Tresseck Campsite, Wye Valley


Tresseck Campsite


Tresseck Campsite, Hoarwithy, Hereford, HR2 6QH

Suitable for: 

Tents and Campervans (non-electric only)


£10 per adult per night (£6.50 12-17yrs, or £5 for 2 -11yrs) + £2 per car or campervan for non-electric grass camping pitch



4 nights in August 2022

The main draw for this campsite is its access to The River Wye. The campsite has its own boat launch and pebble beach for canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming. 


This immaculate campsite is made up of seven camping zones which are all flat, grass fields divided by hedgerows, making the site feel cosier than it actually is. The pitches are not allocated so you can just park up anywhere -  get there early for a riverside pitch though! 

A huge bonus of this campsite is its own boat launch area and beach. This is free if you're camping on the site, or visitors can pay £3 to park for the day and another £3 to launch a canoe or SUP, or you can use the local hire companies. 

 Tresseck campsite canoe launch by Piggl Campervan


Whilst this campsite is very clean and tidy, once we parked up and went to explore, it became quickly apparent that the campsite had no showers and no washing up facilities (which we hadn't realised when booking online). All it had were rows of (albeit very clean) portaloos in each field. 

Tresseck campsite by Piggl Campervan

On checking the campsite's website again it does mention the portaloos, but doesn't specifically say that there are no showers and washing up facilities - you've been warned! The reason for this is that the campsite is a flood plain with no sewers, so all facilities have to be removable over winter. 

The site has an electric barrier entrance and welcome hut, plus its own cafe serving hot and cold drinks, ice cream and hot food such as bacon butties for breakfast and burger and chips for dinner, plus a delightful wood burning pizza car from 5:30pm some evenings!

Tresseck campsite by Piggl Campervan


At the entrance to the campsite is the local pub The New Harp Inn, which also serves food. We went in after a walk for a drink (and to use the guest wifi). We didn't eat, but it looked decent. 

The Forest of Dean is only a 25-minute drive away with many walking and biking routes available. 


Not being able to shower at all for 4-nights was a bit of an oversight on our part - but if you're prepared in advance, or are willing to use the river as a natural bath, then you'll be fine. What we did find however, was that because there was only a cold water tap in the field, campers were washing themselves, brushing their teeth and spitting, and cleaning and emptying pots all around the water points and tipping them in hedges.

It did get busy on the site at the weekend with the canoe hire companies launching groups of tourists down river.


A great location. Friendly staff and great safe and food on-site. Lots of lovely walks nearby, a fantastic Italiantate church in the village, plus the access to the River Wye is a rare gem. 




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