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About Us

Our Field 725 Ethos…

Our Field 725 Ethos - Somerset Camping
Close to nature camping nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills

We look forward to your stay at Field 725. We believe in providing you with a close to nature experience that is relaxing, revitalizing and above all lots of fun.

Our model is to provide a venue and campsite that offers a chance for guests to rewild themselves a little, whilst enjoying the comforts of pre-pitched accommodation under canvas, be that a Tipi, Yurt, Safari Bell Tent or one of our other options.

We’ve also been influenced by Dutch and Belgian camping culture. The campsite is spacious and set in beautiful surroundings and we aim to maintain a balance between peace and a buzzing campsite life.

This is the kind of place where you’re welcome to light a fire (in a fire dish); have a BBQ; play your (acoustic) guitar or whatever else takes your fancy.

With acres of wild woodland space to explore and walks to local villages, as well as the new rare breeds farm park on the land, there’s plenty of reason to come and stay awhile.

Why Field 725?

We searched long and hard for a name that worked. We’re all enthusiastic map lovers and so turned to scouring old maps for inspiration. It’s here we discovered that in historical Ordnance Survey maps up until the Second World War, the area of Critchill Manor Estate, which was our original location, was designated with the rather catchy moniker of Field 725. Somehow, it stuck with us!

As a fine coincidence, all Ordnance Survey maps have been produced in Frome for generations.

EU LEADER Funding

EU FlagWe have been supported by European Union Agricultural Fund for Rural Development LEADER funding for 2019-2020. The funding was granted through the Heart of Wessex Local Action Group as part of their work supporting the rural economy in this region.

The funding was allocated for support for purchasing of capital equipment to promote rural tourism in East Somerset and the Frome area. The funds allocated have allowed us to purchase items that will help the campsite and events business to grow and function more successfully through the whole year.

Redwood Rare Breeds

Redwood is a new rare breeds farm park in the making, located in the heart of the Mendip Hills, Somerset. Currently planned to open in May 2021, the rare breeds farm park will be a major new tourist attraction to both entertain and educate the general public about traditional and rare breeds of farm animals and farming practices. Field 725 is situated on land that forms part of the park.

Frome

Frome has experienced a huge regeneration over the last 15 years, turning itself from a historical but relatively quiet market town into a thriving community renowned for its independent politics; its huge monthly market; its artisan industry; its innovation and social enterprise culture and much more. Widely credited in national media as one of the Top 10 places to live in the UK, Frome continues to grow and change as the years go by. We’re proud to be associated with this delightful town.

To find out more, visit http://www.discoverfrome.co.uk

To find out where we are, visit: https://field725.co.uk/find-us/

Bruton

Bruton is regularly featured, like Frome, as one of the most attractive places to live in the UK. The recent popularity of the town is built around education, arts and culture but it’s significance historically goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Bruton is a beautiful place, full of fascinating architecture, with buildings layered upon each other above the banks of the Brue; a thriving High St full of local businesses and set in picturesque rolling countryside.

For more information visit: https://www.brutontown.com

 

Freedom Camping Club

Freedom Camping Club logoField 725 has been a proud member and certified site of the Freedom Camping Club. Certification currently in renewal process.

Freedom Camping Club is not a corporate business making million every year. Its a club run by people for people. Their sole aim is to facilitate the meeting of likeminded people, bringing together people who own caravan sites and camping facilities with people who want to enjoy caravanning and camping as a recreational activity.

They are a family orientated caravan and camping club whose purpose is to identify and make available safe and suitable locations for the purposes of enjoyment and engagement with the natural environment this country has to offer. They believe strongly that recreational camping and caravanning has a significant role to play in developing strong social family bonds and creating memories of family interaction which in today’s technology driven world is sometimes forgotten.

We encourage you to sign up and join Freedom Camping Club and support the spread of their good work. Membership is free and includes benefits such as discounts on insurance and at their campsites across the uk.

https://www.freedomcampingclub.org