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Wishtree Agroforestry and Permaculture Centre

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  • Dark skies camping in a scenic forest setting and permaculture site
  • Pubs and takeaways within a few miles; Dartmoor and Bude within 16
  • Nursery and fruit and veg sales; permaculture workshops available

If simple, serene and scenic times are top of your south-west holiday wishlist – with an added helping of getting to thoroughly know your surroundings – Devon's Wishtree is the one for you.

This rural wildlife haven five miles from Beaworthy is part of an off-grid permaculture project, where guests are very welcome to join in with activities and learn about Wishtree's social enterprise approach. Foraging walks and site tours are available if you want to learn more, along with permaculture workshops and info on request.

Pitches at Wishtree are all secluded, set well away from each other to give a wild camping vibe across the entire site. Open fires are allowed and this is a stargazing haven where shooting stars frequently streak across the sky, so do set aside at least an evening or two to idle away under the Devon sky...

Firewood is available to buy on site. Several pubs, takeaways and a social enterprise café are within six miles of the site; ask for details on arrival.

Finally, as it's rural Devon, some of the paths around the site can get a tad muddy in wet weather, so do bring along your wellies as well as your cosy wet weather gear.

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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


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


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

No dogs allowed





Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby



Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

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Watersports nearby


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  • Kingsmoor Cross, Highampton, Beaworthy, Devon, England, EX21 5JN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8165°N 4.2042°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thomas Cook — 10.3 miles
Bideford Quay — 14.0 miles
Bideford Quay — 14.0 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Portsmouth Arms Rail Station — 14.7 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 14.0 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 16.3 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 16.4 miles
Exeter International Airport — 35.0 miles


The site is on the junction of Kinsgmoor Cross, towards Halwill. If you arrive at Brandis Corner going towards Bude, you have gone too far. If you arrive at Highampton towards Hatherleigh or Okehampton, you have passed Wishtree Agroforestry and Permaculture Centre. You will recognise the entrance to Wishtree by the produce stall just outside the gate.

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

Accessible walks and bike rides are just outside the site, including the Ruby Way cycle route which passes the grounds. Nature reserves, woodland walks and archery are all within a three-mile walk; also recommended is the walk to Brandis Corner, two miles away, and the four-mile hike to Halwill Junction, via Kingslake for a cream tea by the water.

History and horse fans as well as theatre buffs can dig into the War Horse story 10 miles away at the War Horse Valley Country Farm Park, where there's a musuem on World War I as well as a valley park and tearoom. Somewhat further back in time, the ruins of 11th-century Okehampton Castle are 14 miles away.

For seaside and coast, Wishtree is 16 miles from Bude, 20 from Clovelly and Westward Ho!, and 30 from Tintagel and Boscastle. Exeter and Plymouth are 40 and 45 miles away.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (9.2 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (19.1 miles)
  • Tintagel Castle (26.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Lydford Gorge (12.7 miles)
  • Finch Foundry (13.5 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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


  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
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  • What attractions are near Wishtree Agroforestry and Permaculture Centre? Accessible walks and bike rides are just outside the site, including the Ruby Way cycle route which passes the grounds. Nature reserves, woodland walks and archery are all within a three-mile walk; … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wishtree Agroforestry and Permaculture Centre?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Alcoholic drinks are not permitted.
Bookings must not be for more than 3 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

No hen/stag parties permitted via

You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Firearms are not permitted.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.