Hardwick Estate rents its rustic riverside camping field to individuals and groups for camping, events and weddings. The field has direct river access and is ideal for those wishing to have fun on (or in!) the water. There are two fire pits, one of which has log seating, perfect for gathering round the camp fire of an evening. Fresh drinking water is provided, and there are two compost toilets. There is no electricity.
Our camping field is popular with families for get-away-from-it-all camping breaks as well as with schools, Scouts and other activity groups (such as those taking part in the Duke Of Edinburgh Award scheme). It is also used by people wishing to have their wedding or wedding reception in a beautiful, rural location, as well as local groups and charities who are hosting weekend or week-long workshops or events.
In order to preserve the peaceful nature of the campsite and surrounding areas, amplified music is permitted only for certain events (such as weddings) and only by prior agreement with the Estate Office.
You may gather firewood from the ground in the woods but should you wish to purchase firewood for the camp fire, please mention this when making your booking.
Fresh organic vegetables and fruit can be purchased from Tolhurst Organic’s Hardwick Veg Shed by the entrance to the Estate, should you wish to make the most of what the Estate has to offer during your stay.