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Best campsites for the Mendip Hills AONB

Here is our pick of the Alan Rogers Assessors, expert-recommended campsites for the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This is a dramatic landscape of sheer gorges, rocky spurs and the lakes of the Chew Valley. Notable highlights include the Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Gorge. Running inland from the Bristol Channel, the limestone hills of the Mendips climb to 300 metres before dropping to the Somerset Levels. The gorges create a unique habitat, and rare flora clings to the cliff face.

Up on the austere plateau around Priddy and Charterhouse, the rugged hilltops are scattered with timeless drystone walls, long disused mines and ancient remains from centuries past. Remnants from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period are common.

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has two National Nature Reserves, numerous sites of Special Scientific Interest and is a prominent caving centre. Lower areas of the AONB feature rich grasslands, wooded valleys and valuable farmland: this is traditional sheep farming country and the Priddy Sheep Fair is still held, despite dairy farming being the primary agricultural activity.

Top Mendip Hills AONB Camping Options

Cheddar Caravan and Motorhome Club Site is situated on the very edge of Cheddar Village and boasts magnificent views of the Mendips and surrounding countryside...

A small and secluded garden site for adults only, Bath Chew Valley has been developed with much tender love and care by the Betton family...

Within easy walking distance of Cheddar village, this is an adult only (over 18 yrs) park. A compact site, there are 65 pitches, mostly on...

Bucklegrove is set right in the heart of Somerset on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills and close to the tourist attractions of Cheddar...

Wells Touring Park is a long established, family owned, restful touring park in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside. This tranquil, adults only touring...

Purn Holiday Park is located close to the popular resort of Weston-super-Mare, and is easily accessed from the M5 motorway. Touring pitches are of a...

West End Farm is situated close to the M5 motorway yet in a quiet position. It is set in ten acres and offers a true...