Camping in Nature

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are open now. We have put measures in place to protect campers, including a wider access path to pitches with passing points, hand sanitiser at the washblock, a one way system for campers to use the washblock and regular deep cleaning of the washblock facilities. The washing cubicles are closed until official advice allows them to open.

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It is ESSENTIAL to read the Essential Information for campers BEFORE booking – See menu at left

A disclaimer: My site has been described as ‘Almost Wild’ in a certain national publication. As someone who loves wild camping myself I would NOT describe my site as almost wild. It is a campsite one field away from the town of Frome, but I do aim for it to be ‘Camping in Nature’. Why not visit and make your own mind up?

At Vallis Veg we love natural camping spots and we love campfires. These are what we aim to offer our campers. Although it is clearly not wild camping, our site is also not a conventional site with lots of tents squeezed together in a flat field. We are a small farm and the camping is a little bit wilder. We have levelled spaces for tents among our young trees so you can camp in your own space, with leaves around you instead of lots of other tents!

The mix of rough ground, coarse shrubs, fallen wood and young trees on our site attracts a range of wildlife. We see a barn owl, kestrels, buzzards, a sparrowhawk, red kites, toads, frogs, newts, grass snakes, lots of song birds, weasels and many many more creatures.  We hope you enjoy our beautiful site.

Please use the booking system above, (after you have read the essential information). You can email us with any questions at

The best pitches for hammocks are 3, 4, 5 and 6

Nearby Attractions
We have a public footpath running through our site which gives easy pedestrian access to the town of Frome as well as lovely walks to some of the surrounding villages.

Frome has lots of activities, from tennis in the park and a sports centre to art and craft sessions and venues offering anything from films to opera. You can find many more sights and activities through:

More suggestions

  • The walk to Mells (7km round trip) is particularly beautiful and has lots of things to see, including the remains of an ironworks just outside the village. There are several places to eat in Mells: The Village shop, The Walled Garden and The Talbot Inn – but do check what is open first as you may need to book.
  • Follow the cycle track from Great Elm to Radstock and visit the mining museum.
  • Walk along the MacMillan Way to Nunney and visit the castle.
  • Book a riding lesson at a local stable.


All of the pitches are separated by vegetation and you’ll need to check the size of the tent space on individual pitches (see below) to be sure that your tent will fit, but here are the grouping of pitches:

Pitch 11 has two tent sites and a covered area with a fire pit – it’s good for eg. a couple of families or a few friends.
Pitches 1, 2, 3 and 4 are in a line fairly near pitch 11.

Pitches 5 and 6 are nearish each other

Pitches 7, 8, 9 and 10 are near each other and are fairly near pitch 11

Pitches 13 and 14 are not all that close, but share a small field so you can see one pitch from the other and no-one else is in that area

Pitch 15 is alone at the bottom of a small field

Pitch 16 is large – it fits four large tents or many smaller ones and is suitable for a small group


Pitch 1: 4m x 2.5m
Pitch 2: 6m x 2-3m
Pitch 3: 7m x 2.5-3m
Pitch 4: 4m x 2.5m
Pitch 5: 2.5m x 1.5m
Pitch 6: 4m x 4m
Pitch 7: 4m x 4m
Pitch 8: 4m x 4.5m
Pitch 9: 4m x 5m
Pitch 10: 4.5m x 4.5m
Pitch 11: two tent spaces: 3m x 4m and 3m x 5m
Pitch 13: 3.5m x 3.3m
Pitch 14: 4m x 3.8m
Pitch 15: 4m x 3.8m
Pitch 16: space for four large tents or 8 smaller tents