Stunning location, great facilities (basic but functional) and a feeling that you are free rather than regimented with lines and rules. Kids can go totally feral and help with breakfast cooked over the fire. There is a great adventure park at the top of the lane and take bikes or scooters for the long downhill […]
We’ve been camping at Northmoor Lock Paddocks since it was first opened, and it has gone from strength to strength whilst completely maintaining it’s integrity as a small, beautiful eco-friendly campsite. I love the showers – it’s the closest most of us will get to an outdoor shower experience and the convenience of the recycling […]
Hi Cathie, We’ve had the most amazing time at your site- it’s about as idyllic as it gets! I will be leaving you a review on trip advisor and I’m already spreading the word as I’d love to come back with our camping group of friends. Thanks again, we’ve loved staying here and totally love […]
hey there… we had a wonderful time at the campsite… if tho’, cut short…. i think the site is great, & we shall be back again…. it was so clean, tidy & run so efficiently… & just a stones throw away from oxford… it couldn’t be better, all the best, cowboymod & son, 4th August […]
Thank you for the best camping weekend ever. My 8 year old said his sleep in the Bell Tent was the best he had ever had and wants to live in a Bell Tent when he’s older! The campsite was full of happy campers. The site was clean, well run and in such an iydlic […]
Dear Cathie, Thanks again for a fabulous time. I felt so much better after the barefoot camping, I even enjoyed the long trek up to the bus in Appleton with all the luggage! Very very best wishes and congratulations on your Excellent Inspiring campsite. Great to be able to continue recycling so efficiently too. Kind […]
We’ve just had a great weekend at Northmoor Lock. The site was wonderful, and although there seemed to be lots of cars in the car park, it didn’t feel busy. It was great knowing that the kids could play without having to worry about cars. We thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the river, and finishing off […]
Dear Cathie, I wanted to write to say thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. Your campsite is idyllic – please don’t change a thing! I know it helped that we had glorious sunshine and so were in the river several times a day, but we all truly felt like we had found a […]
Dear Cathie, Sorry we didn’t get the chance to say thanks and bye yesterday. I left the air bed and pump inside your tent door and hopefully you now have it back. What a beautiful and magical campsite you run. We loved it and will be back for certain. Thank you so much for your […]
A brilliantly run campsite. I’ve lived in Scotland and Norway for most of my adult life so I’m used to camping where I like, not on a campsite. The antisocial git in me feels that camping is about getting away from everyone else! Banning cars from the paddock and allowing fires really makes it feel […]
I just wanted to say that we had the best time at your campsite. In fact the whole group said it was the best one we have ever been to and between us we have been to a few! The setting is marvellous, the toilets, showers and recycling really great, proximity to the pub with excellent […]
Just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had at your campsite this weekend. It was absolutely beautiful and everything was terrific. It was great to meet you and the other guys working there were really helpful and welcoming. Thanks for the Rose Revived tip, we had a really good meal there despite making the mistake of […]
Just a note to say thank you very much for the camping. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and the relaxed manner in which you run the site is a real plus point along with the beautiful setting. A real breath of fresh air. Alex R, 2nd August 2013.
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say what a lovely time we had at Northmoor Lock Paddocks. We were all fascinated by the L’Urinaire and thought the composting toilets were some of the best kept that we have seen. We liked the fact that there were no cars – it felt […]
What a wonderful place, thank you for fitting us in on the Sunday evening. We will definitely be coming back for a longer stay. I have put a review on Cool Camping as testament to the relaxing haven you have created. Kind Regards, James, 23rd July 2013.
Hi Cathie, I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that we all had a fantastic time at Northmoor last weekend. We really couldn’t have asked for better weather and took full advantage of the river! The composting loos & showers got a big thumbs up and we were very grateful of […]
It is with great sadness that, following complaints of smoke, we are currently not able to allow firewood campfires on the campsite.
However, last summer we bought in an alternative to test with favourable results: "Hotties" These are low-smoke, give off good heat and are safe to cook over. As with wood, you will need firelighters and kindling to get them going. These items are all now available on site. You are of course welcome to bring your own but any firewood alternative must be smokeless.
We know that many of you have chosen our campsite because you can have real campfires and we hope you will find the 'Hotties' an acceptable low-smoke alternative.