Essex Waterways - Camping

There is a mown grass area suitable for camping alongside the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation at Hoe Mill, adjacent to the car park.  The site is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, and we are able to accept up to five caravans, motorhomes or trailer-tents, as well as tents. Membership of the Club is required, but you can join at the site on arrival.

There is a small toilet block with wash basin and drinking water, but no showers.  There is an electric hook-up for each pitch, and the cost of use is included in the pitch fee.  This is a surprisingly quiet rural area for the South East, with plenty of good footpaths to explore the countryside, and the Navigation here is very popular amongst canoeists (licence required).  The village of Woodham Walter is just under one mile to the south and has three pubs (The Bell, The Cats and The Queen Victoria), and a church.  The small village of Ulting, to the north, has a picturesque church beside the Navigation. 

The site is closed for the winter from November to just before Easter.

Campsite at Hoe Mill (also small tents at Heybridge)

These charges apply from 1st January 2019.

Pitch Charges (Hoe Mill only):

Caravans, Camper Vans and Family Tents: £18 per pitch per night.

For small tents (Hoe Mill and Heybridge):
Adults (over 18): £5.00 per person per night
Children (under 18 and over 5): £2.50 per child per night

For camp bookings please contact the residential caretaker at Hoe Mill, Laura Ellis by phoning 07367 346045.