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Whilst we do try to keep our little haven in the woods a secret hideaway from the world just for you….news just keeps leaking out….!

Daily Telegraph – Britain’s most therapeutic forests and how to enjoy them
(29 June 2017) “….You don’t need to travel halfway around the world to experience “forest bathing” – a form of Japanese therapy that’s known as shinrin-yoku. Research has demonstrated that even as little as 15 minutes spent among trees can lower cortisol levels, boost the immune system and reduce anxiety, and there are plenty of places in Britain where you can experience the healing power of trees, albeit in a less structured, more DIY style than in Japan….”

Daily Telegraph – Britain’s 25 coolest campsites – “Best off the beaten track”
(1 May 2017) “….”Marshmallows for breakfast,” said one daughter. “Climbing trees and exploring,” said the other. “Peace and quiet,” added my wife. There are a multitude of reasons why people love camping, and while a poll of three people is certainly not definitive, it does offer some insight as to why the popularity of camping in Britain continues to rise….”

Cool Camping Kids
(1 May 2017) “….Exceptional family campsites and glamping experiences….”

We Do Hammocks – 8 of the best hammock camping sites in the UK
(April 2017) “….Spending time here brings back memories from the good old days when you ran around with friends climbing trees or toasting marshmallows in open fires. Badgells is totally off-grid and trying out your hammock here is sure to leave you with goose bumps….literally….”

The Guardian – 10 of the best UK camping holidays with activities on site – “Best for nature”
“….Acting, rafting, hiking cooking … those who prefer to keep busy will love a stay at these campsites with activities on tap for adults and children….”

Destination Kent
(March 2017) “….Thanks to some of the warmest weather in the country, its winding coastline and stunning countryside, Kent is one of the best places in the UK for camping….”

Cool Camping Britain
(31 March 2015) “….In this second edition of Cool Camping Britain, we have pulled together a diverse collection of favourites from every corner of the UK, including many interesting new finds.  Badgells Wood campsite is a good example – a wild but well-managed woodland site in Kent that probably doesn’t deserve the term ‘campsite’ as it feels more like you’ve stumbled into the woods and found a particularly tranquil coppice in which to pitch.  The fact that this area was used to train World War II soldiers only adds to the attraction….” Jonathan Knight, Chief Camper

The Guardian – 19 May 2015 – The best garden B&Bs, cottages and campsites in the UK
“….From country estates to pub campsites and farm B&Bs, Tania Pascoe, author of Wild Garden Weekends, selects 12 great places to stay among meadows, orchards and wildflower gardens….”

Wild Garden Weekends
(2015) “….Dens and hideouts abound in this lovely back-to-nature woodland campsite….it’s simply a great place for children to run free….”

The Great Outdoors Magazine