Mendip Basecamp is based in North Somerset, in the village of Churchill, near Winscombe and Sandford.
We have plenty of car parking and you can park by your tent. However, we encourage lift sharing where possible. The closest electric car charges are at the “Touts” garage. We are a 15 minute drive from the M5 J21 and close to the A38. Use a sat nav or google maps to find Mendip Activity Centre, Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, BS25 5PQ.
We welcome hikers. We are close to the villages of Churchill, Winscombe, Sanford, Cheddar, Banwell and Congresbury. There are plenty of footpaths that surround the Campsite.
We regularly welcome new and seasoned cyclists to Mendip Basecamp. We are a few hundred metres from the Strawberry Line cycle path, a great stop for cyclists completing Lands End to John O’Groats, or those visiting Cheddar Gorge.
By public transport
Yatton is our closest train station and is a 10 minute taxi, or a 20 minute cycle along the off-road Strawberry Line. The Falcon bus comes from Bristol/Bristol Airport and Exeter/Plymouth. It stops on the A38, a 20 minute walk from the campsite. First bus 51 comes from Weston-super-mare.
Arrival and Departure
With no check-out time, you can leave whenever you are ready.
Camping and campervans: Check-in is between 2pm and 9pm. You can stay onsite until 5pm on your day of departure.
Bell tents and Glamphouse safari tents: Check-in is between 4pm and 9pm. Check-out of your tent by 10am on your day of departure. You are welcome to arrive and depart outside of these times, but your tents will only be available in these time frames.
Lodge bunk rooms: Check-in is between 4pm and 9pm. Check-out of your room by 10am on your day of departure. You are welcome to arrive and depart outside of these times, but your rooms will only be available in these time frames.
Please note, we do not provide bed linen, pillows, sleeping bags or towels. Children should not be left unattended in our Lodge rooms or rental tents. There are no self-catering facilities available in the Lodge but we do have great dining options on and off-site.