Mid-summer camping in Somerset

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Jul 28

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Camping and lowland walking

UPDATE: here is the hike route I am planning for Saturday!  It's a short 9km, which will allow us time to have lunch in the village of Norton St Phillip at The Fleur de Lys or The George Inn, where the large garden was the site of a dozen executions following the Bloody Assizes in the 17th Century!  Both pubs are operated by the Butcombe Brewing Company, which was established in Bristol in 1978 and have won countless awards for their food, rooms and of course beer!

There is also this Telegram group for chats and updates; you can download Telegram here.


Join us for a mid-summer (not midsommar...) camp on the grounds of Tucker's Grave Inn, the CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2020!  This traditional cider house is over 200 years old and is one of only 6 in the country to not have an actual bar!  Legend has it that local farm worker Edward Tucker hung himself in a  nearby barn in June 1747 and is buried in unmarked ground on the site of the Inn.  In 2004, punk rockers The Stranglers (who are still regular visitors) wrote a song detailing the history of the pub on YouTube.

The village of Faulkner does not have direct rail or bus service; the journey requires a train to Bath Spa and then 2 separate busses!  There is ample parking at the site but car sharing is encouraged (try the app Caroster to set up car pools).

The pitches are located just metres from the pub, along the banks of Norton Brook and there will be plenty of room for us to camp together.  There are full shower facilities a short stroll from the pitches.

There will be a hike of 10-15km on Saturday and a live band performs in The Barn from 20.00.  Entry is free and "The Usual Suspects" will cover Queen, The Stereophonics, The Killers, Rag and Bone Man and similar artists.  Please note that personal drinks are not allowed in The Barn.

If this is your first event, don't be put off if you lack some of the necessary equipment; just message me on chris.keivit@outdoorlads.com and we will see what can be worked out!  I have also created this Telegram channel so we can chat and plan for the weekend.

The campsite and shower facilities are fully accessible but please note that as the pub is a Grade I listed building, access may be difficult.  Some of the outdoor activities may not be suitable if attendees have accessibility requirements; please confidentially email me to discuss options.

Some of the site rules are:

  • Dogs are allowed at a cost of £2.50 per night, payable directly to the site on arrival
  • Quiet hours are between 23.00 and 07.00
  • Campfires and barbecues are allowed, but must be raised off the ground
  • Tents must be a minimum of 3 metres apart
  • Cars can be parked at the pitches


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Photos: Courtesy of www.unsplash.com and Tuckers Grave Inn  and used with permission