31. October 2017 · Comments Off on Main site closed for the winter from 6th November 2017, reopening March 30th 2018. We remain open for campers arriving on foot or bicycle thoughout the winter but please book ahead as usual. · Categories: Uncategorized
04. October 2017 · Comments Off on New Arrivals · Categories: Uncategorized

The black and white cat who adopted us this summer and who always seemed to be hungry had very good reason to be; she had a litter of kittens secretly hidden away in the cavity between the shower block and the hay loft.  Mother and kittens are doing very well and now have a much safer and more comfortable home in the old stables.  Mice beware!

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05. August 2017 · Comments Off on Dogs-on-Site Policy under Review. · Categories: Uncategorized

Due to a number of instances recently of dog owners not respecting our simple site rules by allowing their dogs to cause a nuisance to other visitors and by not keeping their dogs under control on leads, I am considering banning dogs from the campsite.  If you are a dog owner and you wish to bring your dog to the site, you must notify me beforehand and while on site you must take your responsibilities as a dog owner seriously.  At the end of this season I will be reviewing our dog policy and making a decision as to whether to continue to accept dogs next year.

07. June 2017 · Comments Off on August Bank Holiday Fully Booked · Categories: Uncategorized

The August Bank Holiday, Friday 25th to Monday 28th August, is already fully booked.  Please help me keep email enquiries to manageable levels by not requesting bookings for the August bank holiday.  Many thanks!

24. March 2017 · Comments Off on Local Pubs · Categories: Uncategorized

While The Wheel is undergoing refurbishment I would like to recommend a few particularly good local alternatives, all within 10 minutes drive.

The Bowl Inn at Charing

The Swan at Little Chart

The Red Lion at Badlesmere

The George at Molash

and a bit further away if you’re heading up to the North Kent Coast ,

The Freewheel at Graveney

10. April 2016 · Comments Off on Westwell Wild Weather Weekend · Categories: Uncategorized

We were very impressed with all the hardy campers who decided to visit on the wettest and windiest weekend of the year.  Some even survived to enjoy the pleasant spell that followed the passing of Hurricane Katie.  The field is bearing up well considering the amount of rain we’ve had, and a spot of maintenance over the next couple of weeks should have any wheel marks sorted out.

16. August 2015 · Comments Off on Loddington Farm Cherry Juice · Categories: Uncategorized

The downpour on Thursday has caused the cherry crop to start to split so its no good for sale and will be juiced instead.  We will shortly be adding Loddington Farm cherry juice to the on-site menu!

24. June 2015 · Comments Off on Locally Produced Charcoal Available · Categories: Uncategorized

We now keep supplies of locally produced charcoal for sale on the farm.  The charcoal is of the finest quality and is made from from traditionally coppiced hornbeam and chestnut.  I’ve used it in my barbecue and it is fantastic stuff.

17. June 2015 · Comments Off on Haymaking · Categories: Uncategorized

The grass on the fields has been cut ready for hay making so, weather permitting, we will be turning and baling the hay over the next few days. 20150616_195315

22. March 2015 · Comments Off on Ewes and Lambs out on the Hill · Categories: Dunn Street Farm

DSC03892Some of the new flock enjoying the open air on Hill Field.  Photo courtesy of Gary, Jack Raven Bushcraft.