Glamping holidays in Herefordshire, Central England

A humble and warm welcome awaits guests at this private and secluded glamping site near the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean in Herefordshire.

Midweek 2 nights from £160 + more price options

  • Venue: Campsite


  • Dogs Welcome
  • Child Friendly
  • Adults Only
  • Accessible
  • Camp Fires Allowed
  • Large Groups
  • Hot Tub Onsite
  • Social Distancing


  • Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
  • Nearly-wild camp with comforts
  • Secluded valley with no crowds
  • Exclusively private glamping

Social distancing available at Ryeford Ponds

We are following most recent guidance on social distancing and actively encourage to follow these rules. It is easy to do in the fresh air!
We also encourage mingling, making friends with your fellow campers and enjoying your break.
For your convenience we provide hand washing facilities, hand sanitisers and hot water.

About Ryeford Ponds

Small-scale, private camping & glamping site on the doorstep to the beautiful Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Nestled in a secluded valley on a farm. Ideal for family breaks and couple's getaways.

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  • Bell Tents
  • Shepherd Huts
  • Tent Pitches
Glamping holidays near the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, Central England - Ryeford Ponds

Hawthorn Ridge, Bell Tent

1 unit. Each unit sleeps 5

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Glamping holidays near the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, Central England - Ryeford Ponds

Tillia, Bell Tent

1 unit. Each unit sleeps 5

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Glamping holidays near the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, Central England - Ryeford Ponds

Wharton Hut

1 unit. Each unit sleeps 2

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Glamping holidays near the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, Central England - Ryeford Ponds

Nearly-wild Camping Spot 1

1 unit. Each unit sleeps 5

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Glamping holidays near the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, Central England - Ryeford Ponds

Nearly-wild Camping Spot 2

1 unit. Each unit sleeps 5

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Onsite facilities

  • Parking

There is no club house here. We are a "back to basics, close to nature, dark skies at night and off-grid kinda site".... There is no Wi-Fi here, but we are sure you will find a BETTER CONNECTION! Enjoy evenings spent by the campfire, toasting marshmallows... Relax in a hammock, sipping your favourite coffee... or gin! Hunt for some frogs. Have fun pond dipping. Play on a tyre swing... After all, nature is the best playground and mud and dirt wash off, but the memories last forever.

Shared facilities

  • Kitchen - Outside
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Washing Up Area

Private facilities

  • BBQ
  • Campfire
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Washing Up Area

Dedicated building houses newly refurbished shower rooms and flushing toilets. Bell tents guests enjoy their private facilities, while shepherd's hut glampers and campers share a family-size wash room. Our Summer Kitchen and outdoor eating area is exclusive for bell tents glampers. Shepherd's hut is equipped with its own gas hob, mini fridge, fire pit, outdoor kitchenette and seating. For our campers there are picnic benches and fire pits installed, along with a small fridge and wa

Eco features

  • Natural Spring
  • Off-Grid
  • Recycling
  • Solar Power
  • Sustainability
  • Upcycling

Our ethos is based on sustainable and low environmental impact of tourism, leaving no trace and respecting wildlife and fellow guests and neighbours. We promote recycling, repurposing and composting and use solar energy only. The site is open only a third of the year to ensure minimal impact on ecosystems. We teamed up with The Greener Camping Club and are members-only site, welcoming guests who share similar values. We plant a native tree per every new member staying with us! So... Thank you!

What To Bring

  • Food & Drink
  • Torches
  • Towels
  • Wellies

We are an off-grid site so please bring good torches and power banks. Glamping accommodation is fully set up including bed linen (we ask to bring towels/tea towels- thanks). Children's beds have a pillow and a sheet ready - please byo sleeping bag. All cooking utensils, crockery etc are provided (plus some basics i.e oil, sugar, salt, spices, cling film), so are camping chairs, fire pit and bbq (please byo charcoal). Camping guest bring their own kit, picnic bench/fire pit provided.


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  • Countryside
  • Forest
  • Lakeside
  • Remote
  • Rural
  • Woodland


  • Beechenhurst 8 miles
  • Chase Distillery 21 miles
  • Clearwell Caves 11 miles
  • Coleford 10 miles
  • Eastnor Castle 17 miles
  • Hereford 17 miles
  • Puzzlewood 11 miles
  • Ross-On-Wye 3 miles
  • Symonds Yat 8 miles
  • The Forest of Dean 4 miles
  • Westons Cider 9 miles
  • Wye Valley 4 miles

Onsite activities

  • Walking

Activities nearby

  • Cycling
  • Foraging
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking

You will be spoilt with local offerings and activities nearby! Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are packed with things to do, explore and take part it. Kayaking, Canoeing, Walking, Paddleboarding, Cycling, Sightseeing.... you name it! How about a visit to a Castle? or local Heritage Centre? Cider Museum? You can also choose to explore our most local footpaths... they go one for miles! You can be as active or as idle as you wish - no rush to leave your comfy hammock, the choice is yours. Enjoy.


  • Midweek 1 night Contact owner
  • Midweek 2 nights £160 - £180
  • Midweek 3 nights Contact owner
  • Midweek 4 nights £320 - £340
  • Midweek 5 nights Contact owner
  • Weekend 2 nights Contact owner
  • Weekend 3 nights £270 - £340
  • Weekly 7 nights Contact owner


  • Extra child per night £10
  • Fire wood per night £8

Notes about prices

Glamping - In holidays time we offer 4 nights mid-week or 3 nights weekend stays, with check-in Monday and Friday. Off peak we are more flexible - offering min 2 nights stays with additional check in day on Wednesday. Check in 4-7pm, check-out 10:30. Camping - min 3 nights stay and flex arrival day. Check in 4-7pm, check-out 12:00.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation made more than 30 days before the holiday start date will be subject to a 40% admin fee equal to the non-refundable deposit paid during reservation. Cancellation made within 30 days of the holiday start date will not be refunded. Any rearrangement within our discretion. We suggest you take out holiday insurance to cover any losses.


The information and photos in this listing were supplied by Aldona Piotrowska, the owner/manager of Ryeford Ponds.

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