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Postern Hill campsite, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire

Pitching your tent at Postern Hill is perfect for a ‘get away from it all’ break, situated within the stunning Savernake Forest. Privately owned and run by the Forestry Commission, the lush green canopy of the ancient oak trees provides natural shelter, and the sunlight filtering through to the forest floor creates a magical scene perfect for walking and cycling.

As well as being located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most of Savernake Forest is a registered Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Although this is primarily related to its rare lichens and fungi, campers may be lucky enough to encounter other rare wildlife including Hawfinches, Redstarts, Nightjars and Red-tail Kites. The campsite is a fantastic spot for watching bats with 11 different species known to visit, so why not leave your tent doors open as dusk falls and experience the wonders of the forest at night?

Dogs are welcome here and there is a toilet block with hot and cold running water. There are no showers on the campsite but there is a leisure centre just 1.5 miles away that provides showers at a reasonable price for campers.

It is just a 10 minute walk to the newly-opened Tesco, and a 20 minute walk will take you into the picturesque market town of Marlborough. This pretty town offers a range of shops, restaurants and pubs. Nearby attractions include Longleat Safari Park, Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge and the Kennet and Avon canals.

Each Camping in the Forest campsite offers miles of woodland trails that are directly accessible from your tent, so why not take the time to explore the unique and natural beauty of the Forestry Commission woodlands on two wheels? For local bike hire near to our Postern Hill campsite, please visit this page.

Pitch types at Postern Hill

There are 170 pitches at Postern Hill, made up of standard and premium pitch types.

Please note: Toilets are not available during the winter months so your own chemical toilet is essential.  There are also no hardstanding pitches. Find out what facilities are available at each campsite.

*All pitch prices are prices from.

Campsite pricing and seasons 2014

Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Minimum pre-book stay (nights)
1 1 2 2
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch price per night x 2 adults
Standard (basic grass pitch) Prices From
£11.50 £14.50 £19.00 £20.50
Premium Pitch (Grass only no Hardstanding) Prices From
£5.00 £5.00 £5.50 £5.50
XL Pitches Prices From
£3.00 £4.00 £9.00 £9.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch Supplements per night
Extra adult supplement Prices From
£3.50 £4.50 £6.00 £6.50
Extra child supplement Prices From
£1.50 £2.00 £3.00 £3.00
Family Deals (max 6 occ) Prices From
£13.00 £17.00 £22.50 £24.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Family Discounts
Single Campers
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Mid Week Discount
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Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount (15%)
Backpacker Rate (50%)
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Seasons - for season dates click here

Age Concession - Campers aged 60+ can benefit from 20% discount off the standard pitch price on all sites in low and mid season and all sites except Glenmore in high season midweek. ACR is available at high season weekends at Denny Wood, Bracelands, Ocknell, Matley Wood, Longbeech. Pitch Upgrades are available. Weekend ACR discounts in high season are available at Holmsley, Postern Hill, Cobleland and Setthorns on grass only pitches. Upgrades are available without discount.

XL Units - Any caravan or motorhome exceeding 28.2ft (7.95m) or any tent, inclusive of guy ropes, that exceeds 5m x 8m.

Pitch Extras – Extra adults now will be charged at 33% of the pitch fee, with children being charged at 16% of the pitch fee. This will be rounded to the nearest 50p.

Extras – All seasons: Visitors per person: £2.00, Visitors cars: £3.00, Pitch Extras £5.00, Gazebos £10.00

Family Discount – This is now a set price and applicable for members and non-members. Cannot be combined using the ACR discount.

Single Camper Discount – 20% discount off standard rates during Low and High season. 25% discount off standard rates during Mid-Season.

Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount – 15% off per pitch/per night.

Backpacker rate – 50% discount off standard rates during Low and Mid-season. 25% discount off standard rates during High season. Not Applicable for Bank Holiday dates.

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Postern Hill Campsite

Marlborough Wiltshire SN8 4ND Tel:01672 515195

Season opening

All year round

Grid Ref: OS173 199 683