Woodland Camping

Woodland campsite for traditional tent and hammock camping.

Camp with seclusion surrounded by trees.

Great for couples or families. Dogs allowed. 

About Woodland Camping at Woodsworth Exploring

Traditional camping in our 10 acre broadleaved woodland. Located in Oakworth in the heart of the Bronte countryside. Family friendly, feel safe knowing cars are only permitted in the car park so your children can run free within the woodland.

Park up in the carpark near the site entrance, then grab your gear and the staff will guide you to a suitable pitch for your requirements. Wheelbarrows are available to help carry your gear through the woods.

Love nature? Then you’ll love this site.

It’s back to basics proper camping here, with drinking water standpipe, and now we have flushing toilets and hand wash sinks in our new toilet block.

Our pitches are well spaced from one another and well sized, however, smaller tents (and/or hammocks) are recommended as our whole site is woodland there are trees within pitch areas, so we only have limited places to put large tents. Please tell us your tent size when booking so that we can get the best pitch for you.

Dogs welcome. Fires allowed. We do a fire induction with everyone and charge for a fire licence, this includes if you want to bring your own firepit & wood. The reason for this is to manage the risk of forest fires and damage to the ecology so we need to take extra precautions. We are doing all we can to improve the ecology of the woodland, so for this reason there is no burning of deadwood allowed, as rotting wood (big logs and little sticks) are fabulous for the woodland ecology. See prices below for fires and firewood.


5 minutes’ walk to local Co-op shop for supplies.

2 Pubs and 2 restaurants within 10 minutes’ walk.

There is an endless list of walks in the area suitable for both novice and experience walkers – with scenery of the Bronte countryside that is outstanding. Set off from the woodland straight onto public rights of way, it’s a 10 mile round trip to walk out to Top Withins and back. Alternatively enjoy a 1 mile quick walk down the hill and you’re at the set of the Railway Children film, Oakworth Railway Station, where you can jump aboard a steam-train up the valley to Haworth and Oxenhope, or into the town of Keighley.

Oakworth is only a 5 minutes’ drive to Haworth, home of the Bronte museum and the famous cobbled Haworth Main Street full of traditional shops, lovely cafes and pubs.

Yorkshire is great for cycling too and this site is only a 5 minute ride from the famous Cote de Goose Eye from the Tour de Yorkshire route.

Skipton is less than 30 minutes away by car, a lovely market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.


£29.50 per night includes 2 people. Extra people can be added (see below) up to a maximum occupancy of 6 people per pitch.

Minimum 15m x 15m pitch area however maximum tent size is 7m * 4m for the ‘Large clearings’ pitches and 4m * 4m for the ‘Small clearings’ pitches. Grass or forest floor subject to availability.

Drinking water available from standpipe. Toilet and hand wash facilities.

Pitch includes 1 car parking space.

£6.50 per extra adult per night (age 16 plus)

£3.25 per extra child per night (4-15 years)

Under 4s free.

Please note: a safety check fee is required to have a campfire or a BBQ, and the burning of deadwood from the woodland is not allowed in order to protect the ecology.

Single pitch fire – 9Kgs Logs + Kindling, a Firelighter and your fire permit: £15.50

  • First 9Kg bag of dry logs with kindling and a firelighter, including the £6.50 safety check fee.

Single pitch fire – bring your own wood: £6.50. 

  • All fires cost £6.50 per pitch per night to cover the mandatory safety checks that are part of our planning permission.

Group fire (one fire for bookings with 2 or more pitches) with 19Kgs of wood provided: £31

  • Includes 18Kgs of firewood, kindling a fire lighter and safety checks per night.

Group fire (one fire for bookings with 2 or more pitches) – bring your own wood: £13

  • Includes the safety check fees.

Extra 9Kgs bags of logs cost £10.50 each

£11 per extra car per night (one car is included with the pitch fee, with the option of one additional car per pitch)

£17.50 per night 

Kit includes hammock, underquilt, tarps and ropes. Staff will assist with setup if you require. All you need are sleeping bags and extra blankets – why not give it a try?

Self propelled travel – Get a £5 voucher towards your next visit if you walk or cycle to our site.*

Travel by public transport – Get a £2.50 voucher towards your next visit if you travel by bus or train to our site.*

*Please bring public transport tickets or show us GPX files or photos of your journey to prove authenticity of green travel – thanks! Only one voucher type will be applied per stay.

We are taking bookings for campers to enjoy our woodland throughout 2024. Book online now or you can call us on 07434666527 or pop us an email if you would like to enquire about availability: info@woodsworthexploring.co.uk

General Info

  • Arrival times are between 2pm and 7pm. 
  • Location details – click for how to ‘Find Us’
  • Departures are by 12 noon.
  • Call/text us on 07434666527 upon arrival at the gate and we’ll pop along to greet you and do your quick induction.
  • Recycling – we provide each pitch with three 40L bags, colour coded for General Waste, Dry Mixed Recycling and Glass.
  • Toilets – our toilet block has flushing toilets and cold water hand basins. There’s also a kitchen sink (cold only) and a water bottle fill point on the outside. All the water from the taps is drinkable.
  • Kit to bring – as well as your tent/hammock and sleep essentials, we highly recommend wearing sturdy boots or wellies – suitable to the woodland trails and also a good torch, as the woodland gets especially dark at night. 
  • Pitches – pitches are well spaced out through the 10 acres of woodland, though don’t worry, there are handy wheelbarrows available to help you take your gear the 100-400m walk from the carpark to your pitch.

Our Pitch Types

Small Pitch diagram showing more trees in area

How big is your tent?

Size matters when we have trees to contend with!

Please select the size of your biggest tent