Camping at Hurley Riverside Park

Vintage Caravan and Wild Swimming – Hurley Lock Island near Henley-on-Thames

Hurley Riverside Park is family-friendly park which sits alongside the River Thames and is run by the same family for over 40 years.

The campsite has won the prestigious David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation for the last 15 years and even won their rare Special Distinction Award. To teach children about the local wildlife there is also a self-guided nature trail which follows the length of the campsite.

From the campsite you can cross by foot via a bridge to Hurley Lock Island.

A little bit about Hurley Island which is quite unique among locks along the River Thames, as the river splits into a number of channels.

The kids love watching the boats going through the locks and there is a sweet little tea room where you can buy sandwiches, cakes and ice creams.

We found the best spot is right at the end of the island where the ground slopes gently into the river, relatively shallow until quite far out, but beware of stronger currents coming from either side of the island. It can be a bit silty but the water quality is still good. My daughter collected lots of fresh water mussels and enjoyed swimming to the big rock.

Hurley village itself is a historic village with river parkland, wooded river islands and a 1000-year-old pub. Parking is free by the church. Just follow the footpath until you come to the bridge.

The site has direct access to the River and the Thames Path, so is perfect for lovers of the river and walkers alike. For those with a boat or canoe there are two slipways and for those without there is a mile over river frontage for picnics. With the lush green countryside of the Thames Valley all around, red kites circling above, and the river traffic gliding it is hard to believe it is only an hour outside London.

Please note there is no restaurant onsite, only a small shop selling basic essentials, so it’s important to come well stocked up with provisions. However, if you do need more supplies, there is a shop in Hurley Village.

On Friday night a fish and chip shop visits the campsite which is very popular.

As of July 9th a river taxi will go from Hurley Island to Henley via the lock which is a lovely trip to do with children.

If you do fancy a day out, then why not visit beautiful Marlow, Henley, Windsor or Oxford.

The caravan sleeps 5 people in a double bed and triple bunks, where the bottom bunks has guards to be used as a baby cot.

There is also a kitchenette, cooker, fridge, WC and sink.

The hire includes bedding, outside table and chairs, Gazebo, outside gas cooker, kitchen utensils, towels, sun loungers for 2 adults, camping chairs, gas, bunting, fairy lights and pitch fee for the campsite. We also hire out a table top freezer for an additional charge.

 

 

 

PRICES

3 NIGHT Weekend break or 4 NIGHT midweek break including pitch fee – £349

7 NIGHTS including pitch fee – £659

We occasionally can accommodate 2 nights only if we have gaps in the booking calendar @ £239 for a weekend or £199 midweek.

Please also look out for SPECIAL OFFERS on our Facebook page!

 

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