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We are sorry to confirm that we are unable to open the Chantry Woods campsite for the rest of this year. We are aware what a special place this area is and how much both local groups and camping enthusiasts enjoy visiting this spectacular beauty spot. Due to the open nature of the campsite, and the basic facilities, we are unable to ensure that both you and our staff would be kept safe in-line with 'COVID-19 Secure' guidelines.

Please keep checking back at our campsite webpage for updates on bookings for 2021.

Chantry Wood - Campsite

Chantry Wood Campsite is a spacious, level campsite on the North Downs close to Guildford.

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Chantry Wood Campsite
The Chantry Wood campsite is situated on the North Downs within Chantry Wood, just three miles from the ancient town of Guildford with its Castle Keep, famous high street, parks and gardens.

The site is bordered on three sides by woodland and hedgerows. The southern perimeter is open, permitting extensive and beautiful views over Albury Vale and Chilworth Village to Blackheath and, in clear weather, to the South Downs beyond.

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The campsite is approached by a gently winding forest track, just one of many, by which 190 acres of Chantry Wood may be explored.

The numerous species of trees include English oak, beech, ash and American redwoods, as well as evergreen spruce, cypress and fir. The woods are managed to encourage bird and insect life to flourish.

Piped water is available on site, as are brick cubicles for chemical toilets. Chilly evenings may be passed pleasantly around the designated fire sites.

Shops, supermarkets, post office and telephone are to be found close by in Guildford town.

Youth groups must be supervised at all times by responsible adults. Arrival should be between 12pm and 5pm and departure by 11:30am.

Campsite rules

We hold custodial responsibility for the woods, so it is important that hire of the campsite be subject to icon site rules [198.83KB] which should be read carefully. The Site Rules are designed to ensure enjoyable and safe camping, as well as the availability of the woods in the future.

Please note that Chantry Wood Campsite's maximum capacity is 100.


Adults - £9.50 per person/night.

No charge for children under 4 years old.

Children under 16 - £4.75 per person/night.

Scouts/Guides and affiliated groups - £4.75 per person/night.

School groups - £4.75 per person/night.

There is a minimum charge of £30 per booking.

Vehicle entrance and route to campsite

The entrance gate is off Halfpenny Lane. Please close the gate behind you during your stay.

The nearest postcode to the vehicle entrance is GU4 8PZ.