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Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping: Great spot for backpackers and walkers

General

  • Quiet wild campsite in the village of Widecombe in the Moor
  • Five minutes' drive to Haytor Rocks; 15 minutes to Bovey Tracey
  • Central Dartmoor location on the banks of the River Webburn

There are heaps of great walks and other outdoor activities around Dartmoor National Park, and setting up camp at a central spot like Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping means it should be nice and easy to get out to as many of them as you like…

This is a very quiet little wild campsite tucked away just on the edge of the village of Widecombe in the Moor, about 25 minutes’ drive from Newton Abbot. There are lots of great footpaths to explore nearby, and it makes a handy stopover for folk backpacking or walking their way across the national park.

It’s a simple and laidback setup here, with portaloos provided, dogs welcome and barbecues and campfires both permitted. There are no showers on site, but there’s something even better: at the end of a long day of walking, you can instead take a refreshing dip in the fresh water of the River Webburn, which flows past the site.

Look out from this Devon site and you’ll mainly see farmland and Dartmoor’s tors (which you’ll have easy access to from here), but it’s not entirely rural: you can walk to the village in about five minutes for a café, shop and pub.

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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Lovely place. Good location to the town but also very rural02/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (seven man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was perfect, quiet and peaceful

    Disliked: 

    No one to contact with questions such as where can we have a fire etc

From the manager...

Hi Charlotte... thank you for your review on our Widecombe Valley campsite. Your feedback is important to us.

I would like to point out a couple of things however...

The large firepit is fairly visible as you drive into the campsite on your left. It's around 12ft wide with a dozen or so log seats around it for sitting on. You would have been welcome to have your fire there but unfortunately we do not allow individual fires next to tent pitches for obvious reasons.

We are a wild campsite and having no phone reception or wifi is exactly what we are trying to achieve and obviously the Widecombe site is in a deep valley on Dartmoor which will naturally have no phone reception. I think it a little unfair to rate us a 2 for wifi when we were never offering it as a service.

We don't have a campsite warden which again is intentional because wild campers want peace and quiet. If people have paid upfront then there is no reason to meet them with such a simple set-up as we have. We have also left information sheets mounted in a plastic wallet on a fence post near the toilets... not sure if you somehow missed this but that gives you all the information you need about fires, parking areas etc etc.

As far as facilities and activities are concerned... again what more could you want from this beautiful location with the river running through and views such as you had. We are not a holiday park offering entertainment and associated facilities you may expect from much higher camping fees... the natural environment is all we offer.

We would look forward to welcoming you again to Widecombe Valley. Thank you for the 8/10 rating.

All the best...
Dartmoor Camping - The Widecombe Valley team.

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

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

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

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

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Lower Southway Farm, Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England, TQ13 7TF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5768°N 3.8074°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rail Station — 9.7 miles
Rail Station — 9.7 miles
Shelter — 10.2 miles
Train stations
Newton Abbot Rail Station — 9.7 miles
Totnes Rail Station — 11.1 miles
Ivybridge Rail Station — 13.4 miles
Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing — 11.7 miles
Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 13.6 miles
Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 13.8 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 20.2 miles

Directions


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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Riding centre: five minutes’ drive

- Haytor Rocks: five minutes

- Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park: 15 minutes

- Bovey Tracey outdoor pool: 15 minutes

- Dartmoor Whisky Distillery: 15 minutes

- Pennywell Farm: 20 minutes

- Stover Country Park: 20 minutes

- South Devon Railway: 20 minutes

- Tottiford Reservoir: 25 minutes

- Dartmoor Zoo: 35 minutes.

Must see

  • Buckfast Abbey (6.0 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (8.2 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (14.1 miles)

National Trust

  • The Church House (0.2 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (8.2 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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Riding centre: five minutes’ drive - Haytor Rocks: five minutes - Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park: 15 minutes - Bovey Tracey outdoor pool: 15 minutes - … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Widecombe Valley - Dartmoor Camping? From £15 (for 1 night, 3 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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 shower facilities.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

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

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