We bought a new tent and thought we should test it out for a night or two before fully committing to a festival or holiday, so we searched for a few campsites and found one in Cliddesden which is a 15 minute drive from where we live! We had never heard of it and have driven through Cliddesden loads of times! It was a bit lame camping so close to home, but we thought at least if the tent was awful and it poured with rain we could always go home!
It turned out the tent was really good and the campsite was fantastic! We turned up after work on a Friday and checked in with the hippy couple who lived at and ran the place. We found a quiet spot in the woods surrounded by really tall trees with no-one else near us. One of the best things was that we could have a little campfire which we set about starting as soon as the tent was up.
We had packed some homemade rusks which I had made at home for breakfast, and made a really nice and easy camping breakfast with some tea. After a chilled out morning we went for a country walk and made our way to the village of Dummer to have a pub lunch at the Queen Inn pub. It is a good pub with home cooked food, but it does close in the afternoon which means that everyone has to leave before they open again in the evening, which we thought was slightly odd.
In the evening we headed back for another fire and a small braai on my bucket BBQ followed by a campfire. It was lovely just sitting under the trees and reading and then sitting out by the fire before bed.
This was such a great find and I will definitely go back again. We have camped with this group of campsites before and had an equally good experience. It looks like Inwood have recently moved the site recently and may move again, but it is still in the same area and they still have the same feel among trees with campfires... so if you fancy camping out among the trees with a campfire I would definitely check it out!