Summer is the busiest time at our yurt camp with recent guests staying at the camp from all over the world. In the past month we have welcomed visitors from Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Ireland, Australia and also many parts of the UK. I often get asked whether our guests can bring their dog. Its always disappointing to tell people that we don't have the facilities to accommodate your dog. We are indeed animal lovers however as there are so many other farm animals in the land surrounding our yurt camp, and with our own pets and livestock it is just not practical for dogs to stay with us. There is even a yurt camp cat, Kitty who is definitely not dog friendly!!! We are of course very happy to recommend places for your dogs to stay locally. In the field adjacent to the yurt camp is a large lake which is a home to water fowl, and a large quantity of insects and plants. Our own dog loved to wallow in this murky water and it would be very difficult to prevent other dogs from joining in with this. There is also the River Hems at the bottom of the lake field which is shallow and clear running during the summer. We also have a very active colony of badgers that live at Hemsford and are frequently spotted crossing the lake field at dusk.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp