Around Beale Park CAMPSITE
“There is no river in the world to be compared for majesty and the witchery of association, to the Thames; " Hume Nesbitt.
Beale Park Camping is set within the 350 acre Beale Park on the banks of the River Thames in picturesque Royal Berkshire. The river flows languidly along the edge of the campsite amidst a backdrop of ancient oaks, grazing cattle and historic parkland , the very picture of a traditional English landscape. Splendid views open out across farmland and water meadows, to the hills around the river valley with local wildlife in abundance both on land and in the water. Glorious walks , cycle rides and boat trips can be easily accessed and enjoyed from our location between the beautiful villages of Pangbourne and Streatley. This unique site has much to offer ,set within the stunning Beale Park which is primarily home to the Beale Wildlife Park and Beale Park Lake Hi5 Watersports , the young and the `young at heart' will all find adventures aplenty!
Beale Wildlife Park
Beale Wildlife Park is an outdoor wildlife park set within 30 acres of grounds. The park boasts a wide collection of small exotic animals, farm animals and birds; landscaped gardens and woodlands; and children's play areas.Over recent years, the park has expanded to accommodate a wide variety of visitors, especially the youngest ones. The park has recently built a Rope play area, a pets area, sand pits, paddling pools, Little Tikkes Play Area, and the Beale Railway. Set against a stunning backdrop of the River Thames in Berkshire, the gardens within Beale Wildlife Park offer visitors the chance to relax and enjoy nature at its best with a variety of planting styles. Multiple lakes and areas of wetland offer visitors a chance to see our native wildlife at their best. Along with the wildlife, Beale Park boasts a beautiful array of gardens around the park.
The local environment surrounding our site attracts a variety of native animals and plants including red kites, buzzards, roe deer, heron, kingfisher, rare butterfly and wildflower species.
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Our campsite is located next to a lake, which gives our campers relaxing views in which to enjoy the summer sun. The River Thames is just a stones throw away and is perfect for wild swimmers, keen kayakers or paddle boarders.
In the next door field FACE runs an assortment of activities such as clay pigeon shooting, archery and outdoor sports.
There is no swimming in the lake.
Historical Estates and Gardens
Many famous stately homes and gardens are only a walk away from our site. In this part of the world we are lucky enough to have many historical and impressive houses and grounds. Notably Basildon Park overlooks our campsite on top of the valley (known for it's role in Pride and Prejudice), Englefield Castle and gardens and Mapledurham House are also within walking distance and are well worth a visit.
The river Thames runs adjacent to the campsite, making it the perfect place for cyclists and walkers to pitch up, put your feet up and relax in our idyllic setting. The campsite sits in the 'Goring Gap' ; A famous Thames-side stretch known for dramatic scenery of the English countryside taking in stately homes, river-side wildlife and the valley carpeted in native woodland. We are also a conveniently located pit stop for those cyclists journeying along the King Alfred's Trail.