With UK stays becoming more and more popular – especially in the current climate – there are lots of options to holiday safely al fresco in the fresh air this summer. Whether you’re planning on camping, glamping, campervanning or caravanning, there is plenty on offer in and around Ross-on-Wye and you can combine your break exploring the countryside, trying outdoors activities on the River Wye or meandering around the market town with its independent shops and wonderful bars and restaurants.
Check out our guide to the best outdoor accommodation providers within 4 miles of Ross-on-Wye town centre to help you make the most of your stay.
Camping: Whether you’re a seasoned camper or fancy trying it out for the first time, this is by far the cheapest option for your outdoor holiday, leaving you with plenty of spare change to splash out on local produce to cook over your campfire (site permitting!).
- Ross-on-Wye Rowing Club: nestled just along the riverside and a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town, the rowing club is a popular choice with visitors. You can arrive by canoe or car and choose between two designated camping areas, a quiet zone and one for groups. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for details.
- The White Lion: this popular historic riverside pub at Wilton, a 10 minute walk from the town centre, has a lovely small, enclosed camping area literally on the banks of the Wye. There is a B&B available as well as camping with a shower block and toilets. Telephone 01989 562785 for further information.
- Broome Farm Orchard Camping: located 3 miles west of Ross and home to award-winning cider, Broome Farm opens its orchards to campers during the summer months, accommodating small tents and campervans. Book one of their cider tours or take a short walk to the friendly local Yew Tree Inn, where you can have a bite to eat and enjoy a pint of local cider. For further information telephone 01989 562815, email email@example.com or book via the website.
Caravans: if you’ve invested in your own wheels and love the freedom of exploring the countryside on your own terms, there are many options for caravans, motorhomes or campervans in the area, the closest to the centre of town as follows:
- Broadmeadow Touring Caravan Park: a few minutes’ walk from the market town will take you to this family-friendly touring park set in beautiful surroundings with its own lakes and free fishing for residents. Also onsite you’ll find large shower blocks, a designated dog walking area and a small children’s playground. Telephone 01989 768076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Yew Tree Caravan & Motorhome Site: located just over 3 miles from Ross town centre and a short walk from the Broome Farm Orchard Camping, is the Yew Tree Inn’s adult-only caravanning site, with hardstandings available during summer and winter months. Check out the website for details of their cider club events, pizza nights and live music. All enquiries can be emailed to email@example.com or click here to book online.
- Elmsdale Caravan & Camping: set in the most stunning landscape, the dog-friendly Elmsdale site is located 4 miles west of Ross and caters for around 30 tents, motorhomes and caravans with a bookable chalet sleeping up to 6 people, fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Telephone 01600 890782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glamping: if the great outdoors with a little rustic vintage style and comfort is more your thing, try glamping in the wilderness for a rural escape with a difference.
- Weir End Farm: for quirky glamping and horse riding, this 500 acre farm is tenanted by the Duchy of Cornwall and has been managed by the Hunter Blair family since 1968. Featuring on television series’ First Time Farmers and Born Mucky, Weir End Farm offers two shepherd’s huts onsite sleeping 4 in each – click here for Bertha’s Box and click here for the Shepherd’s View – alternatively, email the team at email@example.com.
- Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans: reconnect with nature at this beautiful boutique glamping site in the heart of the Wye Valley. Choose from one of the four vintage caravans or stay at the Hayloft, a barn sleeping 6 people set in the middle of a wildflower meadow with stunning views. Telephone 07966 474323 or book here.
- Ryeford Ponds Glamping and Pitches: 3 miles south east of Ross located at Wharton Farm, Ryeford Ponds is a private and secluded glampsite offering a variety of accommodation. Alongside the small camping pitches, shepherd’s hut and bell tents with kitchenette, there is outdoor seating, showers, toilets, a hammock and fire pits for those balmy evening barbeques. Contact them on 07873 331796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tipi Adventures: if you’re up for an activity break and want to combine your overnight stay in a luxury tipi or shepherd’s hut with a little adventure on the river, you can book one of the 11 fully equipped tipis, each sleeping up to six people, located on the banks of the Wye. Sit back after a hard day’s canoeing, paddleboarding, climbing or abseiling and dine alfresco next to an open fire with a cold beer – bliss! Contact email@example.com or call 07966 061480 to book your break.