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The Blackberries Camping Park
Farleigh Rise
Monkton Farleigh
Bradford On Avon
Wiltshire   (Browse area)
BA15 2QP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07791 562580

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Pitches: 15
Open: End Of March To End October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 36 Reviews
              9/10 from 36 Reviews

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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ctharding 1 review from this member

We have just returned from a relaxing stay at the Blackberries Camping Park. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by Adrian and shown around the site, given the freedom to choose our pitch.

We stayed in the field furthest from the entrance, which was quiet and peaceful, however still close enough to the showers and washing up facilities. There were also a couple of toilets by the field which were always kept clean.

We enjoyed a number of walks from the site, to Browns folly, the Muddy Duck pub, as well as down to the canal where we walked along to Bath and Bradford-on-Avon - although there is a steep hill climb on the way back up to the site! It was nice to leave the car at the site and explore by foot, and the location allowed us to do this easily.

In the evenings, we sat outside as the weather was lovely. We used a fire pit on a couple of chillier evenings- the logs for which you can purchase on site- which really added to the camping atmosphere.

All in all we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and look forward to returning if we are in the area again.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Niknrich 10 reviews from this member

We've just returned from a lovely weekend camping at Blackberries with a large group, and we all agreed that this was one of the nicest sites we've stayed on. The owners Adrian and Beryl are lovely and friendly, and very relaxed.

The site is very 'natural', with nice flat areas of short grass surrounded by mature trees - no regimented rows here! We were on one of the hard-standing pitches but this still had a grass area for our day tent/awning and was surrounded by taller plants.

The facilities were spotlessly clean with plentiful loo roll and paper towels. Although there are only a couple per sex, there was never more than a couple of minutes' wait even at peak times.

Overall a lovely site and one we'd return to again.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dibden2015 3 reviews from this member

We visited with a group of friends for the weekend.

The owners greeted us and showed us where to pitch on this beautiful little site.

The facilities are kept lovely and clean with plenty of hot water, only one toilet and shower per sex does lead to a few waits but nothing to worry about.

Amusing to be pitched by the goat field.

There's some good walks that can be started from the campsite around browns folly.

Great site and certainly one we'll consider again.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Amy power 1 review from this member

The Blackberry Camping park was a great location for a hen weekend. We hired 2 bell tents which were fully equipped with beds, bedding, towels, cooking equipment etc. This was camping made very easy. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and Beryl and Adrian went out of their way to make everything perfect for our stay. We had an outside cooking area that was covered which was fantastic as it rained the whole time we were there. There was a little building that we were allowed to use for a belly dancing and cooking activity which was amazing since it was still raining! There are goats and chickens on the site which were very entertaining. The actually site was very clean and really well thought out with sites hidden with high grass and trees. The toilet and shower facilities were always clean but they could do with more (I know they are working on this) The showers were lovely and hot which was a bonus. We went for a few walks and enjoyed the lovely woods that surround the campsite. I can't recommend this campsite and the bell tents enough. It was a fantastic weekend.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mic60 3 reviews from this member

This was our second visit to Blackberries. It is a very well laid out campsite with beautiful landscaping which is in a fabulous location. Adrian, the owner, seems to take a real pride in developing an ambiance which is relaxing, attractive and welcoming. There are few rules and, sensibly for our climate, you can even hire a fire pit and logs to keep you warm at night, in contrast to many campsites. The goats in the central enclosure, the wildflower meadows and the use of sticks and logs to create boundaries between pitches give the sense that you are not taking advantage of a commercial venture, but instead are part of a labour of love.

There is lots to do in the local area, with Bath on your doorstep and glorious walking and cycling opportunities. Adrian was able to lend us an OS map to help guide our walk and we were out all day, the only disadvantage being that the site is pretty much at the top of hill so any walk has to end with an uphill climb!

We ate in the Muddy Duck in Monkton Farleigh, which is a short walk away and serves the best pork crackling in the world. We also spent a day at Thermae Bath Spa. We are planning to return, as there is still lots in the local area which we haven't done.

Two things which would enhance the site are an increase in the shower facilities and the facility to pay by card. The latter isn't too serious, because Adrian is happy to wait for payment when it is convenient to you, giving you time to go the bank and get cash out. However, with only a couple of showers for each sex on the site, it was already getting busy out of season. I can imagine queues would be a bit too long at the height of the summer. That being said, the facilities are very good, with lashings of hot water and plenty of room. They are also spotlessly clean.

Generally, however, we love the site and will certainly be returning

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ltlwing 6 reviews from this member

Our New Favourite Site!

I'm a little reluctant to leave this review as I'd like to be selfish and not share this marvellous gem of a campsite. From the friendly owners, Beryl and Adrian, to the fabulous pitches and facilities, everything was perfect. Coming from Canada, I'm not used to pitching a tent in a huge field with nought but a windscreen for privacy, so finding a lovely grassy, flat, drive-to pitch in a wooded area that also has electric hookups and campfires allowed reminds me of home (without the bears!).

With little or no road noise, the bucolic sounds of the country were abundant - cows lowing, the two funny campsite goats baaing, the chickens clucking in answer to a local cockerel, and the wild birds. Even on the busy late May holiday weekend, with several large parties on site, there was no unwelcome noise level. Saturday night's music session was welcoming of all, and lots of fun!

The facilities were more than adequate - I didn't use the main block, but found the secondary toilets with the cold-only running water to be perfectly fine. A more than ample supply of toilet tissue, hand soap and hand towels provided, along with continual monitoring of the cleanliness gave us no cause for complaint. If anything could be added, it would only be a mirror in the loos. The shower was not a permanent structure, but, again, more than adequate. We rarely had to wait to access any of the facilities, and the washing up area in the main block was also fine (according to my partner, the designated dish-washer!)

The surrounding area is filled with footpaths, old mines, bat caves and a folly with a magnificent view over Bath. There is a delightful, albeit pricey, pub within easy walking where we watched a procession of hot air balloons race across the country. Lacock is easily reached as are Bradford upon Avon and Bath.

Overall, I can't recommend The Blackberries enough. It is our new favourite site.

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