Bodmin Moor Camping

View prices & book 9.9 24 reviews
Views from the site (added by manager 12 Oct 2022)
Pods on site (added by manager 12 oct 2022)
Open the doors to let the fresh air in (added by manager 04 jan 2020)
Five-metre tent (added by manager 30 may 2021)

  • Small, friendly site on Bodmin Moor, 25 minutes' drive from Bodmin
  • Half an hour's drive from south coast beaches and Eden Project
  • Peaceful location for walks, stargazing and wildlife-watching
Stargaze by night and take on cycling routes, mountain climbs and moorland hikes by day… at Bodmin Moor Camping, you won’t be short on things to do in the outdoors. Indeed, this simple, back-to-basics site is right on the Bodmin Moor and 25 minutes’ drive from the town of Bodmin when it’s time for eating out, shopping or going behind bars in an 18th-century jail museum. With such a remote and peaceful location, splendid rural views are a given, but you’ll be far from cut off. The site has easy access to all sorts of Cornwall attractions and activities – the Eden Project and the south coast are both around half an hour’s drive away, and it’s about a 45-minute drive to the north coast for visits to Newquay, Tintagel and Port Isaac. Closer to home are bike rides on the Camel Trail and other quiet cycle paths, fishing at Colliford Lake and Bodmin Moor hikes including climbs up Brown Willy (nine miles away). Outdoorsy time on site might involve getting a blaze going at the communal firepit (with a stack of wood provided), exploring the site’s woods and stream or looking out for the deer and badgers that often pass by. A distinct lack of light pollution often leads to some excellent stargazing after dark, too.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Tent pitches 1
Rent a tent 2
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Reception is unmanned after 8:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.
  • The bell tent and camping pitches do not have access to any shower facilities.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

If you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Marcin Z. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Camping pod

Liked: If you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city this is the perfect place for you. The owners Richard and Jenny are very kind and nice people, after a few minutes of conversation you already know that you have come to the right place. The cottage is well equipped, there is a comfortable double mattress with bedding, a small sofa, a table with two chairs. There is a beautiful view from inside. Outside the cottage there is a garden table with chairs, a fireplace, a wood bin and a shoebox. Equipped a dozen metres away, there is a private small kitchen equipped with a coffee machine, toaster, kettle and sink. There is also a bathroom behind the door. I sincerely recommend this place.

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Really helpfull and friendly, very quiet and relaxing, perfect for…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Andrew S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Really helpfull and friendly, very quiet and relaxing, perfect for escape from children lol 😆

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful location. Wild camping, lots of space, views of night sky

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Robin C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lots of space, beautiful setting. Owners helped with quad bike and trailer to get our tent and equipment down to the field. Fire pits and logs, clean compost loos, excellent all round

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Great Pod

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Daniel R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Camping pod

Liked: Our stay with Bodmin Moor camping in the escape pod was great. The pod is tucked away and private. The hosts Jenny and Rich are both super friendly and welcoming.

Recommend to friends Visit again

beautiful, small secluded site.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Dean R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Owner was helpful and non intrusive

Recommend to friends Visit again

We will definitely come back here again if travelling in the area!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely hosts, great site and had the whole field to ourselves

Disliked: Nothing

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Beautiful eco pod in such a beautiful private, secluded setting. We…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Stephen C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Camping pod

Liked: Beautiful eco pod in such a beautiful private, secluded setting. We loved the fire pit and logs provided. Our hosts are kind considerate people who also provided us with pizza and eggs upon arrival after earlier request. The pod comes with our own private shower area with fridge and kettle for hot drinks and charging our technology kit. The latter is away from the pod and includes a private toilet. The pod heats up well during the day and stays warm over the night. Comfortable bed and all clean and tidy. Towels are provided as well as a working desk and chairs. Plenty of parking space.

