About us

Guy,-George-&-FreddieBadgells Wood sits in one corner of 250 acre Whitehorse wood and right next to the chalk grassland of the north downs. It is part of Birling Estate – originally created as a deer park in the time of William the Conqueror when he gave the land to his brother Odo and owned since 1435 by my family. Walking round the woods with our boys and dogs in 2012, we decided to open up our beautiful woodland so that you could come and enjoy it too.

As an environmental engineer, a farmer and a father, I can see it is increasingly important that we get all of our children engaged with nature and all that it has to offer.  Battling the ipad with the den and the campfire..!  We’ve tried to create an experience that is as close to real camping as possible, with fires and space enough to feel like you are on your own but with lovely hot showers and composting loos for a few creature comforts. –  Guy and Jemima Nevill.

Our Wardens

Badgells Wood Camping is run by Mike and Karina. They will give you a warm welcome on arrival and help you to settle in to your pitch – whether its shifting your gear or lighting your fire in the rain! Please let them know if you have any questions about the site or the surrounding area and they will do their best to help out.

Our Bushcraft Instructors

We have our own team of in-house bushcraft instructors.  You will find them all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and we guarantee you will enjoy your bushcraft sessions.