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Restricted Riverside Camping Dates 2017

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Last November I became aware that we had a problem with our planning permission. To cut a long story short, the Environment Agency considers the riverside fields at Northmoor carry too high a risk of flooding to allow camping, despite having included it on it’s list of riverside campsites for many years (probably in excess of 30 or 40 years going back to the days of the Thames Water Authority, but that was before personal computers and on-line access and I don’t have all the old paper copies). It’s all to do with computer generated flood predictions these days, not on the ground evidence. Yes, we know the tent pitches upstream of the lock flood in winter but even in the worst flooding at Northmoor for 120 years the larger campsite downstream of the lock didn’t flood. You may like to take a look at the youtube clip below – it’s a bit of a wow one! You can read about what happened in 2007 in the ‘Weir’ tab on the ‘Northmoor Lock and Weir’ page. You’ll find that under Barefoot Exploring.

Net result is that the tent pitches at Barefoot Campsites are now restricted to 28 days a year, effectively, 2 bank holiday 3-day weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights) and 11 other 2-day weekends (Friday and Saturday nights) We are able to do this under the 28 day rule for which planning permission, and EA approval, is not required.  The dates we have selected are those which we think are likely to be the most popular. Regretfully, tent pitches will not be available during half-term (sorry to those who wanted to camp with us for National Canoe Week), nor mid week during the summer holidays. If the situation changes we will of course let you know both here and via our facebook page.

The dates available for riverside tent pitches are:

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May (3 nights departing Monday)

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th June ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June ( 2 nights departing Sunday)

Friday 30th June & Saturday 1st July ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th July ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th July ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th July ( 2 nights departing Sunday)

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th August ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th August ( 2 nights departing Sunday)
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August (3 nights departing Monday)

Bell Tents, Log Pods and Campervan pitches are currently less affected by these restrictions.  (We do have some limited flexibility for small tents to be pitched adjacent to log pods and campervans outside the 28 days – please enquire.)

Thank you for bearing with us as we tried to resolve the situation, sadly, unsuccessfully.

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Availability Checklist 2017

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Bell Tents, Log Pods and Campervan pitches are currently less affected by the restrictions.  (We do have some limited flexibility for small tents to be pitched adjacent to log pods and campervans outside the 28 days – please enquire.)

May 2017

Weekend Availability

arr Friday 12th dep Sunday 14th May

(Sunset 8.47pm)

* Tent pitches – Sorry, not available this weekend
* 6 Campervan pitches – 4 booked, 2 available
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – Fully Booked

arr Friday 19th dep Sunday 21st May

(Sunset 8.58pm)

* Tent pitches – Sorry, not available this weekend
* 6 Campervan pitches – 1 booked, 5 available
* 2 Log Pods – 2 Log Pods available
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 5 Bell Tents available

arr Friday 26th dep Monday 29th May

Bank Holiday weekend, minimum 3-night bookings (Sunset 9.08pm)

* Tent pitches – Fully Booked
* 6 Campervan pitches – 5 booked, 1 available
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 2 Bell Tents available

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June 2017

Weekend Availability

arr Friday 2nd dep Sunday 4th June

* Campsite closed this weekend

arr Friday 9th dep Sunday 11th June

(Sunset 9.24pm)

* Tent pitches – Cancellation – 2 pitches available
* 6 Campervan pitches – Fully Booked
* 2 Log Pods – 1 booked, 1 available
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 5 Bell Tents available

arr Friday 16th dep Sunday 18th June

(Sunset 9.26pm)

* Tent pitches – another cancellation – 1 pitch available – sorry, it’s gone!
* 6 Campervan pitches – Fully Booked
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 2 booked, 3 available

arr Friday 23rd dep Sunday 25th June

(Sunset 9.28pm)

* Tent pitches – Fully Booked
* 6 Campervan pitches – Fully Booked
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 4 booked, 1 available

arr Friday 30th June dep Sunday 2nd July

(Sunset 9.28pm)

* Tent pitches – Fully Booked
* 6 Campervan pitches – Fully Booked
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 4 booked, 1 available

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July 2017

Monday to Thursday:
Bell Tents, Campervans & Log Pods

* Restricted mid-week pitches in July – please enquire

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Weekend Availability

arr Friday 7th dep Sunday 9th July

(Sunset 9.24pm)

* Tent pitches – Very Limited availability – small tents only
* 6 Campervan pitches – Fully Booked
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – Fully Booked

arr Friday 14th dep Sunday 16th July

(Sunset 9.18pm)

* Tent pitches – Very Limited availability
* 6 Campervan pitches – 5 booked, 1 available
* 2 Log Pods – 1 booked, 1 available
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – Fully Booked

arr Friday 21st dep Sunday 23rd July

(Sunset 9.08pm)

* Tent pitches – Very Limited availability
* 6 Campervan pitches – Fully Booked
* 2 Log Pods – 1 booked, 1 available
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – Fully Booked

arr Friday 28th dep Sunday 30th July

(Sunset 8.57pm)

* Tent pitches – VERY Limited availability
* 6 Campervan pitches – 3 booked, 3 available
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 3 booked, 2 available

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August 2017

Monday to Thursday:
Bell Tents, Campervans & Log Pods

* Restricted mid-week pitches in August – please enquire

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Weekend Availability

arr Friday 4th dep Sunday 6th August

(Sunset 8.49pm)

* Tent pitches – Very Limited availability
* 6 Campervan pitches – 1 booked, 5 available
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 1 booked, 4 available

arr Friday 11th dep Sunday 13th August

(Sunset 8.36pm)

* Tent pitches – Good availability
* 6 Campervan pitches – 2 booked, 4 available
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 1 booked, 4 available

arr Friday 18th dep Sunday 20th August

(Sunset 8.22pm)

* Tent pitches – Limited availability
* 6 Campervan pitches – 2 booked, 4 available
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 2 booked, 3 available

arr Friday 25th dep Monday 28th August

(Sunset 8.07pm)
Bank Holiday weekend, minimum 3-night bookings 

* Tent pitches – Very Limited availability
* 6 Campervan pitches – 3 booked, 3 available
* 2 Log Pods – Fully Booked
* 5 Furnished Bell Tents – 1 booked, 4 available

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September 2017

* Sorry, All pitches currently restricted. We’ll update availability as we are able.