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General

  • Friendly campsite near Moretonhampstead with plenty of outdoor space
  • Sports field, skate park, play area and function room on site
  • Large outdoor pool and three trout fishing lakes a short walk away

Dartmoor Camping is a friendly, locally run campsite with plenty of outdoor space. The site is set in the Wray Valley, surrounded by rambling moorland with a gentle stream running through it; a secluded, peaceful setting for your camping holiday.

The campsite is a flat grassy field with good shelter all around. It is a safe environment for children and a short distance from all the activities you need to keep you entertained.

Dartmoor Camping is slightly different to your average campsite as we offer high-quality facilities including a sports field, skate park, play area and function room available free of charge to campers. Guests can also take advantage of the fully-equipped gym, tennis courts and bowling green (extra fees apply).

The main building is open until 9pm most evenings with access to hot showers and toilets available 24 hours.


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8.7

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95% would recommend this site to a friend.

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Nice, open and family friendly site - loads of space. 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loads of room, no real restriction on the pitch side.
    We all loved that the kids had so much space to run around, as well as a park to play in. It all felt really safe.
    The toilets were clean and warm, as was the shower (needed to warm up after being rained on a lot)
    Lovely location and village within walking distance (loved the outdoor pool in the village).

    Disliked: 

    Open communal showers, although as there were not many other campers, I did not see anyone else in there.

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Changing rooms and toilets very good quality Friendly staff 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Changing rooms and toilets very good quality
    Friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Were not advised of the opening hours, which are different from on the website. Arrived on a Saturday afternoon and the site had closed at 2pm and would not reopen until morning. Although there was a phone number to call, there was no signal at the site.

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Lovely little site with easy access to the moors. 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Becky P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The uncomplicated checking in and the simplicity of the site. No electric, no caravans, just tents. Great park for the children and good washing up facilities. Clean toilets.

    Disliked: 

    Only one sink in the ladies facilities and only one sink for washing up.

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Had a great time, warm welcome. Couldn't have asked for ... 29/08/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Had a great time, warm welcome. Couldn't have asked for more.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Very friendly staff, helped me out with night light Very ... 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kam m. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly staff, helped me out with night light
    Very kind

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Excellent facilities and friendly staff and incredibly affordable 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nick R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities and friendly staff at an incredibly affordable price.

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Perfect campsite 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Aidan G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Really fantastic value camping. The staff in the leisure centre are friendly and helpful. Moretonhampstead is a lovely place, surrounded by beautiful scenery. I couldn't believe the site was so cheap and still not overflowing with campers. Will definitely be back.

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing.

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Good facilities and lots of room 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mick B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Good facilities and lots of room

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Cheap, convenient site with really friendly staff 01/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Colin H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great central location to go and see surrounding sights.
    Really friendly staff. Site was quiet. Facilities all clean and working.
    Also very cheap rates for summer holidays!

    Disliked: 

    For all the beautiful views in that part of the world, The site itself isn't overly attractive - it is a football pitch in a sports centre. Best to use as a base to go and see the sights. Tbh although this says "dislike' this doesn't overly matter!

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Brilliant cheap camping trip 30/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the openness of it so the children were free to run. Brilliant skate park and park they could go to independently. Great toilet and shower facilities.Friendly and helpful staff. Couldn't ofind wished for a better stay at a fantastic price. Definitely going back my children loved it. Swimming pool very close buy too.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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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

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Moretonhampstead Sports and Community Centre, North Bovey Road, Moretonhampstead Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ13 8NZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6570°N 3.7720°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ashburton: Bull Ring Bus Stop — 9.8 miles
Exeter: St Davids Rail Station Coach Stop — 11.2 miles
Newton Abbot: Lay by Coach Stop — 11.6 miles
Train stations
Yeoford Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Crediton Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Copplestone Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Ferry ports
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 13.4 miles
Turf Lock Inn Ferry Landing — 13.4 miles
Topsham Ferry Landing — 13.5 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 16.4 miles

Directions


From Exeter head to Moretonhampstead on the B3212. Turn left at the roundabout by the Moretonhampstead Court Street car park and continue onto Court Street. Take the first right opposite the Co-op onto Pound Street and follow that road for about 1 minute. We are at the bottom of the road on the left.

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

We are a short distance from the village of Moretonhampstead where you will find plenty to see and do.

A short walk away there is a large outdoor swimming pool which is open through the summer months with plenty of sunbathing space. Next door you can find a fishery open all year round and its three lakes filled with trout.

New to the village is the Sparrowhawk art gallery where you can check out local artwork and learn more about the history of the area. The local area has plenty of scenic walks and cycle trails where you'll find spectacular views of the valley and the surrounding Dartmoor National Park.

Moretonhampstead has a range of great restaurants, tearooms, pubs and shops including an award-winning butcher. The town also has essential facilities such as a friendly information centre, a post office, a bank and a convenience store to ensure you have everything you need during your stay.

A little further out of town, with a regular bus service, you could venture out to the miniature pony centre where children get a chance to feed, ride and interact with many different animals.

If you prefer a more relaxing day out, the luxury spa hotel and sporting estate Bovey Castle is a short bus ride or drive away. Non-residents are welcome to use the leisure and spa facilities or book a round of golf.

Must see

  • Castle Drogo (3.2 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (11.3 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (11.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Castle Drogo (3.2 miles)
  • The Church House (5.9 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Please note arrival times vary:
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 1pm - 9pm
Tuesday: 10am - 9pm
Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 12.30pm
Departures by 10am

Dartmoor Camping cancellation policy

No penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

The centre is not open 24 hours so campers must arrive by closing times each day. Check-in times are as follows:
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 1pm - 9pm
Tuesday: 10am - 9pm
Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 12.30pm

Tents must be along the hedge line (avoiding the football pitch).

Alcohol is not allowed on site.

Tennis courts can be hired for £8 an hour per court.
Gym is available to campers at £6 per session for over 18s and £5 per session for 16 to 18 year olds. Before using the gym everyone must have an induction (subject to £10 extra charge).

Please beware the field is also used for team sports, such as football and cricket. MSACC Ltd is not liable for any damages or injuries.

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