Gover Green Space

From £20 For 1 night, 2 adults 1 review
Woodland camping spot (added by manager 06 Dec 2022)
Grass camping pitch (added by manager 09 jan 2023)
Campsite (added by manager 20 aug 2023)
View of the campsite and its beautiful scenery (added by manager 20 aug 2023)

  • No-frills family camping in a Gover Valley agri-forest, mid Cornwall
  • A 35-minute drive to Bodmin Moor; 25 minutes to The Roseland Peninsula
  • Grass pitches in two acres of woodland with a nature hut and treehouse
Gather up the kids – and bring any dogs too – for a spot of no-frills camping set 10 minutes’ drive from St Austell in Cornwall. Gover Green Space is a pop-up site surrounded by the greenery of an agri-forest and community garden run by volunteers, with an abundance of wildlife to be spotted among trees young and old. Facilities are basic on the two-acre site – they stretch as far as compost toilets, showers and a washing-up area – and there is no electricity, so you’ll need to bring torches and batteries from home to find your way back to your pitch after dark. But then the whole idea here is to get people together for an experience in nature. The grass pitches are tucked away from each other, giving families the privacy to reconnect with each other, cook in the open air and learn new skills. There’s a nature hut for discovering more about all the local wildlife, a treehouse for kids to romp around in and a diddy sculpture trail of wooden animals to seek out around the site. Hens and ducks parade about the place at will, and their eggs are sold alongside the flowers grown in the gardens.

Site type

Tent pitches 5
Opens 31 May
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • Swimming in the lake is not allowed.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken


Open from Fri, 31 May to



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Lynn (did I get the spelling right?) was lovely and super helpful;…

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
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Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lynn (did I get the spelling right?) was lovely and super helpful; the site was small but it's clear she cares about it deeply and wants it to be a place where people can come and enjoy nature and peace, from the local community as well as people travelling in. We had a perfect night despite the weather and can't wait to come back soon and see what she's done with the place next, it's only going to get better as more amenities get added!

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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

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year





Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby


Gover Green Space

Gover Road

St Austell



PL25 5RD



Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)



Nearest transport

1.6 mi Bus Station
2.9 mi Holmbush Inn
2.9 mi Holmbush Inn
1.6 mi St Austell Rail Station
3.7 mi Bugle Rail Station
4.3 mi Luxulyan Rail Station
5.9 mi Mevagissey Ferry Landing
8.2 mi Fowey Ferry Landing
8.3 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
10.5 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

Gover Green Space is set in a former Cornish tin-streaming valley. A stroll on Hensbarrow Moor (20 minutes’ drive) leads to many reminders of this historic craft, from the ruins of Littlejohns China Clay Pit (15 minutes) to the numerous mounds of vegetation-covered spoil heaps that dot the horizon. Find out more about the tin-mining industry in the museum at Wheal Martyn Clay Works (10 minutes). The site is also in the middle of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a magnet for walkers and cyclists heading for the Neolithic moments and cairns on Bodmin Moor (35 minutes) or the dramatic cliffs and hidden coves along The Roseland Peninsula (25 minutes). Big-hitting Cornish attractions for a family day out include The Eden Project (20 minutes) and its exotic plantings in biomes and ever-changing art displays, or the enchanting Lost Gardens of Heligan, with waterside meanders and madcap sculptures to ramble around.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Duporth 3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthpean 3.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charlestown 3.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crinnis Beach 4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Shorthorn Beach 4.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Eden Project 2.8 mi

Lost Gardens of Heligan 4.4 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 10 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 10.7 mi

Newquay Zoo 11.8 mi

National Trust

Trerice 10 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 12.8 mi

Trelissick Garden 13.2 mi

St Anthony Head 15.8 mi

Cornish Mines and Engines 21.3 mi

Cycle routes

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


Kings Wood in the Pentewan Valley 2.7 mi

Porthpean, Charlestown and Carlyon Bay 3 mi


Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens of Heligan 4.3 mi

HELIGAN 4.7 mi

Local events

  • Eden Sessions (Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024)

    Par, Cornwall 3.5 mi

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 11.2 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.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Gover Green Space have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Gover Green Space dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gover Green Space? Gover Green Space is set in a former Cornish tin-streaming valley. A stroll on Hensbarrow Moor (20 minutes’ drive) leads to many reminders of this historic craft, from the ruins of Littlejohns … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gover Green Space?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Gover Green Space? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability