Northmoor Lock Paddocks, Little Clays & Long Meadow,

… ultimate camping experiences … barefoot.

Hidden in the beautiful surrounds of the South Oxfordshire countryside, back-to-basics Barefoot Campsites are perfect for real campers – 70′s style – whether you’re looking for a family adventure, a romantic weekend away or even a wedding with an outdoor touch.


Though only 6 miles from the centre of the bustling city of Oxford, when you visit one of our Barefoot campsites you’ll find yourself escaping to a far more peaceful world. With no electricity, artificial light, shower or toilet blocks this is rustic camping 70′s style. No need to bring your camping toilet though as we do have composting toilets and even a camp shower to rinse off after a swim.

“Thank you for having such a lovely campsite and keeping it so simple. It’s perfect – just as it is!”   Caroline,  28th July 2013

On our spacious, car-free campsites you can relax and unwind the moment your tent is pitched.

“We all thoroughly enjoyed the camping and the relaxed manner in which you run the site is a real plus point. A real breath of fresh air.”   Alex,  2nd August 2013. 

You can swim in the river, throw a frizbee, walk along the Thames Path through riverside meadows, read a book or snooze in the summer sun.

“We spent a lazy August bank holiday at the site and we loved every minute. We wanted a quiet spot and even though there were lots of families this site has enough space for everyone…” Cool Camping  review  bank holiday haven Written by rarrar  on August 28th, 2013

You can cook breakfast over a campfire and with no artificial light to spoil the darkness, there’s nothing better at the end of the day than sitting around a campfire, toasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars.

“…You run a fabulous campsite – we had a great time … ”   Derek,  15th July 2013

When you camp with us you can enjoy a great experience of the real outdoors.

“…Thank you so much for providing such an amazing campsite.”   Katy,  2nd June 2013



New to camping, or want something a bit different?

Why not stay in one of our log pods – bring your own camping equipment, just leave your tent behind – or go the whole hog and ‘Book a Bell Tent‘ – for a great new glamping experience.


This website and the Glamping Bell Tents have been part-funded through the South Oxfordshire LEADER Programme. The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by DEFRA and the EU. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (ERFRD): Europe investing in Rural areas.

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On an expedition?

If you’re walking the Thames Path or canoeing the Upper Thames, it’s a perfect overnight stop between the smaller campsites at Rushey and Pinkhill locks.


Did you know…

Unique to the Thames, the Paddle and Rymer weir at Northmoor is the only remaining full span paddle and rymer weir left in the UK. Click ‘here’ to find out more about the history of locks and weirs and how they are operated, and don’t forget to talk to the lock keeper!

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