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Out in the Open ....

... no ordinary campsite! Deliberately small-scale, with limited numbers & lots of space. Friendly atmosphere. Excellent facilities & moorland views. We offer camping & 'glamping'; with shepherd's huts, & a tipi, for hire. Centrally situated & within easy reach of north & south coast beaches. Gay-friendly & dog-friendly!

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed




Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


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  • Lower Dacum Farm, Porkellis Helston, Cornwall, England, TR13 0PD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.1546°N 5.2182°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 1.6 miles
Helston: Coinagehall Street Coach Stop — 4.6 miles
Camborne Bus Station — 5.4 miles
Train stations
Penryn Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Redruth Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 5.5 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 5.5 miles
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 5.8 miles
Penzance Airport — 13.4 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 20.3 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 22.3 miles


• From Exeter, take the A30
• Take the exit for Truro (A39)
• At Truro, follow signs to Falmouth, (A39)
• At Falmouth, take the Helston road, (A394)
• Go through Longdowns & Herniss & into Rame
• At Rame, turn right at the Post Office, signposted Carnkie & Stithians
• At the next junction, turn left, signposted Carnkie & Wendron
• Go all the way through Carnkie & keep going for a way
• Pass a red phone box & start going uphill
• At the top of the hill, there is Halwin school on the right hand side
• Immediately opposite the school is our farm track on the left hand side (see note
• Go down the track, past the first farm, (which is not us) & keep going until you see a
post box with our logo on it.

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

The area is steeped in mining history, is part of the Wendron World Heritage Site and there are several engine houses within sight of the property. Walkers will find footpaths linking the farm to the moorland beyond. There are many bridle-ways locally for cyclists, as well as a network of off-road cycle- paths a few miles away.

The local pub in Porkellis is very friendly, does excellent lunches & evening meals, has occasional entertainment & is within walking distance! ( )

There are 24-hour supermarkets in Falmouth & Helston; both a short drive away & farmer's markets, full of local produce, take place in all major towns.

Stithians Lake is about 3 miles away, (less by footpath), and provides a range of water-sports for all levels. There is an award-winning pub with excellent food alongside the lake, ( & a very good local butcher.

Porthleven, (just outside Helston), offers beaches, harbour, fishing & canoeing trips, pubs & fish restaurants. Pothleven Cycle Hire offer free delivery of bicycles to the campsite, ( )

Helston is the gateway to the beautiful Lizard peninsula & also nearby is the Helford River, (home of Du Maurier's 'Frenchman's Creek').

Falmouth has 4 beaches, hosts a variety of sailing regattas, is home to the National Maritime museum & now has its own Rick Stein's fish & chip shop! There are a range of boat trips from the quay, visiting places such as St Mawes, Frenchman's Creek, Trelissick Gardens & Truro; many stopping on the way at Smuggler's Cottage for a cream tea!

The cathedral city Truro is a 20 minute drive & has a wealth of small, independent shops & good restaurants to explore.

Other local attractions include Poldark Mine, Flambards Theme Park, Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Goonhilly & a number of sub-tropical gardens.

Lands End, St Michael's Mount, The Eden Project & Lost Gardens of Heligan are all under an hour’s drive.

The surfing beaches of the north coast and the sailing waters and waterside villages of the south coast are all within around 15 minutes drive.

We have a recommendations board at the campsite with our own & campers' ideas on where to go & what to do, which is regularly added to.

Must see

  • National Seal Sanctuary (4.2 miles)
  • Flambards (4.7 miles)
  • Trebah Garden (5.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Glendurgan Garden (5.4 miles)
  • Cornish Mines and Engines (5.4 miles)

Cycle routes

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


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