High Lodge Farm, pop up camping – Abingdon, Oxford

Pip and I were going to an activity near Oxford and decided to find somewhere to camp in the campervan the night before so we didn’t need to have an early start. Usually our first step is to look for nearby pubs that allow car park camping and then if that’s not possible we usually check Pitch Up which is where we found this site.

We went with High Lodge Farm as it was closest to where we were going and it had great reviews and we were really pleased that we did. The site was beautiful and the facilities clean and just what we needed. The check in process was quick and easy and the whole stay was just perfect.

High Lodge Farm is a Pop up campsite with 30 pitches just outside and over looking Abingdon. It is essentially just a field divided in to pitches but they have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The site is open in the summer months and has non electric hook ups pitches for tents and camper vans, it’s also a dog friendly site. It’s also worth keeping an eye on their Facebook page as they have several other things going on on the farm and you may be lucky enough to be there while he sunflower field is open. They also have a pumpkin patch and Halloween activities in October although the campsite isn’t open at this time of year.

As it is a pop up campsite the facilities are semi permanent and basic but everything you could need. There are three unisex compost toilets, 2 hot showers and a cold shower and a washing up area.


The pitches are large and you are able to choose a pitch when you arrive, unless you are with others and then they will reserve neighbouring pitches for you. Each pitch comes with a fire pit and logs and you can buy extra through the honesty box system. Unfortunately we didn’t have time for a fire but we looked on longingly at others who were toasting marshmallows.

In front of the facilities there is a games area, with a badminton equipment, a table tennis table and a couple of other bits. Pip loved this and would have spent all evening playing despite the fact the wind kept blowing the ping pong ball off course! There was also a book swap shelf for you to take and leave a book from.

The field next door has hay bales for the specific purpose of climbing on and there are walking routes marked out with a designated dog walk route. Pip and I spent a long time play on the hay bales, taking photos and then eventually just sitting and watching the sun set. The site was so peaceful and quiet that I am tempted to use the word idyllic!

Around the Campsite

Abingdon is the nearest town which is about 5 minutes drive away with a range of restaurants and shops as well as the River Thames.

The reason for our visit was to go to Millet’s Wildside for a Zookeeper experience, this is about a 20 minute drive away.

We stayed in August 2022 and paid £27.00 for one night’s stay with a campervan and one adult and one child.

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