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CLOSED: Forgewood Camping Unplugged Site
Forgewood Barn
Sham Farm Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent   (Browse area)

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Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 83 Reviews
                8/10 from 83 Reviews

 No Tents   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 No Toilets   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   No Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 No Shop   No Bar   No Restaurant  
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Alexadk 3 reviews from this member

 What a fantastic campsite this is…I took my wife, two children and a dog to this site for initially 5 nights but ended up staying for an extra night. The Site warden John was great, John and his lovely family helped make our camping experience just that little bit better. Even though they has just opened the site and was very busy fine tuning the site they made sure that they made us and everyone feel welcome.

The campsite has a number of fields to camp on and very large woods to camp in. We chose to stay in the woods on a very large pitch; all pitches were made up were a fair distance away from each other. In fact this is the first campsite I have been where you had a lot more personal space to yourself. I had a spray way valley 8 tent which is one of the largest tents on the market and we had more than enough room to expand our self’s. Infact we did and created our own shelter out of wood and a large den for the children to play in. Of course they had the rest of the wood to build things but it was nice also knowing they were close by having fun. Your are allowed to build fires and collect wood around the woods or collect some pre cut wood from a number of log piles spread out around the wood, we were amazed that there were no charge for the wood, for which in turn was great for us to learn the children about building camp fires and the right wood to choose etc…

The campsite had so many things to do for children and adults, if we were not out visiting the sea side, farm markets, castle’s, steam railways, river boats or beautiful villages etc surrounding areas of the campsite we spoilt with many walks through the woods and country side of the estate where the campsite is based. During the walks we found interesting things along the way, such as Ice Caves, beautiful streams, rolling country and hidden glens. We just did not have enough time to do all the walks as there are so many different walks to choose from.

The campsite had a large portaloo cabins for the shower, toilets facilities. I was very impressed with the cleanness and had many hot showers during my stay. There is a little make shift water area with a place to wash up and dispense rubbish etc next to the shower block. During our stay there was small scale work being carried out for plumbing work running pipes down to the out skirts of the woods and fields for etc water collection points which was a good idea. Also in the campsite is a coffee shop selling hot drinks and scones with jam and cream, which we tried and delighted that we did.

The best part for my wife and I would be sitting down at our camp fire during the evening with our kids tucked into there beds knowing they had an active and fun day. We would sit there with a nice glass of wine relaxing after enjoying a nice spit roast or fresh fish brought locally and cooked on our fire. FANTASTIC. Kids enjoyed everything, even helping out with fire, cooking, building; playing Robin Hood with bow and arrows I made for them, playing with other children and finally roasting there own marsh mellows. It was fun, active, educational, relaxing and pleasurable experience for us all.

There are no real downsides to the holiday, I would say that those who come camping must remember your in the woods and that yes there are creepy crawlies etc and remember to keep tent closed when not in use. Luckily our family was very prepared and did not suffer from any mossy bites or horse fly bites, which are not dangerous but just annoying (itchy). We had a few visitors around our tent… little tiny field mice which was great… but remember to store food of ground or secured away. Don’t leave food exposed around tent.

I could go on and on about this campsite and would recommend to any one who loves camping or want the real camping experience with there partners or family. We will be going back soon for sure and kids and us and rated this as our best site yet and we have been to many throughout the UK.

Finally I wish John and his beautiful family all the best with there adventure and wish them all good health. We will see you all soon again. A big Thank-you From all of us. 

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mikenetic 1 review from this member

 Forge Wood has been set up as a trial site for 2009, and if things go well they will apply to create a full, permanent site in 2010.

Based on our experience the site should be a roaring success.

Although the current camping facilities are limited to portable showers and toilets, they are clean and perfectly adequate for the number of pitches.

John and his wife are lovely hosts, and as the site is new there's a feeling that they really want to hear what campers want from the site.

There's a permanent tea room set in a barn on site, so visitors are in the odd position that despite the simple shower and toilet facilities you can grab a decent cappucino or a toasted sandwich.

It offers a mix of woodland and open field camping. They are in the process of clearing more space in the woodland, which means there's plenty of timber for campfires, which are allowed.

The site has an unspoilt feel, to the extent that 15 minutes of strolling round the site provided me with over a pound of ripe blackberries form the border of the meadow and the woods.

The campsite is only a few minutes outside of Tunbridge Wells, and within easy reach of London - it's somewhere I definitely want to come back to, and I'll be interested to see how the site develops (hopefully) over the next few years. If they can keep it to tents-only, build a permanent shower & toilet block, add a wood store and set up some basic supplies from the Tea Rooms it'll be a sure-fire hit. 

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: HappyCamper82 1 review from this member

 We (my boyfriend and I - both mid twenties)arrived at Forge Wood on Saturday 1st August for a 1 night stay.

It's all forest camping which was what we were looking for, good sized pitch for us, room for a 3 man tent, plus 3mtr Tarp and room for a fire too (which are permitted - definite plus point).

Facilities are limited, so if you're looking for somewhere with a large shower/ toilet block and other facilities you'll be disappointed. However, we wanted to get as close to 'proper' camping as possible so the toilet shower facilities were perfectly fine and very clean - although we were only the 3rd visitors to the site, so whether they are able to keep them clean in the long run remains to be seen (I only say that due to the amount of mud I generated on my own in the rain!)

The chap running the site was very friendly and helpful. The only downside for us was the weather, it was torential rain pretty much from begining to end, and being in a forest meant it got muddy - however, that can't be helped and didn't ruin it for us.

We will definitely be going back when there is a dry weekend! 

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