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General

Yomer Wood is a beautiful, peaceful wood offering real, old fashioned camping by the stunning North Devon coast.

Camping in Yomer Wood is for adults only - particularly adults with a touch of the boyscout/bushman or woman about them. Almost wild, your pitch will be free of human neighbours – however, badgers, foxes, deer and the like may well drop by! You will have the freedom to cook on an open fire - scavenging brashings from the forest floor - paddle and wash in the streams and pond and just enjoy the peace listening to the birdsong. There are no lights, so be sure to have a good torch with you, and absolutely no wifi! You may get a phone signal - but lets hope you don't.

Provided facilities are minimal – a compost loo - with a very small number of cleared pitches in different parts of our woodland. It is early days and we have just levelled and seeded the pitches, so there are few pictures of the actual sites. I will post new photos as the grass comes through. You are also welcome to find your own spot anywhere within our 10 acres which you consider comfortable and we are happy with. You may well be alone! (besides the wildlife), but even if we're full - with just 5 pitches, you're unlikely to bump into more than a half dozen people!

Although there’s parking down by the pub and beach (10-15 mins walk), there’s no parking right next to the site so you’ll need to carry your tent with you. Walkers and cyclists are particularly welcome - and indeed there is a footpath that goes right through the site and can take you on the South West coast path ten minutes away.

We can be found in a little village called Lee, on the North Devon coastal path between Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, and in a valley leading down to Lee Bay, a sheltered cove great for rock-pooling and swimming and for accessing the South West coast path.


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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

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

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

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Lee Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 8LN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1924°N 4.1599°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilfracombe Bus Station — 2.2 miles
Braunton (Devon): George Hotel Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Chivenor (Devon): Camp Gates Coach Stop — 6.9 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 9.2 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 13.5 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 15.6 miles
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 9.7 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 9.8 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 28.6 miles

Directions


Head for Ilfracombe North Devon. At Mullacott Cross roundabout above Ilfracombe on the A361, head to Woolacombe and take the first right signed Lee & Lincombe. At the end of this road, turn left through Lincombe and on to Lee. The woods are situated at EX34 8LN about 10 minutes walk from Lee village centre. A public footpath traverses them, making it an ideal stopover for walkers. Drivers will need to go on into the village to find parking – there is a privately owned car park, currently £4 a day in the centre of the village and free parking at the seafront a little further on. Closer on-road parking is possible in low-season. Once parked in the village, head back out of the village on the main road and about 10 minutes up the hill, at a sharp left hand bend, turn right onto a track and signed footpath. Go through the first gate on the left and follow the track up hill for a few minutes and through a metal gate into Yomer wood.
The nearest railway station is in Barnstaple - with links to Exeter and London Paddington and Waterloo - and there are regular bus links to Ilfracombe. There is an infrequent daily bus service between Lee and Ilfracombe.

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

Yomer Wood is found in Lee, a small valley on the North Devon coast between the Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe and the stunning surfing beach of Woolacombe. Lee is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, and North Devon is the perfect place for outdoor pursuits like long-distance walking, cycling or surfing. Situated in what’s known locally as the Fuschia Valley, on account of the beautiful flowers that fill the village hedgerows, Lee is a picturesque coastal village and a perfect place to stop off for a short stay or as part of a longer Devon holiday. Below is a list of some of the places you might like to visit on your trip!

The Grampus Inn
The Grampus Inn is run by friendly landlord Bill and is a 10 minute walk down the valley, serving locally-sourced food as well as a selection of regional ales and now boasting its own in house brewery. South West coastal path
The South West National Trail is a 630 mile route stretching from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, all the way to Poole Harbour in Dorset. The section of the trail closest to Lee passes Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Mortehoe and Woolacombe and includes ‘Morte Point’ – a notorious peninsula that historically saw multiple shipwrecks in the 19th century. The coastal path is known for it’s spectacular, dramatically high cliffs as well as it’s beautiful heathland and grasses.
Ilfracombe is the closest town to Lee village and is a former Victorian seaside town and harbour. The town offers everything you would expect by way of amenities – you’ll find a large supermarket just outside of the town and smaller local shops on the high street, as well as restaurants, gift shops, takeaways, a cinema, a theatre and harbourside entertainment! There are also lots of B&Bs or houses to rent should you wish to continue your stay in the area.
Both Croyde and Woolacombe are really popular with surfers and beach goers, and with their offer of spotless, life-guarded beaches have become among the most popular surfing beaches in the UK. They’re also good places to continue your camping holiday if you’re looking to move further along the coast!

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (17.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (8.3 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (10.1 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.

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