Disliked: No electric supply although it is supposed to be wild camping. We brought our own AC supply from battery and invertor. Lights provided are simple but don’t stay on permanently.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely remote site to enjoy nature, friendly and welcoming staff

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Leah P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Willow bell tent

Liked: Jenny was incredibly friendly and welcoming, she allowed us to have an early check-in so we could get ready and dash to wedding. The tent and set up were lovely, unfortunately it was raining on our stay, but the fire pit looked great and we wish we could've stayed longer to appreciate it all. The compost toilet near the tent was immaculately clean and felt like a normal toilet. The location is great for walking, I but definitely recommend having a car to get you to places.

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Friendly and clean site with lovely calm feel.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Jade M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Absolutely loved this place. Peaceful and calm and basic facility which is all we wanted. Great for walkers!

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1 in a million campsite

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Adrian G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Incredibly peaceful - we had the valley to ourselves. The owners couldn’t have been friendlier. One of my favorite campsites ever

Disliked: Having to leave!

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From the manager: Thank you for such a lovely review. You will have to come back as having rummaged through the freezer this week I came across your ice block!


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Mountain biking nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Bodmin Moor Camping

Warleggan

Mount

Bodmin

Cornwall

England

PL30 4HE

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.50241°N
-4.59464°W

Route directions

The site is on the right after Downhouse Farm and cottage – look out for the brown field gates.

Nearest transport

Coach
4.3 mi Bus Shelter
4.3 mi Post Box
4.3 mi Post Box
Rail
4.9 mi Bodmin Parkway Rail Station
6.3 mi Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station)
6.7 mi Liskeard Rail Station
Ferry
11.3 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
11.4 mi Bodinnick Ferry Landing
11.7 mi Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
18.5 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

It’s tricky to run out of places to ride your bike around here, and there’s something for the mountain biking fans among you too, because the Cardinham mountain bike trails (10 minutes' drive) have runs for beginners and pros and Woody's Bike Park (35 minutes) continues the adrenaline-induced cycles – so carry on with shredding up the trails. For a little less of the land and more of the water, Newquay (45 minutes) will let you take the steering wheel (or paddle) on your chosen watercraft or spend a day at the beach. And for more waterside scenery, Colliford Lake (10 minutes) has plenty on that front. Historical places, yes please… go for walks around the woods of a Victorian country house at Lanhydrock House (20 minutes) or spy on the shore from the Tintagel Castle (45 minutes), which is on its own island out to sea. Look into an old slate mine in the Carnglaze Caverns (15 minutes) and when you’re done with those history book pages, you could turn your attention to the slightly more futuristic rainforest biomes at Eden Project (half an hour) – with whizzes down the zipwire on-hand for those adventurous sorts.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Par Sands 11.6 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Polkerris 12 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Millendreath 12 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
East Looe 12.1 mi Estuary N/A Good N/A N/A
Readymoney Cove 12.2 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Eden Project 11.8 mi

Tintagel Castle 13.7 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 14.7 mi

Rock Beach 15 mi

Lost Gardens of Heligan 17.7 mi

National Trust

Tintagel Old Post Office 13.1 mi

Lawrence House 13.8 mi

Cotehele 16.2 mi

Cotehele Mill 16.2 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 19.1 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Golitha Falls 4.2 mi

Cardinham Woods Ramble (Wheelchair-Friendly) 4.3 mi

Cardinham Woods and Wheal Glynn 4.3 mi

Cardinham Woods Ramble 4.3 mi

Cardinham Woods 4.4 mi

Local events

  • Boardmasters (Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Wednesday 7 August 2024)

    Newquay, Cornwall 20 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Bodmin Moor Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bodmin Moor Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Bodmin Moor Camping? It’s tricky to run out of places to ride your bike around here, and there’s something for the mountain biking fans among you too, because the Cardinham mountain bike trails (10 minutes' … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bodmin Moor Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    On arrival please call at the front door of the house.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Bodmin Moor Camping? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.