Mendip Basecamp

Mendip Basecamp, Lyncombe Drive, BS25 5PQ, Churchill


Mendip Basecamp was delighted to be awarded the Gold campsite at the 2023-2024 Bristol, Bath & Somerset tourism awards!

Mendip Basecamp

Basecamp is an award-winning, off-grid family adventure camp in the Mendip Hills National Landscape - just minutes from the M5 and Weston-super-Mare. Surrounded by ancient woodland you can pitch where you like, park right by your tent and enjoy evenings around the campfire. Well-behaved dogs are welcome! With no check-out time, you can leave whenever you are ready.

Mendip Basecamp is camping how it should be: rural, laid-back and relaxed but with essential luxuries. Usually reserved for schools and private groups, in 2020, Mendip opened Basecamp up to families for the very first time- and hasn’t looked back since. Public bookings are available throughout the summer holidays and summer weekends.

Bring your own tent or campervan, book bell tents, glamphouses or stay in Mendip Lodge (with free breakfast). Facilities include hot showers, clean flushing toilets, a camp shop, a country Lodge with a cider garden (and live music), an onsite activity centre, USB charging and WIFI. Free activities throughout the summer include live music, orienteering, circus skills, treasure hunts, free climbing tower and nature craft.

The campsite is less than a 5-minute woodland walk from Mendip Activity Centre, home to over 20 different adventurous, outdoor activities including rock climbing, kayaking, archery, frisbee golf and air rifle.

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Opening Hours

Basecamp is open May half term, every summer weekend and the school summer holidays.




Camping from £8 per person. Book in advance online. 


Mendip Basecamp
Mendip Basecamp
Lyncombe Drive
BS25 5PQ
United Kingdom



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