will inspire, inform and lift the spirits. Tranquil, beautifully designed, eco-friendly and surrounded by stunning wild countryside our campsite is perfect for a quiet break away from it all. Our luxury accommodation comprises hand-built Shepherd's Huts, a Yurt, a Tipi and spacious Bell Tents. Our exclusive Pitch Your Own site, in a lovely wildflower meadow on the edge of an ancient wood, has only fifteen pitches to ensure peace and privacy.

  • We have three Shepherd's Huts, each fringing the edge of ancient woodland in the heart of the Knepp Wildland Project. They are all subtly different, and hand-crafted using recycled materials and wood sourced from the Estate. The double beds have a luxury natural fibre mattress, feather duvet and four down pillows, pure Egyptian cotton bed-linen, and colourful recycled wool blankets. The ‘Hobbit’ wood-burning stoves have glass doors so you can watch the flames, with a stove-top kettle and a Bialetti coffee-maker. There is ample storage space beneath the beds for luggage. Lighting is provided by a battery hurricane lamp, two bedside reading lights, and a candle lantern. Outside, the huts have their own upcycled fire-pits and barbeque grills, with hardwood outside chairs.

    We also have a Tipi, two Yurts and three Bell Tents, all furnished with king-size (5ft x 6.6ft) hand-built king-sized oak beds with luxury natural fibre mattresses, four down pillows and down duvets, pure Egyptian cotton bed linen and colourful recycled wool blankets. Each is It is furnished with quirky antique and handmade upcycled furniture. Lighting is provided by battery reading lights, two travelling battery hurricane lamps, and a two candle lanterns. The flooring is laid with coir matting and a large sheepskin rug. Outside, there are French café chairs, a table and an upcycled fire-pit and grill.

  • 2 nights - check-in on Mon or Wed

      Low Peak
    Tamworth Hut £160 £170
    Exmoor Hut £150 £160
    Longhorn Hut £150 £160
    Nightingale Bell Tent £190 £200
    Bechstein's Bell Tent £175 £185
    Barbastelle Bell Tent £165 £175
    Turtle Dove Yurt £230 £240
    Tipi £225 £265
    Purple Emperor Yurt £230 £240

    3 nights - check-in on Friday

      Low Peak
    Tamworth Hut £225 £245
    Exmoor Hut £215 £235
    Longhorn Hut £215 £235
    Nightingale Bell Tent £290 £310
    Bechstein's Bell Tent £260 £280
    Barbastelle Bell Tent £230 £250
    Turtle Dove Yurt £360 £380
    Tipi £385 £405
    Purple Emperor Yurt £360 £380
  • Showers & Toilets

    Two hot showers with underfloor heating.

    Two flushing loos.

    Complimentary eco-friendly shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.

    Composting loo on the edge of the wood on the campsite.

    Open-air wood-fired bucket-shower.

    Open-air hot baths

    Campfires and BBQs

    Fire-pits with barbeque grills are provided on the camping site.

    Shepherd's Huts and Bell Tents have their own private fire-pits and barbeque grills.

    Communal fire-pit and large communal barbeque outside the Camp Kitchen.

    Wood, kindling, barbeque charcoal, eco-firelighters and matches available for sale at the Go-Down.

    Large gas oven and hob, and a communal fridge/freezer.

    Pots, pans and cooking utensils, glasses, cutlery, mugs and plates are all provided, as are all the necessaries for washing-up.

    Hot and cold mains water.

    Mains electricity charging station for phones or laptops.

    Two large dining tables provide a convivial place to eat and meet; and there’s a games box for rainy days.

    The Go-Down and Shop

    Wi-fi enabled.

    We sell our own organic, pasture fed, Wild Range meat, including Tamworth pork sausages, venison sausages, Tamworth bacon, venison steaks, burgers and our famous longhorn steaks and burgers. We recommend ordering in advance to avoid disappointment.

    We also sell a selection of seasonal organic fruit and vegetables from the Victorian walled garden at Knepp Castle, organic free-range eggs from the campsite chickens, and a selection of homemade jams and pickles.

    You can order a breakfast box from us, with our free range fresh eggs, Tamworth bacon, local artisan bread, butter and homemade marmalade. Again, please place your order well in advance.

    In our shop you will also find a selection of organic beers, wines and ciders, and organic chocolate and toiletries from our tenants Cocoa Loco and Green People.

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    We offer vehicle-based safaris and guided walking tours. You don’t have to book on a safari to stay here but we hope you’ll be tempted to. It’s our chance to show you the extraordinary range of wildlife – from the largest to the tiniest creatures - that have returned to this hidden part of Southeast England; things that you might not notice on your own.

    We’ve built stunning tree-platforms at different vantage points in the Wildland, so you can gaze out over the emerging scrub and spot our Exmoor ponies, herds of fallow, red deer, longhorn cattle or Tamworth pigs roaming about the water meadows and emerging scrub. Our safaris break for coffee and cake or, in the evening, a glass of wine, on one of these platforms, or you can rest your binoculars in our new bird hide over the lovely expanse of Knepp lake. We feel this is as close to an African safari as you get in the UK – and much cheaper too!

Knepp Wildland Safaris and Camping

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Knepp Wildland Safaris and Camping

Tel: 01403 713230

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New Barn Farm Swallows Lane, Dial Post, RH13 8NN

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