On the border of Hertfordshire and Essex and just 30 minutes from London by train, Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne is the perfect place to escape the rat race and find your inner Bear Grylls. Surrounded by water on three sides, this idyllic island houses the bear basics of cold running water, composting toilets and some solar powered lighting, which gives it its name of 'almost' wild!
The site only accepts bookings for tents and is off the beaten track. You'll have a choice of a riverside or woodland pitch where you can set up home, build your own campfire and sleep under the stars. Or try the pre-pitched Safari Tent in our woodland hideaway.
For great days out, Lee Valley White Water Centre is a cycle away and full of epic white water action that you can get involved in. For the wildlife lover out there, you'll find plenty to see on the ground and if you venture further into the park you'll find hides situated in prime spots. If you wish to venture to civilisation, there are a range of pubs and shops nearby for anything you might need.
With just cold running water, composting toilets and limited solar light, Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne will give you a taste of the wild that's close to home.
- Cycles for hire - Pre-booking required, will be delivered to site for use
- Water sports onsite - Launching point for canoes - canoes can also be hired from Lee Valley Canoe Cycle in Broxbourne
- Drinking water
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
Map & Directions
By car: For sat navs please use: EN10 6TD From the A10 take the Broxbourne exit. At the roundabout take the first exit sign posted Broxbourne. Follow this road over all the mini roundabouts until you reach the T junction traffic lights in Broxbourne. At these lights turn right. Follow this road, passing the train station on the left and Broxbourne Riverside on your right. Just past the entrance to Broxbourne Riverside you’ll find the entrance to the campsite in the wooded treeline on the left. When arriving at the site with your car please park in the car park that is a short walk away from the main camping area.
Public Transport Directions
By bus: Buses run along Nazeing New Road. There are bus stops at the junction with Old Nazeing Road which are closest to the site. By train: Broxbourne train station is on the London Liverpool Street Line. The campsite is a 20 minute walk from the station. From the station, walk towards the main road, turn left and follow the pavement until you see the sign for the campsite which will be on the left hand side in the wooded treeline.